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Tips to get the right recruitment tech stack for your business
Blog | 20 Apr 2021

Tips to get the right recruitment tech stack for your business

In recruitment, you often hear the term 'tech stack,' which is really just a fancy way of describing your end-to-end technology. Today, there are so many options out there that can automate just about every process, but the trick to getting your tech stack right is making smart investments that will make your life easier. Here is our guide to getting it right.

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How to use online reference checks for business development
Blog | 30 Mar 2021

How to use online reference checks for business development

For as long as recruiters have existed, reference checks have been used as a business development opportunity because they are a way to both search for new job opportunities at the referee’s business and an opportunity to grab a high-value candidate.

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5 ways to do better remote hiring
Blog | 09 Mar 2021

5 ways to do better remote hiring

2020 is finally behind us, but COVID-19 will be with us for a while longer yet! As more and more recruitment is done remotely, businesses are moving to video recruitment. But how can you make it work better for you?
Here are our top tips for getting it right.

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Burned out? Take a break, you (and the business) will be better for it
Blog | 02 Mar 2021

Burned out? Take a break, you (and the business) will be better for it

Work is always going to be a big part of your life. We all spend a good chunk of our time at work and for many, it’s a real passion (for others it may be a drag!).

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Data-driven recruitment: Making it work better for you
Blog | 24 Feb 2021

Data-driven recruitment: Making it work better for you

In recruitment and HR, data is something we should be very comfortable with. Collecting and using it to find the right candidates is at the heart of what we do, but with so much data at our fingertips, it can be hard to know where to start. Your data can add significant value to your recruitment process and help you make better hiring decisions, but only if it’s used right.

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Considering a career change? Here are three questions you should ask yourself
Blog | 11 Feb 2021

Considering a career change? Here are three questions you should ask yourself

Whether because of changes to our industry, employment situation or lifestyle and values, many of us are rethinking our career options in 2021. But given the somewhat unstable market, is shifting careers something you should consider? Under the right circumstances, I would argue that it is, but here are three questions to ask yourself before you make a leap into the great unknown.

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What’s the value of a reference? Why reference checks are more relevant than ever
Blog | 04 Feb 2021

What’s the value of a reference? Why reference checks are more relevant than ever

Reference checks have long been an important part of the hiring process. At the most basic level, they help you confirm that your candidate for a role has the experience and skill set that they say they do.

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AI: What it could mean for recruiters
Blog | 28 Jan 2021

AI: What it could mean for recruiters

True artificial intelligence (AI) whereby an algorithm makes intelligent decisions is in its infancy in many industries, but the potential for the recruitment industry is massive. Most recruiters are already comfortable with robotic process automation (RPA) where a system sends automated emails to candidates for example, and AI will essentially be an extension of this.

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Free the people: Three tips to free up recruiters’ time
Blog | 02 Dec 2020

Free the people: Three tips to free up recruiters’ time

It was always a pet hate of mine from my time working in recruitment: Tasks that took me away from face time with my clients and candidates. Your recruiters should be spending more time doing what your clients pay for: Spending more resources on gaining a better understanding of both the client’s and candidate’s value propositions.

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Why there’s still opportunity in recruitment during COVID
Blog | 18 Nov 2020

Why there’s still opportunity in recruitment during COVID

There has been some commentary around lately painting a bleak picture for the recruitment industry, with many organisations significantly reducing or freezing hiring altogether, but for me, it’s not all doom and gloom. For those forward-thinking recruiters who can ignore the noise and take a positive outlook, there are plenty of opportunities to be found.

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Lying on your CV: Is it worth it?
Blog | 11 Nov 2020

Lying on your CV: Is it worth it?

In a competitive job market, like the one we are seeing currently, job seekers are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd and it can be tempting to ‘enhance’ your CV, but, with so much information available today, you’re unlikely to get away with it. What can feel like a small exaggeration or an inconsequential fib to get a foot in the door can cost you big time, even years down the track.

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What to look for when upgrading your HR tech
Blog | 27 Oct 2020

What to look for when upgrading your HR tech

HR tech is an area that is constantly evolving and, with so many new innovations in the space, many businesses are looking at redoing their tech stacks. If you’ve been using the same system for a while, upgrading can feel like a chore but it’s probably time, particularly if your version is no longer supported or, even worse, it’s not in the cloud.

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Getting buy in: How do you better engage your internal recruitment stakeholders?
Blog | 13 Oct 2020

Getting buy in: How do you better engage your internal recruitment stakeholders?

Hiring is a vital part in any business but, in 2020, it’s been an entirely different ballgame. It’s been a crazy year in so many ways and, for some businesses; it’s been an outright disaster. Like all things, there’s always a flipside and, for many businesses, the planning is underway for brighter days ahead.

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Working from home: Can it work for recruiters long term?
Blog | 01 Sep 2020

Working from home: Can it work for recruiters long term?

In the wake of COVID-19, work from home is being touted as the future of our workforce and for many, it just might be.

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Virtual Interviews: Are they here to stay?
Blog | 01 Sep 2020

Virtual Interviews: Are they here to stay?

One of the things I love most about the recruitment industry is the relationships and people-focus. I think it's how we do our job best, so I am going to be upfront and say that video interviewing isn’t my favourite piece of technology. But, as with all tech, there is a place and time for it. 

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Three tips to make reference checks a winning experience
Blog | 01 Sep 2020

Three tips to make reference checks a winning experience

Reference checking is often seen as a tick-a-box process, but it can be so much more; a chance to get real insights into your candidate, help you deliver a great onboarding experience, and even put the referee into a talent pool for a future role.


 

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Future tech: What’s the next big thing on the rec tech horizon?
Blog | 01 Sep 2020

Future tech: What’s the next big thing on the rec tech horizon?

Recruitment and HR are becoming increasingly automated, with many companies realising the benefits of robotic process automation technology. Recruitment technology, or 'rec tech', is an exciting space that is constantly evolving, and the possibilities seem endless.

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