Category: recruiters

UK job ads more likely to mention pet-friendly perks than parental leave policies

Of those surveyed, 60% worry that asking about parental leave policies in an interview might give the interviewer a reason not to choose them for the job.

Majority of recruitment firms reviewing office space needs due to Covid-19

Despite government support packages such as the Job Retention Scheme, 46% of respondents in the recruitment sector are still planning redundancies.

CBIL inflexibility could put many SMEs at risk

Trade body urges the government to intervene further as some firms are calling the CBIL scheme a farce

Recruitment leaders unconvinced of the benefits of new technologies

APSCo: ‘Technology is freeing up valuable time which can be better spent engaging with clients and candidates in a way which no machine could’.

Employers shouldn’t rely on technology to assess if a person is a good ‘cultural fit’

White Recruitment: ‘While technology can certainly assist when assessing potential recruits for cultural fit, it is naïve to assume that machines alone are intelligent enough do decide who will gel best with an existing team’.

Tackling CV fraud: Employers must be consistent with background checks

Sterling: ‘Robust screening processes and confirmation of an individual’s previous work experience are crucial for a huge number of roles, regardless of the level of the individual’.

Study launched to explore gender equality across recruitment profession

APSCo: ‘While research shows that females account for 41% of the recruitment workforce at recruiter level, this falls to just 25% board level’.

Soft skills crucial for top recruiters

Softer skills such as resilience, positivity and keenness to help others are becoming increasingly crucial for competitive recruitment companies.

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