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How to make a job offer

How to make a job offer

Recruiting the best candidate for the job can be a demanding process, but even when you do find the perfect candidate, that’s doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to sign on the dotted line. Getting to that point means putting together the right job offer in a timely manner, because there’s a lot that can happen between the final interview and the job offer.

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5 questions you shouldn’t ask a candidate at interview

5 questions you shouldn’t ask a candidate at interview

Interviewing isn’t easy. It takes skills, experience and real people skills. If you’re a recruiter or work in HR, then these are attributes you should possess, but there are legal considerations to take into account too, which is where non-recruitment personnel, or small business owners who don’t hire regularly, sometimes get it wrong.

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Are traditional interviews dead?

Are traditional interviews dead?

Traditional, ‘structured’ interviews have been the mainstay of the interview process for a long time. But what other types of interview formats can a hirer use? And are reports of the demise of the standard interview accurate? We’d argue no – what has changed dramatically is the process that leads to the traditional interview scenario. Nevertheless, whatever the process, it has led to having a pool of a few likely candidates. What should the next step be?

The structured interview

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Finding the freshest candidates

Finding the freshest candidates

It’s common for recruiters to talk about the size of their database of CVs or candidates. But behind the figures, how relevant is this measurement? Not at lot, we’d argue!

The problem is that these impressive figures, often in the hundreds of thousands, represent a total number of candidates over time. With a long-standing jobs board these figures could well include candidates from 2, 5, even 10 years ago. How relevant would your CV be from 5 years ago?

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How to recruit an effective team

How to recruit an effective team

Sometimes recruiters are asked to put a team together for a client. Here’s what you need to know if you have to recruit a group of people to work together.

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