Recruitment and the Healthcare Sector – Overcoming Challenges in an Uncertain Future

Recruitment and the Healthcare Sector – Overcoming Challenges in an Uncertain Future

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.”JFK

The healthcare sector seems to be heading towards a ‘perfect storm’. With pressure on the NHS at an all-time high, NHS bursaries set to be scrapped in August this year, and Brexit on the horizon, recruitment in the healthcare sector has become more challenging than ever.

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How Will Brexit Affect Recruitment?

How Will Brexit Affect Recruitment?

Results from a YouGov survey for the Mental Health Foundation, showed that 49% of respondents had some kind of anxiety about the future of the UK after its EU exit. This is one of the biggest social and economic events to happen in our lifetime. Formal exit negotiations have now started and the lack of certainty is apparent. Not knowing what the future discussions may hold is understandably causing uncertainty in the UK economy, which has repercussions for business confidence and ultimately recruitment.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

Don't just take our word for how good Zoek is for recruiters. Here's a recent testimonial from a satisfied recruiter.

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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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Find The Right Candidate: How To Advertise A Job Opening

Find The Right Candidate: How To Advertise A Job Opening

If you’re an employer searching for the right candidate for your vacant position, you want to ensure that your job is found by the right people. Attracting the right candidate means ensuring that your job advertisement is appealing, easy to understand and easy to find. 

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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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Attracting The Best Candidates To Your Job Adverts

Attracting The Best Candidates To Your Job Adverts

Attracting the best candidates to your job adverts is easier said than done. You want your company to stand out and garner the very best candidate attraction, but simply putting your advert out on a job board (like Zoek) is not enough. It is important to make your company stand out from the competition as being the best, most reputable and most desirable company to work for, in order to sell your company to the very best candidates. 

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How Much Social Media Screening Should A Recruiter Do?

How Much Social Media Screening Should A Recruiter Do?

Now that platforms like Facebook have been around for over a decade, there is no denying that social media plays an increasingly large part in the way we connect and communicate with each other. 

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Show your employees you care

Show your employees you care

It’s the day of love. Hopefully you've remembered to show a little more love at home, but what about to your employees? Here’s how you can show a little love in the workplace, that won’t cross boundaries of workplace relationships and scandal.

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Happy Year of the Rooster!

Happy Year of the Rooster!

With the start of the Chinese Year of the Rooster upon us, what does this mean for recruiters? Well, Roosters apparently excel in certain areas of their career. Of particular interest to recruiters and employers will be that Roosters 'follow instructions well, and always make sure that their supervisors and bosses are always content with the work that they are doing'. What's not to like about that if you're looking to fill say a picker/packer vacancy?.

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