Advertising and sourcing advice

How to write a job spec
How to write a job spec

A good job specification is key to attracting and evaluating the best candidates for your organisation. Investing time in writing a job description will save you time later

How to write a person spec
How to write a person spec

The recruitment process can seem daunting for many businesses. Roles need filling and you want to find the absolute best person for the job, but it can be hard to pinpoint the exact requirements.

How to write a job advert
How to write a job advert

A key difference between the job specification and the job advert is that the job spec describes what the employee can do for you, whereas the job advert should 'sell' the job to the candidate.

Using social media to recruit
Using social media to recruit

Recruitment advertising has changed radically in recent years, and social media is now a very popular way of finding staff and promoting vacancies. So, here are our tips for effective hiring through social media channels.

Using LinkedIn for recruitment
Using LinkedIn for recruitment

With well over 50 million registered accounts, LinkedIn is a huge nesting ground for some seriously hot talent. The internet has no better tool to help you grab the reins of your recruitment drive…

Employee Referrals
Employee Referrals

Referred friends and former colleagues from social and professional networks, put forward by existing employees, are invaluable both in the recruitment process and for securing new clients.

 Evaluating applicants
Evaluating applicants

If you work with a recruitment agency, your consultant will have already done most of the leg work in evaluating applicants for you. The applicants they put forward will have already ...

How to review a CV
How to review a CV

When hiring, it is important to ensure that the recruitment process is quick and efficient. Being handed a huge pile of CVs can be daunting to anyone, but knowing which red flags to look out for can really give you an advantage.

5 steps to a great social media advert
5 steps to a great social media advert

Recruiting is changing! Along with traditional promotion, social media is increasingly being used to improve the visibility of job ads. Using sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook…

Recruiting via LinkedIn: An Expert Q&A
Recruiting via LinkedIn: An Expert Q&A

We racked the brains of Dominic Gold and Anthony McDermott, two of our consultants most proficient in recruiting via LinkedIn, to find out the secrets to their success