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Recruiting Solutions FAQ

What are recruitment solutions?


Recruitment Solutions are tools designed to make finding suitable candidates for a job vacancy easier for your business. Their definition ranges from using a recruitment agency to special software designed to make your life easier when sifting through applications to applicant tracking systems.

In short, the primary intention of a recruitment solution is to make employers' lives easier while simultaneously providing a smooth and easy experience for the applicant.

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Competency Tests, Aptitude tests or Personality Tests?

Which Type of Test is Better for Recruitment?


To recruit effectively, you need a solid process which asks all the right questions of your prospective candidates. All too often, businesses rely on outdated CV screening, which provides the bare minimum information about the applicant and is often exaggerated or just works of fiction.

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Application Tracking Systems

The recruitment process can be long, stressful and complicated. Between screening CV after CV, posting on job boards and hiring managers, it can be challenging to keep track of qualified candidates.


Could an applicant tracking system help you with the hiring process?


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Psychometric Testing Recruitment: The Benefits

In our many years of observing the hiring process, one thing is clear - you can't always trust what someone says on their CV.

A tweak here and there, a fabrication about their education or even a downright lie - it's very common to find some level of untruth on what is often all you have to determine a candidate's suitability.


What are the benefits of psychometric tests in recruitment?


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How Can Online Recruitment Help You?

The COVID-19 pandemic saw many of us abandoning the office for our kitchen tables, spare rooms and studies. Many companies made a mass move to a more digitised workplace culture where most of their employees were working from home. For many, this shift has stuck even as we come to the end of the pandemic.


Online recruiting: What you need to know


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Recruiting Staff in a Post-COVID World and the Role of Skills Assessment Tests: Man looking at books

Recruiting Staff in a Post-COVID World and the Role of Skills Assessment Tests

By Nik Plevan 

It could be argued that COVID-19 will have a greater effect on the economy and how we live and work than any previous disasters including both World Wars. Nature has dealt a blow that almost no manmade catastrophe could match; it crosses borders unseen and we still do not know its true source, and may never have a lasting remedy. 

“We didn’t realise that there was an/off switch for the economy” 
– Jim Hackett, CEO Ford Motor Co 

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5 Reasons why you should visit and have a chat with eTalent at the IHRE 19 Summit

The IHRE19 Summit in Birmingham on 15 October provides In House Recruitment Teams a platform to network with their peers, find support to achieving their objectives and see what‘s new in recruitment and the tools that are available to help them save time. 

This year we will be attending to provide information and advice on how The Power of Psychometrics can enable you to make step changes in how you select applicants for interview with the aid of low-cost targeted psychometrics introduced at the application stage.  

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7 Reasons Why There’s More To Recruiting Than CV Screening: stacks of paper

7 Reasons Why There’s More To Recruiting Than CV Screening (Including Recruitment Software, UK)

It's pretty accepted that sifting through CVs is a crucial part of the recruitment process. From recruitment agencies to business owners, the first port of call when looking for qualified candidates tends to be through the humble CV.

But could there be more to the screening process than simply sifting through mounds of CVs? Surely there's a better and more accurate way to find the right candidates?

Everyone has written or read a CV at some point in their career. After all, almost every job posting requires one. But the truth is they may not be the 'be all and end all' when it comes to recruiting for your business.

In fact, CVs are nowhere near the best way to determine whether or not a candidate is suited to the job, or to even get the measure of the person and their skills. It's impractical at best and misleading at worst.

Read on to find out why...

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Meet The Team

eTalent is small but growing fast. 

Our team is committed to our product and its capabilities and they want the world to know about it. 

We thought we would start by telling you a bit about each team member.

Meet Nik

Nik, tell us about your role in the business:
I guess there's no other way to put this – I'm the boss! But, I am also in charge of R&D and International Business Development – that's managing our international expansion. I also like to keep in touch with all of our customers to make sure they are happy.

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Bring your Recruitment Process Up To Date with E-Talent

Psychometric Tests are an important part of any modern recruitment process. They are designed to help employers find out more about potential employees than they would ever learn from a CV, in a reliable and impartial manner.

They can be used by any company to test the intelligence, skills and personality of a candidate to see if they are a good fit for a job. Tests will also save you or your HR team having to read every CV you receive, you can simply read the ones that score best in testing.

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Learning about our Products

The newest member of our team became a ‘guinea pig’ this week and tried one of our psychometric tests to get a better understanding of how eTalent works.

She said:
‘I’ve never taken a psychometric test before and had little idea of what to expect.’

The test was true to her role and was taken under real conditions, asking questions about personal traits, likes and how you think others perceive you.

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4 Reasons to Avoid Using DISC as a Recruitment Tool

Are you currently using - or thinking about using - DISC as a recruitment tool?

For businesses where high staff turnover is the norm, I'm sure you know that recruitment - where selecting the best candidates quickly and efficiently is a must - can be a major headache.

Which is why turning to something so convenient as DISC may seem appealing, at least at first glance. 

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