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Going Digital: Why Getting Rid of Paper Accelerates Your Recruitment Process

The way companies recruit new employees is changing, thankfully! Gone are the days of being buried under paperwork and spending hours trying to prioritise CVs and cover letters, rejecting some because of spelling mistakes and typos and others because of an absence of essential skills and qualifications. Organisation has moved on also, which in this fast-paced world isn’t just useful, but essential. Candidates are not the only ones that need to impress anymore; companies do too; they have to show they are worth working for.

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Making Psychometrics Easy

It’s well known that personality matters in the workplace. Individuals thrive when working in environments that suit them and struggle in those that don’t. Picture the introvert that finds striking up conversations with strangers, for example, in a sales environment where they must interact with others all day every day – are they happy and productive? Probably not. Therefore, to get the most out of employees, it is essential to consider personality, and the best time to do that is before they start; recruit with it in mind. But how?

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Why E-Talent Can Help Fill One Vacancy Or Hundreds

Personalised Recruitment Solutions for your Business


Every company is unique, and so are recruitment requirements. While some organisations advertise one vacancy every so often, others look to fill multiple positions regularly.

It’s thus important to calculate what’s most cost-effective for you and your company. One size does not fit all, and choosing the wrong recruitment option can end up costing you more money, time and effort than it should.

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Fitting In With Your Culture: How To Find The Right Candidates

Workplace culture is what makes your company unique and sets it apart from your competitors. Having a strong positive culture based on your core values and beliefs is correlated with success and increases in productivity and profits, but only if your employees are a good fit. It doesn’t matter how suitable their skills and experience are; if they don’t work well in your environment, the likelihood of them achieving and staying in the long-term is slim. But, identifying those that will fit during the recruitment stage is a challenge – how do you know how someone will behave before you start

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Watch Out For 5 Changes To Employment Law In 2018

April 2018 was an important time for businesses with changes to employment law coming into effect. The big change everyone is talking about is the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which come into force on the 25th May. For employers this means, among many other tasks, reviewing contracts and issuing employees with updated privacy notices.

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It's not all about money: why finding the perfect employee matters more than wage increases

The National Living Wage (NLW), which came into effect in April 2016, is the minimum hourly rate employees over 25 are entitled to; currently, it is £7.83, although when first introduced it was £7.20. The increase from the minimum wage of £6.70 was predicted to put businesses under financial pressure, with the Office for Budget Responsibility stating it would result in the loss of 60,000 jobs by 2020.

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Seven reason why sifting CVs for recruitment is bad for your health

At a recent networking event, I met a senior HR manager and, noticing that I was from eTalent, he asked me what I did.

“We’ve developed some software that helps companies select the best people for a variety of front-line jobs”, I said.

“Ah, one of those devilishly clever “CV reading” systems, eh?” he guessed. I was about to tell him all about our psychometric testing, but there was no stopping him. So he went on.

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The Cost of Hiring The Wrong Salesperson

Finding and keeping good salespeople can be a real struggle, but it is one that’s worth having as hiring the wrong salesperson is costly, and not just for the reasons you may think. Reduced income It’s no secret that employees that are good at sales will make you more money than those that aren’t; they’ll bring in more business. But, the impact may be bigger than you think.

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What Kind of Personality Will Succeed in Hospitality?

Not everyone is cut out for the hospitality industry. Dealing with customers and the needs of others requires particular personality traits – it is not an industry for unsociable people with little patience. Make recruitment decisions with this in mind and you will find you fill your business with employees willing and able to go above and beyond for your customers. But, what should you look for? Enthusiastic and committed to accommodating the wishes of others Hospitality is all about serving others and looking after their needs.

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Why Isn't HR Evolving?

Whether it is to keep up with changing market trends or the growing demands of their customers, businesses are evolving, and rapidly. Processes that were once paper-based and slow are now automated and more streamlined, and the rise of big data is giving companies more insight than ever before into their business and what they need to do to survive and thrive. At the heart of all businesses lies the human resources (HR) department, responsible for looking after personnel and for managing and maximising their potential and contribution to the business.

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The Uber of HR

Technology and the rise of Candidate Management Systems (CMS) have revolutionised the way HR do recruitment. They have made processes more efficient, more convenient and more likely to succeed in the long-term, in that they can increase the likelihood of finding the right candidate first time. The problem with CVs CVs have long been at the heart of recruitment, but this is changing and for good reason. Not only is reviewing CVs time consuming, but details are also lacking and sometimes inaccurate.

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