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Game Changers in HR Tech

There is no doubt that technology and the internet have made a huge difference to HR departments. It has speeded up processes, increased efficiency, reduced the need for paper and enabled employees to access information and input personal data themselves, whether in or out of the office.

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An ATS Which Qualifies Candidates

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), which enable companies to manage their recruitment needs electronically and without the need for piles of outdated paper, are forever growing, and few recruitment departments are without at least some form of one. By ensuring that candidates apply on line and that everything is stored in one central location, ATS’s give you better control of your recruitment; you can track the progress of candidates and reject or invite them for interview with the click of button.

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Personality Is the Best Predictor for Performance

When it comes to finding the perfect employee, you need to consider a number of factors. Firstly, do they actually have the skills and experience required to do the job? If not, then they are probably not for you. But, skills can be learnt and experience gained; they are certainly not the be all and end all of everything. Personality drives behaviour and is a proven indicator of job performance.

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Why You Need to Pay Attention to Rejections

As a recruiter, you will likely spend more of your time delivering bad news to unsuccessful candidates than good news to successful ones. This is not an easy or fun job and it can be tempting to overlook this part of the process, but make time for it and everyone will benefit, not just your candidates. Build a good reputation No one likes to be ignored and not letting unsuccessful candidates know that they didn’t get chosen for a role puts your company and brand at risk of a bad reputation.

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Attracting the Right Talent

Attracting the Right Talent Selecting the right candidate from a pool of applicants is much easier if the right people have applied, but for this to happen your job advert has to have appeared in front of your ideal candidates and also given them a reason to apply.

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Why e-Talent Analyses Behaviour As Well As Personality

Great employees are at the core of successful companies, but what makes an employee great is not down to skills and experience alone, it depends on personality and behaviour. For every company and job role there are a set of desirable traits; do you need an outgoing, dominant employee that will take the lead in situations, that is open to taking risks, and works well under pressure or do you need an employee with an ability to listen to others and a high attention to detail?

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Flooded with CVs? How to Create Order from Chaos

Your job description has been carefully crafted and your advertisement released to the world and now you wait, wait for the influx of CVs. If you are wondering how you are going to tackle the mounting pile of applicants, you are not alone. Shortlisting candidates is one of the hardest parts of the recruitment process. There is no standard format for CVs and every candidate possesses different skills and experience, so how can you be sure you are shortlisting the right people and not wasting your time and money on the wrong ones?

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How To Be Certain You Have The Right Candidate For The Job

Finding the right candidate is hard, and even if you follow all the steps there is no way of guaranteeing that a new employee will work out - only time will tell you that. Not everyone you choose will be a perfect fit, but there are a number of things you can do to give yourself the best chance.

The perfect candidate

Who is your perfect candidate? If you know the answer, then you have a much better chance of finding them.

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Seeing The Wood For The Trees With ATS Systems

From writing the perfect job description, to posting the job advert, reviewing CVs, and conducting interviews, recruiting the ideal candidate takes time, resources, and money. Competition is high and for each job posting you could be left with hundreds of CVs to sieve through. But, with so much incoming information, how do you extract the useful details and separate good candidates from bad. Sit down with a cup of tea and tackle the ever-growing CV pile one by one, or use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

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HR technology

How Technology Is Transforming HR

Technology is transforming our personal and business lives, from changing how we communicate to the way we pay our bills and turn off our lights, and HR departments are no different. Previously buried under admin and paper - CVs, employee details, time sheets – HR are now technology-driven departments with a more strategic focus. The rise of Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) is simplifying and streamlining HR, decreasing admin, and increasing the effectiveness of communication.

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How e-Talent Brings The Power Of Psychometrics To Any Business

Are you looking for a new employee? Are you fearing the rush of CVs? Do you want to know before they start that your new employee will share your work ethic and fit perfectly into your team? If so, you should consider taking advantage of E-Talents unique online candidate management system that incorporates psychometric and behavioural testing.

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5 Easy Steps To Improve Recruitment Outcomes

Finding the perfect candidate can be a struggle. With so many candidates to choose from, how can you be sure that you are selecting not only the best, but also the one that will stay with you in the long term? It is not easy, and you are certainly not alone in your battle to find the perfect employee, but refining your recruitment process could help. Here are five easy steps you can follow to improve your recruitment outcomes. 1) Make a plan Recruitment is a long process.

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