Forget Facebook if you’re targeting millennials and young people

Social recruiting has become an essential part of the recruiter’s candidate attraction strategy, with Facebook being one of the most effective ways to reach top talent. Or so we thought. New research suggests that there is an entire demographic that has bypassed the world’s most popular social platform altogether, in favour of its image-driven rivals …

STEM challenge may never be overcome…because of boys’ toilet habits

If you work in education recruitment you may have read the story in the Times Educational Supplement about a new theory purporting to explain why more boys than girls take up physics at A-level and beyond. According to researchers from the Australian National University and Abertay University in Dundee, boys have a ‘natural’ advantage over …

BBC to hide candidate backgrounds

The BBC has announced that it will remove all details relating to an applicant’s academic achievements as well as the names of schools and universities attended. They are even considering setting socioeconomic targets in an attempt to create a more diverse workforce. A recent internal survey found that 25% of its management team went to …

Episode 5 RECRUITER RADIO: It’s the way you tell ‘em: Getting your agency positioning right

20th July 2017 – Suppose you take 5 of your consultants into a meeting room one-by-one and ask them to tell you, in 20-30 seconds, why a client should do business with your agency versus your key competitor. Film their responses on your phone and after each consultant has had their 20-30 seconds watch the …

Why outsourcing your PR makes business sense

Outsourcing services like PR and marketing has traditionally been a move by businesses to cut costs. Of course, we’d agree that it provides better value than trying to manage your PR in-house, but the results of an outsourcing survey by Deloitte suggest it’s now driven more by the desire to innovate. What, I hear you …