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Many hiring managers feel reference checking is a waste of time and just another box to check during the hiring process. After all, no one would provide a reference if the person wasn’t guaranteed to say good things about them, right? As recruiters, we have a different opinion and experience has shown that references tend…

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On 6th April 2021 revised rules governing off-payroll workers go into effect in the UK for the private sector under the new IR35 law. What does this mean for you, as a contractor, recruitment business or organisation engaging off-payroll workers? Let’s provide some key definitions first and then we’ll cover the why, what and how…

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A sluggish economy makes many employees’ jobs tougher, as they are forced to take on more work with fewer resources. There is a misconception, however, that as the job market slows internal recruiters’ and hiring managers’ jobs get easier. After all, there aren’t as many positions to fill and there’s an influx of talent in…

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No matter the market conditions, it is always critical to catch the attention of top talent and writing a good job description is an important step in the hiring process. While a fascinating and unique write-up can attract potential candidates, a lackluster job description can make them pass right over your opportunity, even if the…

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You’ve created the perfect job description, researched the salary requirements, checked out your candidates on LinkedIn and now you’re ready to start the hiring process, right? Maybe not. These six tips will have a positive effect on your hiring practices and will leave your candidates and colleagues feeling involved, informed and respected along the way.…

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No matter the economic conditions, hiring managers need to move quickly when hiring a contractor to fill a temporary position. In good times, candidates often end up with multiple offers. During downturns, job seekers are eager for work and will often take the first opportunity that comes their way. Neither scenario affords the luxury to…

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