Monthly Archives: April 2019

How to Make Your First Hire

By Annalena Morris, Social Talent Expanding your team is an exciting prospect. Even if you’re not managing a team directly it’s motivating to be part of a group that has worked hard to reach a new level of expectations. The “business as usual” agenda (i.e. daily or weekly recurring tasks) is running like clockwork and […]

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Upcoming SRO Events

Smart Recruit Online has a fully booked event calendar this year. In May, we are attending two great events – In House Recruitment Live Manchester on the 9th of May, and the Great British Business Show 15th-16th of May. Read on to find about these events. In House Recruitment Live IHR Live, taking place at […]

Generating More Direct Applications for Your Jobs

A recent performance report published by the team at WaveTrackR listed the average number of job applications being generated by the leading media channels in the UK. The report took the results from more than 1000 different generic roles between February and March. What was interesting about the results when compared to our own data, […]

Time to hire

1 in 4 Employees Search for Jobs During lunch Breaks

Sophie Parrott It has originally been thought that if a candidate is already in a job, it can be difficult to find the time to search for a new job. But new research commissioned by has revealed that one in four UK workers are ditching lunch dates with colleagues, and are instead looking for […]

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CV-Library boss reveals why recruiters should work closely with Marketing

By Sophie Parrott Getting a job advert right is crucial. Ads that provide candidates with the appropriate information to inform their decision will be deemed more attractive and are more likely to boast higher response rates. However, Citizens Advice research has shown that historically jobseekers aren’t given the right information from the get-go. Stats have […]

Annual HR trends, job adverts and applicants

Job Applicants and Advertising Annual Trends

Research into annual recruitment activity and numbers of job applicants, carried out by WaveTrackR has shown a cyclical annual trend of peaks and dips in recruiting activity. Following this trend and anticipating the busy periods can allow recruiters to maximise their results. Also getting ahead of these peak periods and starting your recruitment earlier, can […]

Job application, HR, recruitment

Job Competition Falls to Record Low

By Sophie Parrott, Recruitment Grapevine The latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna has found that record-low job competition has pushed advertised salaries to a seven-year peak. February 2019 saw just 0.26 job seekers per vacancy, falling from a ratio of 0.30 in January and 0.43 a year ago. The research indicated that there is […]

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The Impact of Brexit on the Recruitment Industry

By Bridgette Hernandez The UK was scheduled to leave the EU on March 29th. Having come and gone, there is certainly still upheaval, as the eventual outcome looms ever closer. Prime Minister May can’t get her deal through Parliament. And at this point, the EU has provided a short extension for her to continue to […]

Recruitment stats, HR, interviews

6 Critical Fundamentals of Recruitment Marketing

By Emily Bartels Recruitment marketing is the implementations that are used to help find those what you want to recruit in your field for a new position. It’s a funnel activity in a sense, beginning with awareness, interest, the search, the application, the eval, and then hiring. But, what are some fundamental aspects of it? […]

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How to Reduce Staff Turnover

By Jake Holyoak, Hiring new members of staff can be an expensive task. Not only is it time consuming to undergo the recruitment process, but when you bring a new colleague into your business, they need extensive training to make sure they can be the biggest asset possible. However, a lot of companies completely overlook […]