Author Archives: Simona Patrut

10 Ways to Maximise Your Online Recruitment Strategy

Smart Recruit Online are dedicated to maximising and optimising every aspect of the recruitment life cycle. We focus on each stage in the recruitment process from the perspectives of technology, deliverability, research & data and human engagement. The outcomes that we have achieved have been staggering. Adopting this approach has helped us maintain some of […]

Wording in Your Job Advert and Discrimination

If we only recruited people from a certain age range, race or gender, life would be pretty dull!! I once saw an advert that read:  the company is looking to recruit an individual with “at least seven years’ experience (preferably continuous)” Why is this discriminatory?  it is arguably discriminatory on grounds of age and, possibly, […]

The Ultimate Guide to Attracting Talent

There’s a talent shortage on a global scale Talent. One word that is synonymous with the recruitment industry. More specifically the attraction of talent into the recruitment industry and your business. This has to rank as one of the highest pain points amongst recruitment leaders in the UK. Yet this isn’t just a problem for […]

Adam Robinson on Best Hiring Practices

What are some of the most common hiring challenges you’re seeing? Tough competition. The fitness industry is highly competitive, with scores of different brands and types of fitness concepts all vying for the same talent, which makes it challenging when it comes to staffing locations. When our fitness customers are struggling to hire and are […]

An Idiot’s Guide To The Apprenticeship Levy

The background Since 2007 and the start of the last major recession, the government has seen significant increases in unemployment within the ‘out of education’ demographic. These are people leaving school, college and University and they have been continually looking at ways to address this issue. Unlike other unemployed categories, this demographic presents both a […]

Avoiding ‘Bad Hires’

The Challenge Smart Recruit Online is the UK’s leading online talent attraction, campaign management and candidate selection service wanted to help their clients to assess their shortlisted candidates based on behavioral and cultural alignment, in order to help make better and more balanced hiring decisions.  ‘Bad hires’, and more specifically those people that leave a job […]

Which job board is the best out there?

We wanted to provide you with some useful insights into the UK’s leading online advertising channels, that was generated from our latest research and data analysis. You must have noticed that job board advertising across TV, radio, press and almost everywhere you look is at an all-time high right now, with many of the boards […]

A Review of Linkedin’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends Report

MS: We love a bit of research and data at Smart Recruit Online, because in the recruitment industry there are so many nuances and variants in the way that we work, the processes that we follow and the objectives we each have, it is sometimes difficult to determine what is the best tried and tested […]

8 Signs That Your Recruitment Strategy Isn’t Working

Many of us suspect that we could be doing a better job at recruiting the next phase of talent for the company. But here are the eight biggest signs that your current Recruitment Strategy probably isn’t working that well: 1. You struggle to fill roles 2. You do not attract enough good quality applicants to all […]

8 Reasons Your Current Recruitment Strategy Isn’t Working

1. Your adverts suck! When assessed against the key essential criteria that determines whether a job advert is likely to succeed 9/10 job adverts fail miserably. Most adverts read like a job specification and fail to follow a structure, style or tone that works and do not place anywhere near enough emphasis on what the […]