Articles by Smart Recruit Online

cv

Is the traditional CV now dead?

By Mark Stephens. An article that I read this morning encouraged me to share a few thoughts and insights on this topic. Increases in attrition levels and longer bedding in periods before new hires become productive are becoming more commonplace, and can often be traced back to poor or inadequate recruitment practices. The limitations of […]

Hypnotherapy

The Power of Hypnotherapy

By Amanda Coles. Hello! My name is Amanda Coles and I spent over 20 years working in Corporate HR before retraining as an NLP Hypnotherapist and Life/Business Coach. But I have a confession to make, and it took me years to confront it. Throughout my 20’s and 30’s I suffered with anxiety, stress and panic […]

Health

Health, Wellbeing & Mental Health Community goes live

By Mark Stephens Its time to take action As a nation, we are travelling head-first into a national crisis around mental health, with the NHS and GP’s already overloaded beyond their capacity. Subsequently, without the resources to cope, individuals are being signed off work and prescribed antidepressants at an alarming rate. This is leading to […]

Remote Working

Insights into remote working in 2019

Globally, the latest figures show that an estimated 70% of people now work remotely at least once per week. Another 53% are said to work location independent at least half of the week. With each year that passes, more individuals and businesses than ever before are transitioning to full-time remote work roles. When it comes to finding the […]

Video

Employer Branding Videos & Why They Work

In today’s candidate-driven market, a positive, definite employer brand is important for attracting and retaining top talent. With an employer profile, you have numerous opportunities to showcase your companies’ unique brand and culture. Including online videos in your profile is a brilliant way to communicate your employer brand to candidates due to the rise in video. The […]

Diversity
Talent

How to attract the best talent in a candidate-short market

Does your business have a recruitment plan? Sensible preparation could help you over the line in the dash for talent as we find ourselves in a candidate-short market. New research by the Korn Ferry Institute predicts a major recruitment crisis with a significant future shortage of skilled workers. The study estimates that by 2030 the […]

HR Leaders

Job Skills Needed for HR Leaders of the Future

Human resources originally evolved out of a personnel-based function rooted in administrative and compliance-driven tasks that historically haven’t been perceived as adding value to organisations in the same way that sales, marketing, or engineering do. And if you dissect old-school HR teams, you’ll find many practitioners who’ve spent most of their careers in the field; career […]

workflows

4 Simple Ways for HR Teams to Modernise Their Workflows

The age of technology has arrived, whether or not you and your HR department are prepared for it. The modern business landscape enjoys the exponential pace at which technology evolves, but the cost of such rapid development is that many organizations end up quickly falling behind. This means that your competitors may be capitalising on […]

The future of work

Mistakes to avoid when writing cold recruiting emails

Companies require the best talent for them to thrive and this makes recruitment a key aspect in the operations of any organisation. When sourcing for the best talent, most HR departments opt to email potential candidates in the hope that they will open the email and apply for the open position. Most recruiters, however, make […]