Articles by Smart Recruit Online

Challenges Facing Recruiters in 2018 – A Review

By David Dou Reviewing 2018 Recruitment Survey findings Since the start of the year, recruiters in 2018 have found that getting the right quality of hire and talent scarcities to be the main challenges being faced this year. A survey carried out by the Recruiter covered the three main types of recruitment carried out by […]

5 biggest behavioural recruitment predictions for the years ahead

By Mark Stephens   My body clock seems to be all out of sync at the moment, as I find myself in the unusual position of writing a prediction article at this time of the year. In fact I’m sure that there is probably an unsaid rule or code of conduct that says articles looking […]

The Tools of the Recruitment Trade

By Mike Molloy There is a famous old saying by Emmet Wolf, that a workman is only as good as his tools, and never has this been more true than in the HR & Recruitment sector right now in the present day. Industry experts around the world collectively agree that having a state of the […]

5 Talent Community Best Practices

By Phil Strazulla Talent Communities are a great way to engage passive candidates and build warm pipelines of talented, thoughtful job seekers.  However, they are full of various pitfalls that can hamstring their performance.  We’ve studied what makes a talent community succeed and fail.  With that in mind, we wanted to share the best practices that […]

Data that makes up our working life

By DPGPLC Time Spent at Work It’s often said we spend more time with our colleagues than anyone else but exactly how long do we spend clocked in? These figures are based on a 35-hour working week, an average of 253 working days a year, and an average retirement age of 64 years. 9.4 Years – 3,420 Days […]

How to Stop Bias From Infiltrating Your Intelligent Recruiting Process

By Jeanette Maister Workforce diversity quickly rose to be one of the top values among organisations, especially those focused on driving innovation. Diversity is a catalyst for new and better ideas to help surpass the competition, regardless of the market organisations are serving. To meet this dream, talent acquisition teams are tasked with stepping out of […]

Keep in touch with your candidates through the interview process

Maintaining Contact With Candidates Throughout the Recruitment Process

By David Dou Your job advert is usually the first encounter an applicant will have with your brand, particularly passive candidates who begin their job search without a specific company in mind. However, the company should actually consider the entire recruitment process to be representative of their band, running right up to the point that […]

5 good Interview Questions to Ask for Cultural Fit

By Josh Tolan A job candidate may look great on paper, but will they fit within your organisation? Cultural fit is one of the most important things hiring professionals need to evaluate for in a job interview, but it’s also one of the most challenging traits to identify. Without working with an applicant, or knowing […]

Recruiting for Skills and Attitude

By Mark Stephens I spotted an interesting article recently called “The Growing Gap Between Attitude And Skills” by David K Williams, that appeared in Forbes journal recently. It caught my attention as it garnered the opinions and insights of a gentleman called Neville Gaunt, the founder and CEO of Mindfit Ltd. I have known Neville […]

Effectively Utilising Technology for Recruitment

By David Dou Recruitment is a time consuming business process that requires work carried out by several departments in the company. Recruitment technologies can play a vital role in improving the recruitment process by allowing for more efficient handling of data, faster communications and much greater efficiency in all aspects over manual processing.   Online […]