Articles by Smart Recruit Online


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 […]


You’re Probably Addressing Workplace Diversity All Wrong. Here’s What You Should Be Doing Instead

These days, it seems as though inclusiveness is the golden goose for human resources, particularly those operating in technology. The problem is that most businesses go about it in entirely the wrong way, falling into toxic traps like hiring quotas and tokenism. This needs to change. Diversity hire.  How does that phrase make you feel? […]


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 […]


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 […]

talent acquisition

The talent acquisition landscape is changing

HR departments must fully embrace the internet age when acquiring new talent, new research has revealed. A survey of 1,167 UK HR professionals carried out by leading digital marketing agency,, revealed that 68% of HR departments are having to embrace a new approach to hiring staff. Although the internet age is firmly upon us, […]

Business Health and Wellbeing

Smart Recruit Online Sponsor Health & Wellbeing Event

Bottom row left to right: Jenny Woolford, General Manager Your Office Space LTD, Sam Crooks, Mayor of Milton Keynes, Victoria Beale, CEO and Founding Director Business Live UK LTD Middle row left to right: Mark Stephens, CEO and Founding Director Smart Recruit Online, Martyn Price, Managing Director, BDM Business Solutions Top row left to right: […]

unconscious bias

How to stop bias affecting your recruitment strategy

Every time you make a decision, your social background, personal and cultural values, and life experiences influence your reasoning. This is beneficial for helping you make day-to-day choices that align with your goals, but in recruitment it can lead to unconscious bias, also known as implicit bias, which unfairly influences who you hire. What is Unconscious Bias? […]

Smart Recruit Online - Talent Attraction Software

Talent Attraction Software – How SRO can increase your fill rates

A recent C-Suite Challenge 2019 survey identified that globally, CEOs place attracting and retaining top talent as their #1 internal priority and concern. This is backed up by a CIPD survey of over 1000 major organisations where 98% of CEO’s identified that a successful talent attraction strategy was the most critical element to effective commercial […]