Articles by Smart Recruit Online

Recruiting blind or a vision of the future?

The Civil Service, the NHS, Universities and Large employers have agreed to introduce name-blind recruitment policies to prevent any racial bias. What is Blind recruitment? Simply put, job or UCAS applications will be reviewed based on skill set and experience and not tainted – as evidence suggests – by inclusion of “foreign” sounding or ethnic origin names. Research has highlighted that such names lead to […]

Making sense of the fragmented recruitment technology landscape

Following my last article that provided a high level overview of the Eight Biggest Challenges Facing Recruiters, I have been asked by several people that read it, if I would provide some more detail on each topic in a series of articles and explore what each challenge actually means to the recruiter and how it […]

The Eight Biggest Challenges Facing Recruiters

Market Fragmentation The end client recruiter, in particular, faces the daunting task of trying to understand what tools and services are out there. After a sustained period of innovation, there are hundreds of potential solutions to the problem of how to get your job filled. Unfortunately, amongst the very good ones, there are also some […]

Can an interview really tell you who the best candidate is?

A recent study carried out by found that 33% of hiring managers claimed they know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds. This would suggest that a third of hiring managers are making their decisions purely based on first impressions. But shouldn’t a decision be based on competency and someone’s ability to […]

Does your recruitment process damage your company brand?

   •    You want quality candidates.    •    You want quality candidates who apply for your positions to be brand advocates.    •    You want quality candidates to remain brand advocates even when not engaged for the advertised role. Throughout the recruitment process your company brand authority has to be a priority; professional, […]

3 ways the Not for Profit organisations can overcome budget constraints within recruitment

Limited funds within the Not for Profit organisations can impact the recruitment process. A lack of budget to spend on advertising can reduce the quality and quantity of an organisations talent pool, putting pressure on HR to hire staff who may not have the right skills for the job. Here are 3 ways to maximise candidate selection […]