Articles by Smart Recruit Online

Body language tips for interviews

TED Talks: Increase Confidence and Resilience at Work

By Amy Cuddy     Join us for a 20 minute animated presentation by Amy Cuddy, who has performed many years of research into what body language reveals. She talks passionately about the huge affect that just a few minutes of, what she calls  ‘power posing’ each morning can ultimately have on your day. ‘Power […]

Managing stress in recruitment

Why is Recruitment one of the Most Stressful Industries?

By Oliver Bourton Stress plagues the recruitment industry, but why is that? The Stroke Association charity identifies that the recruitment sector is the most stressful environment with 82% of consultants suffering from chronic stress and fatigue at work. Many in the industry resort to self-deprecating coping methods that only wear them down more. The uncertainty […]

Hiring Gone Digital: How To Hold A Successful Remote Interview

The number of remote interviews has nearly doubled in the past years, according to the information of Talent International. If you’re seeking to generate quality hires for your company, you will need to know how to conduct professional and successful remote interviews. However,  how can you hold a successful remote interview? Communicate Early Prior to the remote […]

Asking mentla health related questions at interviews

Can Recruiters ask about mental health at interviews?

By David Dou We start off mental health awareness week with a post covering the most important topic that faces Recruiters at the earliest stages of the recruitment process – the legality of mental health related questions during the interview process. Mental health is a difficult question to bring up at interviews. Many organisations are […]

How to Make Your First Hire

By Annalena Morris, Social Talent Expanding your team is an exciting prospect. Even if you’re not managing a team directly it’s motivating to be part of a group that has worked hard to reach a new level of expectations. The “business as usual” agenda (i.e. daily or weekly recurring tasks) is running like clockwork and […]

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Upcoming SRO Events

Smart Recruit Online has a fully booked event calendar this year. In May, we are attending two great events – In House Recruitment Live Manchester on the 9th of May, and the Great British Business Show 15th-16th of May. Read on to find about these events. In House Recruitment Live IHR Live, taking place at […]

Generating More Direct Applications for Your Jobs

A recent performance report published by the team at WaveTrackR listed the average number of job applications being generated by the leading media channels in the UK. The report took the results from more than 1000 different generic roles between February and March. What was interesting about the results when compared to our own data, […]

Time to hire

1 in 4 Employees Search for Jobs During lunch Breaks

Sophie Parrott It has originally been thought that if a candidate is already in a job, it can be difficult to find the time to search for a new job. But new research commissioned by has revealed that one in four UK workers are ditching lunch dates with colleagues, and are instead looking for […]

HR and recruitment team meeting

CV-Library boss reveals why recruiters should work closely with Marketing

By Sophie Parrott Getting a job advert right is crucial. Ads that provide candidates with the appropriate information to inform their decision will be deemed more attractive and are more likely to boast higher response rates. However, Citizens Advice research has shown that historically jobseekers aren’t given the right information from the get-go. Stats have […]

Annual HR trends, job adverts and applicants

Job Applicants and Advertising Annual Trends

Research into annual recruitment activity and numbers of job applicants, carried out by WaveTrackR has shown a cyclical annual trend of peaks and dips in recruiting activity. Following this trend and anticipating the busy periods can allow recruiters to maximise their results. Also getting ahead of these peak periods and starting your recruitment earlier, can […]