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The latest updates in HR and Recruitment innovation

4 Creative Onboarding Activities For New Employees

on Mar 23, 2017 9:56:00 AM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | Hiring HR
The importance of new employee onboarding can be easily missed in the rush to get your team up to speed. That might not seem like a big issue, but it's a fact that the first few weeks at a new job can determine whether an employee will stay for the long term. One study claims employees are 69% more likely to stay at a company for up to three years if they attended an onboarding programme. Failing to have an onboarding strategy is a costly HR mistake. If you want to improve employee retention, you need to consider having creative onboarding activities for your new employees.
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7 Ways Managers Can Strengthen Their Recruitment Process

on Mar 20, 2017 10:12:00 AM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | Hiring
When you're in charge of a team, it's understandable you don't have a lot of time to focus on your recruitment process. To help you out, we've handpicked some of the best methods and techniques you can adopt to help you recruit quickly and successfully without it negatively impacting your other duties.
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Introducing...Video Screening!

on Mar 15, 2017 4:05:00 PM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | Interviews HR Tech
You've heard of phone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and you've most probably heard of interviewing via Skype. But now, we're introducing a super efficient new way of screening potential candidates. We're really proud to introduce video screening!
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How To Reduce Your Time To Hire [Free Guide]

on Mar 14, 2017 11:57:40 AM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | Hiring HR
Would you like to reduce your recruitment time line and costs this year? Then we have the perfect guide for you.
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5 Strategies for Attracting Top Talent to Your Company

on Mar 8, 2017 11:20:00 AM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | Hiring HR
Attracting top talent to your company can feel like a constant boxing match when your competitors are competing to snap up the best talent out there. Along with outmatching your competition, there is also the overall cost of hiring. Hiring the wrong person means you will need to rehire again in future and train up someone new. By getting the right person the first time, you won't need to hire new staff anytime soon and you can reduce the cost to hire. This is why it's so important to introduce strategies that will help you attract excellent and long term talent. 
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How to Build a Culture of Accountability in the Workplace

on Mar 1, 2017 9:37:00 AM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | HR
Do you feel like some of your employees have an attitude of non-accountability? Do they have a habit of dodging responsibility when projects fail to report positive results? Here is how you can build a culture of accountability in the workplace.
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5 Costly Mistakes HR Managers Make When Recruiting

on Feb 22, 2017 4:56:00 PM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | Hiring HR Reducing Costs
Finding and hiring new employees is expensive. When you calculate recruitment agency fees, time spent interviewing candidates and the cost of having a vacant job, you can see why hiring is an expensive process. Even though it is usually accidental or indirect, HR managers can make some very costly mistakes when recruiting. Here are some of the most common mistakes HR managers make (so you can avoid them!).
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How to Write an Awesome Job Description in 15 Minutes

on Feb 16, 2017 10:34:00 AM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | Hiring
Ideally you want to spend a few hours writing an awesome job description. A carefully composed job specification can help you attract the best candidates. But, understandably, you don't always have lots of free time to create an incredible job ad. Here is how to write a job description in 15 minutes AND still attract the right type of CVs.
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Reducing Recruitment Costs: During the Hire

on Feb 14, 2017 10:14:00 AM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | HR Reducing Costs
From the moment you start posting jobs adverts to the moment you're choosing the candidate you want to hire, you've got many recruitment tasks to do. And these can be expensive. The costs of recruitment agencies and any delays in hiring a new candidate can be a major cost to your business. Here are some tips on how to reduce recruitment costs during your next hire. 
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8 Recruiting Strategies That Find Hidden Talent

on Feb 9, 2017 10:11:00 AM By | Optimize | 0 Comments | Hiring HR
Looking for recruiting strategies that find hidden talent? You've come to the right place. Here are some recruiting techniques you can use to optimise the way your company hires and help you find the best talent out there.
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