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Ed Hull

Ed Hull is the Marketing Assistant at Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software. As a keen writer with a degree in History, Ed contributes regularly to the Vacancy Filler blog.

Recent Posts

Recruitment software for one of the UK’s iconic breweries

Posted by Ed Hull on 28-Nov-2016 08:30:00

Hydes is a brewer and pub operator based in the north west of England with sites across Cheshire, Lancashire and North Wales.  They currently have around 60 pubs, a head office where the central HR operations are conducted and the brewery from which their signature beers are made.

We spoke to Laura, the Personnel Officer at Hydes Brewery, about the problems she historically had with recruiting and how she forsees it changing with the use of Vacancy Filler’s recruitment software.

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Topics: Order Announcement

How does your company accommodate for the needs of disabled candidates?

Posted by Ed Hull on 12-Oct-2016 14:31:45

Signing up to schemes that are created to guarantee equal opportunities is a great way to ensure that you are an employer with good ethics and a modern way of thinking; but the truth is that the Private Sector often struggles to adhere to government boundaries and meet the achievements made by those in the Public Sector.

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Topics: Best Practices

Candidate journey and applicant drop off rates: helping York College build a great recruiter brand

Posted by Ed Hull on 01-Sep-2016 16:40:30

York College is a further and higher education college located in the north of England that offers a wide range of qualifications to post 16 year olds.

In 2013; the college’s last inspection, York College was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. They currently employ over 800 teaching and non-teaching staff and recruit constantly throughout the year.

We spoke to Dan Shrimpton, Senior HR Adviser at York College, regarding their decision to partner with Vacancy Filler and what he looks forward to in using the system.

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Topics: Order Announcement

Implementing recruitment technology - training, software and techniques for the education sector

Posted by Ed Hull on 22-Aug-2016 14:36:44

Ashton 6th Form College is located in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester and has around 2000 students.  In 2016, the college was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted and achieved a 99% pass rate for A Levels.

The 6th form college has a small, core HR team that overseas recruitment; we spoke to Dawn Parrott, one of the main users of the system about her experience with Vacancy Filler. The 6th form college currently employs around 240 members of staff and hire approximately 20-30 times a year.

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Topics: Human Resources HR, Case Studies, Education

Video Interviewing - recruitment solutions that overcomes geographical barriers

Posted by Ed Hull on 08-Aug-2016 14:13:12

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media. They operate in 56 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas and broadcast to a potential audience of 1.03 billion people.

Olivier Dugenet, HR Business Partner at EBU spoke to us about his experience recruiting with Vacancy Filler. The company currently employs around more than 400 members of staff and recruits between 60-80 times a year.

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Topics: Video Interviewing, Case Studies, support

Glassdoor recognise Vacancy Filler as top employer for 2nd year running

Posted by Ed Hull on 22-Jul-2016 16:34:55

Back in 2015, Vacancy Filler were voted the 4th best technology company to work for in the UK amongst the likes of Attenda and Shazam, and now we are proud to find out we have landed a place on Glassdoor’s list of 11 Great UK Employers You've Never Heard Of - hopefully it's the last time we'll qualify though.

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Topics: In the news

Improving recruitment through Managed Services and reporting

Posted by Ed Hull on 07-Jul-2016 16:14:20


Graham & Brown is an international wall decoration group that has been innovating the home improvement market for 70 years with British-made, design-led products. In addition to their manufacturing, design and marketing centre in Blackburn, they have sales offices and distribution centres across the world.

Sharon Ternan, HR Advisor at Graham & Brown, spoke to us about her experience recruiting with Vacancy Filler. The company currently employs around 400 members of staff in the UK and has recently experienced growth in the direct-to-consumer division of the business which has seen them hiring around 30 times a year.

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, Case Studies, Retail

Felsted School signs up to Vacancy Filler following  client referrals

Posted by Ed Hull on 29-Jun-2016 11:47:38

Felsted School is a prominent boarding and day school for boys and girls between the ages four to eighteen. In 2013, the Independent Schools Inspectorate rated Felsted: ‘Excellent in every aspect’.

The school is situated in North Essex, one hour from London, employs more than 670 members of staff and recruit more than 80 times a year.

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Topics: Education, Order Announcement

Clarity on recruitment through effective reporting; helping Aylesbury College recruit effectively

Posted by Ed Hull on 27-Jun-2016 16:26:23

Aylesbury College is a located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and provides education on a range of levels for around 2,500 students and employs approximately 310 teaching and non-teaching staff.

We Spoke to Clare Gell, the Director of Human Resources at Aylesbury College who explained her decision to partner with Vacancy Filler.

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Topics: Education, Order Announcement

How retail can strengthen their recruitment brand through candidate support

Posted by Ed Hull on 20-Jun-2016 08:56:40

The most successful retail brands pride themselves on their customer support, whereas those that neglect it often alienate customers and force them to shop elsewhere. Many brands in the retail industry rely on the service they give to create an environment for customers where they feel welcome and appreciated, it does not just help the brand, but it is also part of it.

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Topics: Retail, support