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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

Cutting recruitment admin time in half for North Star housing association

Posted by Ed Hull on 15-Jun-2016 10:44:29

North Star is a housing association based in the North East of England who provides affordable housing in the Tees Valley, County Durham and North Yorkshire. The company recruits for a variety of positions around 15-20 times a year and currently employs over 100 members of staff.

We spoke to Katherine Walton, Head of People Services, at North Star who explained to us some of the reasons why they decided to use Vacancy Filler.


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Topics: Order Announcement, Not-for-profit, Housing Association

The 4 ways to maximise retail’s recruitment potential

Posted by Ed Hull on 19-May-2016 11:00:38

The most successful brands bring together all aspects of their recruitment to not only benefit the hiring process, but to benefit all aspects of the company. By creating a holistic approach to recruiting, companies are able to advertise their brand, shed light on their strategy and effectively manage who has control over the recruitment process all while attracting and managing the best candidates.  The best recruitment solutions bring more than just great candidates.

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Topics: Best Practices, Case Studies, Retail

Luxury retail leading the way for recruitment in Canada

Posted by Ed Hull on 11-May-2016 17:08:44

The retail industry is the largest public sector employer in Canada and although the sector experienced difficulties in the last global economic crisis, its position at the top continued and is reported to have grown year on year since.

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Topics: Retail

The 10 things we know about your recruitment

Posted by Ed Hull on 29-Apr-2016 12:00:00


From education to retail, hospitality to care, each industry has its own methods of recruitment while each individual company has its own individual requirements. Though this is true, we've found that there remains 10 points that remain the same for almost every business:

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Recruitment and your brand: the reason your recruitment process is losing you customers

Posted by Ed Hull on 26-Apr-2016 12:00:00

In recent years, the job market has developed into one which is driven by the candidate. The expectations and demands of candidates have grown, while companies are striving to ensure both their successful and unsuccessful applicants are fully contented with their experience while applying for a job.  In short, the gap between candidate and customer is becoming less and less.

But why has this phenomena come about and more importantly, what can be done to stay ahead of the curve?

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Topics: Best Practices, Retail

Nisbets: boosting recruitment effectiveness through talent pooling and candidate testing

Posted by Ed Hull on 25-Apr-2016 14:30:00

As the UK’s largest supplier of kitchen and catering equipment, Nisbets currently operates out of two main sites and sixteen stores across the UK. In 2015 Nisbets recruited for around three hundred positions and looks to continue at this rate for 2016.

We spoke to Matt Ellis, the recruitment manager at Nisbets who spoke of how Vacancy Filler is set to assist with Nisbets growing employee base.

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Topics: Order Announcement, Retail

Improving Efficiency through Focus, on Every Stage of Recruitment

Posted by Ed Hull on 21-Apr-2016 11:30:00

Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Their purpose is to create a fairer society and a more sustainable future. They are a progressive movement and work with businesses to drive change and develop an integrated approach to running a responsible business.  As an organisation they recruit both internally and externally around 100 times per annum.

We spoke to Eirini, a Human Resources Adviser at Business in the Community about the recent partnership with Vacancy Filler.


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Topics: Order Announcement, Not-for-profit

The importance of reporting

Posted by Ed Hull on 20-Apr-2016 11:11:04

People are perhaps the most important part of a business; the right staff can both make and cost money. Primarily, when the right people are hired, they will thrive and in turn the business will prosper, whereas conversely, the wrong candidates will be less proactive and will inevitably leave the company, causing the hiring process to start afresh, costing the business both time and money.

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Topics: Best Practices

Shortlisting Candidates in Their Thousands: Helping Centrepoint Modernise their Recruitment

Posted by Ed Hull on 18-Apr-2016 17:03:52

Centrepoint is a youth homelessness organisation that supports 16 to 25 year olds, based in London the North and North East of England. The charity provides housing and support for more than 7,800 young people every year.

We spoke to Cengiz Ali, Head of Human Resources at Centrepoint who explained his reasoning for partnering with Vacancy Filler.


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Topics: Order Announcement

Vacancy Filler Invited to the Unveiling of Aldi's State-of-the-Art Distribution Centre

Posted by Ed Hull on 14-Apr-2016 12:34:37

We were very proud and excited to be invited to the opening ceremony of Aldi’s new state-of-the-art regional distribution centre in Bolton on Friday 1st April.

 The new hub replaces Aldi’s existing distribution centre in Middleton and has seen 550 employees make the move across to Bolton.  Aldi are also now looking to hire 100 new members of staff to work within the logistics side of its business in the coming months.

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Topics: Retail