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Katie Parr

Content Assistant for Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software

Recent Posts

Everything You Need to Know About Onboarding Candidates

Posted by Katie Parr on 28-Sep-2017 17:21:47


Onboarding should be seen as an essential part of every business’ recruitment process as it is critical in securing the productivity that a new hire can offer to a business. With the right procedure in place you can ensure an Onboarding process that quickly and effectively puts your new hires in a position where they enter the business as satisfied employees and are ready to go from day one.

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Topics: Best Practices

Recruitment made easy: reducing reliance on agencies

Posted by Katie Parr on 05-May-2017 14:00:00


Recruitment software for the automotive industry

Smart Fleet Solutions provides inspection and refurbishment for cars at the end of their lease period in preparation for resale. They currently employ over 400 members of staff throughout a number of UK locations including Staffordshire, West Lothian, Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire. We spoke to Simon Osbourne, Recruitment Manager, at Smart Fleet who is in charge of recruitment training. We discussed the problems the company had prior to Vacancy Filler and how recruitment software has improved their process.

Currently, Smart Fleet post around 10 job adverts a month but these adverts often pull in multiple hires.

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Topics: Case Studies, Automotive

Basic to Brilliant Recruitment: Why Wandle Housing chose Vacancy Filler

Posted by Katie Parr on 26-Apr-2017 13:00:00


Wandle are a Housing Association based in London Bridge and employ around 178 staff. Covering 9 South London Boroughs, the organisation currently provides around 7,300 properties for tenants, outright buy and part-time buy schemes for homeowners. With a high volume of recruitment, Wandle advertises around 10 new vacancies per month and recruits around 120 times a year.

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Topics: Order Announcement, Housing Association

Vacancy Filler Helps Canterbury Foundation to Gain More Control Over Their Hiring Process

Posted by Katie Parr on 02-Mar-2017 14:11:14

Canterbury Foundation is a senior’s residence based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and have been in business for over 40 years, currently consisting of a 195 employee base. Their organisation contains 3 levels of care: Independent living, assisted living and dementia care. 

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Topics: Order Announcement

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport: The Transition from a Manual to Streamlined Recruitment Process

Posted by Katie Parr on 23-Feb-2017 10:00:00

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the largest of Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships.  As well as running the Glasgow Subway, SPT delivers an extensive range of public transport services including bus stations and subsidised bus services, manages large transport infrastructure projects and is responsible for delivery of a long-term multi-modal transport strategy for the west of Scotland. SPT is based in Glasgow, they currently employ around 530 members of staff, and last year alone they had 46 recruitment campaigns.

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Topics: Order Announcement

Key West Ford: Reducing Manual Work through Centralised Recruitment

Posted by Katie Parr on 17-Feb-2017 09:00:00

Key West Ford is a Franchise Ford dealer that sells new and pre-owned vehicles, located on the outskirts of Vancouver BC and employing around 140 members of staff; they boast a large service, parts and detailing department. Additionally, their in-house leasing department deals with a lot of commercial businesses and is heavily connected in the movie industry.

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Topics: Order Announcement, Retail

Managing Growth Within your Business

Posted by Katie Parr on 17-Jan-2017 10:42:01

In a market where businesses are constantly competing and consumer needs are always changing, growth is something that most companies strive for, believing it will boost business and be their route to success. However, it can also be a company’s downfall, overwhelming those too small to effectively handle substantial growth; many companies fall under pressure to hire more staff to accommodate the increase in business and associated costs.

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Topics: Best Practices

A close look into why councils choose Vacancy Filler

Posted by Katie Parr on 09-Jan-2017 09:00:00

Thurrock is the local council for the borough of Thurrock in Essex. The majority of staff there are based at the council’s main civic offices, however there are other sites such as depots and care homes that are dispersed around the area and the council operates flexible working.

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Topics: Order Announcement

An Educational Guide to Recruitment in Education

Posted by Katie Parr on 03-Jan-2017 09:00:00


The Education sector is made up of various types of institute that recruit in a variety of ways; when their recruitment process depends on a solution, each has their own goals, values and requirements.    

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Topics: Education

Attracting Top Talent to your Organisation

Posted by Katie Parr on 15-Dec-2016 09:00:00


One of the most important lessons to learn in business is that it’s the people, not the product, that are the root to business success; having the right employees is critical to building a successful business and this is why so many businesses put so much focus on attracting the right talent.

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