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Christmas Recruitment: How to stop seasonal hiring from crippling your retail business

Posted by Ed Hull on 04-Dec-2015 10:50:38

DID YOU KNOW - "Staff turnover costs UK businesses around £42 billion a year"

Those operating in the retail sector will have experienced a number of key issues that are particularly hard-hitting during periods of recruitment. The underpinning reason for this is that the volume of applicants is much higher than any other sector. Retail currently employs more than any other private sector employer and employs 10% of the UK population (Labour Market Review).

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Topics: Human Resources HR, Best Practices

The 7 headaches of recruiting teachers in Canada

Posted by Ed Hull on 20-Nov-2015 12:16:04

Canada is experiencing an unprecedented surge in candidates eager to join the teaching workforce and this is caused by a combination of a large number of Canadian’s graduating with degrees in teaching, and a considerable push for foreign teachers to join the Canadian workforce.

The large number of candidates applying for teaching roles is leaving many schools, colleges and universities with masses of CVs flooding their mailboxes and what seems to be the never-ending task of shortlisting them. The University of British Columbia received applications for double the amount of places it had to offer in 2014. The previous year, at the opposite side of the country, there were approximately 9000 graduate teachers in the Ontario area with only 6000 positions available for them.

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, In the news, Best Practices

Top 10 Recruitment Problems You Should Be Avoiding

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 25-Sep-2015 16:21:56

How long does it take you to fill a role, on average, from the moment you realise you need to hire someone to the moment someone starts?

There are many factors that can cause delays in your hiring process, and delays can sometimes lead to lost candidates or rejected offer letters. Below you will see 10 of the most common recruitment process problems that organisations have but have done nothing about.


1. Candidates have to leave your careers page to apply – The candidate journey plays a huge part on how your employer brand is perceived by those who express an interest in working for your business. Having to leave your website can not only cause confusion for the candidate, but it is also an unpleasant experience for them.

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Topics: Human Resources HR, Best Practices

Does your recruitment brand matter?

Posted by Anand Pau on 23-Sep-2015 13:59:26

Whether we like it or not, every organisation has a brand, even if they don’t necessarily recognise it.

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, Best Practices, Data Sheets

How to attract and retain the best talent for jobs in education

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 27-Aug-2015 15:39:09

If you want to ensure that your school, college or university is in the best possible position to hire great teachers and lecturers then keep reading, as this is the perfect article for you.

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Topics: Technology, In the news, Best Practices, Software

FREE CANDIDATE SUPPORT when you use our Recruitment Software

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 21-Aug-2015 10:03:00

When your candidates are applying via an application form they sometimes have questions that they want to ask regarding the application process - answering these questions can be time consuming... that's why Vacancy Filler do it for you, at no additional cost!

See the video below that explains the additional services that Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software provide alongside their Applicant Tracking Software

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Topics: Human Resources HR, Interviews, Best Practices, Software

Caring About Recruitment

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 17-Aug-2015 14:40:00



The quality of care given at different care homes varies hugely, and this is for a number of reasons, but one of those reasons is the home's ability to source good quality staff who are a strong fit for the culture of the individual care home.

Finding the right staff can be the difference between a care home thriving and a care home closing, and with the life expectancy age increasing, we are in a time where care homes are needed more than ever.

Those responsible for recruiting at the care homes are not alone though, with the growing capabilities and popularity of recruitment software care homes can continue to find and hire great talent.

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, In the news, Best Practices

The ultimate guide to recruiting with social media

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 17-Jul-2015 11:32:34


Social media has taken the internet world by storm over the past decade or so; starting as a simple communication platform it has now evolved into a powerful engine that individual users and businesses rely on - on a daily basis sometimes.

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, Best Practices, Social Media

Are face-to-face interviews a waste of time and money?

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 02-Jul-2015 12:19:50

Following the integration of video interviewing into the Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software Platform, I have taken a keen interest into the benefits and opinions of Video use during the interview process.

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Topics: Video Interviewing, Technology, Human Resources HR, Best Practices, Software

Skills Testing & Screening - What you need to know.

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 02-Jul-2015 12:18:20


Recruiters now have at their disposal a wide variety of screening and skills testing solutions, ranging from competency based testing, aptitude testing and various types of psychometric testing, comments Tony Brookes, Sales Director at Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software. 

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, In the news, Best Practices