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Disengaged Staff: The True Cost to your Business

Posted by Naomi Hyett on 26-Mar-2018 11:25:30


Every day, companies are losing money from their bottom line without knowing what the real problem is. What if I told you that your organisation could be losing money due to a lack of productivity, as a direct result of demotivated employees?

According to research by Gallup, the proportion of workers who are not engaged with their work is a whopping 68%, but what is even more concerning is those who are actively involved and engaged with their work is a meagre 11%.

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, Software

Recruitment Analytics: Using Today's Data for Tomorrow's Hire

Posted by Katie Parr on 08-Dec-2016 09:00:00


Reporting and analytics are vital for any business’ hiring process. If you’re oblivious as to where you both benefitted and suffered in past campaigns, then you’re left to continue blindly into your future hiring campaigns and this is no practical route to success.

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Topics: Technology

Why marmite lovers are better employees

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 02-Nov-2016 12:05:00

Analytics are providing x-ray results of businesses’ recruitment processes

The fight between businesses for the best employees is not new to the recruitment scene – however, what is new, and is giving the businesses innovative enough to implement them an advantage, is the functionality that comes with digital recruitment solutions.

Not only can businesses using this technology benefit from faster hiring, reduced reliance on agencies and therefore lowered hiring costs, as well as the benefit of a streamlined application process for a better candidate journey; they can now utilise data collated from all of the recruitment campaigns ran since implementing the software to highlight further business benefits.

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Topics: Technology

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

The 2015 Public Cloud Storage Services Winner

Posted by Tony Brookes on 02-Dec-2015 16:16:20

We’re really pleased to see that Amazon yet again has been voted as the leader in 2015 Public Cloud Storage Services ahead of Microsoft and other established vendors.

Vacancy Filler moved to Amazon Web Services (AWS) over 18 months ago as we were dissatisfied with our then hosting provider because of outages and lack of control over the infrastructure. 

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Topics: Technology, In the news

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

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

What no one tells you about recruiting with social media

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 18-Sep-2015 14:39:38


Social media has probably taken off more than anyone imagined it would, I’m sure even Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook had no idea that it would be this big, and it seems that every time we think, “that’s it, there’s no room for any more social networks” another one comes along – just as big and just as successful.

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Topics: Technology, Social Media

Recruitment Services: Sometimes service & support supersedes software

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 10-Sep-2015 10:39:15

Sabre Insurance Order Announcement 


Formed in 1982, Sabre Insurance has more than 130 employees and is based in Surrey; they are a popular insurer that sells car insurance primarily through brokers but also directly to the public. Sabre Insurance is one of the most successful insurers in the UK, with a great reputation for providing brokers and customers with outstanding customer service.

The Vacancy Filler Solution

Having previously built strong relationships with recruitment agencies, Wendy Bamping, Head of HR from Sabre Insurance, worked at an agreed rate of 12-15% of the basic salary for the, on average, 20 vacancies a year that they recruited for.

Although they advertised on their website, working with agencies was a regular method of recruiting for them as Sabre were often searching for particularly hard to fill roles, and these required specialist help in order to fill.

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Topics: Technology, Software, Case Studies

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