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  1. We’ve all heard of employer brand and what that can do for your recruitment efforts but there’s also such a thing as a personal brand. This week our panel of experts unpick exactly what that means and why future hires should consider having one. Kerri-Ann Hargreaves Having a strong personal brand is incredibly important. Be […] What is Personal Brand for candidates and How Does it Work? Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  2. In my thirty years of helping companies hire from their competitors, I have come to believe in two truths: when the economy is either very good or very bad, the amount of lateral hiring ticks up dramatically. Two other phenomena accompany those truths: both hiring practices and the speed at which a hire goes from hello […] 4 Rules for Hiring From the Competition Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  3. Nuffield Health’s latest whitepaper – The effects of remote working on stress, wellbeing, and productivity – has discovered remote working correlates with higher workplace wellbeing but can also offer unique business challenges. Hectic schedules and long hours have become an increasingly prevalent issue across offices and the rising gig economy, with a new study from Gallup revealing 23 percent […] Preventing Burnout in the Multi-generational Gig Economy Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  4. This global biotech company stands out in a competitive industry by prioritizing authenticity—saying no to impersonal stock photography and “vanilla” social media advocacy. Tammy Embry is a Global Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing Strategist at Amgen. Have a listen to the episode below, keep reading for a summary and be sure to subscribe to the Employer […] Attracting Talent Through Employer Brand Authenticity Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  5. While it’s easy to feel defeated after spotting discouraging news headlines about women being overlooked in the latest Oscars drama (pun intended), let’s focus our attention elsewhere. It’s still early in 2020, so we can start by ringing in this year by celebrating these women who have battled not only the battles typical of any […] Secrets to How Women Entrepreneurs Manage Their Travel Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  6. Ah, the start of a new year. It’s that time of year when we all collectively emerge from weeks of indulgence vowing to turn over a new leaf and become the best versions of ourselves. Wellness is the buzzword of our times — and not just in our personal lives, but in the workplace as […] What’s Next in Wellness? Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  7. Is it possible to be a successful recruiter because you want to “help people” rather than being money motivated? Let me start by setting the scene of when I first became aware that this wasn’t necessarily the norm and that by admitting you are doing it for more altruistic reasons can be perceived as a […] Can You Help People and Be Successful in 2020? Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  8. They used to be the best way for candidates to get noticed by prospective employers, and there were certain rules for compiling them including lots of dos and don’ts. But are they really relevant and should we be bothering with them at all in this digital and social media age where there are far more […] Do Recruiters Still Read Resumes? Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  9. As recruiters, we’re in the unique position of being able to really get under the skin of what our candidates are looking for, and how our clients can best turn those demands into reality. In 2020, our candidates continue to value soft benefits as a top priority when looking for a new role. For good […] How Your Client’s Benefits Really Make a Difference When Hiring Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  10. Number 10’s special adviser Dominic Cummings was in the news recently for declaring he wanted to hire an unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds to work with the Civil Service. It was not a conventional job advertisement in terms of the language used and didn’t promote flexible working or healthy work-life balance. […] Unusual Hiring Tactics Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  11. Marie Kondo has probably shamed a lot of people into becoming more organized and is probably responsible for a lot of sales at a number of retailers like The Container Store. This retail brand’s employer brand strategy excels when it foregrounds employee voices, providing tools and platforms for telling their own stories. Rachel Kennedy is […] Uplifting Employee Voices with Your Employer Brand Strategy Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  12. Recruiters have a whole arsenal of advice for the candidates in their care. But a lot of this advice tends to be negative: don’t say this, don’t shake hands like that. As with most feedback, when critiquing a candidate’s mock-interview it is easier to address what went wrong than to cook up positive new ideas […] 12 Things Your Candidate Should Say at Interviews Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  13. Back at your work desk, huh? Depending on how benevolent your employer is, you’ll have enjoyed up to two weeks off to recharge. Or at least a reduced schedule during which to collect your thoughts and think about how to turbocharge your career in 2020. But early January soon merges into late January, then springtime, […] 9 New Year Resolutions to Nail at Work Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  14. It is undeniable that Brexit marks the biggest geopolitical shakeup for generations. It is a topic that dominated public attention last year, with the news agenda eagle-eyed on parliament’s struggle to deliver a unanimously satisfactory exit deal. Similarly, when it came to the end of the year election campaign, the majority of the debate centered […] Flexit: What it Means for Recruiters Post Brexit Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  15. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to know about getting hired, but weren’t sure where to look, then fear not. Our brand new panel of experts have an abundance of tips for candidates to share with you. There isn’t much these lot don’t know about getting your foot through the door at your future place […] What’s the Best Way to Get Noticed by Recruiters? Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  16. The workplace epidemic of ‘burnout’ is on the rise and experts have suggested that unlimited holidays may provide a solution. Perkbox recently conducted a survey of 1,342 working Brits to reveal opinions surrounding unlimited holidays and the impact that these policies are having on the fight against burnout. Perkbox’s study shows that this initiative is […] Are Unlimited Holidays a Cure for Burnout? Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  17. The UK’s skills crisis is a well-documented issue – one that threatens the prosperity of our future workforce and economy. But it’s not just an issue that is solely impacting us at home. Talent shortages and an ever-evolving skills landscape – brought on by the impact of digitalization – are causing problems in organizations globally, […] The UK is Falling Behind in the Global Skills Race Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  18. Back in the day, lighting, televisions and even compact disc players is what Philips was better-known for. But these days, it’s all about health technology. Learn why Philips’ employer brand strategy is thriving thanks to its highly personal approach to storytelling, innovative content, and strong EVP. Dominique Mallion is the Global Content Marketing Strategist & […] How to Change Lives and Attract Exceptional Talent Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  19. On average, workers leave a job every once every four and a half years. But how many jobs have you been truly happy to devote half a decade of your life to? The problem isn’t just that quitting a job is tough. It’s tough to even know that it is time to quit. There are […] Should You Quit Your Job? Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  20. 53% of employers in the engineering and technology sector say the shortage of engineers in the UK is a threat to their business. And as demand for engineers across the country continues to rise, 6 in 10 employers report recruitment of engineering and technical staff with the right skills the biggest anticipated barrier to achieving their […] The Recruitment Crisis on the Horizon Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  21. Professionalism in the workplace is a topic that continues to evolve as we head into a new year and a new decade. Gone are the days of the completely formal office environment stuffed with cubicles and suits. Today those are being rapidly replaced with open floor layouts and casual dress codes. Business owners are shifting […] Modern Office Trends for 2020 Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  22. Oh, brother. Here come more “shocking” statistics that are actually quite pedestrian. Another clickbait headline that elicits the opposite…yawn. Well, the data points in this article are genuinely true, and we’re willing to bet most of them haven’t been heard, or at least, taken to heart and acted upon. With employer branding being so critical […] Why Bother with Employer Branding? Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  23. January is officially the bleakest month of the year. It’s cold outside, you’re broke and you’re stuck in your office making it difficult to kick start your health and fitness resolution. Just because you can’t afford that gym membership and you’re office-bound and on your rump, doesn’t mean you have to let your fitness suffer. Feel […] The Secrets to Keeping Your Fitness Resolution at Work Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  24. Internal communications and workplace flexibility will reign supreme in the 2020 workplace. The convergence of the startup and corporate company cultures will lead to the emergence of ‘employee first’ culture when it comes to EX, while CSR initiatives will increase with the help of digitalization. In the not so distant past, flexible working was seen […] 2020 Trends That Will Shake Up Workplaces Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  25. When your business is connecting customers with their next home, attracting purpose-driven talent with your employer brand is critical. Sarah Staley is Head of Employer Brand and Culture at Realtor.com. Have a listen to the episode below, keep reading for a summary and be sure to subscribe to the Employer Branding Podcast. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Soundcloud. In […] What Attracts Purpose-Driven Talent to Your Employer Brand Undercover Recruiter - View the full article