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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –