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March 6, 2019

The Seven Best Questions to Ask Candidates in Interviews

Spending the time and resources to create a job description, promote the job posting and vet candidates is undone if your interview is unable to successfully differentiate the candidates.   Once you’ve attracted candidates, you’ll want to ask interview questions regarding industry and expertise, as well as broader-based questions to learn how they will ultimately mesh with your team. As Shelly Goldman, Executive Recruiter and Founder, Goldman Group Advantage said, “These questions are a wonderful way to know more about what’s important to a candidate and how well they interact with others.” (Glassdoor)   The interview itself is a two-way street. It is not only a time when the organisation determines whether the candidate is the right fit for the […]
March 6, 2019
Employee with question mark bag on head surrounded by client reviews

Why third-party reviews are trusted and how to optimise them

Before we buy a product or try a service for the first time, we often seek recommendations from those around us. Everything from where we choose to get our haircut to the online stores we purchase from are guided by the endorsements of our fellow consumers.   While word of mouth was traditionally the only medium available to receive this counsel, through the internet and online reviews, consumers are able to reach a much wider audience with their feedback. And it is becoming increasingly used.   Research shows that 91% of people regularly or occasionally read online reviews, and 84% trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation (Inc).   There are two types of reviews that your consumers […]
February 19, 2019

Using Customer Feedback to your Company’s Advantage

  Consumers were once just pawns in the game of marketing, interacting with businesses where the business dictated. Nowadays, the power paradigm has shifted. It is the customer who holds sway over the who, how and what they interact with. Virally shared content on social media and peer-to-peer customer feedback has become the standard for how customers purchase from and engage with businesses. In fact, 90% of consumers read peer online reviews before visiting a business and 84% of those people trust online/social reviews as much as personal recommendations (Forbes). Online review platforms such as Glassdoor and Google Reviews have given transparency to each and every business – whether wanted or not. This technology has allowed for open customer feedback […]
October 29, 2018

Sourcr and CVCheck Partnership

In our quest to make hiring better, faster and cheaper for our clients, we’re proud to announce that we’ve locked in an amazing partnership with CVCheck! CVCheck is a leading provider of employment screening in Australia which gives you confidence in the hiring process Our online secure service and range of checks creates a clear candidate picture and reduces the risk of a bad hire. The CVCheck Difference Large range of checks available in the one place. Fast & flexible – Fast and easy online ordering. Local Support Team – Global coverage. Secure – CVCheck is at the forefront of protecting individual’s data. Trusted – Results sourced directly from the authorities. No lock-in contracts – Only order what you need, […]
August 6, 2018

Sourcr and Broadbean Integration Partnership

Broadbean and Sourcr are delighted announce our integration partnership. Broadbean is the world’s largest job advert multi-poster, giving users access to multiple job boards from a single post. Broadbean users can now post job vacancies that they wish to tender to a specialist recruitment agency directly through to the Sourcr platform, which has a network over 300, pre-vetted, specialist recruiters. Sourcr uses recruitment agency performance data, such as employer reviews, placement history and recruitment metrics, to match an employer’s job requirements to the best specialist recruiter in the market. Employers can use the Sourcr platform for no additional cost and receive a shortlist of specialist recruiters within hours of their job post. Recruiters work to a universal set of terms […]
December 20, 2017

Recruitment Trends in 2018

This article was originally published by Bowen Eldridge and has been shared with the authors permission. You can view the original article here. From how we make purchases, to how we watch TV, and even how we apply for jobs; the world as we know it is constantly evolving, and this is something that is being reflected in the emerging recruitment trends for 2018 and beyond. Due to the internet making information readily available at our fingertips, people now expect different things from the job ads they apply for, as well as how they undertake the general recruitment process. Additionally, with the level of unemployment in the UK currently at an all-time low, there’s now more competition than ever when […]
February 16, 2017

How to Lead Millennials in Recruitment: Part 2

This is part 2 of a series based on my recent discussions with millennial recruiters. As an ex-recruiter running a business that has a particularly big interest in seeing the recruitment industry succeed, I wanted to understand what was happening to cause the significantly high levels of staff turnover amongst millennials. Through the work I’m doing now I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many millennials in the industry and I curated these blogs based on their feedback. In part 1, I talked about communication and creating an organisation driven by purpose. If you haven’t read part one, you can read it here. Now for part two. Part 2   Millennials know where the world is going, steer the ship […]
February 8, 2017

How to Lead Millennials in Recruitment: Part 1

You may have seen the recent viral video from Simon Sinek on millennials in the workplace (If you haven’t you can check it out here). It raises some really interesting points on how our upbringing has affected our ability to adapt to modern working life. It got me thinking about recruitment and the challenges our leaders face with an increasingly millennial workforce. There are some absolutely fantastic leaders in the recruitment industry and I have had the pleasure of working with and for many of them. However, since moving out of agency I’ve had the opportunity to connect with many recruiters and discuss their views on the on the various agencies they’ve worked for. The feedback I received was that […]
January 23, 2017

Recruiters: What they offer that jobs boards can’t!

Talk to any Business Owner, Manager or HR team and they’ll tell you – recruitment is tough! Finding and selecting the perfect candidate who will create true value is not easy and many turn to the recruitment industry for support. And it’s big business. Providers to the industry, such as jobs boards, form an $11bn market and there are a plethora of options to choose from. For many businesses, the most common way to advertise a vacancy is through a jobs board, such as SEEK or Indeed in Australia. Yet in recent years, many have complained that advertising on a jobs board just doesn’t cut the mustard and I think there are a few reasons why. Kissing a few frogs […]
January 17, 2017

How to Write a Good Job Advert

Job Title If this is a newly created position, you may need to create a new job title for the role. This should accurately reflect the nature of the position, be in align with other roles in the company of a similar level and not overly exaggerate the seniority of the position. However, it is important that the job title is appealing to candidates and this generally means being recognised in the industry. You may want to look at the job titles of employees within your competitors for inspiration. For example, it’s generally accepted that the Head of HR within a business would hold a Head of HR, HR Director or People Director title. If you were to post a […]
January 17, 2017
Recruiters fill rates dropped

Agency Recruiters – How to Instantly Boost your Fill Rate!

I’ve been there. Anyone who’s worked in agency recruitment has. You think you’ve done the hard part – you’ve picked up the job from a client, possibly even got a retainer or exclusivity, all you need do now is find that perfect candidate. Simple. Well that’s usually where the problem starts. You’ve scoured LinkedIn, advertised, blitzed the CRM, asked for referrals, but nothing. You just can’t find what you’re looking for. Now there’s a possibility that the client either has unrealistic expectations, but let’s assume you’ve done your job and managed those expectations. You’ve got a brief that you think is fillable. It could be just a dip in the market and access to talent that you thought was there […]
January 17, 2017
Finding your way in Recruitment

The Hide and Seek of Recruitment

Last October, I resigned from my job as a Manager at a Global Recruitment Firm to create a business. A Recruitment business, but not another agency. A business with an entirely new model. One that I truly believe could reinvent the way Employers engage with Recruiters. Recruiters are often given a bad rap and that negativity seems to have intensified over the last few years. A recent study by Inavero in the US, found that between 2010 and 2015, the NPS score for the Recruitment Industry dropped from +33 to -3. For the first time, there were more detractors than promoters of Recruiters. If the same study was conducted in Australia, I believe we would see a similar trend. However, […]
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