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Portraying your Personality in Job Interviews

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment

Your personality is what makes you unique; by sharing your skills and interests with your colleagues, you can develop positive working relationships, progress your position, and reach your career goals. But when it comes to job interviews, many candidates shy away from being their true selves.

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Conveying Company Culture During Recruitment

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Recruitment

Recruitment is tough for both employers and candidates, so effective two-way communication is essential. One of the main ways a company can help to find the right fit for a role is to include their business aspirations at every stage of the process, from the job advert through to the interviews.

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Keeping Your Cool While Recruiting

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Recruitment

We all know how stressful it can be applying for a new job, but employers can face just as much anxiety during a recruitment campaign. Not only do they take a huge amount of time, effort and money to organise, but choosing the wrong applicant can have a detrimental effect on a business. With the pressure of getting it right the first time, knowing how to keep your stress levels to a minimum can help you maintain focus, make informed decisions, and ultimately select the best candidate for your company. Here are some of our top recruitment strategies for employers.

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Are Multiple Interviews the New Normal?

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment

Imagine the scene – you find the perfect role, put your all into your application, receive an invitation to interview, and manage to wow the panel with your responses. Great job! Then comes the call for a second interview, a third, a fourth… so the question is, are multiple interviews the new normal?

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What Makes a Business Stand Out from the Crowd?

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Company News, Recruitment

Imagine your favourite places to shop, eat and enjoy yourself. Chances are the locations you chose were not unique within retail, catering or entertainment, so why did they come to mind? What makes them special? And how can you do the same to boost your own business? Standing out among the competition is one of the biggest challenges when running a business, but knowing how to identify and make the most of your unique selling points (USPs) can help you to attract and maintain a loyal client base. Here are three ways to improve your visibility.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Training New Employees

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Recruitment, Training & Development

New employee training is a vital part of recruitment. It helps to ensure new recruits understand their roles and the wider goals of the company, as well as increasing their confidence and competency. Methods can include job shadowing, group sessions, coaching, and formal apprenticeships.

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Writing CVs – Top Tips for Jobseekers

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment, Training & Development

A CV is a written summary of your skills, achievements and experience, condensed into a one to two page document. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to writing a CV, this document should always be clearly formatted, appropriate in length for a recruiter to skim read and, most importantly, tailored to the role or industry you are applying for. Not sure where to start? Here are some basic rules to follow:

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How to Have a Successful Video Interview

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Employers, Recruitment

Whether you are looking for new staff or searching for your next role, investing time and energy into the job interview process is crucial to success. Key Appointments are here to help make video interviewing both efficient and enjoyable with our video interview tips.

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How to support new and existing employees in a COVID world

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Policies & Procedures, Recruitment, Training & Development, Workplace Wellbeing

There’s no denying that the 2020 pandemic has turned the world upside down. And while we might be getting tired of hearing phrases like ‘unprecedented’ and ‘new normal’, we can’t hide from the fact that things are different right now.

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How to keep new starters engaged from offer to induction

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Policies & Procedures, Recruitment

You’ve found the perfect candidate and you’re ready to offer them the position, but what next? How will you ensure that you keep them engaged between accepting your offer and starting their induction?

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