Quarsh Blog

Is recruitment taking up too much management time?

Why is this a problem?

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Why is there a shortage of suitable candidates?

 

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Automated Interviewing, effective? - 3,2,1, answer the question....

In today’s fast paced society, our time is valuable. Which is why we’re not surprised by large companies being advocates for the automated video interview. For an automated interview, a candidate logs onto a portal and is given a series of questions to answer. They’re given a practise round and then a set time to answer each question. We saw on our LinkedIn network, a candidate had a video interview and lost his words, he panicked so much that he just didn’t move until the time was up. That way, the company would have thought the system had frozen. You have to hand it to him for his quick thinking!

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Recruiter: The battle of commission and culture

 

We have all been on the receiving end of a phone call from a recruiter pushing a role in finance, when your CV clearly states that you’re in marketing.

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Turning the tide of healthcare recruitment

We all know that the health and social care industry is one that struggles to retain staff and that this subsequently impacts care providers being able to offer the continuous, quality provision of care clients deserve. It’s an industry that like it or not, the chances are that one day it is going to play a part in each of our lives; either directly or indirectly.

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Apprenticeships - shaping our future workforce or stepping into the unknown?

As an HR or Recruitment professional, the future of your staff growth and retention is one of the main areas that you develop and nurture. Our investment in people is key to creating an effective team and delivering an excellent service to our customers.

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How hot is your recruitment process? Take its temperature with our free 10 minute recruitment audit!

So just how well is your recruitment function performing? It's a question that no doubts gets asked in one way or another by every agency or recruitment process outsourcing provider that speaks to your business. And it's an important question. Recruitment is often the part of the HR function that gets ignored, or at best, is allowed to just 'tick along'. 

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Is your recruitment taking too long?

Every recruitment campaign has its own variants and circumstances, but as a rule of thumb, anything over 45 days for a 'standard' recruitment cycle is too long. For more specialist and executive hires, the timeline should be around the 90 day mark. 

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Sorting Out In-House Recruitment | Part 2

In the first part of our Sorting Out In-House Recruitment blog, we talked about the theory of what needs to be done to improve internal recruitment. This blog looks at more of the detail. You’ll need to set aside a couple of weeks for the audit and analysis piece.
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Sorting Out In-House Recruitment | Part 1

Improving in-house or internal recruitment has massive benefits, whether you’ve got a huge team or individual hiring managers doing their own thing. In this blog, we look at how to improve your in-house recruitment capabilities, irrespective of your size, scale and market sector.

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Social media and recruitment

Online social networking has been revolutionised from the days when job adverts were merely transposed from paper media to a digital format. Social media and recruitment now go hand-in-hand, so much so that it has now become one of the most commonly used platforms for communication, both in our personal lives and the working world.
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Reducing your recruitment costs within the healthcare industry

Following on from our recent blog about the healthcare recruitment crisis, it’s clear that not only is there a shortfall in supply, there’s also a shortfall in funding. While we don’t have a magic bullet to increase funding, we can offer some solace in one area, which is getting the cost of acquiring talent down within healthcare recruitment.

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Is This The End of Peak Pay?

Every generation over the past century has seen their pay increase compared to their predecessor; i.e. at the same age the average employee has earned more than their parents’ generation did for the same role. This has been caused by a steady increase in salaries above the rate of inflation. But now for the first time, this isn’t happening.

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Healthcare recruitment - does your employer brand make you stand out?

This week’s Panorama investigation on the Care sector focussed primarily on auxiliary care, but lessons can be learned and applied across the healthcare sector generally. 

When it comes to healthcare professionals, we all know there’s a shortfall in supply versus demand, and this was highlighted in a BBC News report from 23rd March 2017. 

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Generation Y and the Graduate Exploitation

Third-year university students graduate at a high level of academia; when they are promptly pushed off that pedestal and find themselves bottom of the pile, with the realisation that they now need to find their feet within the working world.

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Is your recruitment costing too much?

How much does recruitment cost? Most HR and recruitment professionals will talk to you about agency fees, advertising costs and the salaries of in-house recruiters. But is that the true cost of recruitment?

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Using LinkedIn to improve your employer brand

Getting the best out of LinkedIn is a mystery to many. It’s generally viewed as something to focus on when you start looking for a new job, and most people only put the most basic of details on their profile and then forget about it.

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When is a headhunter not a headhunter?

Meet someone who works in recruitment at a dinner party, on the train, or waiting in line at the supermarket and the odds are that they will describe themselves as a headhunter. But headhunting, or executive search, is actually a very specific skill and subset of the recruitment industry.

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Outgrowing your current recruitment model

In the seven years since Quarsh was founded, we have questioned, discussed and designed every model of recruitment you could imagine. From an SME with 10 staff, to a Medium Size organisation hiring anywhere between 50-500 people a year, we have been able to help the HR Director, CEO or COO implement a process that works for them financially and to future-proof their business not just for the calendar year, but for the foreseeable and sometimes unpredictable long term. 

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10 reasons recruitment is a problem - Part 1: Talent Pipelining

Talent pipelining or talent warehousing are phrases that are commonly used by people in recruitment and HR. That's because it’s impossible to plan for the future without knowing whether the talent you need is actually out there.

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Why the Best RPO's Are Invisible

Ask yourself the following questions; do you look for great people to join your business, or do great people look for you? Are the people within your business genuinely as engaged and productive as they could be, or have they mentally checked out of the building? According to research compiled by Rolepoint, companies with a defined employer brand dominate 60% of the labour market, with notably improved recruitment and retention rates. Can you consider yourself to be a part of that statistic?

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9 Ways to Improve Your In-House Recruitment Process

With a new year comes a new wave of employment openings and initiatives, ensure the procedures and components of your in-house recruitment team are up to scratch with this guide which covers some of the major points that you can address.

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The recruiting game...

Take this quiz to see how you’re doing in the recruitment stakes…

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