How to get candidates excited about your brand at the interview stage

We may have long been in a job market that puts the most talented candidates in an advantageous position in terms of choosing from job offers, but is that represented in your hiring team’s approach to interviews? The way you interview candidates should be central to your direct sourcing strategy, and in particular, it is ...more

Why interview bias can be important for talent recruitment

It is undeniable that even the most experienced interviewer will bring their expectations and judgements with them when meeting a candidate. If you play a big role within your organisation, it is only natural to make judgements on whether a candidate would suit your culture and ethos based on such seemingly superficial factors as their ...more

4 biases that may be jeopardising your hiring efforts

Sadly for so many recruiters, even the soundest direct sourcing strategy can be compromised by personal biases that lead to the backing of unsuitable candidates. Most people do not like to see themselves as in any way prejudiced, but it is – alas sometimes human nature that people’s perceptions, and opinions don’t always serve them ...more

Why Direct Sourcing Should Be Your Top Priority

Many HR departments continue to ask themselves, can direct sourcing deliver the best candidates? Do I have the right internal capability and resources to do it? With pressure on considerations including time-to-hire, cost and candidate talent pools, plus the rising cost of agencies, it’s no wonder that businesses are looking at ways to enhance and ...more

Careers page vs careers site – which is best for you

If you’re in the early stages of setting up a direct sourcing strategy, it might be time to start thinking about how your vacancies are displayed on your website. Chances are, you’ve probably visited the ‘careers’ section of a number of different websites. And if you have, you’ve also probably noticed that the way each ...more