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Promoting your company at a Job Fair: How to do it the smart way

In times of Social Media and the internet does it still make sense for an organisation to participate at a Job Fair? Yes, because it gives companies as well as jobseekers the opportunity to meet face to face without having to book for any appointments. It allows you to make effective use of your time by meeting a large number of people at the same place in a short period of time

Recruiter, it’s time to think like a marketer!

In recent years recruiters have realised that their role to search, select and hire new talent has changed to some extent. A recruiter needs to look at his recruitment challenges from a marketer’s perspective: thinking and acting like a marketer. Creating and maintaining an excellent Employment Brand is one of many companies’ goals. This task should be conducted by the recruitment team but also supported by the marketing team.

Culture Fit: The ultimate key to hiring success?

Believe it or not, but according to Forbes 89 % of hiring failures are due to poor cultural fit. This figure should be a wake up call for many companies who believe that skills is all that matters, while culture fit is just a temporary buzzword.

Hiring a Developer: what to ask and watch out for

If you take a closer look at the current job market you can notice that the IT sector is one of the most dominant sectors and this is not going to change in the future. On the contrary, it will increase even more. Hiring a great “IT Developer” can become quite of a challenge for a company, particularly if the company is not very tech-savvy.

10 Creative Ideas for your Employee Referral Program

When it comes to setting up a referral program most companies focus on how to spread the word about their products or/and services. But let’s be honest, how many companies actually consider this strategy also with regard to their recruitment needs?

Video Interviews: A temporary craze or a trend to stay?

Are you one of those recruiters who already started interviewing potential candidates via video or do you think this approach is something that is never going to happen or not really needed at your company?

12 Strategies for your Corporate Career Website

There are many companies who emphasise that their staff is their most valuable asset but out of all those: How many make an effort to present on their corporate website valuable information for jobseekers? The benefits of having your own career site are manifold.

New Feature - Test Center

I've just released a new feature of Skillmeter Testing Platform called Test Center, which contains a set of predefined tests that cover IT topics - from Development (ASP.NET, PHP, Python, Java, Javascript, HTML) to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Project Management (Microsoft Project).

“Screening candidates” - Two Methods to choose from

Imagine you are working for a multinational company which receives hundreds or even thousands of job applications for various jobs on a daily basis. How would you differentiate the star achievers from the poor performers right from the beginning? Screening candidates can be a lengthy process, there are two methods that a company can choose from.

Does writing job rejection letters really matter?

Imagine … you applied for a job ten days ago. You know that you invested a lot of time to write a tailor-made cover letter, you customised your CV for a certain position and two weeks went by and nothing happened. You wonder whether you will ever get a phone call, a letter in the mailbox or an email from the company’s HR department. Does this sound familiar? How would you feel as a candidate?