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Disruption and Death Recruitment Technology in 2015

 

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Shane McCuskerWednesday 22 October at 1pm BST, Shane McCusker, CEO at 1ntelligence, joins The Recruiters Hangout to discuss disruptive recruitment technology in 2015. Shane is well known in recruitment circles as a rec tools, tech and sourcing expert - often sharing useful tips and tools via his popular blog, speaking at various recruitment conferences and hosting useful webinars. Shane owns and runs a recruitment software crm for recruiters.

The recovery of the recruitment market has produced a boom in innovative and disruptive recruitment technology providers with the pace not set to slow down any time soon. As VCs start to put more trust back into the recruitment sector, this trend will only continue.

 

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HRTECHEUROPE Kicking off 23 October

HR TECH EUROPE 2014
We are happy to welcome blogger extraordinaire Mervy Dinnen back as our featured reporter and blogger at HRTech Europe in Amsterdam this week. Here is his initial post before the event.

 

Almost time for the great and the good of HR technology to join various HR 'thought leaders' and speakers, plus curious HR professionals, in descending on Amsterdam's RAI for the HRTech Europe Exhibition and Conference.

Mervyn DinnenI attended last year and was impressed with what I heard. From Euan's sage adviceto Dan Pink turning performance and reward on its head, Josh Bersin's myths and Costas Markides' plea to HR in the battle for hearts and minds, there were plenty of ideas and demonstrations for the evolving HR function.

I'm excited to be attending again this year, blogging and tweeting in a personal capacity and also on behalf of RC Euro. The line-up appears even more enticing, and I'm particularly looking forward to hearing:

Not forgetting panels and breakouts involving Jason Averbook, Euan Semple, Josh Bersin and Rawn Shah

Most of all I'm keen to find out more about upcoming technology. Real time, consumerised, intuitive and simple have been the keywords from recent HR events I've attended, and I want to understand how these are impacting the next generation of tech. Having experienced the simple, elegant and multi layered data visualisation of Veran Performance, the social learning capabilities of Cornerstone's new enhancements and the matching capabilities of eiTalent I'm hoping to see many, many more possibilities from both the exhibition floor and the disruptHR stream.

Hopefully we've gone beyond the worries and warnings of big data and are moving towards simple, streamlined solutions that can enable and effective decision making. Follow the hashtag #HRTechEurope to find out more.

 
Innovation and Stategy at Talent Leaders Connect London

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Talent Leaders Connect is part of the UK's largest event series in the recruitment and resourcing space. This full day event in the heart of the City is a 'must attend' event for senior professionals responsible for talent management.

Hosted by TheJobPost, #TLCON is geared to the in-house recruiter and talent acqusition specialists. Chaired by industry stalwart, Alan Whitford, the speaker list includes recruitmet practiioners, vendores and sourcing strategists who share their knowledge in bite size chunks.

Who will come to this event?

The event is exclusively for heads of resourcing, senior hiring managers and HR directors.

What can I expect from the event?

  • 200 senior talent & resourcing professionals
  • Relaxed and informal style
  • A wide range of networking opportunities
  • Practical take away content
  • Expert speakers

How the day works

Morning Tickets - Keynote speaking sessions, networking break and lunch

Afternoon Tickets - Networking lunch, keynote speaking sessions, and...

TALENT MASTERCLASS DISCUSSION GROUPS:

Hosted by experts. Your chance to share experiences and discuss issues.

Creating a multi-channel sourcing strategy

Effective online assessment

How to maximise your internal data to support active sourcing and internal mobility

Finding Talent Online – Steal Sourcing Tricks from Top Headhunters

Delivering great candidate experience

Developing high performing in-house recruiters

Building and developing supply chains to cope with hiring volumes and skills shortage.

Building great employer brands

 
TodayDisruption and Death Recruitment Technology in 2015

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Alan Whitford

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TodayHRTECHEUROPE Kicking off 23 October

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Alan Whitford

We are happy to welcome blogger extraordinaire Mervy Dinnen back as our featured reporter and...
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TodayInnovation and Stategy at Talent Leaders Connect London

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesRecHangout Recruitment Reinvented with Greg Savage and James Osborne

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Alan Whitford

School holiday season is fast approaching, as are the inevitable office rows about who gets to take...
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Sourcing StrategiesHow Recruiters Should Be Using Facebook

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesThe importance of the candidate experience in recruitment with Gerry Crispin

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesTalent Leaders Connect Live On 12 June

Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Alan Whitford

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TrendsYouth Unemployment A Larger Mission for HRTech

Thursday, 05 June 2014 | Alan Whitford

By Kristian Vanberg, reporting for RCEURO at #irecruitexpo There's one thought I can't shake after...
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Sourcing StrategiesLive Technology RecHangout From UK Recruiter Technology Showcase

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 | Louis Welcomme

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Technology ArticlesHow Recruiters Should Be Using Mobile

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesIs There Still A Future For Job Boards

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesRecuiters Adapting to Changing Landscape With Ann Swain and Kevin Green

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Tips and HintsRecHangout With REC and APSCo

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Technology ArticlesQandidate Launches Unique New LogIn Facility With New Release

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesRecruiters Hangout Advanced Use of LinkedIn

Monday, 07 April 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Tips and HintsBecoming a Best Recruitment Company to Work For

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesGain a job with the McGinley Rail Apprentice Placement Scheme

Thursday, 06 March 2014 | Elana Walker

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Sourcing StrategiesTalent Leaders Connect The year ahead

Thursday, 27 February 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Technology ArticlesQandidate Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesDirect Employers Association Connects Youth With Employers

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Alan Whitford

Over 120 children have been given the opportunity to meet with major UK and...
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Technology ArticlesChoosing the Best Recruitment Technology for the Job

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Tips and HintsThe Year Ahead 2014 Conference

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesWhat is the value in behavioural profiling for recruiters

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesThe HR Tech Europe 2014 Spring Warm-Up

Friday, 24 January 2014 | Alan Whitford

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MediaRecruitment Blog of the Year 2013 Winners Announced

Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Alan Whitford

Louise Triance and UKRecruiter announced the winners of the 2013 Blog of the Year. Over 200...
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Sourcing StrategiesMrs Claus and Her 2013 Seasonal Hiring Challenges

Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Alan Whitford

Welcome to our annual article which takes a look at unique seasonal hiring challenges. Enjoy the...
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Tips and HintsWhy and how can effective recruitment research help your business

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 | Alan Whitford

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Technology ArticlesThought Leader Conversation with Remy Verhoeven

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 | Alan Whitford

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Sourcing StrategiesHow Content Marketing Can Help Recruiters

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 | Alan Whitford

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Andy Headworth - SRCONF Paris Speaker Spotlight

Thursday, 17 November 2011 | Alan Whitford

The third edition of the the leading Social Recruiting Conference, SRCONF, will be held in Paris on...
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What Job Boards Are Missing

Thursday, 20 September 2012 | Alan Whitford

The Job Board Doctor is Jeff Dickey-Chasins (@JobBoardDoctor), a veteran of the job board,...
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Qandidate Launches Unique New LogIn Facility With New Release

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 | Alan Whitford

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NORA Awards Finalists Announced

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 | Alan Whitford

Industry leader Stephen O'Donnell has announced today the finalists for the eleventh annual...
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Recruitment Technology Showcase Event - May 24th 2012

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | Alan Whitford

Louise Triance, doyen of recruitment knowledge with her UKRecruiter business, is running a...
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NORA Awards 2012 Awards Night

Thursday, 27 September 2012 | Alan Whitford

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SRCONF 2012 SRCHAT AND POST EVENT CELEBRATION

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 | Alan Whitford

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Marussia F1 Teams Up With Monster.com

Wednesday, 08 February 2012 | Alan Whitford

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13 Surprising Benefits That Social Recruiting Will Bring To Your Organization

Thursday, 07 March 2013 | Alan Whitford

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The RI RPO Conference

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Youth Unemployment A Larger Mission for HRTech

By Kristian Vanberg, reporting for RCEURO at #irecruitexpo

iRecruit Expo 20§4There's one thought I can't shake after today's iRirecruit Expo in Amsterdam. With so much brainpower in the room, so much capital and so much innovation - how is it that youth unemloyment in Europe did not get mentioned once? It's a larger mission for #HRTech.


Youth unemployment is arguable the number one problem facing our society. The European Commission's website tells us that:

  • Youth unemployment rate is more than twice as high as the adult one – 23.3 % against 9.3 % in the fourth quarter of 2012.boy in hoodie
  • The chances for a young unemployed person of finding a job are low – only 29.7 % of those aged 15-24 and unemployed in 2010 found a job in 2011.
  • When young people do work, their jobs tend to be less stable – in 2012, 42.0 % of young employees were working on a temporary contract (four times as much as adults) and 32.0 % part-time (nearly twice the adults’ rate).
  • Early leavers from education and training are a high-risk group – 55.5% of them are not employed and within this group about 70% want to work.
  • Resignation is an increasing concern – 12.6 % of inactive youth wanted to work but were not searching for employment in the third quarter of 2012.
  • In 2011, 12.9% of young people were neither in employment nor in education or training (NEETs).
  • There are significant skills mismatches on Europe's labour market.
  • Despite the crisis, there are over 2 million unfilled vacancies in the EU.

And the solution to the problem? Politics, economic policy and government initiatives, not least a heightened focus on corporate social responsibility, can and should certainly alleviate the problem - but quite frankly the #HRTech vendors in the room - and in the #HRTech community around the world, are more likely to actually reach the elusive goal of zero frictional, cyclical and structural unemployment.

Kristian VanbergYet the focus of the industry is to help the world's most resourceful companies recruit the world's most resourceful people. This is important. But there's a larger mission for #HRTech. In the years to come I hope to see more compaanies with a hairy social mission - to solve the problem of youth unemployment. Even unemployment as a whole.

 
Travis Perkins Group Joins The Direct Employers Association

Direct Employers AssociationThe Travis Perkins Group is the latest organisation to join The Direct Employers Association (DEA), the first UK based Trade Body specifically created for hiring organisations with a strong focus on the Talent Acquisition and Resourcing function as well as the in-house professionals who deliver on the recruitment agenda.

Magnus BateyRepresenting The Travis Perkins Group, Magnus Batey, Head of Resourcing at Wickes said “A trade body that represents employers and focuses on talent acquisition and resourcing functions is long overdue. The resourcing industry can boast many passionate and innovative people and whilst we are generally open to sharing ideas, we haven't previously had the opportunity to influence change collectively.”

Alan Whitford, Operations Director at The Direct Employers Association commented: "Magnus has also accepted an appointment to The Direct Employers Association Executive Committee and will take an active role in promoting the interests of its members."

travis perkinsOutlining what The Travis Perkins Group would achieve from their involvement, Batey said: "The benefits of joining the DEA are twofold. As a major UK employer, we have a responsibility to play our part as we work with Government, policy-makers and other employers to ensure decisions affecting UK employment are informed and sustainable. It also provides us with an opportunity to work with others to share experiences and best practice, learning from others in different sectors and with varied perspectives."

Colin Minto, Global Head of Resourcing at G4S and the first Executive Committee Chairman of The Direct Employers Association said: "Magnus is a great asset to The Executive and I look forward to working with him and the other members to further our objectives."

 
Overview of Recruiting in Germany

German FlagWould you like to know the answer to some of these questions about Germany?

  • What are the current topics in German Corporate Recruiting?

  • How proactive is the recruitment in Germany?

  • How is the recruitment in Germany organized?

  • Recruiting Channel: Where do employers get their applicants and hires from?
  • How do job seekers and employers look for each other?

ICR logoHave a look at this presentation created by Wolfgang Brickwedde, speaker at the most recent SRCONF 2011 in London and founder of the Institute of Competitive Recruiting.

If you would encounter any specific other questions or issues and would like to know more, please don't hesitate to ask Wolfgang by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it :

 

 

 
Online Recruitment Conference 2011: The Year Ahead

Enhance conference bannerThe Enhance Media Conference was held on at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in central London on Thursday 27 January 2011 in London.




We covered the event live on the day, ran the Twitter stream on the RCEURO site and blogged key thoughts and higlights of all the presentations. All can be read in our RCEURO Featured Bloggers section below.

The Twitter hashtag for the event: #EMConf2011.

 

 
Equal Pay For Women Still A Long Way Off

We don't often jump on the political soapbox, but a letter that came in today from Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leadar of the US House of Representatives on the battle for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act really struck a chord. There has been little, if any, progress in the last 50 years in achieving equality of pay for women; a policy that is untenable and without basis in any civilised society, much less my homeland. Please read her letter and share the link to help bring pressure on the US Congress to make a difference.

Friends --

I'm not sure if you were alive when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act 50 years ago today. I was a recent Trinity College graduate (here's a picture of me with President Kennedy from just a couple years before to prove it):
Nancy Pelosi, President John F Kennedy
President Kennedy called the Equal Pay Act "a first step" to ending the widespread practice of paying women less than men for the same amount of work. And that's exactly what it was: a first step.

50 years later, we're still fighting this fight, and women STILL make 23 cents less on the dollar. House Democrats have proposed a solution -- the Paycheck Fairness Act -- but Republicans voted to block this legislation from even coming to a vote. That's unacceptable.

Automatically sign your name to tell House Republicans to support equal pay for equal work.

Our daughters and granddaughters should know that they'll enter the workforce as equals to their male counterparts. But it's going to take a real effort to get this done.

Add your name to our petition right now and say you support equal pay:
http://dccc.org/Equal-Pay

Thanks,

Nancy

 
The RI RPO Conference

On Tuesday 16th April 2013 in central London Recruitment International hosted its RPO Conference.

Delegates included corporate employers, agencies, RPOs and other industry suppliers. The hashtag for the event on Twitter: #RIRPO

Recruitment International hosed a tailored ½ day Conference to address issues surrounding your workforce. The next generation of recruitment outsourcing will be everyone working in a genuine partnership whereby providers and clients will addresses both efficiency and effectiveness. It will be a partnership that focuses not just on the acquisition of talent but on its planning, deployment, engagement, compliance, development and retention.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing continues to rise in popularity because more and more employers are looking to reduce both their use of agencies as well as lowering the actual number of suppliers they deal with. Naturally it goes without saying that everyone is looking to mitigate their exposure to potential employment claims and tribunals.

Presentations were delivered from professionals who understand the hiring process and specialise in RPO. Together they talked about strategy around issues such as:

Best practice case study

Compliance of your workforce

Dealing with umbrella companies

Understanding the legal requirements of RPO

How to get the most from an RPO or recruitment partner.

The increasing importance of technology

Sourcing better candidates

The world of Recruitment Process Outsourcing is ever changing therefore this event was a great opportunity to not only network with organisations who may be facing the same issues but to be able to ask them directly for their expert advice and opinions.

Speaker included:

Paul Martin – Optamor (formerly AMR)
Alan Whitford – Direct Employers Association Europe

Crawford Temple - Professional Passport

Adrian Marlowe – ARC
Rob Crossland – Parasol

John Paul Caffery – The Job Post

Dan Martin – Broadbean

To read more about this event please visit here.

 
Direct Employers To Meet With BIS

Discussion covers the consultation process for reforming the regulatory framework for employment agencies

Direct Employers Association logoThe Direct Employers Association Europe (DEA), the first UK based Trade Body specifically created for hiring organisations with a strong focus on the Talent Acquisition and Resourcing function as well as the in-house professionals who deliver on the recruitment agenda, is to meet with BIS (The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) to discuss the current consultation on reforming the regulatory framework for employment agencies.

The discussions will provide BIS will direct first-hand experience from an employer's perspective.

Alan Whitford, Operations Director at The Direct Employers Association commented: "Recruitment companies are well represented and have a number of trade associations that will be providing feedback into BIS during the consultation period from their perspective; this is not the case for the employers."

He went on to say; "It is important we present the employers’ view and press this home as after all it is employers that are the ultimate clients of employment agencies and employment businesses. It is in everyone's interest to create the right environment for recruiting whether that be permanent or contingent workers."

Colin MintoColin Minto, Global Head of Resourcing at G4S and the first Executive Committee Chairman of The Direct Employers Association said: "BIS has a number of consultations and projects underway that we have already identified as being of interest to the members of The Direct Employers Association and we will be arranging further meetings to discuss these areas."

He continued; "There appears to be a real appetite in Government to consult directly with employers and for them to ensure the right legislative framework is in place to create the best conditions for economic growth."

Whitford concluded; "The Direct Employers Association allows employers focussed on growth strategies to share experiences and create best practice as well as identify business and resourcing issues and raise these directly with Government. It also allows Government and policy makers a direct route to discuss ideas and policy developments with key business leaders and those directly affected by legislation."

 
DEA Chairman Particpates at CRSS 2013

Direct Employers Association Executive Committee Chairman Colin Minto

Participates in CERN Recruitment and Resourcing Seminar 2013

CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) hosted its 2nd annual Recruitment and Sourcing Best Practices Seminar CRSS 2013(CRSS 2013) in Geneva on 22 February. Delegates and speakers included global sourcing heads and resourcing stakeholders who came together to share, learn, discuss and debate key issues and 'best practices' used during the recruitment process in various international organisations.

Colin Minto, Head of Resourcing for G4S Plc and Executive Committee Chairman for the Direct Employers Association Europe, participated as a featured speaker at CRSS 2013. Colin commented on his key takeaways: “To be at the home of the world wide web, in the presence of genius, it was fitting that some of the world’s most senior and active resourcing heads and practitioners gathered to share knowledge and discuss key resourcing challenges. I took the opportunity to present how G4S has challenged conventional resourcing thinking to satisfy its global, mass scale resourcing needs.”

Direct Employers Association EuropeColin continued: “I was inspired by Dr Robert Cailliau, the co-developer of the web, and enthused by the other speakers who told how they have implemented solutions and best practices to forward their resourcing agenda. Participation with leaders at events like CRSS 2013 further confirms why we have established the Direct Employers Association, to provide the in-house recruitment sector with a collective voice to reach out to industry and Government, while providing hiring organisations a network platform to share direct sourcing best practices, develop a more efficient labour marketplace and fill candidate pipelines in the most cost effective manner.

Other speakers included:

· James Purvis, Head of Talent Acquisition and host of the event, is responsible for CERN-wide recruitment from interns through to graduates, fellows, associates and permanent positions.

· Dr. Robert Cailliau, an engineer who worked for 32 years at CERN, 10 of which concentrated on pushing the development of the Internet as we know it today

· Manuel Mongeleads the global employer brand and recruitment agenda for Group Nestlé and is responsible for implementing corporate initiatives with the global markets.

· Katie Mcnab of Pepsico, who has taken on a Centre of Excellence role with a primary focus on building recruitment capability and best practice in Europe and Southern Africa.

· Connie Gibney is International HR Director, EMEA at LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network and is an experienced HR professional with nearly 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition.

Colin MintoColin’s final thoughts: “I left with a greater knowledge of how the universe was created, the research that CERN conducts and the many amazing things it has contributed to the world. I can safely say this is the only resourcing conference I have been to that has inspired me to think more about physics, helicopter cameras, smart phone apps in 10 minutes, anti-social media and crossing country borders by walking from one side of CERN to the other!”

 
ERP Vendors in Online Recrutment 10 Years On

In September 2002, Jeremy Ovenden, the Founder and Managing Director of online recruitment solutions provider Hireserve, wrote an Hireserve Logoarticle published in ONREC Magazine. He was discussing the entry of the ERP HR vendors into the e-recruitment market and whether they would have a significant impact on the specialist e-recruitment software vendors. 10 years on has anything changed?

Interestingly, RCEURO.com founder Alan Whitford, wearng his consulting hat as Managing Partner of Abtech Partnership, offered some insights in the original article and in the 10 Year On Review Article. Remember, what we call "The Cloud" today was referred to as ASP delivery of software, a new approach at the time. At the time, Alan pointed out: “An organisation can implement an ASP-based solution in literally days and start saving money immediately. The beauty of the ASP-based solution is that it really can be implemented swiftly, making it ideal for example for specific recruitment campaigns”.

What does Jeremy have to say now? Enjoy the article.

Jeremy OvendenThe way in which companies recruit has changed dramatically in the past decade, with the Internet enabling corporate websites, suppliers and job seekers to become more sophisticated, interactive and connect 24x7, 365 days a year. 10 years ago HR and recruiting managers had little awareness of the opportunities web based recruitment could offer. Candidates were emailing their CVs but there was little understanding of e-recruitment systems and how they could enable candidate relationship management and reinforce an employer brand.

Now HR managers are more skilled at using technology to fulfil their requirements and have gained a greater understanding of what an e-recruitment system can offer them. Of these organisations that may already have an ERP supplier in place, the easiest, most cost effective and suitable solution might seem to be to implement the e-recruitment module of their ERP supplier. After all, the suite is already integrated with the company’s systems; implementation will be quick and easy and will enable business-wide reporting.
But is this really the best way to solve HR’s problems? With many ERP vendors, their recruitment modules have historically had a perceived lack of importance and have remained underdeveloped for many years. When a large ERP vendor offers multiple products, a smaller module in its suite might not be given the development time it requires. Innovations and upgrades can take months not weeks and deployment maybe dependent on completion of a whole ERP suite upgrade.

In 2012, however, has that all changed with the biggest ERP players in the market realising the growing significance of talent management? Oracle has acquired Taleo, SAP acquired SuccessFactors and now IBM has acquired Kenexa.
Alan Whitford managing partner of Abtech partnerships points out: “We are already seeing potential side effects of the Oracle/Taleo deal as Oracle pushes its large company administrative and processes burden onto the smaller company Taleo. In particular, Taleo Business Edition, which was a small, lean and quickly reactive part of Taleo is now becoming mired in big company processes.” Alan also believes that this effect will certainly become evident with IBM/Kenexa over the coming months. “Discussion groups are already buzzing with questions regarding development cycles, upgrade paths and potential of increased pricing models, combined with lower investment in support and sales staff.”

Whilst the large players integrate their latest offerings the specialist e-recruitment vendors continue to offer a best-of-breed solution. Many specialist vendors are a “single product business” which are passionate about producing and delivering a product that is first-class and offers a breadth of functionality that an ERP vendor would not be able to offer. By maintaining continuous development, responding to customer needs and offering a high level of customer service, a specialist vendor can deliver an agile and customised product.

Technological Shift
A specialist provider can also be very quick to deploy an e-recruitment system for its customers. The most significant technological change e-recruitment systems have experienced is speed. A provider that uses Software as a Service (SaaS) solution means that literally with a click of a button the customer can start implementing the product.

The Internet now provides a means of transferring information and an e-recruitment system can (and needs to be able to) talk a common language to enable seamless integration with other external systems an organisation uses. The agility of a specialist provider means that integration with, for example, an on-line testing provider can be achieved within just days instead of months or even years. Frequent release upgrade programmes mean that all customers can benefit from new features immediately they have been added to the product. And this is one of the key points: specialist e-recruitment systems can only survive if they "connect" with other internet-based services such as on-line testing, social networks, job boards etc. Every provider of these services provides XML-based interfaces accessible over the internet - the problem for a customer of a slow or inflexible e-recruitment provider may be that they are unable to "connect" their e-recruitment system to such providers - or at least not within both reasonable time and cost constraints.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 FROM RCEURO
Happy New Year 2012
 

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The Year Ahead 2014 Conference

The Year Ahead Enhance Media Conference

This 12th anniversary event will deliver essential insights into online recruitment strategy for the “year ahead”. Hear from leading brands and case studies and network with 500 delegates at the industry’s largest and most relevant event. 3 rooms of speakers including 8 expert masterclasses and 8 main auditorium presentations.

RCEURO founder Alan Whitford will be onsite throughout, witng blog posts on key presentations and using the conference HashTag for immediate Twitter comments. Follow #EMConf2014, @rceuro or @alanwhitford

What will be happening?

Main SPEAKERS
1. DeeDee Doke - Recruiter Magazine - 100 Employers’ Views of 2014
2. Alex Lowe - Google – Recruitment: Reboot and Reframe
3. Sarah Rozario and Kate Pollard - KPMG - Gamificatoin to engage candidates
4. Giles Guest - Enhance Media - Strategy and Big Data
5. Daniel Ricard - Sonru - Video Interviewing in 2014
6. Christer Holloman - Glassdoor – Optimising Social Media for Candidates
7. Peter Brown - PwC LLP - Impact of increasing the direct sourcing channel
8. Hannah Salter - BT - Attract the Perfect Graduate Candidates

Masterclasses
1. Craig McGregor - ContentEtc - Job Board Advert Optimisation
2. Gemma Christie, Claire Warne, Eliza Christopherson, - Enhance Media - Supercharge your LinkedIn Success
3. Jim Carrick-Birtwell - Plotr – A New Approach to Youth Recruitment
4. Irene McManus. Carole Hepburn - Apsco – Senior Hires: People Buy People
5. Rob Wescott - Careerplayer - Tips To Get Free Traffic From YouTube
6. James Osbourne - Elite Recruitment - Brand Reputation: The Killer Factor
7. Neil Monahan - Google - Tea and Cake with Google - a fireside chat
8. Dave Martin - Pocket Recruit - Mobile Recruitment in Action

 
RecHangout With REC and APSCo
Recruiter Hangout

#RecHangout
Join the Recruiter Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel.

Watch the show live every other Wednesday; join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcas and you might even get a mention on air.

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts and writing up the post event thoughts and conclusions on her blog.

You can watch the live stream (and the subsequent recorded version) here, via Google+ (learn how to join and particpate here), YouTube and the Colleague Software event site.

We look forward to your particpation.

 


How are successful recruiters adapting to the changing recruitment landscape?

 

Join the show on 23 April 2014 aw we bring together two of the UK Recruitment Industry heavyweights, Ann Swain and Kevin Green.

 

 

 

 
Summer Holiday Business Time Management

School holiday season is fast approaching, as are the inevitable office rows about who gets to take time off and when. Of coure, there is the constant question of how a company keeps all its clients happy whilst various members of the team are on leave.

summer on the beachChris Meredith, CEO at officebroker.com gives his advice on how to keep everyone, including clients, happy during the summer holiday period.

Chris said: “Summer should be a relaxing time for everyone. However, the looming peril of holiday time can lead an unprepared company into treacherous waters.

“The key lies with effective staff and client planning as well as striking a balance which is seen by all as fair.”

1. Check last year
One of the simple ways to decide who can take time off and when is to look at what happened last year.

If one person had a particularly popular period of time off last year, then perhaps someone else should get it the next.

The only other option is to do first come first served, but be prepared for some vicious office politics if you go down this path.

2. Set a maximum duration
It might be an idea to set a limit on the amount of holiday an employee can take in one go.

If you are really up against work wise, it’s worth setting a one or two-week limit for holidays.

Doing this will avoid the situation of being understaffed for a long block of time.

Chris Meredeth3. Not everyone has kids
It may sound strange but those who don’t have children also like taking time off in the summer.

Make sure you don’t rely on these people too much as it could cause some resentment and damage office morale.

4. Effective client management
It is important that all clients are made aware of when staff are going on holiday, they way they are not left hanging when they get an out of office.

Make sure they are aware of who their main point of contact is and introduce beforehand any new people brought in on their account.

Try to have at least one team member per client through the holiday period, that way some level of continuity is retained.

5. Get ahead of yourself
The last thing you want is for clients to see a notable dip in productivity during the holidays.

The best way to get around this is by getting ahead of yourself before you go. That way if there is a dip (it is only natural that there is), you have mitigated some of its effects.

6. Good handovers
One of the most important tasks before you turn your out of office on is leaving a full and detailed handover so colleagues know exactly where you are on different projects.

Don’t leave your colleagues in the lurch, if they are well briefed before you leave then your job will so much easier when you return.

7. Remember to take a holiday

It may sound strange but there are some people who forget to take great chunks of their holiday.
The last thing people want is to get to the end of the year and have more days owing in holiday than there are left to work.
It’s important that people take a break if anything to just get away from the office.

 
Becoming a Best Recruitment Company to Work For
Recruiter Hangout

#RecHangout
Join the Recruiter Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel.

Watch the show live every other Wednesday; join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcas and you might even get a mention on air.

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts and writing up the post event thoughts and conclusions on her blog.

You can watch the live stream (and the subsequent recorded version) here, via Google+ (learn how to join and particpate here), YouTube and the Colleague Software event site.

We look forward to your particpation.

 


 

 

12 March 2014

Becoming a Best Recruitment Company to Work For - Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies 2014

Join the leaders of 6 of the UK's top recruitment companies as they share top tips on themes that helped their companies reach that top 100 benchmark.

 

  • Alice Carter, head of international recruitment and Kieran Behan, MD- at Phaidon International
  • Tina de Munnik, Sales Director at Spencer Ogden
  • Edward Ogden, Director at Spencer Ogden
  • James Parker, MD of La Fosse Associates
  • Adrian Treacy, Chief Operating Officer at Arrows Group
  • James Calder, CEO of Macildowie

What are their key themes?

  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Wellbeing
  • Company Engagement
  • Personal Growth
  • Teamwork
  • Giving Something Back
  • A Fair Deal

 

 


Live Video Stream:

 

 

 

 

 

 
Recruitment Agency Workshop With HMRC Announced

HMRC TO MEET RECRUITERS AT THE NO SPIN-JUST THE FACTS WORKSHOP

No spin event logoIf you are in a recruitment company, contingent or permanent, and want to get the facts direct from government on the impact of legislation affecting your business, then you need to attend this event. Get your 2013 year off to an intelligent start.

Put this date in your diary - Wednesday 16th January 2013.

HMRC will be presenting and discussing their views on topical issues to include:
• Provider Compliance
• Offshore employment models
• Pay Day by Pay Day Tax Models
• IR35 Assessment and Enforcement

The Pensions Regulator will also be presenting and discussing:
• Pensions Auto Enrolment
• Avoiding the inducement trap

The No Spin - Just The Facts workshop is designed as exactly that - hear the key subjects explained directly from the people tasked to implement, enforce or develop these areas.

The 3 hour workshop includes a range of presentations across a broad range of topical subjects.
The presentations are designed to help you understand the facts, assess the detail and translate into your everyday working processes and procedures.

Each session has time allocated for questions and answers so you will leave with a greater understanding of the issues, the actions you will need to take and future developments you may consider preparing for early.
This workshop is a must for any recruitment professional.

Space is limited so ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

Date: Wednesday 16th January 2013
Time: Registration 14.00 Workshop starts 14.30 sharp
Venue: The KIngs Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
Cost: £125.00 +vat

Professional PassportThe event is hosted by Professional Passport, an independent professional membership organisation working with all sectors of the flexible workers market:
• Contractors
• Agencies
• End clients
• Providers

Professional Passport works closely with a number of Government departments and industry trade bodies to identify issues, design the solutions and ensure these solutions meet both regulatory requirements and are practical in the commercial world.

 
Why and how can effective recruitment research help your business

#RecHangout

 

Live Recruiter's Hangout at 1pm today where well-known sourcing expert, Martin Lee will be joining us.
Martin is the Director of Sourcing and Research at Social Media Search, a former Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting and formerly Head of Business Development at Talent Works International.

The Recruiter's Hangout will be broadcast live via Google+ Hangouts on Air every other Wednesday at 4pm GMT and will be hosted by Alan Whitford - Recruitment Strategist from Abtech Partnership and founder of RCEURO - and supported by Louis Welcomme of Colleague Software, Louise Triance of UK Recruiter and Mark Stephens of TIRA and Smart Recruiter.

 

Every show is streamed live via Google+ to YouTube and will be shown here on RCEURO as well. Tweeps can join in via the Hashtag: #RecHangout.

 

 

 
How Can Recruiters Get Real ROI From Social Media

The Recruiters Hangout

#RecHangout

Join the Recruiter’s Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel!

Watch the show live every other Wednesday at 4pm GMT, join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments onto the guests during the broadcast!

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts.

Wednesday 13 November 2013 Broadcast:

How Can Recruiters Get Real ROI From Social Media

Led by award winning social media and digital recruiter and owner of CloudNine Social Media & Digital Talent, Steve Ward, joins us to discuss: 'How can recruiters get real ROI from social media.'

Steve is also joined by Katrina Collier, Speaker, Trainer & Writer on the use of all Social Media for Recruitment & Job Search and also Michael Restivo, Sales Director at Bullhorn who plays an active role influencing social strategy across their organisation.

Watch the Hangout and enjoy:


 

 

 
The Recruiters Hangout With Chris Smith 30 October

Chris Smith, MD of MyJobMatcher.com and Director of the Opinio Group joined our first session of The Recruiter's Hangout on the 30th October at 4pm GMT to discuss 'The key elements of building and selling a successful recruitment business.' The Recruiter's Hangout will be broadcast live via Google+ Hangouts on Air every other Wednesday at 4pm GMT and will be hosted by Alan Whitford - Recruitment Strategist from Abtech Partnership and founder of RCEURO - and supported by Louis Welcomme of Colleague Software, Louise Triance of UK Recruiter and Mark Stephens of TIRA and Smart Recruiter.

Every show is streamed live via Google+ to YouTube and will be shown here on RCEURO as well. Tweeps can join in via the Hashtag: #RecHangout.

Join us on 13 November with Steve Ward.

 
13 Surprising Benefits That Social Recruiting Will Bring To Your Organization

If you are interested in measuring the benefits of social recruitment, check out the whitepaper prepared by TweetMyJobs, the leading social recruitment and job distribution network site matching job seekers with TweetMyJobs logoemployers. TweetMyJobs provides an online social job solution for job seekers that seamlessly integrates with their Facebook and Twitter profiles. By using TweetMyJobs, seekers receive highly targeted opportunities and can leverage their social graph to be introduced directly to hiring employers.

During 2012, the company surveyed over 2,000 job seekers and 400 company representatives to evaluate the state of social recruiting in 2012 and pose the question: “Is Social Recruiting Real?” There’s no denying that social recruiting will continue to grow. Job seekers are using social media to find work. Innovative, industry leading companies are embracing the technology. Smaller companies are investing more and getting involved. How do you quantify the benefits? To answer that question, TweetMyJobs has prepared the whitepaper; “13 Surprising Benefits That Social Recruiting Will Bring To Your Organization

Traditional ROI models don’t work for Social Recruiting – but these 13 benefits will get your whole company applauding Social Recruiting.

Traditional models and formulas for ROI do not apply for Social Recruiting because the benefits of utilising Social Recruiting extend way beyond the recruiting process. Social Recruiting benefits the entire company because it leads to hires that are a better fit for the company, more engaged, and more likely to stay and succeed at the company. Additionally, a company that is active in Social Media will establish a reputation for itself as innovative and forward thinking, and the company’s reputation will have an impact on the bottom line. Before you dive into Social Recruiting, understand the full spectrum of benefits so that you can inform your company as to the many returns on investment.

Download the whitepaper on the 13 Surprising Benefits of Social Recruiting by clicking here.

TweetMyJobs acts as the gateway for employers to post their jobs into the social network and get matched with seekers. Utilizing a powerful Social Network Interface (SNI) engine, employers have the opportunity of distributing their jobs and promoting their brand through Facebook, Twitter, Mobile and the major job search engines. At the push of a button, employers of all sizes can easily reap the rewards of social recruiting and secure the best talent for their business.

 
Reena Gupta on Analysis and Reporting

RCEURO THOUGHT LEADER CONVERSATION

RCEuro is continuing its series of conversations with Recruitment Thought Leaders. This series will be comprised of short video (or sometimes audio only) conversations between RCEuro founder Alan Whitford and the interview subject. We have a few 'in the can', with more scheduled.

TargetRecruit LogoReena Gupta is the CEO of TargetRecruit, an integrated CRM and Applicant Tracking System built on the Force.com platform. In this conversation, we discuss the impact of being able to analyse and track real-time data for recruitment businesses. Being able to generate reports 'on the fly' and from any device at any time can deliver a real business advantage, whether it is an SME or a large company.

Reena also sets a teaser about new product developments in Credentials Management (the subject of our next Conversation).

 

 

 

 

 

Sourcing

How Content Marketing Can Help Recruiters

The Recruiters Hangout

#RecHangout


Join the Recruiter’s Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel!

Watch the show live every other Wednesday at 4pm GMT, join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcast!

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts.

Recuiter Hangout Logos

 


 

Wednesday 27 November Show

Jorgen Sundberg will be joining the Recruiter's Hangout Today at 4pm GMT to discuss 'How can content marketing help recruiters?' A former director at Red Commerce - one of the world's leading SAP recruitment agencies - Jorgen is the founder of the much lauded Undercover Recruiter blog and runs his own social media agency, Link Humans.

Enjoy watching the show here:

 

 
RecHangout Recruitment Reinvented with Greg Savage and James Osborne
Recruiter Hangout

#RecHangout
Join the Recruiter Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel.

Watch the show live every other Wednesday; join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcas and you might even get a mention on air.

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts and writing up the post event thoughts and conclusions on her blog.

You can watch the live stream (and the subsequent recorded version) here, via Google+ (learn how to join and particpate here), YouTube and the Colleague Software event site.

We look forward to your particpation.

 


 

How to be a successful leader?

Recruitment Reinvented with Greg Savage and James Osborne


James OsborneOn the 13th August, 1pm BST, Greg Savage, founder of Firebrand Talent Search and author of the Savage Truth, and James Osborne, CEO of the Elite Recruitment Network, join the #Rechangout to discuss - 'How to be a successful leader? Recruitment Reinvented. Leading for Fun and Money.'

Greg will be giving us a taster of his upcoming Savage Truth Elite Masterclass being held on the 10th September in partnershp with the Elite Recruitment Network. The Savage Truth Elite Masterclass is practical, hard hitting and packed with tips, tricks and tactics to make you a better recruiter, or manager of recruiters, and is suitable for all those in recruitment from consultant to director level. Find out more here.

Greg SavageWe expect to cover a wide range of topics that will help you run a more successful business and build your future. We will kick off with: What are the best practices you see happening and the mistakes people are making and how to avoid them?

Other topics:

People management issue - and this covers a lot:

  • Consultant pay and bonus structures
  • Consultant performance management
  • Manager reward
  • Team structure
  • Getting the right staff - experienced or train your own
  • What about when your best staff leave to start on their own?

Business management

  • How about managing and retaining customers, - without them, you have no business to sell

Join us live (you can watch it here) on the #RecHangout hashtag or via Google+. As always, the full recording will be available here as well.

 

 
The importance of the candidate experience in recruitment with Gerry Crispin

 

 

Recruiter Hangout

#RecHangout
Join the Recruiter Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel.

Watch the show live every other Wednesday; join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcas and you might even get a mention on air.

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts and writing up the post event thoughts and conclusions on her blog.

You can watch the live stream (and the subsequent recorded version) here, via Google+ (learn how to join and particpate here), YouTube and the Colleague Software event site.

We look forward to your particpation.


On the 2nd July at 1pm BST (GMT+1), Gerry Crispin, founder of CareerXroads, and one of the leaders of The Candidate Experience Awards, joins The Recrutiers Hangout to discuss 'the importance of the candidate experience in recruitment.'

Watch it live here:


 

 
How Recruiters Should Be Using Facebook
Recruiter Hangout

#RecHangout
Join the Recruiter Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel.

Watch the show live every other Wednesday; join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcas and you might even get a mention on air.

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts and writing up the post event thoughts and conclusions on her blog.

You can watch the live stream (and the subsequent recorded version) here, via Google+ (learn how to join and particpate here), YouTube and the Colleague Software event site.

We look forward to your particpation.


Katrina collierWednesday, 30th July at 1pm BST, Katrina Collier at Winning Impression will be joining us on The Recruiters Hangout to discuss 'How should recruiters be using Facebook?'

What Kat says about herself:

I speak, train & write about using social media for recruitment & job search. The big, the small, the niche.

▪ 8+ years social recruitment & 10+ years recruitment experience
▪ In-house experience; sourced 50 people globally, hired without 3rd parties, saved £500k
▪ Social recruiting conference speaker & writer

Join us to see what this engaging and intelligent guest has to tell us about getting real value from Facebook.

Watch it here:

http://youtu.be/aoveyIsf9l0

 

 

 
Talent Leaders Connect Live On 12 June

 

 

TheJobPost has a full room for anothr in its series of Talent Leaders Connect live today in London. #TLCON is exclusively for HR leaders, in-house recruiters and non-agency talent management professionals.

At Talent Leaders Connect you will:
LEARN – from fast paced, high quality keynote talks delivered by innovators in talent management
SHARE – your experiences and views at your choice of hosted interactive master classes
NETWORK – with peers, new connections and leading suppliers throughout the day and at the end of event drinks reception

Enjoy the live stream



Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

 

 

 
Happy New Year 2014

RCEURO wishes its readers joy, good health and a wealth of happiness for 2014.

For our industry, we hope that companies begin to invest in their 'most important asset' - employees; unemployment numbers go down; and that job seekers, intermediaries and employers alike meet and communicate on common ground, with each party getting what they hope for.

 

As we move into 2014, we pledge to meet more of you, on and off line. RCEURO will continue to evolve to meet your needs and interests.

Happy new year 2014

 
Is There Still A Future For Job Boards
Recruiter Hangout

#RecHangout
Join the Recruiter Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel.

Watch the show live every other Wednesday; join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcas and you might even get a mention on air.

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts and writing up the post event thoughts and conclusions on her blog.

You can watch the live stream (and the subsequent recorded version) here, via Google+ (learn how to join and particpate here), YouTube and the Colleague Software event site.

We look forward to your particpation.


On the 7th May at 1pm GMT+1 (BST) Tony Restell, founder of Social Hire, and Clair Bush and Steve Barnhurst from Broadbean join the Recruiters Hangout to discuss, 'Is there still a role for job boards?'

 

 
Live Technology RecHangout From UK Recruiter Technology Showcase

RecHangout

 

 

Article by Louis Welcomme, Colleague Software:
We're hosting a very special #rechangout live tomorrow from UK Recruiter's Technology Showcase at 3:50 pm BST (GMT+1).

For those not familiar with UK Recruiter's Technology Showcase it's an excellent event for agency businesses currently researching, reviewing or simply interested in having a look at what’s out in the recruitment technology market. UK Recruiter takes a unique approach, moving beyond the exhibit to more of a speed dating format. Additionally there are a number of industry experts, discussions and talks throughout the day – so there is plenty to learn too. If you're a recruiter and you're looking for some free tickets - get in touch with Colleague Software on 01603 735932 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

As for those who cannot make it, consider tuning in to our first live event #Rechangout where leading experts will be debating and discussing the key issues surrounding recruitment technology and its use at agencies. The hangout will feature our normal panel, headed by Alan Whitford of Abtech Partnership, as well as other recruitment and technology stars - including Lisa Jones, Bill Boorman, Shane McCusker, Stephen O'Donnell, Martin Lee, Alex Charraudeau, James Whitelock and Raymond Pennie (see more on them below). There will be a live audience asking questions at the event - and as always we invite you to submit your comments and queries via the hashtag #rechangout on Twitter and via the Google+ Q and A app on the event page.

The Recruiter's Hangout is broadcast live via Google+ Hangouts on Air every other Wednesday at 1pm (British Summer Time) and is hosted by Alan Whitford - Recruitment Strategist from Abtech Partnership - and supported by Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, Louise Triance from UK Recruiter and Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance and founder of the F10 Group.

Watch our next live Hangout via our Youtube stream or on Google+ and submit questions and comments to the panel either by the Hangout's embedded Q+A app or via our hashtag on Twitter. Louise Triance will be keeping a look out for your questions and comments and will be passing them on to our featured guests live during the broadcast.

To get more from the #Rechangout join our Google+ and LinkedIn communities to stay up to date with upcoming Hangouts and relevant quality content.

Find out how to watch and take part here.

 
Direct Employers Association Connects Youth With Employers

DEA LogoOver 120 children have been given the opportunity to meet with major UK and global employers as part of the first phase of an initiative launched by The Direct Employers Association (DEA) aiming to support children to understand the realities of the modern recruitment process and prepare them for one of the most challenging periods of their lives.

The first session, launched in partnership with Bradfield College, one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools, gave pupils the opportunity to meet major firms such as G4S, Care UK, Clarks and LinkedIn in a networking environment where they learned about social media use in the workplace, the modern and evolving recruitment process, and how to develop and maintain their personal brand.

The initiative is designed to support the Government objectives to better prepare school leavers for work, and so reduce the numbers of unemployed 18-24 year olds, but also follows up on the feedback from many employers that school leavers’ skills do not match what they are looking for.

DEA members are experts in this area and these events allow its members to pass on their valuable insights into the current and future recruitment landscape as well as the opportunity to reach future job seekers and promote their employer brands.


The first event took place at Bradfield College in Berkshire with Year 11 pupils, teaching staff and independent observers, including Annabel Nicoll, Sponsor and Chair of Governors at The Langley Academy. Future events will include pupils from Theale Green School, an Academy sponsored by Bradfield College and The Langley Academy.

The DEA team consisted of Colin Minto, Global Head of Resourcing at G4S and DEA Chairman, Melanie Hayes, Head of Resourcing, Healthcare, at Care UK, Gary Marshall, Group Director of Talent, Clarks and Daniel Sanchez-Grant, Senior Account Director at LinkedIn, a support partner of DEA.


Colin MintoDEA Chairman Minto said: “This was a tremendously rewarding experience for everyone involved and being able to influence career decisions of the future workforce is something DEA considers as its duty given the knowledge and experience of the membership in this area. The DEA is looking forward to developing and scaling the initiative with Bradfield College, Theale Green and with Annabel Nicoll at The Langley Academy, so that the experience can be delivered to pupils in schools, academies and colleges across the UK. It is truly an example of employers and independent and maintained schools sharing a vision and working together.”

Simon Henderson, Headmaster of Bradfield College commented: “I am delighted that Bradfield is at the vanguard of this exciting partnership initiative. We hope the relationship will encourage our pupils, and young people from other schools, to take personal responsibility for their own futures and to understand how best to maximize the opportunities that lie ahead of them in the work place.”
 

Emily J, a Year 11 pupil, added: “We learned a lot about the realities of getting a job and how we can improve our own profiles while we are at school so that we’ll be more attractive to employers in the future.”

 
Recuiters Adapting to Changing Landscape With Ann Swain and Kevin Green
Recruiter Hangout

#RecHangout
Join the Recruiter Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel.

Watch the show live every other Wednesday; join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcas and you might even get a mention on air.

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts and writing up the post event thoughts and conclusions on her blog.


 

 
2013 Global Recruiter Industry Awards Finalists Announced

The judges for the 2013 Global ReGlobal Recruiter Industry Awards 2013cruiter Industry Awards have drawn up their shortlists for this year’s accolades. To say the job was difficult is something of an understatement. With a record number of entries – and an incredibly high level of competition in some categories – there was much debate, deliberation and weighing of criteria. Despite this, decisions have been made and, like all judges’ decisions, they are final.

Overall the judges have been impressed by the high standard of entires this year and it should be remembered that these Awards come without a price tag – in other words no fee has changed hands for entering – which means there has been a level playing field throughout. In some categories smaller companies have gone head-to-head with the large corporates, the start-up has been able to do battle with the long-term industry fixture. The final results will be interesting, but for now the list below covers those who have been recognised by the judges as offering something different and of clear value in the industry.

For those of you who did enter but did not get the nod, remember the competition was fierce, and it will certainly be worth your while putting in a good 2013 and entering again next year.

The best of the best for this year’s Industry Awards, headline sponsored by First Choice Software, will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 27th June held at the Cafe de Paris, in London.

 

2013 Global Recruiter Industry Awards
Best In-House Training Best Innovation
Amoria Bond cube 19
Energize Recruitment Solutions Elite in the Cloud
Five Ten Group Social Lift UK

Penta Consulting

 
SThree PLC  
   
Best Marketing Campaign Best Specialist Job Board
CV Library GAAP Web
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment OnlyMarketingJobs.com
EMR Search and Selection Secs in the City
Fish4 Jobs The IT Job Board
   
Best Job Board Best Permanent Consultant
CareersInAudit.com Richard Hooper, Balance Recruitment
CV Library Tony Vickers, Balance Recruitment
OilCareers.com Mark Kelly, Computer Futures
OnlyMarketingJobs.com Dominic Wall, Green Recruitment Company
Totaljobs.com  
   
Best UK Overseas Operation Best Temporary Consultant
Amoria Bond Alastair Maynard, HCIG
Antal International Chris Oddy, Real Staffing Group
Fircroft Stephen Perkins, Orgtel
NES Global Talent Neil Scott, Caritas Recruitment
Penta Consulting  
   
Best Specialist Recruitment Business Best Client Service
Oasis HR CBS Butler
Redlaw Darwin Recruitment
Green Recruitment Company Henderson Scott
  Steria Recruitment
  Supertemps Ltd
   
   
Best Newcomer Best Large Recruitment Business
Carlton Senior Appointments NES Global Talent

Carrington West

SkyBlue
Dynamite Recruitment Solutions SThree PLC
Pod Talent  
Green Recruitment Company  
   
Best Medium Recruitment Business Best Small Recruitment Business
Amoria Bond Annapurna Recruitment
CBS Butler Empiric Solutions
Steria Recruitment IT Talent Solutions
The Placement Group One Way Resourcing
  Whitehall Resources
   

 
Happy New Year 2013

RCEURO wishes its readers joy, good health and a wealth of happiness for 2013.

For our industry, we hope that companies begin to invest in their 'most important asset' - employees; unemployment numbers go down; and that job seekers, intermediaries and employers alike meet and communicate on common ground, with each party getting what they hope for.

 

As we move into 2013, we pledge to meet more of you, on and off line. RCEURO will continue to evolve to meet your needs and interests.

Happy New Year 2013

 
2013 Recruiter Awards winners announced

Recruiter AwardsThe best and brightest in recruitment were recognised on 1 May at the 2013 Recruiter Awards for Excellence, sponsored by Eploy. The event was hosted by Ed Byrne at a packed Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Mayfair.

In addition, money was raised at a charity casino on behalf of SoldierOn!, Recruiter’s charity of choice for 2013-14. This is the second time Recruiter has partnered with the organisation, which works to enable disabled ex-servicemen and women into meaningful, long-term employment.

The full list of winners follows:

  • Best Newcomer Agency:
    AdMore Recruitment
    (Highly Commended: Pod Talent)
  • Best Employee Referral Strategy, sponsored by Eploy:
    EMC
  • Best Recruitment Agency Marketing Team:
    FiveTen Group
    (Highly Commended: Cititec)
  • Most Effective Recruitment Campaign:
    The Portland Hospital in partnership with Pink Squid
  • Best Banking/Financial Recruitment Agency:
    Cititec
  • Most Effective Employer Brand Development, sponsored by Transline Group:
    LV=
    (Highly Commended: Allied Bakeries)
  • Best Temporary Recruitment Agency:
    |Protocol Education
    (Highly Commended: Randstad Education)
  • Best Candidate Care, sponsored by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation:
    Independent and Kiddicare
    (Highly Commended: Penta Consulting, Tangent International)
  • Best Candidate Experience and Onboarding, sponsored by indeed:
    Matalan
    (Highly Commended: Ovo Energy)
  • Best Client Service, sponsored by Liquid Friday:
    CBSbutler
  • Best Graduate/Trainee Recruitment Strategy:
    Newton Europe
    (Highly Commended: Deutsche Bank)
  • Best Apprentice/School Leaver Recruitment Strategy:
    Network Rail with Work Communications
    (Highly Commended: Visa Europe)
  • Best International Recruitment Agency, sponsored by Eploy:
    Penta Consulting
    (Highly Commended: Antal International)
  • Best Global/International Recruitment Strategy:
    Life Technologies
  • Best Engineering Recruitment Agency, sponsored by Boox:
    CBSbutler
  • Best Professional Services Recruitment Agency:
    Annapurna Recruitment
  • Best IT Recruitment Agency:
    LA International Computer Consultants
  • Best Technology Innovation:
    YO! Sushi in partnership with Pink Squid
  • Innovation in Recruitment:
    Hays
    (Highly Commended: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group in association with ThirtyThree)
  • Best Job Board:
    CareersinAudit.com
    (Highly Commended: Technojobs)
  • Best Small Recruitment Agency to Work For:
    Caritas Recruitment
  • Best Large Recruitment Agency to Work For, sponsored by CV-Library:
    Goodman Masson
  • Best Embedded Recruiting Team:
    Capita Resourcing at Secure Central Government Client
  • Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation:
    GradWeb
  • Small Recruitment Agency of the Year:
    Resourcing Group
  • Agency Recruiter of the Year, sponsored by Strategic-Move:
    Tony Vickers, Balance Recruitment
  • In-House Recruiter of the Year:
    Jo Morgan, Sodexo Prestige
  • Best Recruitment Team:
    Life Technologies
    (Highly Commended: LV=)
  • Large Recruitment Agency of the Year, sponsored by ICS:
    Pathology Group
 
Recruitment Blog of the Year 2013 Winners Announced

UK Recruiter Blog of the YearLouise Triance and UKRecruiter announced the winners of the 2013 Blog of the Year. Over 200 nominations resulted in 21 Finalists.

The Judging Panel included RCEURO founder and Direct Employers Association Operations Director Alan Whitford, The Global Recruiter Editor Simon Kent, Paul Dewick, Sales Manager of Boomerang Funding, Lee Biggins, Founder and MD of CV Library and Louise Triance. Boomerang Funding and CV Library have sponsored this year's awards.

The Judges selected these worthy winners:

 

The Winner of Individual Recruiter Blog:UK Recruiter trophy

 

approachthemarket

Sarah Cooper has over 14 years Recruitment experience both in-house and agency. Her blog is tailored towards the jobseekers but she also blogs at http://sarahloucooper.com/selfology. Her vast range of subjects covered includes jobseeking tips, internet sourcing techniques, psychometrics and what recruitment agencies are – and are not!

The Winner of the Recruitment Agency Blog

 

More Insight

The More Insight is a blog written by the people at AdMore. The team share their thoughts and experiences of recruitment along with their obvious passion for the UK Retail & Hospitality sectors. As with the approachthemarket blog they pass on advice for people navigating the job market.

The Winner of the Corporate Recruitment HR Blog:

The HR Juggler

Alison Chisnell is a Group HR Director who writes a well established blog with a loyal following. For this category we had slightly expanded the criteria as locating corporate recruiter bloggers was rather tricky! Alison is currently curating a series of Advent Blogs on her site which is introducing a great variety of subjects to her already diverse blog.

Special mention goes to the blog from Recruiter Claire - who won last year and was a very close runner up this year.

The Winner of the Recruitment Industry Supplier blog:

This one was a dead heat and we nearly had a blog-off (which is possibly a word Louise made up) but instead we thought we should recognise the achievements of both parties and announce them joint winners.

Sirona Says and T Recs

Andy Headworth writes the Sirona Says blog which is a massive information resource for anyone in the recruitment space. What he doesn’t know about social media and technology in recruitment is not worth knowing. He shares his knowledge with wit and occasional dark humour and it makes for a very easy to read blog. Andy has either been a winner or a judge in these awards from the start and his winning this year shows the value of a generous spirit and the willingness to keep on writing blog afer blog after blog!!

Mervyn Dinnen is the author of T Recs. Mervyn spent 20 years of his career as a recruiter, then worked for a well known job board. Now he’s his own man (a Blogger and speaker on Social Media, recruitment and HR) and I’m sure his blog will prove a superb showcase to his knowledge and talents. He is a creator of conversations and sharer of thoughts. Again like Andy he has an immense knowledge of the UK recruitment market and shares that knowledge so fluidly on his blog.

Congratulations to all the winners and to the finalists. Louise will be posting pictures in the New Year of the winners with their trophies.

 
TMP Acquires Advertsising and E-Solutions Resourcing Arm of Tribal Resourcing

TMP logoTMP (UK) Ltd known as TMP Worldwide, a UK resourcing and communications business, has agreed the purchase of the advertising and e-solutions business from Tribal Resourcing, part of Tribal Group plc.Tribal logo

TMP Worldwide is a key player in the UK resourcing sector and sees the purchase of Tribal Resourcing’s advertising and e-solutions business as a fantastic opportunity to reinforce its position as a leading recruitment organisation both in the private and in the public sector. Not only does the acquired business complement TMP Worldwide’s current services in the public sector, it also brings business efficiencies and great strategic partnerships.

Andrew Wilkinson TMPAndrew Wilkinson, CEO at TMP Worldwide, says: “This opportunity supports our strategy and determination to grow our resourcing partnerships with clients in both the private and public sector by delivering employer brand led, media and digital based solutions.

“The recruitment markets have been challenging during the recession but as we emerge we are investing in our business. This deal strengthens our resources and broadens our client base as we enter 2011."

Tribal Resourcing is one of the largest recruitment solutions providers to the UK public sector. Its services are based around the attraction, selection, development and retention of staff across its public sector client base.

Tribal will retain the executive search and selection, assessment and interim resourcing business and will work in partnership with TMP Worldwide to continue to provide integrated resourcing solutions to clients.

Julie Towers, Chief Executive of Tribal Resourcing, comments: “Tribal Resourcing has been a hugely successful business and has earned its place as the public sector recruitment market leader. I am really proud of what we’ve achieved but this sale is rightly supportive of the change of strategic direction for Tribal Group announced last year."

“Our remaining executive resourcing and re-organisation work will continue to support Tribal’s businesses in education, health and government and we look forward to working in partnership with TMP Worldwide to provide end to end resourcing services to the public sector.”

 
The Recruitment Conference 2012

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UK Recruiter founder and industry doyen, Louise Triance, is hosting her annual end of year Recruitment Conference in London on Wednesday. It will be followed that evening by the Scottish wizard, Stephen O'Donnell's National Online Recruitment Awards. A double bill not to be missed.

Here is what Louise had to say about this year's event in her recent blog: 10 Reasons to Attend....

. for the knowledge you’ll obtain by hearing from and speaking with (amongst others):

1. Dan McGuire – recruitment’s golden boy and major league entrepreneur

2. Graham Palfry-Smith – from star recruiter with a bright yellow Ferrari to non-exec expert

3. Andy Headworth – no one knows more about social media and how to really use it than Andy

4. Matt Alder – has seen it all and is now looking into the future

5. Mike Taylor – uber conference organiser and mobile recruitment expert

6. Keith Robinson – has been there and seen it all in recruitment terms

7. Katharine Robinson and Laura Stoker – I don’t believe anyone has more sourcing knowledge than these ladies

8. Barry Cullen – the only friendly lawyer I know

9. Alan Whitford – was an expert in recruitment technology when the rest of us couldn’t even operate the fax machine

10. Lisa Jones and Bill Boorman – you are unlikely to find more passion and knowledge about recruitment technology than from this double act!

Louise TrianceI’m really looking forward to it as we have an absolutely brilliant lineup of speakers and sessions. We start off with Kevin Green of the REC delivering our Keynote. Kevin is going to be candidly talking about the state of the industry – trends, future growth, big picture, uk market, etc. He is an excellent speaker and happy to be a bit controversial. After that we have two steams of sessions (delivered by the experts above), each 45 minutes long, running throughout the day. The agenda is split so that sessions running parallel are either strategic or tactical/practitioner based. Each session consists of 20-25 minutes of structured presentation (with key learning points!!) followed by 20-25 minutes of either debate/discussion, q&a or workshop sessions.

The sessions are:

Building a Business to Sell – Dan McGuire of Cube19 and Graham Palfry-Smith
Social media for clients/business generation – Andy Headworth of Sirona Consulting
Getting more clients – Marc Cohen of ConSol Partners
Mobile Recruiting – Matt Alder of MetaShift
Video in recruiting – Mike Taylor of Web Based Recruitment and Daniel Richard of Sonru
Marketing and your recruitment business – Keith Robinson of ECOM Digital and Mike Ellingham of MESO Marketing
Sourcing Candidates Online – Katharine Robinson (AKA The Sourceress) and Laura Stoker of AIRS
Legal update/clinic – Barry Cullen (AKA BarryTheLawyer)
Employment brand – Alan Whitford of Abtech Parntership and Martin Dangerfield of Symantec
Technology trends – Lisa Jones of Barclay Jones and Bill Boorman

The event costs only £40 so is excellent value. You can book at recnet7nov.eventbrite.co.uk and you can see photos’s from last years event on our Facebook page.

 

 
NORA Awards 2012 Awards Night

NORA 2012 finalistsStephen O'Donnel, chairman and founder of the National Online
Recruitment Awards,has announced the Finalists for the twelfth
annual event. The winners will be revealed at the awards event
in London on Wednesday, the 7th of November.

The Finalists for the National Online Recruitment Awards 2012 are as follows:

BEST GENERALIST JOB BOARD  
Jobsite http://jobsite.co.uk
Monster http://monster.co.uk
CV-Library http://cv-library.co.uk
Totaljobs http://totaljobs.com
CareerBuilder http://CareerBuilder.co.uk
   
BEST SPECIALIST (NICHE) JOB BOARD  
EmedCareers http://emedcareers.com
RateMyPlacement http://RateMyPlacement.co.uk
Changeboard http://changeboard.com
Creativepool http://creativepool.co.uk
ex-mil.co.uk http://ex-mil.co.uk
Gradcracker http://gradcracker.com
Pharmiweb http://pharmiweb.com
Women in Technology http://womenintechnology.co.uk
   
BEST REGIONAL JOB BOARD  
s1jobs.com http://s1jobs.com
NIjobfinder http://nijobfinder.co.uk
STVjobs http://stvjobs.com
Just LondonJobs http://justlondonjobs.co.uk
Graduates Yorkshire http://graduatesyorkshire.co.uk
   
BEST NATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY  
Allen-York http://www.allen-york.com
Experis http://experis.co.uk
Eden Brown http://edenbrown.com
Senitor http://senitor.com
Spencer Ogden http://spencer-ogden.com
   
BEST SMALL RECRUITMENT AGENCY  
Dylan http://wearedylan.com
Maxim Rcruitment http://maximrecruitment.co.uk
On Target Recruitment Limited http://otrsales.co.uk
The Oyster Partnership http://www.oysterpartnership.com
PolkadotFrog http://polkadotfrog.co.uk
Prospectus http://prospectus.co.uk
Redline plc http://redlineplc.com
Saccomann http://saccomann.com
   
BEST MAJOR EMPLOYER  
Jagex http://jagex.com/careers
Jaguar LandRover http://www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com
NPower http://npowerjobs.com
BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/home
LV http://lv.com/careers
   
BEST SMALL EMPLOYER  
McIldowie http://www.workformacildowie.com
Innocent Drinks http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/us/careers
ARM http://arm.jobs/home.aspx
GCS http://join.gcsltd.com
Marussia F1 Team http://monstercooljobs.com/marussiaf1team/UK-EN/
   
BEST CONSUMER PUBLICATION  
The Guardian http://jobs.guardian.co.uk
The Telegraph http://jobs.telegraph.co.uk
Manchester Evening News http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/jobs/
The Times http://jobs.thetimes.co.uk/
Express and Star http://jobs.expressandstar.com
   
BEST TRADE PUBLICATION  
Accountancy Age http://accountancyage.com
tes.co.uk http://www.tes.co.uk/jobs/
Nursing Times http://nursingtimes.net
Management Today http://managementtodayjobs.com
Drapers Jobs http://drapersjobs.com
   
BEST EMPLOYMENT ADVICE WEBSITE  
Monster http://career-advice.monster.co.uk
Careerplayer http://careerplayer.com
direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/index.htm http://direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/index.htm
Careers Guardian http://careers.guardian.co.uk/
Jobsite Career Tools http://www.jobsite.co.uk/home/careertools.html?src=ql
   
BEST NEWCOMER IN ONLINE RECRUITMENT  
Escape the City http://escapethecity.org
GradCornwall http://GradCornwall.co.uk
Leaving Uni http://www.leavinguni.com
My Job Matcher http://www.myjobmatcher.com
the student job http://thestudentjob.com
   
BEST INNOVATION IN ONLINE RECRUITMENT  
Glassdoor http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
Linkedin.com Apply Button https://developer.linkedin.com/apply
Smarterer http://smarterer.com
Leaving Uni http://www.leavinguni.com
Jobsite White https://www.jobsitewhite.co.uk

 

 
Who are the best marketing recruiters in 2010?

 Following a fantastic awards night in London we are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Marketing Recruitment Awards

 

On 2nd December more than 180 recruiters and industry protagonists battled the inclement weather to accentuate the belief that the marketing sector is set for a resurgence. Galvanised by more than one common cause, Awards finalists and other industry professionals participated in the first recruitment awards for the marketing sector, which was headlined by the staffing industry’s most celebrated entrepreneur, James Caan.

The black-tie occasion at the prestigious Jumeirah Carlton Hotel commenced with a champagne-reception, before attendees moved through to the bespangled Ballroom, where tables were dressed with wine and more champagne, supplied courtesy of recruitment advisory and consultancy service, HB RIDA and digital marketing agency, Cloudspotting.

A fantastic 3-course dinner was attended by Mr Caan, who arrived ahead of schedule to join colleagues from Hamilton Bradshaw.

Headlining with recruitment guru

Following the dinner and in the absence of APSCO CEO, Ann Swain, the scheduled compère for evening, Simon Lewis, editor and co-founder of event hosts*, Only Marketing Jobs, took to the stage to introduce Mr Caan as headline speaker. Under the title of ‘Looking to the Upturn’, Mr Caan eulogised about the marketing recruitment industry and predicted a prosperous year ahead. Commenting that his private equity company was “open for business”, the Dragon’s Den star hinted that his next investment would likely be in a marketing recruitment agency.

The affable recruitment mogul concluded an inspiring and insightful speech with an impromptu Q&A session, which touched on subjects ranging from the best piece of recruitment advice he’d ever received to industry-related products witnessed in the Den.

Participant praise

At 21:30 it was time for the main event - the Awards presentation. Category sponsors were invited to reveal finalist nominations before announcing the respective category winner. In what was a hotly contested process, all finalists were commended for their commitment to the first ever MARAs, as the 1,000s of votes received were accompanied by some fantastic supporting evidence. The buzz surrounding this part of the evening was electric.

Once the applause had stopped and the Prodigy’s ‘Omen’ sting reduced to a beat in the eardrums it was time to party. And with stand-in DJ, ‘Retro Russ’, banging out some classics, the dance-floor erupted with a variety of curious moves long into the intoxicating night…

The marketing recruitment industry is well and truly alive!

 

Here are the MARA 2010 winners. Congratulations to them all:

Best Newcomer – Nakama London - Sponsored by HB RIDA

Best Niche Agency - Carrot Pharma - Sponsored by first choice software

Best Social Media Strategy - Major Players - Sponsored by MetaShift

Best Small Agency - Dynamic New Alliances - Sponsored by Social Media In Recruitment Conference 2011

Best Candidate Experience - Stopgap - Sponsored by Liquid Friday

Best Client Experience - Hays Marketing - Sponsored by ECOM DIGITAL

Recruitment Innovation - Stopgap - Sponsored by AllTheTopBananas.com

Most Effective Marketing Strategy - Major Players - Sponsored by 4MAT

Best Regional Agency - Adam Recruitment - Sponsored by Leumi Invoice Finance

Agency of the Year - Major Players - Sponsored by Arithon

 

 

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Recruiter Magazine Awards for Excellence 2011

Recruiter Magazine Awards Logo


Recruiter Magazine is celebrating outstanding achievements in recruitment over the last 12 months with the Recruiter Awards for Excellence. For the second year running, the Awards recognise the accomplishments for in-house recruitment, recruitment agencies, recruitment ad campaigns, job boards and RPOs at one event. Held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday 11 May on London’s Park Lane, the awards ceremony is a black tie affair, with this year’s host noted comedian Dara O’Briain. Headline sponsor this year is Innovate CV.


The full 2011 Shortlist can be seen here.

Some of the highlights:

Recruitment Personality of the Year
Greg Allen, Nokia
Susan Bor, Royal Bank of Scotland
Louise McCarthy-Teague, Meridian 

Sir Alec Reed, Reed 

Tara Ricks, Randstad Financial & Professional

Best Candidate Experience
Harrods
KPMG

Kwik Fit Insurance
Pizza Hut (UK)


Most Effective Employer Brand Development
Alliance Medical (Jupiter Advertising)
Gala Coral Group
PizzaExpress (Pink Squid)

Royal Bank of Scotland

Most Effective Recruitment Strategy
Boots UK
Harrods 

RS Components
Barclays Capital (Stafford Long)

 
NORA 2010 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

 

Stephen O'Donnell is extremely proud to be able to announce the Finalists for the tenth annual National Online Recruitment Awards. Winners will be revealed at the awards event in London on Thursday, the 4th of November

The Finalists for the National Online Recruitment Awards 2010 are:

Best Generalist Job Board
Jobsite
Monster
Reed
Totaljobs
Fish4Jobs

Best Specialist (Niche) Job Board
British Medical Jobs
Only Marketing Jobs
Retail Choice
Secs in the City
eFinancial Careers
Totally Legal
Executive on the Web
Nurses

Best Regional Job Board
Graduates Yorkshire
NI Job Finder
Key 103 Jobs
Jobs in Wales
S1Jobs

Best National Recruitment Agency
Reed
Advanced Resource Managers
Pulse
Progressive Recruitment
Michael Page

Best Small Recruitment Agency Website
Orchard
Chase Zander
Maxim Recruitment
McCarthy Recruitment
Inspiring Interns
Ambitions Personel
Idex Recruitment
PFJ

Best Major Employer Website
Claire’s Accessories
Army Jobs
LV
Yorkshire Building Society
T-Mobile

Best Small Employer Website
Jagex
Advance Resource Managers
Air Tanker
Chase Zander
Innocent Drinks

Best Online Recruitment by a Consumer Publication
The Scotsman
Express and Star
The Guardian
The Telegraph
The Herald

Best Online Recruitment by a Trade Publication
Retail Week
Brand Republic
PR Week
Times Educational Supplement
Electronics Weekly

Best Employment Advice Website
My Work Search
Monster
DWP Employment Index
Career Player
Guardian Careers

Best Newcomer in Online Recruitment
CV See Me
Ambitions Personnel
CK Clinical
Food Industry Careers
Inspiring Interns

Best Innovation in Online Recruitment
OVIA
CVSeeMe
Gatszu
TGI Friday FriDOiDS Blog
Gala Coral Careers

Recruitment Website of the Decade
Jobsite
Reed
MOD/Army Jobs
Totaljobs
S1 Jobs
Monster
CV Library
Jobserve

 

 

 
What and how does modern technology aid recruitment

UKRecruiter LogoOn the 26th September UKRecruiter and TheJobPost will be co-hosting the 'Recruitment Technology and Leadership Event / Showcase' (tickets are free here). This unique event has been designed to give recruitment professionals an insight into a range of technology offerings. This year there will also be a variety of ‘learning sessions’, talks and discussions - in addition to speed demos and networking time in the afternoon session

TheJobPost logoThis event is perfect for those looking at new technologies, reviewing vendors, or simply carrying out preliminary research - and will offer some insightful talks by recruitment leaders on implementing, using and choosing the right technology for your business.

Louis Welcomme, marketeer extraordinaire of Colleague Software and UKRecruiter founder and Colleague Software Logoindustry doyen Louise Triance kick started the event early with the ‘Recruitment Technology Showcase Google+ Hangout' (a webinar show of sorts), discussing 'When and how does modern technology aid the recruitment process?' This live discussion show was broadcast via Google+ on Air on September 11th at 4pm BST and featured a variety of guests - including strategists, technologists, IT managers and recruiters.


The Host: Alan Whitford - Recruitment Strategist from Abtech Partnership (and chairman of the event)
Guests included:
Louise Triance from UKRecruiter
Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software
Will Hamilton - Director of LaunchPad Recruits
Peter Thompson - Head of IT for PSD Group
Mark Stephens - Founder of the F10 Group
Stephen Blackmore - Head of Sales, Daxtra Technologies

Enjoy the recording of the show. We hope to see you all there on the 26th at One Great George Street in London.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Qandidate Launches Unique New LogIn Facility With New Release

RCEURO FEATURED CONTENT

Qandidate.com – designed for happy recruiting Qandidate.com Logo

Qandidate.com is the new and free recruitment system for those companies looking to improve and take direct control over their recruitment activities. Designed for in-house recruitment, Qandidate.com offers customers an alternative to Outlook and Excel by providing a refreshingly easy to use online recruitment system.
Qandidate.com is one of the initiatives born in the labs of VONQ. Qandidate.com was founded in January 2013 and currently has over 3,000 customer installations.


Qandidate.com will post a regular series of content about recruitment, technology, social media and company management.


Rotterdam, April 8 2014
Qandidate.com,
the European provider of free recruitment software (Applicant tracking system) is pleased to announce it has launched a new release of its free recruitment software Qandidate.com. This new release will bring a whole new login facility to its users. The new login facility, named Qprofile.me, is a stepping-stone for more projects and enhancements scheduled for this year.

Remy Verhoeven“We were really pleased to announce this new release of Qandidate.com”, CEO and co-founder of Qandidate.com, Remy Verhoeven said enthusiastically, “As we are always looking for new ways to improve Qandidate.com, this upgrade was a necessity that will further optimize the user experience of our customers and adds an important building block to our free recruitment software”.

At the surface, a new login facility may not sound really exciting for a free recruitment system, but the Qandidate.com team worked hard and considers this as a true milestone, as this is the beginning of an additional stream of new features and enhancements for its customers.

With this new login facility, the team at Qandidate.com will be able to offer additional features and services over time and to create a smoother user experience. New features for 2014 may include the ability to login with your social profiles (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and the introduction of new additional recruitment apps.

“We love to listen to our customers and value their opinion very much” Verhoeven says, “Customers continuously give us their ideas for enhancements of our free applicant tracking system, and we take all their ideas into consideration when working towards a new system update”, Verhoeven concluded.

Additional new features in this Qprofile.me release include:

Multiple company accounts: Especially interesting for agency recruiters: Users can now manage multiple company accounts with one single user account.

Multi-lingual configuration: Especially designed for international recruiters: New configuration options offer the possibility to define the language preferences on job level.

 

 
How Recruiters Should Be Using Mobile
Recruiter Hangout

#RecHangout
Join the Recruiter Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel.

Watch the show live every other Wednesday; join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcas and you might even get a mention on air.

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts and writing up the post event thoughts and conclusions on her blog.

You can watch the live stream (and the subsequent recorded version) here, via Google+ (learn how to join and particpate here), YouTube and the Colleague Software event site.

We look forward to your particpation.

 


 

Wednesday, 21 May at 1pm BST (GMT+1), Mike Taylor, MD of Web Based Recruitment, and Matt Alder, Digital, Social and Mobile Strategist at MetaShift, join The Recruiters Hangout to discuss 'How should recrutiers be using mobile?'

Watch our next live Hangout via our Youtube stream or on Google+ and submit questions and comments to the panel either by the Hangout's embedded Q+A app or via our #RecHangout hashtag on Twitter. Louise Triance will be keeping a look out for your questions and comments and will be passing them on to our featured guests live during the broadcast.

To get more from the #Rechangout join our Google+ and LinkedIn communities to stay up to date with upcoming Hangouts and relevant quality content.

Enjoy the recording of today's live broadcast.

 
Choosing the Best Recruitment Technology for the Job

Recruiter Hangout

#RecHangout
Join the Recruiter Hangout every fortnight as special guests and industry experts share their top tips, insights and advice with a live online audience and a regular panel.

Watch the show live every other Wednesday; join the show on Google+ and speak directly to the panel, or use our hashtag #RecHangout to join the conversation - we will pass your questions and comments on to the guests during the broadcas and you might even get a mention on air.

Recruitment strategist and RCEuro founder, Alan Whitford, will make sure viewers get the most from the show, asking the right questions and ensuring the discussion stays on track. Joining Alan is Mark Stephens from the Technology in Recruitment Alliance, Louis Welcomme from Colleague Software, and Louise Triance from UK Recruiter who will be looking out for your online comments during the broadcasts and writing up the post event thoughts and conclusions on her blog.

You can watch the live stream (and the subsequent recorded version) here, via Google+ (learn how to join and particpate here), YouTube and the Colleague Software event site.

We look forward to your particpation.


On the 12th February at 1:30pm GMT, recruitment technology and social media strategy expert, Lisa Jones, Director of Barclay Jones, will be joining us to discuss the topic of 'Choosing the best recruitment technology for the job (and the problem between the keyvboard and the chair).' Barclay Jones deliver strategy, consultancy, training and project management for web, technology and social media to recruitment businesses.
A few myths and misconceptions that Lisa will address include::

  1. Expectations of the different parts of the business vary wildly
  2. The assumption that recrutment software is a Set it and Forget It "thing' and that the project ends the day it goes live
  3. There is no tangible recruitment technology strategy that a CIO would be proud of
  4. Get the software/hardware working - and assume humans will take to it really easily
  5. Cloud based services are scary (and insecure) while Server based tech really rocks
  6. Systems should drive business processes
  7. Systems are for the recruiers - not managers/owners/directors
  8. Software is delivered TO the business, not By the business

 


 
Qandidate Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

RCEURO FEATURED CONTENT

Qandidate.com – designed for happy recruiting Qandidate.com Logo

Qandidate.com is the new and free recruitment system for those companies looking to improve and take direct control over their recruitment activities. Designed for in-house recruitment, Qandidate.com offers customers an alternative to Outlook and Excel by providing a refreshingly easy to use online recruitment system.
Qandidate.com is one of the initiatives born in the labs of VONQ. Qandidate.com was founded in January 2013 and currently has over 3,000 customer installations.


Qandidate.com will post a regular series of content about recruitment, technology, social media and company management.


Rotterdam, 13th February, Qandidate.com, the European provider of free recruitment software, celebrates its very first anniversary. Today, exactly one year ago, the team released its public beta release and a lot has happened since then.

Remy Verhoeven“It’s been a blast”, stated Remy Verhoeven, CEO and co-founder of Qandidate.com. “Thinking about this period last year, I really couldn’t imagine how positive the market would respond to our concept of free recruitment software. The response on the launch was overwhelming”, Verhoeven continued. “In the first few weeks after the launch, we were still busy queuing customers to get access to our service.”

Today more than 3,000 companies have signed-up for our free recruitment software. On average we welcome between 80 and 100 new companies a week and our customers have processed more than 110,000 candidates so far.

“Although our free recruitment system is currently only available in English and Dutch - with more languages to come over time - we see a wide variety of companies from all over the world within our customer base”, Verhoeven added. “From the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency to high-end retail brands in the UK and the Netherlands.”

The team released a number of new versions of Qandidate.com over the last 12 months. A media web shop - which empowers users to set-up and launch their own external recruitment campaign, additional vacancy reporting capabilities and an in-system support service, are examples of some of the major enhancements. “We are expecting to ship another new release shortly,” Verhoeven says. “With the upcoming release we will bring our customers a far more flexible login facility. After this release we will build a recruitment reporting and analytics dashboard, alongside some other enhancements which are nominated by our customers.”

ralph braskerBesides the growth of Qandidate.com’s customer base and free recruitment functionality, a lot has happened for the company as well. We received a number of nominations and even ended up in the semi-final of the Accenture Innovation Awards. We hired Ralph Brasker as our marketing guy and completed our board of advisors with Michiel Muller, Simon Guild, Quintin Schevernels and Marc Duijndam.

 

“I’m really proud of what we have achieved over the last 12 months, especially when you consider it has all been done with a small, but talented and highly motivated group of people, and without the big budgets other ATS vendors have”, says Verhoeven. “Customers signup for our free recruitment software because they are looking for an alternative to the complex and over-expensive systems out there. But it’s the intuitive and fresh way we design our software, which in the end makes our customers love our free recruitment software. We’re looking forward to another year full of excitement and fun.”

 

 
Future of Talent, Technology & Social Recruiting Summit

The Future of Talent, Technology & Social Recruiting Summit, otherwise known as #SRTECH13, kicks off at 09:00 today in TheJobPost LogoLondon. This is the keynote event of the nationwide series hosted by TheJobPost, developers of the innovative Crowdsourcing recruitment platform which brings together direct hirers and agencies in a unique sharing environment, where the hiring companies are saving on average 20% on agency costs.

Highlights of the morning session include understanding the latest technologies and recruiting solutions available, current trends in recruitment, how to use social networks to maximum effect and hearing why corporate recruiters are harnessing the power of innovative channels to access talent.

Speakers include Work4Labs, Randstad, TheJobPost, Glassdoor, Nokia, LinkedIn, Broadbean, Havas People, Kelly Services, Cut-e and Sonru who present a wealth of opportunities, products and solutions to Talent Acquisition leaders looking to hire top talent for their organisations.

The questions for our delegates is: Do you know how to get the most out of your networks and channels to access the best talent for your company?

Keynote topics include:

  • HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY BUILD AND MAINTAIN AN EMPLOYER BRAND
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF A POSITIVE CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
  • AUTOMATED VIDEO INTERVIEWING CHANGING THE FACE OF RECRUITMENT
  • SOURCING TALENT IN A BORDERLESS WORLD
  • HOW DO YOU REALLY GET MORE VALUE FROM YOUR DATA
  • UNDERSTANDING HOW TALENT MAKE DECISIONS
  • EASY STEPS FOR FACEBOOKS RECRUITING SUCCESS
  • ATTRACTING AND SELECTING THE BEST GRADUATE TALENT
  • INTEGRATED & SIMPLE: PSYCHOMETRIC SKILLS
  • INTEGRATING RECRUITMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY

Follow the action on the Twitter hashtag: #SRTECH13

 

 

 
Recruitment Technology & Leadership Event

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UK Recruiter and TheJobPost are continuing their collaboration with the leading event for UK Managers, Directors and technology decision makers within recruitment consultancies, RPOs and suppliers to the industry with #TechRec13 on 26 September.

This event is comprised of a conference style event in the morning followed by a technology showcase event in the afternoon.

As the event is just around the corner. now is your last call to register.

 You can book complimentary tickets for the learning event in the morning here and for the afternoon workshops and speed demo sessions here.

Highlights include:
• Keynote on how to build a successful recruitment consultancy to exit
• Product demonstrations, on your terms, from over 20 leading recruitment industry suppliers
• Debate on the future of technology from the RECs new RecTecHub
• Learning session forf using LinkedIn to maximum recruitment effect
• Eight workshops covering topics such as the power of recruitment crowdsourcing and successfully using video interviewing
• If you want to know more about how the day works you can read the UK Recruiter blog post here: http://wp.me/p2uizh-4R6.

The event offers everything you need to improve your business and make informed technology decisions quickly and efficiently.

You can read UKRecruiter founder and event host Louise Triance's post about the event here.

To follow the happenings on the day (and the conversations from previous events in the series), follow the Twitter Hashtag: #TechRec13

 
Thought Leader Conversation with Remy Verhoeven

RCEuroThought Leader Conversation

RCEuro is continuing its series of conversations with Recruitment Thought Leaders. This series is comprised of 15 minute video (or sometimes audio only) conversations between RCEuro founder Alan Whitford and the interview subject. We have a few 'in the can', with more scheduled.

Today we are speaking with Remy Verhoeven, co-founcer of Vonq and Candidate.com. We cover his background, his passion to deliver measurable results from recruitment channels and his vision for the future of online recruitment.

 

Qandidate.com – designed for happy recruiting Qandidate.com Logo

Qandidate.com is the new and free recruitment system for those companies looking to improve and take direct control over their recruitment activities. Designed for in-house recruitment, Qandidate.com offers customers an alternative to Outlook and Excel by providing a refreshingly easy to use online recruitment system.
Qandidate.com is one of the initiatives born in the labs of VONQ. Qandidate.com was founded in January 2013 and currently has over 2,000 customer installations.



 

 

 
We're All Technologists Now

Introduction

Mervyn DinnenThe author of this article, Mervyn Dinnen, is a well know and well respected commentator and participant in the world of HR, Recruitment, technology and social media. He will be attending HRTECH 2013 in Amsterdam 24-25 October; blogging, Tweeting and reporting on behalf of RCEURO as well as for his own iconic blog, T Recs. You can follow Mervyn's take on twitter - @MervynDinnen, @RCEURO as well as regularly checking out the blog section here. Enjoy his article about the US HR Technology Conference from earlier this month.


We're All Technologists Now

The final keynote at the recent HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas was from Jason Averbook, who delivered an overview of HR technology – where we were, where we are now and where we should be going.

His rallying call was that we need re-imagination – we’re getting bright shiny new technology but we’re doing old school things with it. To emphasise this point he ran through 5 generations of technological development, the 4 different eras of what we’ve called HR, and concluded that despite all that change we’re still basically doing what we’ve always done.

Jason AverbookHe also had news for the HR professionals who think that technology isn’t for them – We’re all technologists!Do you call IT when you want to search Google?” he asked. “Who keeps their smartphone nearby when they go to bed at night?” got a clear majority show of hands.

Another show of hands revealed that only 5 people in an audience of many hundreds were from the payroll function, yet payroll is usually the first HR process that we get technology for. A couple of comments on the twitter channel questioned whether this was because the process didn’t innovate – but I’m not sure that’s true.

When I first started work I got paid cash on a weekly basis, then by cheque on a monthly basis, and more recently by direct transfer. I used to be given payslips with my cash/cheque but now I have to log in to a system to find them. And because I don’t do it regularly I invariably have to reset passwords – coming up with a new one each time! Payroll evolves much the same as any other process, yet where were the specialists at this show?

Jason also touched on the irregularity with which people interact with their internal technology. He asked when we last got married, had a child or moved house, as these are three key events when we will interact with the HR technology at work. Clearly for most people these events happen very rarely – maybe every few years – giving them little reason to interact with that technology, yet most HR professionals will complain that employees aren’t using the tech. Again you need it to do different things if you want more interaction.

The importance of measuring for now was another key point. Performance reviews, engagement, development are all measured and reviewed historically, yet employees are more interested in what’s currently happening. The technology for real time measurement is available so why not use it for now as opposed to what’s already gone.

Some other points that Jason covered:

  • People come to work and expect to get connected, most people keep their phone within 3 feet at all times of the day and night, yet we often deny them that connectivity.
  • If you go to a website that sucks, you don’t stay on it for too long. But do you ever go back to see if it’s better? Probably not, this is why businesses need to get their tech right.
  • For possibly the first time consumers now have better technology than businesses do. Expectations are raised.
  • The Cloud doesn’t change cultures – it’s just a delivery mechanism.
  • Give them real time access to social channels – or they’ll post on Glassdoor!
  • “HR sucks at simple”. Contentious, but it got a reaction.

The closing call was ‘If interaction is not embedded in the process then it won’t get done’ with a plea to‘think simple’.

Jason is a good speaker who puts his points across with energy and simplicity, and I'm looking forward to hearing him speak again at the HR Technology Conference in Amsterdam. From this presentation I took away a clear message that too many HR professionals see technology as something that isn’t really their thing, but a box that needs to be ticked. Clearly everyone in the room used technology constantly in their personal lives and there shouldn’t be a disconnect when it comes to embedding it in the workplace.

My view is that the things we look for in the technology we use in our personal lives – ease, relevance, convenience, enhanced experience – should also apply to the technology we use in our working lives. Technology should not be a barrier to getting work done but should be an enabler to getting a better job done. As Jessica Merrell tweeted ‘innovation & technology change isn’t just the vendor’s responsibility – amen!’

Laurie Ruettiman’s blog on the automation of HR is worth a read – ‘you might want to think about understanding the technology that’s about to upset your apple cart. If you know your enemy, you can destroy it’

After all, it’s never really the computer that says no….

 
 
Qandidate com Crosses the 2,000 Customer Milestone

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Qandidate.com is the new and free recruitment system for those companies looking to improve and take direct control over their recruitment activities. Designed for in-house recruitment, Qandidate.com offers customers an alternative to Outlook and Excel by providing a refreshingly easy to use online recruitment system.
Qandidate.com is one of the initiatives born in the labs of VONQ. Qandidate.com was founded in January 2013 and currently has over 2,000 customer installations.


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New milestone underlines the need for innovation in the recruitment market

Rotterdam, 22 October 2013, Qandidate.com, the provider of free recruitment software, is pleased to announce they have reached the 2,000 customer milestone within a little more than 7 months after the initial launch earlier this year.

Remy Verhoeven“It’s a momentous day here at Qandidate.com. Our dashboards are showing growth numbers, month after month and since the launch we have released several new versions of Qandidate.com and introduced new customer engagement programs,” explains Remy Verhoeven, CEO en Co-founder of Qandidate.com. “These new numbers are the result of hard work, with a small and dedicated team in a market which has always been dominated by enterprise software vendors, lacking innovation.”

Qandidate.com is dedicated designed to the needs of SMB’s and offers an alternative to Outlook and Excel. The SMB market has still the lowest adoption numbers for professional recruitment software, but is responsible for the majority of jobs. “We appreciate it’s a big step for customers to move from Outlook and Excel to professional recruitment tools, but once customers understand the limitation of their current way of working we offer a free recruitment system, designed to their needs and requirements”.

Designed with the support of recruiters, Qandidate.com gives companies a refreshingly easy to use free recruitment system, just as intuitive as social media tools as Facebook and LinkedIn. “We’re actively listening to our customers and users for input, so we can continue to build and deliver the most enjoyable and easy to use recruitment platform for SMB’s,” says Verhoeven.

The new customer and user numbers strengthen Qandidate.com’s position as the provider with the highest accelerated growth in the recruitment space. Qandidate.com was initially launched in the UK and Netherlands, but the team is welcoming new customers from all over the globe. For next year the team is planning to add additional languages to support this growing global customer base.

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