Recruitment

Index here items on the recruitment process, recruitment law, policy and methods, online recruitment, costs of recruitment, recruitment advertising, recruitment agencies, consultants and executive search, graduate recruitment, shortlists, competency-based recruitment, application forms, curriculum vitae, and internal recruitment.

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    Co-ordinator appointed to plug NHS recruitment gap

    The NHS has appointed an international recruitment co-ordinator in a bid to ease the staffing crisis in the service by focusing on short-term placements from abroad. Georgina Dwight, formerly executive nurse director at Hammersmith...

    Ethnic minorities suffer psychometric test angst

    High anxiety may be to blame for the poorer results achieved by ethnic minority candidates in psychometric tests. Researchers investigating the results of psychometric tests taken by entrants to the Royal Navy found that...

    Easy come, easy go

    All’s fair in love, war and recruitment, according to Peter Cappelli, professor of management at the Wharton School in the US. “Most employers are poachers, looking for talented candidates among their competitors and using...

    UK railway to recruit Indian workers

    Indian railway workers are providing a solution to growing recruitment problems for their UK colleagues. Jarvis, a UK railway contractor, has turned to the subcontinent to tackle a shortage of signal engineers. A spokesman...

    Saratoga survey claims skills shortage is result of ‘panic recruiting’ by employers

    Panic recruiting by employers – rather than a genuine lack of skilled people – is the cause of most skills shortages, a leading research firm has claimed. Benchmarking company Saratoga said that employers were...

    Policy on skills imports baffles refugee groups

    The government’s recent announcement that it will tackle skills shortages by bringing in workers from overseas has been widely welcomed by the business community. But other groups, most notably those working with refugees...

    Smart bomb

    A common practice, both in the UK and in the US, is to screen would-be managers with an intelligence test, as well as taking into consideration personality and job-related skills. For a variety of political reasons, the intelligence...

    Recruiters turn to India for IT expertise as skills crisis bites

    Thirty years after it closed the door on mass immigration from its former colonies, the UK is laying out the welcome mat again. The change of heart has been prompted by a shortage of technological expertise that threatens...

    Abbey National recruit online

    Abbey National is to launch its online recruitment process on 1 September, following a pilot project undertaken by the company’s most recent graduate recruits. Eighty per cent of them answered a range of competency...

    Internet recruitment doubles

    The number of employers who recruit on the Internet has doubled in the past year, according to a new report from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). Around two-thirds of employers recruiting graduates now take online...