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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    Screen test

    At a recent Internet recruitment conference, employers were describing their high-speed, low-cost online recruitment campaigns. Then a delegate told the audience about a horticultural supplier that had found the right staff...

    RSVP

    I agree with John Reed (Letters, 27 April 2000) and Jon Porter (25 May 2000) about the shortcomings of recruitment agencies. As a freelance IT trainer, most agencies I have dealt with leave a lot to be desired. But there...

    New recruitment drive for Catholics

    Shorts is investing £100 million in 1,200 new jobs at its jet-manufacturing plant. The investment will increase the workforce by a fifth within two years and bring the number of employees to over 7,000. Production lines...

    Psychometric tests aren’t the rights stuff, recruiters told

    Using psychometric testing in recruitment processes could land employers in court when the Human Rights Act (HRA) comes into force, a legal academic has warned. Giles Proctor, senior law lecturer at Manchester Metro-politan...

    Brains before image

    Recruiters could be turning away tomorrow’s “Richard Bransons” because they don’t fit the company image, according to the co-author of Funky Business. Jonas Ridderstrale told delegates that if brain...

    Recruiters struggle to fill vacancies

    Timed to coincide with the institute’s annual conference on recruitment and selection this week, the research found that the main reason for difficulties was that many applicants had insufficient experience. A lack...

    Why e-recruitment needs a reality check

    We have been following with interest the debate on your letters page regarding web-based recruitment. With all the excitement generated in the marketplace by dot-com companies, e-recruitment, e-learning and so on, both employers...

    Ruinous recruiting

    Having spent the past three months in my first assignment as an outplacement consultant, I have become appalled by the way in which prospective employers and agencies treat job applicants. Their approach varies from ignoring...

    Firms ‘fail to grasp web recruitment opportunities’

    A significant number of the UK’s blue-chip firms have yet to develop online recruitment, though it is quickly becoming the most popular way for graduates to find jobs. A survey of the FTSE-100 companies revealed that...

    IPD recruitment advertising awards

    Entries are being sought for the IPD Recruitment Advertising Grand Prix Awards 2000, which are to be held at the Millennium Dome on 27 June. The awards are for the most innovative use of recruitment advertising in the current...