How diverse is your workplace?

Take a handful of job adverts from any job board or recruitment agency and words that jump off the page and are repeated over and over again are those that promote the nature of the company. Words such as “dynamic”, “innovative”, “friendly”, but very rarely does “diverse” grace the description. However, diversity is becoming an Read More

Finding the one…perfect hire

With February being the month of love, we decided to look at the similarities between online dating and recruiting. Online dating is becoming increasingly popular and everyone knows that first impressions count for a lot. People look to personal profiles to decide who they want to take on a date. But how many soulmates have Read More

Candidates are mobile, so why aren’t you?

In the world we live in today, we have become accustomed to doing everything on the go and expect companies to respond to this growing trend. So, why should it be any different for jobseekers? An increasing number of candidates are using their mobile to search and apply for jobs online. Convenience, quickness and opportunity Read More

Increase conversions with 5 simple job advert writing tips

Creating the perfect job advert is half the battle to filling a vacancy with the right candidates. Using our 5 simple tips, we’ll help you write your advert so suitable candidates find your role and can quickly evaluate if they are suitable for the position. Job Title: When writing the job title, remember it MUST Read More

Anti-Social? You’re missing out on top talent…

It is safe to say that social media now pervades every aspect of our lives. For many, Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn have become daily information sources. In fact, according to the latest figures over 24 million people in the UK visit Facebook every day, that’s more than one third of the population. Twitter and Read More

Does your employer brand really effect applications?

Simple answer… yes.  With the recruitment market bouncing back, candidates have more choice when selecting their next job.  Essentially, they can afford to be picky as it’s a candidate market. With this in mind, businesses need to up their game if they want to attract the best candidates, starting with their employer brand. Employer branding Read More

Top 5 Interview Questions Revealed

Every company wants to hire great people, and at The SmartList we work closely with employers to ensure the right candidates  are sent to you for interviewing- but how do you ensure you make the right choice from a shortlist of applicants? Here are the top 5 interview questions to quickly assess a potential hires Read More

Get more conversions on your company careers page

Don’t let your hard work go to waste with a less than impressive company careers page! Your recruitment strategy may have worked wonders with your advertising channels driving candidates to your careers site, however the site often fails to convert quality applicants. Too many companies admit that although they receive applications for jobs, they’re rarely Read More

Why multi-channel advertising is a must in your recruitment strategy

In today’s society, technology and culture have changed the way jobseekers search and apply for jobs. To keep up with these changes, businesses need to regularly update their recruitment strategies and include channels that will ensure they are accessing the best candidates. Social Media Platforms, Generic Job Boards, Niche Job Boards, Print Media and CV Read More

4 key things to consider when buying an ATS

An Applicant Tracking System, also known as an ATS, can be the tool which transforms your recruitment processes…when chosen and implemented correctly. Too many HR departments rush into choosing an ATS without properly considering what they are buying and how it will actually work with their processes. Our 4 simple tips will help you avoid Read More