All posts by Alex Hopkins

Future Talent Recruitment: Top Trends for 2018

2018 is well and truly underway and, with a new year, there are new Future Talent predictions and trends. The coming year is set to have some game changers in the recruitment space which, themselves, will accelerate the wake of other concomitant trends and ground-breaking advancements. However, what will continue to remain a challenge is … Continue reading Future Talent Recruitment: Top Trends for 2018

GDPR in Recruitment: How to be Compliant

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is widely accepted as a natural evolution and progression in the protection of a very basic human right – privacy. However, the impact it’s going to have on business in general is still a massive grey area for most, especially in recruitment. How will GDPR influence our ability to … Continue reading GDPR in Recruitment: How to be Compliant

Is Candidate Engagement Top of Your List During the Recruitment Process?

Candidate engagement is a key priority for many organisations who value the link between high levels of engagement and high work performance. With engaged candidates, translating into engaged employees, said to be happier, more innovative, likely to stay longer and generally more healthy and satisfied – sit back and read our new blog! Effectively, engagement is the result … Continue reading Is Candidate Engagement Top of Your List During the Recruitment Process?

5 Strategies for Building Effective Talent Pools in a Competitive Market

So, your team have spent countless hours and resources recruiting into a role. You’ve had to go back out to market for a role you’ve had hundreds of applications for before. You may begin to group your candidates together in your Applicant Tracking System – but, you can’t always dip into it and find an … Continue reading 5 Strategies for Building Effective Talent Pools in a Competitive Market

The 3 Big Mistakes that are Damaging your Employer Brand (and how to fix them!)

Every year, companies invest tonnes of resource into building their employer brand. Why? Because your employer brand is the cornerstone of your reputation as an employer. It’s very much a candidate-driven market, so you’re competing with other organisations for the same pool of talent. How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors? How do you … Continue reading The 3 Big Mistakes that are Damaging your Employer Brand (and how to fix them!)

5 Tips for improving your Recruitment Advertising

It’s easy to plough through hundreds of applications and recruit the cream of the crop, right? What’s not so easy is actually getting hundreds of candidates to apply for your vacancies. This is where your recruitment advertising becomes absolutely fundamental. Some may argue that your employer brand is what attracts your candidates, and that’s either … Continue reading 5 Tips for improving your Recruitment Advertising

Why are so many of my Employees leaving?

Employees leave organisations all of the time, so it shouldn’t usually be detrimental to the business when Joe Blogs comes into your office with his letter of resignation. However, when a large number of your employees are leaving within a relatively short period of time – this should sound alarm bells, not just because you’re … Continue reading Why are so many of my Employees leaving?

What can Recruiters do to tackle a Skills Shortage?

According to a survey conducted by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) in December 2016 – almost half of UK employers are expecting a skills shortage when recruiting in 2017. With the above being noted – recruiters are having to rethink their strategies in order to attract the seemingly ‘hard to come by’ candidates. So, we’ve … Continue reading What can Recruiters do to tackle a Skills Shortage?

Candidate Engagement – From Application to Offer

In the summer of 2015, Associated British Foods UK Grocery (ABF) made the strategic decision to partner with Cohesion Recruitment to deliver their Graduate Recruitment Programme. Michelle McDonald, Client Relationship Manager and Deborah Edmondson, Talent Director at Cohesion tell of their aim to find the best future talent for the business, whilst providing a market-leading … Continue reading Candidate Engagement – From Application to Offer

The Apprenticeship Levy – Are you Ready?

The Apprenticeship Levy is fast approaching – before we even know it, it’ll be well under way. At the moment, there’s a lot of speculation around whether or not it’s going to work. Our answer to that – it’ll work for you, if you make it so. According to the 2016 AGR Annual Survey, Apprenticeship … Continue reading The Apprenticeship Levy – Are you Ready?