8 Challenges Facing Recruiters in 2015

We take a look at the 8 most daunting challenges recruiters must deal with in 2015. 

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Are your job ads missing the point? (Or: Bad Ads Make Everyone Sad)

We at JobFruit have already written one blog on how to make your job ads SEO friendly, but recently it was brought to our attention that a lot of recruiters are just struggling to make their ads candidate friendly. We’ve put together a few tips to help.

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Boost Your Candidate Flow This December

It’s getting to that time of year again, recruiters are gearing up for that final push to bag some vacancies before the festive season hits.

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Recruiters: Be a LinkedIn Detective! 

As recruiters, it’s pretty clear by now that LinkedIn is a prime tool when it comes to winning candidates. 

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Are Your Job Ads SEO Friendly? 

It’s a hard task modern recruiters are faced with. No longer do you sit and wait for candidates to come to you – instead today’s recruitment is all about driving candidates towards your vacancies. 

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Recruiters: Start Using Video!

Why is Video So Important for Recruiters? 

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THe evolution of technology in the recruitment industry

We at JobFruit are loving this fab infographic showing how the recruitment industry has evolved thanks to technological innovation. Take a look! 

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5 Things You’re Doing Wrong on Social Media

It’s pretty tough to be in the recruitment game these days. The focus seems to have shifted a little, and now it’s not enough to be good at sourcing vacancies and trawling the job boards for CVs.

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Why Should Recruiters Use Google AdWords?

Our Complete Guide to Why AdWords is Essential.

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Recruiters: You're Going to Need a Bigger Boat 

This week we're talking recruitment expos, trawling for candidates, and how a JobFruit net might help.

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Build Your Brand: Online Recruitment 

When it comes to recruiting, it’s vital to develop a distinctive online brand persona. 

A successful brand means that your candidates and clients will have a way to both recognize and remember your company- this means that they will be more likely to respond positively when contacted.

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JobFruit is Going on the Road!

We’re excited to reveal that JobFruit will be attending this October’s Recruitment Agency Expo!

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Great News for the Recruitment Industry

The recruitment industry as a whole has had a hard few years.

With the recession beating down business confidence, it’s no wonder job seekers became disheartened and the recruitment sector suffered as a result. But finally, we’re seeing the light at the end of a dark, demoralising tunnel.

2014 marks the year that the economy has not only started to recover, but flourish.

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JobFruit is a Member of APSCo!

JobFruit is officially a member of APSCo!

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Our Pick of the Top 5 Recruitment Blogs 

Here at JobFruit, we love checking out the latest news and views from the world of recruitment.

In our efforts to keep up with what’s happening with recruiters, and how the industry is developing, we’ve come across several great recruitment blogs.

Take a look at our picks for the top 5 recruitment blogs. 

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Take a Closer Look at Twitter

With so many businesses using Twitter to promote themselves and generate site traffic, it’s madness to ignore the huge potential tweeting holds for your recruitment agency.

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Today’s Candidate

In this current market, finding the right talent has become increasingly difficult in many industries. In order to find the candidates you require you must give more thought to your future candidate. Let’s give them five minutes of your time now…

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Why content is important for recruiters

You’ve heard it all before, ‘Content is King’ and if you are going to successfully stand out from your competitors and attract unique candidates to your business then you need to be developing and publishing informative content about the sectors in which you recruit.

Here are JobFruit’s top 5 reasons to run a blog on your website.

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Online Statistics

Check out our latest infographic to find out exactly how job seekers search for new jobs...

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Establishing your unique routes to market

Recruiters, do you enjoy Business Development? Some of you may find talking to prospective clients exciting and trying to get new companies on board is a challenge in which you revel.  Some of you may even relish in the rejection! Some of you may dread your BD days and try to think of any excuse on the planet to get out of it. Love it or hate it, one thing is for sure, when getting new clients on board it’s intrinsic that you establish your unique routes to market.

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A Candidates Journey

We know recruitment can be stressful and there is never enough time in the day to get everything done but if you are seeking the best talent then you must cover all angles and give some thought to the end user. Consider the process of a candidate’s journey when contemplating a new position, and tailor your advertising to this.

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How to utilise LinkedIn Groups for your Recruitment

As recruiters, you know yourself how much time you spend on LinkedIn and how many unique candidates you find. There is no denying that LinkedIn is a key tool for recruiters, with many now admitting they would find it hard to recruit without it -  80% of professionals state they use LinkedIn for Recruiting

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How many British workers are satisfied in their job? 

Stonebridge Associated Colleges has carried out a survey and have created the below infographic with the main findings around job satisfaction in the UK. One of the main findings was 4 out of 10 British workers are unhappy in their jobs! An interesting look to understand how many of your candidates may feel in their current position. Enjoy! 

 

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The benefits of a JobFruit Job Board

Take a look at our infographic highlighting the benefits of a JobFruit job board. This inforgraphic highlights the answers to a prospective clients' questions, one from a recruiter without a job board and one who owns a job board. 

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The launch of Power and Utilities Jobs

We are happy to announce the launch of Power and Utilities Jobs for our client Rubicon Consulting. Rubicon Consulting is a niche market recruitment consultancy who specialise in recruitment for: Power Generation, Utilities, Manufacturing, Aerospace/Defence and Oil & Gas. They recognised that Power and Utiliies was a very strong market and one they wanted to invest in. 

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Why Recruiters should own a specialist job board

Job boards often get a hard time from recruiters and we get it, we really do. You pay high amounts each month, to advertise your jobs amongst all of your competitors, to receive a high volume of often irrelevant CVs.

Forget advertising on a job board, why not own a job board!

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Anyone fancy a game of SEO Snakes and Ladders?

In my last blog I discussed the importance of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to your recruitment brand. It’s now time to show you how all this is possible with some great tips to implement an SEO strategy.

To run through my top tips effectively I am going to use an analogy, everyone loves an analogy…

Getting to the top of Google is like playing a game of snakes and ladders; do the right thing and you will make it to the top of the board, do the wrong thing and down the snake you go, right to the pit!

Let’s play the game!

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The importance of SEO in Recruitment 

Recruiters can no longer ignore the power of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO); when done properly, SEO can bring many benefits to any recruitment business. In a crowded market, recruitment brands must do everything in their power to stay one step ahead of the rest.

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Are you open to new ideas to grow your business?

As we work hard at connecting Specialist Recruitment companies to the value that a JobFruit job board can bring, I am learning a lot about the industry that I have found myself in. In this day and age, there are so many ways to connect to both prospective customers and business associates that trying to find the right way in can be confusing. 

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Five Things You Are Doing Wrong When Approaching Candidates on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is widely used within the recruitment industry and has become a powerful business tool for finding the best talent and nurturing a large network of both candidates and clients.

As recruiters, you already know how useful LinkedIn is and how much you utilise it to approach talent, but how often do you consider the end user before you hit send? Many of us are careless in the way we approach candidates on LinkedIn and as a result are putting them off. Follow our top tips to help you attract top talent.

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The launch of Bristol Recruitment Jobs

We are proud to announce that our client, Oliver George's job board, 'Bristol Recruitment Jobs', is now live. Oliver George Consulting is an established Rec-to-Rec consultancy within Bristol who recognised the importance of staying one step ahead of all the other rec-to-recs' in Bristol and were looking for a different way to highlight their expertise to clients.

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Why Specialist job boards are on the rise

Job boards have been part of the recruitment strategy for many years. When they first came on the scene in the mid-90s they were revolutionary and changed the way we recruited. No longer did recruiters have to post adverts through printed media, everything could be done more efficiently online.

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The launch of JobFruit 

After much anticipation, the wait is finally over, JobFruit has launched!

As you will see from our website, JobFruit provides specialist job boards to the recruitment industry! We are pioneers in this space and believe JobFruit job boards will improve the way you win new business. 

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The power of specialisation

When it comes to recruitment bigger is not necessarily better, apart from the commission cheque, bigger is always better when it comes to commission! No, what we’re talking about is the company itself.

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The value of Social Media to your recruitment brand 

For the last few years the phrase ‘Social Recruiting’ has been buzzing around the industry. Many recruiters now utilise Social Media and see it as an important mix in their recruitment lives but what exactly can Social Media do for your recruitment brand and how can it improve the way in which you recruit? 

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Go Mobile

With internet browsing on smart phones and tablets set to overtake desktop browsing in 2014, it is essential that your recruitment business is optimised for mobile. No longer a nice thing to have – today it's essential. 

 

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What clients want from a recruitment partner

There is a constant battle over agency  rates when negotiating with clients,  and recruiters will often find themselves having to justify their fees. You don’t want to be the cheapest, you want to be the best value for money and this requires you to prove your worth.  

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