Five questionable advances of AI in the recruitment industry

There has been much debate on whether AI will help or hinder your role. Whilst advances in social media, automation, financial services and information technology are proving invaluable to our rapidly advancing society, the recruitment industry is a touchy topic. The Harvey Nash annual HR survey found that 15 per cent of HR leaders were already affected by AI and automation, while 40% think it will impact them in the next …

Should ‘selfies’ affect a candidate’s suitability?

It’s probably safe to say that anyone under the age of 30 has made the arguably dubious choice of sending a selfie to friends and family, or even posting one to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Although often a harmless bit of fun, research has suggested that many recruiters look at selfies with disdain, tarnishing their perception of a potential recruit before they’ve even met them. The UK Social Recruitment Survey …

Social Media: Is it right for my business?

      by Sara Jones, Account Manager, [email protected]   Just because everyone else is creating a digital presence, should you? If so, what platform should you choose? We take a deeper look. Over the past decade, social media has transformed the way we use the Internet and has quickly been recognised as an invaluable tool for companies across the globe. With over 2 billion active users on social media*, …

A ‘how to’ guide: Facebook advertising

          by Jack Buckley Account Executive, [email protected]   Facebook advertising has a bad reputation; people think it’s confusing and overly complicated…and rightly so. This type of advertising is so dissimilar to the industry standard of paying for something, and receiving a service, that it immediately puts off those without the time to invest in it. This isn’t like standard advertising; you pay for the privilege of …

Money: The Social Media killer

          by Jack Buckley Account Executive, [email protected]   Tinder, MySpace and YouTube are all examples of monetising services ‘gone wrong’. Whilst two of the three remain major players in the Social Media circuit, the change garnered a significant amount of negative publicity, and caused a user-exodus. Whilst Tinder has yet to be replaced, Vimeo now outclasses YouTube in terms of usability. MySpace does not exist as …

How Poor Social Media Use Can Destroy Your Job Prospects

            By Joe Paley, Account Executive [email protected]   In an of age technological innovation social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn play a serious role in the recruitment process – one that cannot be overlooked. According to a study by Execu.net, 90% of recruiters research social media accounts of potential candidates before deciding who to interview. However only 27% of candidates are given …