Perfecting the Recruitment Process: The Employers Guide

A frequent ask, especially for an employer new to the recruiting process, is “what is the best approach to take when looking to recruit”?

Glen Callum Associates was established over 17 years ago and therefore our staff have a wealth of knowledge to share to enable recruitment success. To ensure that a business is ready to embark on the recruitment journey we suggest employers need to have a check on the following:

Understanding – Employers need to ensure they fully understand the position they want to fill and the type of candidate they want to recruit. It can be a costly exercise in both time and recruitment budget if the process becomes drawn out whilst businesses are “testing the market” to determine the kind of candidate who may be a fit.

Timescale– Employers need to ensure they set time aside for the recruitment process and they are aware of their timescales to recruit. Active job search candidates are quite often only on the job Continue reading full article

How to interview like an expert!

We have put together 5 top tips on “how to interview both professionally and effectively whilst ensuring that the recruitment experience is useful and leaves the candidate with a positive view on the process and the company”.

1. Smile and encourage the candidate – an interview process can be extremely nervous, for both the interviewer and the interviewee, however nerves do not necessarily mean that the candidate is unsuitable. Take nerves into account – a good interviewer will put the candidate at ease and therefore allow them to impart their knowledge and capabilities.

2. Be aware of your expectations – A candidate who is being interviewed for a junior position may not have the same communications skills as a candidate applying for a more senior role, be realistic.

3. Have prepared a synopsis on the company and the role – by explaining the position and the company to the candidate you are allowing them to make realistic choices as to whether they Continue reading full article