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6 Proven Traits of Successful Job Candidates

In today’s competitive job market, human resource offices see

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scores of job candidates with top qualifications, so the question begs: what other traits should you look for when hiring the right person for the job?  While Google used to be selective about picking graduates from top tier universities, the company learned the hard way that where you went to school is not everything. The world’s best company to work for now focuses more on candidates with strong cognitive ability and problem-solving skills.  So what should be on your company’s list?  Enhance your company’s recruitment process with these six traits of successful job candidates.

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Why Personal Branding Matters? Interview with Jennifer McClure

We got to sit down with Jennifer McClure the president of Jennifer McClure | Personal BrandingUnbridled Talent. The company provides advisory and consulting services in areas of leadership, executive communications, and talent strategy. McClure is also a former human resources executive for privately held Fortune 500 companies. Her experience as an Executive Recruiter and Executive Coach has developed multiple strategies to find, attract, recruit and grow the talent needed with organizations as well as build careers.

We asked McClure to sit down with us to gain further insight into why and how personal branding affects both employers and job seekers in 2015. She points out the benefits of a video response and how it can simplify and align recruitment processes as well as make them more effective and cohesive.

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5 Recruitment Mistakes to Avoid

Hiring and recruitment is both an art and a science. No process or technique fits every industry or

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company and must be customized and designed according to the needs of your company or clients. Over the years a few recruitment mistakes continue to plague human resource professionals as they hunt for the most qualified candidates for open positions and bring them on board. Hiring is becoming a monumental task that takes more and more time as employers and prospective job candidates continue to use the Internet to find employment.

Here are several common recruitment mistakes and how to avoid each during your recruitment process that save time, improve your candidate reach, and protect your brand and your clients.

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How CVid Recruit Improves Your Recruitment Process: Part 2

Hiring has never been easier than when using CVid for your

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company’s pre-screening process.  As we discussed in Part 1 of our How Using CVid Recruit Improves Your Recruitment Process, our platform makes your recruitment process incredibly accurate, efficient, and effective while maintaining each candidate in a secure database.  CVid Recruit enables you to use your company’s branding on each page and during each video response request. Here we round out our list with five additional reasons to incorporate video CVs into your hiring process through CVid Recruit.

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2015 Recruitment Habits of UK Industry Experts

CVid Recruitment Habits InfographicHiring smart is the only way to keep your company competitive. We surveyed over 760 industry experts to learn how they go about recruiting the right candidates in 2015.

The responses were phenomenal, and the unique data we collected offered valuable insights into today’s recruitment habits. We’ve taken the best findings from the report and condensed them into this shareable infographic for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading 2015 Recruitment Habits of UK Industry Experts

How CVid Recruit Improves Your Recruitment Process: Part 1

Utilizing video CVs in your recruitment process is an easy way to

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rank applicants based on both their accomplishments and their personalities.  In this two part series, we explore the most beneficial features of CVid Recruit so you can see just how helpful this video CV recruitment software is during your hiring process. No matter what industry you are in or the size of your company, CVid Recruit is the best way to find the most qualified candidates in a timely manner.

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Video CVs Are On The Rise

Paper CVs are very traditional and the norm for many companies,

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however, a recent study from Monster and University College London discovered that nearly half of responding companies now use video interviews during their hiring processes.  Utilizing recruitment technology not only saves your company time and money, it also helps qualified candidates easily stand out from the rest of the crowd. It has been reported that human resource professionals spend an average of less than six seconds reviewing a single CV. CVid Recruit takes this hiring challenge and the growing phenomenon of video CVs one step further by offering video CVs and job postings with customizable questions for candidates that are easily accessible via most mobile devices.

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How to Incorporate Social Media into Your Recruitment Process

From LinkedIn to video CVs, recruiting has gone beyond the

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traditional CV submission and interview. In fact, a 2014 Jobvite study revealed that 51 percent of recruiters plan on increasing their mobile recruitment investments. Find the best talent using social media in a variety of ways from marketing open positions to screening candidates. Mobile recruitment processes make the most qualified candidates in the job market accessible whether they are seeking new positions or not.

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Recruitment Habits Survey: The Results Are In

Four candidates competing for one position.From 18th December 2014 to 4th February 2015, CVid published a short survey focusing on recruitment habits.

The purpose of the survey was to gain valuable insights into the recruitment habits of various businesses and to discover how companies go about selecting the right candidate for the job.

We were inundated with responses, and have put together a comprehensive downloadable report to show some of the survey’s many interesting findings.

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Top 5 Recruitment Agencies in London

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If you are looking to streamline your recruitment process and successfully onboard top candidates consider using one of the many recruitment agencies in London alongside incorporating video screening into your recruitment process. When it comes to filling vacant positions the exhaustive search for the best candidates and the time it takes to sift through applications can be costly and overwhelming. Employment agencies specialize in finding good talent at a competitive salary rate. These agencies can take the guess work out of hiring and help you narrow down top candidates.

As you enlist the help of an employment agency request that the agency provide a short video response from each candidate they recommend alongside their CV. This provides sound insight into the candidate’s skill sets, personality, and knowledge and saves you and the employment agency time during the initial screening process.

Here is a list of 5 influential employment agencies in London to consider. Keep in mind that a quick Google search uncovers a handful more.

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