Saving Private Ryan, on Social Media

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The ubiquitous use of social media in recruitment involves candidates, human resource departments and recruiters finding themselves having to adapt to new realities. The disruptive influence of social media on the recruitment industry is clear to see. Click here to read the article on SHRM by Ed Hickey Managing Director for Asia Pacific of HireRight   […]

The Real UK Candidate Experience and Use of Technology

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By Leigh Carpenter, UK & Ireland Programme Director, Talent Board The results of the 2013 UK Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards and benchmarking programme are in and show that employers of all sizes and across all industries have made great strides in delivering a positive, rewarding and insightful experience to their job seekers. There is still […]

Fraudster gets four years’ jail for swindling £2.9m from recruitment company

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A fraudster who stole £2.9m from creative, digital and media recruitment firm Devonshire Appointments, has been jailed for four years after a hearing in the Old Bailey on Friday [29 August]. Payroll administrator Dennis Harold swindled Devonshire Appointments out of £2.9m between 2007 and 2013 by inventing temporary staff and paying wages into more than […]

Soapbox: SMEs should be wary of using social media to check out potential employees, says Steve Girdler

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Using personal information as a basis for hiring someone could badly backfire, warned the EMEA managing director for HireRight. SMEs should be wary of relying on social media for recruitment because there is no way of verifying the information they learn, says Steve Girdler, EMEA managing director for HireRight, a recruitment screening company. He said: […]