Are reference checks still necessary?

Reference checking is traditionally seen as the last stage of the recruitment process; the final hoop to go through before you can make a formal offer to the candidate. Many employers simply don’t bother checking references – only 62% of HR professionals believe you should conduct reference checks and nearly half admit they don’t always

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How to hire a… Brand Manager

If you’re planning to hire a new Brand Manager, it can be tricky to know how to evaluate candidates, particularly if you’re not a marketer yourself. This free guide will help you to build a job description or set criteria for comparing candidates. Including: typical responsibilities qualifications & education experience & skills required salary ranges

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An effective onboarding checklist for marketers

Onboarding is the process of welcoming a new employee to your company and ensuring they acquire the knowledge and skills they need. An induction should cover their specific tasks and responsibilities, but also the company’s values and working culture. Temps and freelancers also need effective onboarding to perform well. It’s important to have a good

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Are you chasing purple squirrels?

A purple squirrel is a term from the recruitment industry used to describe a job candidate with exactly the right education, qualifications, experience and skill set to perfectly fit a role’s requirements. A purple squirrel candidate should be able to pick up a role with no training and no downtime. Sounds too good to be

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