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
Technology is changing the way we work so rapidly that hard skills can become out of date before we know it. That’s why companies are increasingly choosing to focus on soft skills. In fact, 57% of senior leaders today say soft skills are more important than hard skills. Our infographic below examines the most popular
Many workplaces experience a post-Christmas slump in morale when the celebrations are over, but it’s still cold and dark. The phenomenon is so well known that the third Monday of every January is known as Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. What can marketing leaders do to keep their teams motivated after
Nearly 75% of professionals say they have been asked illegal or inappropriate questions in interviews. Which questions are definitely illegal, which should you avoid to be on the safe side and what can you ask instead to get the information you need?
With low unemployment and a record number of vacancies, attracting the right calibre of candidates has become the UK’s number 1 recruitment challenge. The experience a candidate has during the recruitment process can make all the difference to your ability to hire the right marketers. Discover: The UK job market & why candidate experience matters What
The latest UK labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment is continuing to fall while job vacancies are rising. With Brexit about to turn off the tap of EU migrants, employers are going to struggle to attract the right candidates for their roles. Even in marketing, which is traditionally a