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3 Reasons Why Candidates Are Declining Job Offers This Year

There are few things more frustrating for today’s employer than discovering the ideal employee and extending a job offer, only to have that offer turned down.  

Whether you used a specialist recruitment service to narrow your search or you used a service such as ours to post jobs, or you started the process from scratch, dealing with the complexities of today’s competitive career market can be overwhelming.  

The truth is that most hiring managers and recruiters will feel the sting of rejection from an experienced candidate at least once or twice during their search for talent. As the UK’s employment levels skyrocket to a record level, you might find that you struggle to recruit the perfect employee.  

Sometimes, the reasons for a job rejection can be linked back to a few problems within your company or interview process. Here, we will take a look at three reasons why candidates might be declining your job offer, and what you can do about it.  

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The Crucial Steps to Attracting Talent This Year

We frequently hear how competitive the market is when it comes to attracting business critical employees.
I am sure you have heard the phrase; “A war on talent”. Well in the bigger scheme of things I am not sure a ‘war’ is what I would call it. However, of the many things Rob and I have learnt during our careers and building Recruit Zone is that there are specific actions that employers can take to put themselves in a position to attract the quality of talent, they need to deliver projects and grow their business.

While what I am about to share may not be a big surprise, what differentiates those companies who are successful at attracting talent from those who struggle is this: Acting and implementation!

If you implement the following seven strategies, I am convinced you will notice a difference in your company’s ability to attract the talent your business needs this year.

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Is it time for a Spring Review of Your Career?

February is the month of ‘love’ followed by March which heralds spring fever. As the days get longer and we emerge from a bleak winter for many of us, it is a time of reflection especially related to our career. 

While deciding to leave your current position and search for a new opportunity elsewhere can seem like a nerve-wracking experience, it may be time to take the plunge if the passion you once had for your role has fizzled out. If your thirst for advancement is stronger than ever, but your employer just isn’t fulfilling your needs, then now is maybe when you choose to make a change. 

Here are five signs that your job just isn’t doing it for you anymore.  

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Why You Need to Improve Staff Engagement in Your Organisation

There’s more to building the perfect team than advertising for the right employees and recruiting the right talent. While it’s essential to attract great people to your company, you also need to have a plan in place to retain those team members when they begin their journey with your business.  

As productivity and retention plans become increasingly important for organisations who want to build on their competitive edge, “engagement” has become something of a buzzword for every industry. After all, corporations with engaged employees perform 200% better than those who struggle with staff satisfaction.  

The problem is, creating a robust engagement strategy isn’t always as simple as it seems.  

 

Why is Engagement So Important? 

 

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Why It’s Time to Review Your Career Plan for Next Year

Businesses make plans to help them determine how they’re going to reach their goals in the years ahead. A local retailer might look for ways to expand their reach to a new market, while an online company searches for solutions to boost their digital sales. As the professional world continues to evolve and change, it only makes sense for job seekers to update their career plans too.  

With the New Year well underway and the festive celebrations finally finished, now’s the perfect time for experts in any sector to start thinking about where they want their roles to take them 

It’s natural for your wants, needs, and expectations to change the more time you spend in your chosen industry. So, how do you keep your strategy relevant and focused, year after year? 

Step 1: Know Your Options 

 

 

The best way to begin updating a career plan is to audit your existing strategy and create a list of opportunities that might interest you in the future. Look at your skills, preferences, interests, values, and narrow down your options by researching companies or speaking to recruitment professionals in the field 

Remember, it’s not enough to just list a handful of possible positions you can fill. Prioritise by concentrating on your strong skills and the areas that interest you the most. Think about the benefits that appeal to you beyond salary and remuneration, like flexibility, or good company culture.  

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