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Exclusivity in recruitment…Who benefits?

Clue – EVERYONE involved.  It’s certainly not just a favour to the recruiter as this way of working means everyone wins. As a business, you secure greater time and commitment from the recruiter which has HUGE benefits that mean the odds of a quicker AND more successful hire increases dramatically. You also speak with fewer recruiters and therefore spend more time on your actual day job. For candidates. Well, as it’s a single person going…

Your job vacancy is AWESOME…But here’s why it’s still unfilled 3+ months down the line…

You work for a top brand. The work your teams involved with is exciting. This open vacancy you have looks fantastic. Yet why does it remain unfilled months down the line? Is it due to lack of candidates coming through? Sure, we’re in a candidate-led market but other brands are still securing top talent. Here are the 2 reasons I believe most companies go wrong: 1 – The interview process is too long (candidates being…

Hiring Managers – Accept you have a responsibility

Being asked to put time into and present a task seems commonplace in many interview processes nowadays within the Digital Marketing world. It’s a great way for companies to not only truly see how a candidate thinks, but also to see through those who are able to talk a good game, yet can actually deliver very little. By way of a side product, it also acts as a great way for companies to really test…

What skills do I need to become better?

“What skills do I need to become better?” I’ve been asked this same question by 100’s of Paid Search professionals over the years. The answer? Well that can be different for different people but with Paid Search becoming more and more about automation, my answer is always to develop your technical skills. …And by technical skills I mean: Python, R, Java, .net, Perl, Ruby AdWords API, SearchAds 360 API, DoubleClick Search API, Google API, Bing…

Hiring managers….Now is the time to embrace Video Interviews

There was part of me that thought candidates would be put off by video interviewing but it seems it’s only those platforms that ask you a question and you have a certain time limit or number of tries to answer that they don’t like. With so much video technology available to us nowadays like Facetime and Skype, most of us have got to a point where we’re fairly comfortable and used to being in front…

Case study – Trainline & Acquire Digital Talent

No specialist Digital Marketing internal recruiter? No problem. Here’s how Acquire Digital Talent provided a solution to Trainline that allowed hiring and business growth to continue as normal… Background info Trainline is an innovative, tech business with a mission to make travel as simple, seamless and affordable as possible. They’re proud to be Europe’s leading independent train and coach platform and rank among the highest-rated travel and ticketing apps globally. Today, they offer their customers travel…

The Acquire Method

As Chief Marketing Officer or Digital Marketing Director within a hyper growth tech start-up or established brand, a huge fear can be your strategy and objectives not working out. Walking into a board meeting with your tail between your legs after failing to hit acquisition targets which leads to reduced budgets, abandoning new market growth, and the possibility of losing your job due to your vision not being executed is a disaster and quite could…

How much is your time worth?

About 5, maybe 6 years ago there was a time when you could post a half decent job ad, contact 50-100 relevant candidates on LinkedIn and you’d probably get around 3-5 decent applicants, with 1 getting the job. Hey presto. Fast forward to 2018, nearly 2019 and how things have changed. It was only a matter of time. Once it worked, the world and his wife were going to jump on the bandwagon. Nowadays everyone,…

I’m happy to eat my humble pie. Keep up the good work!

I’m an agency recruiter at heart and I’ll admit it, apart from those internal recruiters I got on with, I thought most were failed recruiters. I hold my hands up and I’m able to eat humble pie because, having worked on the other side of the fence for 9 months, I’ve gained a huge insight into how hard and how much credit should go to talent acquisition managers / internal recruiters. It’s been a real…

My Top 10 Interview Tips

With a decade of recruitment experience and 8 years specialising within the area of Digital Marketing, as you can imagine I’ve arranged and been a part of my fair share of interviews. January is a month you typically find many candidates decide to embark on seeking a new job opportunity. Perhaps after the Christmas hangover has worn off, peopled are buoyed by new year’s resolutions to make the forthcoming year even better than the last,…
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