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s1jobs’ Industry Update

In the ever-changing world that is recruitment, it’s becoming increasingly important to keep up to date on the latest trends and insights, allowing you to move with the times and adapt where necessary. However, in business, we don’t always have the time, with information often being hosted across a multitude of places: blogs, news articles and reports.

As Scotland’s no.1 job site, we understand recruitment. And, having worked closely with our clients for the past 16 years, can provide useful insight and analysis.  Meaning you can focus on business, whilst we bring you information in an easy to digest way – keeping you up to date with all things recruitment across Scotland.

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Create your own Talent Pool with s1jobs CV Database

I want to turn the spotlight on Talent Pools and how s1’s CV Database will help you create your very own. If you’re a tad unsure of what creating a talent pool means for your business, allow me to elucidate, for a start don’t confuse the phrase with football, infinity or car.

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There’s been an awful lot espoused about talent pools, but unfortunately most offerings are generally just floundering around at the shallow end. I’m a huge fan of talent pools, and when dealt with correctly, it’s a very shrewd way to develop connections with, and get a better understanding of potential candidates. At s1jobs we have a fantastic product to help you attract the best candidates available to take that job with your business.

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Take the hassle out of managing candidate cvs

We know for most employers the thought of going through the hiring process is worse than a visit from the in-laws. And the most common grumbles come when it’s time to review and manage candidate  cvs.

s1jobs to the rescue – let us present Applicant Manager. Never again will you consider receiving applications direct to your inbox.

Our Applicant Manager tool can help make life much easier as it removes the hassle when it comes to filtering and managing applications. It’s a handy online tool that keeps everything in the one place and saves clogging up your inbox or missing that perfect candidate because you didn’t get the email.

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Psst . . . did you hear about the office huddle?

For many of us one of the joys of coming to work is the interaction with our colleagues.

 

Call 2.jpegSome workers spend time glued to a screen and wearing a set of headphones so they can more easily talk to customers. It’s a necessity for call and contact centre staff who must focus intently on consumers.

Now, however, enlightened employers are recognising cherished employees also need to talk to each other.

So they’ve introduced a daily ‘huddle’ at the start of every shift, when teams can get together, be briefed on the latest company news and – most importantly – chat about what’s going on in their own lives.

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Four ways forward to a happy workplace

Aside from giving everyone the day off, what’s the single most effective way to ensure happiness in the workplace?

A dress-down day can add informality and ease tensions. Extra long lunch breaks on a Friday always go down exceedingly well.

HR-2-smallBut as HR professionals know, it’s only a combination of different elements that can truly instil confidence and contentment in employees.

So let’s look at four ways to help make everyone happy while they work.

 

Offer a warm welcome

Where better place to begin than right at the start: the job interview?

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Stop your stars from wandering

Bosses everywhere want to keep their top employees happy. As happy as Pharrell Williams opening his royalty cheques.

That’s because when you’re happy, you’re not only doing great work but likely to stick around for longer.

Executive-2-smallAny manager worth their salt knows building a dream team is tough if your line-up keeps changing.

And when the cost of replacing an employee comes in at more than £30,000, it’s no wonder good staff are worth their weight in gold: they need to be treasured, polished and allowed to shine.

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Take steps in the right direction

Dancing. It takes skill, patience and whole lot of practice to ensure everyone stays in formation and knows what they’re expected to do.

It’s much like HR, in fact.

HR-1-smallWhere the most valuable asset of any company is its people, retention of staff is crucial. Equally, so is defining roles so that the entire team moves and operates like a perfectly choreographed line dance.

Achieving this means delivering training, learning and professional development for all employees, from new recruits to upper management.

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Recruiter news from s1jobs.com, Scotland's largest recruitment advertising website.