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The blog contains our opinions and views as well as, where identified, those of others. The content is job market, recruitment and recruitment-technology centric - reflecting our business. We hope you will find it informative and some items even entertaining. It is provided under our published corporate Terms of Use and does not constitute professional advice. Note: content may also be syndicated to other websites, with our Approved Partners free to use and repurpose content as they see fit.

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Google for Jobs

Google launched its new platform for Job seekers in May last year at the i/O conference for Developers.  Called 'Google for Jobs', it's a really interesting development and we think it will - over time -  have a really big impact on the recruitment market.  However, whilst we have some clients that know about it, the launch and its' possible impact seems to have passed most by.  This post we hope will give it wider attention.

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Peak iPhone

At this time of the year we like to look at trends and new developments.  This year we are looking at technology. In particular we are looking at the sorts of technology devices we use in our daily lives.  Where are we now and what can expect in coming years?

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Application Forms

We have talked about this previously.  However, we felt it was worth having a refresher. This post is dedicated to looking at the application form; how its used, why you need one, what works, what doesn't etc....

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AI - is it over hyped?

The first of two posts looking at AI (Artificial Intelligence). What you can do with it and whether it really does deserve all the hype it is getting in terms of delivering useful services right now and in the future.

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Web Design in 2017

This post looks at some web design trends with a view to what we think you can expect to see in 2017.

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Internet Explorer - Web Browsers...

Microsoft last week announced it has stopped support for many of the versions of Internet explorer - its web browser.  What are the implications for those still using it - especially corporate users in HR?

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Digital Skills - Mind the Gap

This post looks at digital skills and what we are seeing in our markets reflecting the research materials which we have ready access to as well as our anecdotal experience. 

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Our Websites

A post all about website technologies and practices.  We have updated this Blog site + other corporate website resources. We promise not to make it very technical :-)

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Mobiles and Recruiting

A look at how mobile are being used in recruitment and how you can make sure that you are not losing out to candidates job hunting on their phones.

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The Business Case for RPO

This post we have a go at looking at reasons to outsource recruitment.  Called RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) this is our perspective on the business case drivers behind RPO.

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Email Marketing

Email – does it feels a bit old fashioned?  Perhaps a bit passe?  Well it shouldn't. With most of the focus in recruitment these days on the brave new world of social media email can get overlooked.  And, if this is you, you will be missing out on one of the most effective tools you have.  

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