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Employers must do more to impress today’s job applicants – REC

   Hirers are making basic mistakes in the way they engage with job applicants and risk losing out on talent, according to new research published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).  The candidate strikes back explores the changing relationship between jobseekers and hirers. It argues that businesses need to do more to compete for…

TEN MINUTES WITH…HELEN LANDY

Taken from incumbria on Friday 17th July, here is my ’10 minutes with’ interview… Last updated at 12:24, Friday, 17 July 2015 This week we spent ten minutes with Helen Landy, director of Six Degrees Recruitment. She explained how the falling unemployment in Cumbria means that her recruitment firm is adopting new methods to find…

Cumbria keeps working!

National unemployment figures rose for the first time in 2 years, however – Cumbria stands strong as unemployment figures fall again. In June last year 5,710 claimed un-employment related benefits, in May this had dropped significantly to 3,720 and last month Cumbria continued to fall to 3,441 – whilst the national average rose. Here is…

Have you got the time?

A company can quite easily count the time it takes to successfully recruit and hire new staff however typically this won’t be calculated in a monetary value – how much is this time costing you and your company? The average hiring time from job opening to offer acceptance is 10-12 weeks. During this time the…

Don’t underestimate Recruitment

Did you know that companies underestimate the cost of recruitment on average by 90-95%. When looking to minimise cost in the recruitment process is more often than not when costs are actually rapidly increased. Obvious costs are advertising, agency fees and in-house salaries – however, over-looked costs tend to quickly build up and before you…

Candidate Attraction

Six Degrees Recruitment take a look at the top five ways to make your company attractive to potential employees… Work-Life Balance Don’t inconvenience your business to do this – but small considerations like flexible working hours, no calls after 5.30pm and an early finish from time to time could be viable and greatly appreciated options.…

Effective Advertising

When advertising a vacancy you are also advertising yourself, your company and your brand. Six Degrees Recruitment give you our top tips for job advertising in the local market. Relevant job titles This may seem obvious, but giving your vacancy title a different twist may help your company stand out however on job boards etc…

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