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Assessing CVs: what you should be looking for...

  • 13/05/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Getting It Right!

You’ve advertised a job and been inundated with applicants: dozens of CVs to look at, and not sure where to start? Here are a few ‘dos and don’ts’ to help you find the stars you need to take through to the next stage.  

Do:

  • Have a clear list of ‘essentials’ and ‘desirables’ relating to specific skills, experiences and qualifications you can score each candidate against.
  • Look for more than a list of responsibilities under each of …

Received a Poor Reference for your New Hire?

  • 12/05/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Getting It Right!

You’ve shortlisted, interviewed and made an offer to the candidate you thought very highly of. Then, as standard practice, you’ve written for references and to your dismay, you’ve received something which is far from glowing.

What do you do?

Well firstly, we’re hoping that you’ve made your offer of employment as ‘subject to satisfactory references’.  Then, there are all sorts of potential options to consider, but we would usually suggest at …

Application Forms: Love ‘em or hate ‘em – they’re still here!

  • 12/05/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Keeping Your Candidates' Engaged

It feels like they’ve been around for an eternity: for some, they can be seen as a very outdated way of collecting information about candidates; for others, they provide some consistency to the items of information you get from all candidates that you need to fairly compare and assess suitability.

We see app forms in all shapes and sizes  – from online forms, to (believe it or not) photocopied documents with a few empty tables in, which are so blurry you can hardly make out …

More fantastic results

  • 30/03/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Getting Better All The Time....

Another great set of results for our recruiting clients over the past few days. We've had some excellent candidate numbers yet again for great jobs across the UK, including: 

Head of Procurement - South East - 14

Receptionist - Staffordshire - 12

Dental Nurse - Newcastle - 14

Teaching Assistant - London - 16

Warehouse Staff - UK wide - hundreds! 

If you're a recruiter and want to benefit from our hard work, just get in touch! 

 

The Best Online Job Adverts

  • 23/03/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Getting It Right!

Many recruiters are well versed in developing job adverts to go onto their favourite selection of jobs boards. Some publish excellent adverts, and in so doing, manage to attract both quality and quantity so they have a great pool of candidates to consider. Some recruiters still have a way to go in refining their job adverts, so we thought a few simple tips might help: 

1. Make sure you use a job title that can be easily understood. Candidates use common job titles to begin their online …

Jobs Board Getting Great Results

  • 23/03/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Getting Better All The Time....

It's been a fantastic week so far for us. We've listed jobs for some of the UK's great employers and recruitment agencies, including jobs with Wh Smith, jobs with Aviva and many, many more.... 

Some of the results we've achieved this past week: 

European Sales Director - 9 applicants 

Head of Procurement - 11 applicants

HR Business Partner - 14 applicants

Teaching Assistants - 18 applicants 

Teachers - 29 applicants 

And finally: 

An Excellent Week!

  • 13/03/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Getting Better All The Time....

It's been a great week jobswise for us here at ourbob.com We've had excellent result for jobs listed on our site, and our results seemed to get better once we linked up with www.Broadbean.com . This week we've had great successes for (amongst many others) roles such as: 

  • Hotel Manager - Windermere
  • Warehouse Manager - Watford
  • Sales Executive - IT / Technology - London
  • Senior Resourcing Business Partner - London
  • Insurance Claims Handler - Kent
  • Paralegal - London

It's a Landmark Day for My People People: 1000 Recruiters

  • 07/03/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • And Some Fantastic Results!

We couldn't let today go by with a mention. 

Today, the 7th March 2016, is the day we passed a major milestone: it's the day we passed the mark of having 1000 recruiters on our site.

For us, in the 9 months since the launch of our jobs board, it's been hard graft, rewarding, exhilarating and exciting, and we've had a tremendous sense of job satisfaction. With our integration with Broadbean now complete, and further integrations on the cards, we'll be growing faster than ever, and …

An Amazing Week for our Jobs Board

  • 06/03/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • We're Getting Great Results

It's been an amazing week here at ourbob.com 

We've managed to take on an additional 61 new clients, who have listed 300 new jobs on our site during the week. We've provided some great results for the week, with excellent numbers of applicants for roles including: 

  • Business  Development Manager, London 
  • Campaign Manager - Maidenhead
  • Hotel Manager - Cumbria
  • Legal Secretary - Anglesey
  • Senior Resourcing Business Partner - London
  • Digital Designer - …

Excellent Results for a new UK Jobs Board

  • 02/03/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Delivering Customer Service

As a new, generic Jobs Board in the UK, we’ve been working hard to achieve results. Our team have done a fantastic job in securing results for clients as we have demonstrated below with a small selection of very recent jobs we’ve had advertised. The numbers alongside each job reflect the numbers of applications: 

Housing Support Administrator (Manchester) - 9

Administration Assistant (Chorley) - 9

Project Management / Engineering role (Falkirk) - 11

Trainee Stock …