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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 …

We're live on Broadbean!

  • 02/03/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • And Ready To Link With You :-)

We've over the moon to confirm that we are now fully integrated with Broadbean - if you have a recruiter account on there, then you'll be able to find us at: http://www.broadbean.com/uk/job-boards/detail/11017/my-people-people/ 

If you're looking for a free trial with us through Broadbean, just drop us a line: jobs@ourbob.com or call us: 01772 633854 and we'll get you set up in no time at all. 

We're already achieving some fantastic results for clients, and we'll get even …

The Necessity of Exit Interviews

  • 29/02/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Improving Retention

Does your company carry out exit interviews as a matter of course?

Giving employees the opportunity to let you know why they are leaving can give you extremely valuable information you might not otherwise have obtained, and you will start to see the issues that contribute to employees' departures. Granted, some times they can be real eye-openers in terms of problems in your organisation, but at least it gives you the opportunity to find out about, and deal with any problems so that you can …

Did your new recruit lie at their interview?

  • 29/02/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Getting It Right!

It’s a sad but true fact that some candidates embellish the truth when describing their skills during the selection process. It’s down to recruiters to make sure they appoint the right candidate, which means screening, interview and reference processes have to be water-tight so that mistakes aren’t made.

Inevitably though, sometimes we trust people too much. We take them at face value and appoint them, and then find out later, at our peril, that they lied to us about their …

Is the Printed Press losing it's place in Job Advertising?

  • 12/02/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Recruitment - Getting It Right

As the Independent announces it is moving to 'digital only', are many of the others thinking of doing the same? And what does that mean for recruitment advertising? 

It's a know fact that in recent years, the printed press have struggled - advertising income has substantially depleted, circulation has slumped and the majority of people look online for advertising, suppliers and services. 

Embracing a digital future is difficult for some, but seems to be the only way …