Top Ten Candidate Excuses

As recruiters it’s frustrating to hear if a candidate has not attended an interview, however some excuses we have heard over our 13 years have made us laugh. Here are our top ten worst, best or most unusual candidate excuses we’ve had over to get out of an interview. Some of them we hear time & time again, while others are somewhat less common!

 

Pros & Cons of using Job Boards

As a recruitment consultancy its no secret we use job boards. So it makes sense that as an internal recruiter you would use them too, but what are the pros & cons of using them?

ROI: Are Interim Managers good value for money?

We often encounter clients that tell us day rates for interim managers amount to daylight robbery, but is that really the case? There are many benefits to using an interim manager, they are often less expensive than you think & the ROI they bring is invaluable.

Comparing PAYE & Interim Managers

The biggest mistake clients make is to simply take the day rate & x it by the number of working days in the year, for example 260 x £500 is made to look like an annual salary of £130k!

In fact, this is far from the truth. In simple terms day rates should be calculated like this:

Reducing new employee turnover

The cost of a losing a new employee is more than just money lost, it’s the time you have invested in on-boarding, training and nurturing the new employee into your business.

Psychometric testing: the pro's and con's

Many employers are using psychometric testing to measure the ability, aptitude and personality of the candidates in their selection process.

5 reasons you’ve lost your perfect candidates

In looking for the best and brightest talent in the market it’s easy to forget that in the current candidate led market, the people that you want have many options. It’s hard enough to find top talent and even harder still to hear they’ve taken another offer.

How can you attract the best talent?

The recruitment landscape has shifted. 

Cast UK launch Human Resources division

We are excited to announce the launch of our new division focused exclusively around Human Resources recruitment services.

Banish 'Blue Mondays'

The middle of January; gloomy weather, a depleted bank balance, a couple of extra inches around the waistline and a bunch of New Year’s resolutions that you’ve already broken. On top of all that, you might be embarking on another year in a job that you’re not happy in.

Do’s and don’ts of the office Christmas party...

The office Christmas party is an event that can be a bit of a minefield depending on the dynamics of your workplace.

There’s probably number of questions you’re asking yourself; What do you wear? How early or ‘fashionably late’ should you arrive? Can you bring a plus one?