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The Small Business Guide to Hiring the Best Employees

There comes a time in many a sole trader’s life when going it alone is no longer feasible. If this is you, congratulations! You’ve got enough business for two, so you must be doing something right. Need someone to balance the books? Want help with the admin work you’re drowning in? After a marketing whiz Continued »

How Do I Choose The Right Candidate For A Job?

Hiring is a high-stakes and stressful activity. With high onboarding costs and the cost of a bad hire estimated at 30% of their first-year earnings, this is something you want to get right from the start. If you don’t want a big dent in your revenue it’s essential to choose the right person. Here are Continued »

Job description and advertising example

At Adzuna, it’s safe to say we know our way around a job advertisement. At any one time, we have up to 140,000 job ads on our site. Some are fantastic, others, not so much. What is it that makes a job advertisement so tantalising to job seekers that they can’t help but click the Continued »

Jobs hiring near me

It’s the second of month of the year and a great time to be searching for jobs who are hiring near you. Companies who are advertising right now understand the importance of hiring talent into jobs early, securing job seekers who are looking to take the opportunity of a new year to get a new Continued »

How to Apply for a Job Before Moving

It’s a common scenario. You’re moving to a new city or state and you need to find a job. Moving is stressful enough without the added pressure of having to spend your first few weeks job-hunting! It makes sense to try and organise something before you move. But will employers overlook you if you’re not Continued »

How To Prepare For Your Interview

No matter how many interviews you’ve attended in the past, there is no such thing as too much preparation for each and every interview you score. You’ve taken the time and effort to create and submit your application, and it has clearly been noticed enough to warrant an interview request, so don’t sell yourself short Continued »

The final hurdle – REFERENCES

With the time and energy required to find that perfect role including searching, resume preparation, testing and the actual interview, an important final step of the process is often overlooked. References. It is reported that around 85% of hiring managers will check at least one reference as part of their recruitment process. More importantly, hiring Continued »

Lights, Camera, Recruitment!

Technology is an essential part of any good HR Consultants tool belt. So it should come as no surprise to us at Apply Direct, that there has been a huge increase in the use of video interviews or ‘Skype’ interviews being conducted. In fact, many recruiters are using online video interviews instead of a phone Continued »