How to improve your recruitment strategy in 2018

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How to improve your recruitment strategy in 2018

There is a huge importance of ensuring you get the ideal candidate for your SME and with the job market expanding, there is more competition for your next employee to be swept up by a different employer. Therefore, improving your approach to recruitment is vital to attracting the best candidates possible in 2018.

Our service is an essential tool to save you time, money and stress during your recruitment periods and we have outlined below how to improve your adverts and use our platform to gain the greatest possible advantage.

  • Optimise your adverts with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to ensure your post is being seen by the right people on search engines such as Google and being included in the top results on the job boards. This means using keywords that are industry or job-specific throughout.
  • Keep the application method simple by allowing candidates to simply submit their cv on the job boards. This makes it easier for people to apply for your adverts, for yourself who can then simply download and sort through them on our applicant tracking system and reduce the prospect of them abandoning the application.
  • Getting your job title right by keeping it simple and common so it is easily findable when candidates are searching for the vacancy. Coming up with ‘unique’ titles makes it increasingly difficult for people to find the job.
  • Try and include a salary. Many candidates reduce the job results that come up on the job boards by filtering the results. One of the main filters used are salary ranges and if your job is missing a salary, you are not being included in these results.
  • Ask for help from our copywriters. If your job advert has previously done bad or you are not getting the results you were hoping for, our expert team can look at your vacancy and offer suggestions or create a draft for you based on the information you have given us. This does not only save you time but it also ensures that we can make it as appealing as possible to boost your adverts.

Our team are available during office opening hours to give you advice and assist you with your recruitment process. Do not hesitate to give us a call on <strong>0843 289 8581</strong>.

A few of the great companies we work with...

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What our clients say about us

I have worked with That Recruit for the last four months to find suitable candidates for Abacare, our award winning care business. That Recruit recognise the need for our business to attract quality candidates to care for our service users in the comfort of their own home. I have found them to be helpful and reactive to our business needs and look forward to our continued working relationship.

Peter Abacare, Abacare
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What our clients say about us

Quantity of applicant received was tremendous. Required a lot of sifting but evident that the advert reached a broad spectrum of candidates.

Jonathan, UberRaum Architects
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What our clients say about us

We are happy with the service and quality of applicants.

Collette, Labrums Solicitor
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What our clients say about us

We usually use recruitment agencies, however for this particular vacancy it seemed more appropriate to try a cheaper recruitment option. In setting up the initial advert it was very easy and quick, and the staff at ThatRecruit were very helpful and efficient in coming back to me and in authorizing the advert. The software to manage the vacancy was easy to use and the ability to mark candidates with a status was helpful. As an improvement it would be useful to be able to select all those marked as rejected and be able to bulk message them with a decline message or have an option to allow the candidates to see their status. Overall it’s been easy to manage this recruitment placement through ThatRecruit and we had an exceptional response to the advertisement with 72 applicants and having to close the advert early.

Luan Mahoney, Chadney Bulgin
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What our clients say about us

The process was easy to manage and we received a high number of responses.

Stephen, Cherwell College Oxford
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What our clients say about us

Thanks again for your fantastic service don’t change anything it works great!

Max, Climate Group
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