Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The good news is yes they do, but it is increasingly rare to see a job advertised as a secretarial role without some embellishment (think Team Secretary). Type in PA Jobs London into a Google search engine and over 94 million results appear. Type Secretarial jobs London into Google’s search engine and there are less than 2 million search results. Could the relative rarity of secretarial roles actually mean the remuneration is greater?
In much the same way that candidates massage their CVs to suit a particular job, employers need to have a clear idea of what their top candidates will be expecting to see in a job offer. One of the first things to identify will be the necessary “job acceptance criteria”. Candidates who have multiple job offers on the table will have a very specific set of criteria that will determine whether or not they accept an offer, and the better you are at identifying those “deal-breakers” up front the better chance you have of securing the right candidate, according to top recruitment agencies in London.
You might reasonably ask “What is an elevator pitch when it’s at home?” Well as you probably guessed, there’s some good old Americanisation going on there, but if we were to call it a lift pitch it wouldn’t have quite the same impact would it?
So what are we talking about? Well in a nutshell the elevator pitch assumes that you get in the lift with your boss, or the boss of a company you’d love to work for, and you’ve got the time it takes to get to the top floor (say 30 secs to a minute) to sell yourself for that job you’re after.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Hiring temps from temp recruitment agencies in London has many advantages. For instance, the hiring process involved for such employees is relatively fast. As a result, companies can easily fill in the gaps from employee absences, employees going on maternity leave, fluctuating workloads and high seasonal demand. Hiring temps is also a good option if you are trying to find a replacement for a member of your staff who has not been replaced. Temps can easily transition to permanent status and can often be a more successful hire when the candidate has been tried and tested in the role instead of selected from an interview.
Times are changing and it seems that some recruitment selection processes used are often very outdated, which means that some of the most enthusiastic and best qualified candidates slip through the net; this is often because they cannot relate to the outdated way that the interview is conducted. There is a bright future for all those, who have a modern mind and with it comes the abolishment of guilt for the job seekers who spent all Christmas playing on their new games console. Deloitte have thrown themselves into the twenty-first century and have begun to interview and assess potential candidates by using gaming apps instead of the traditional and possibly outdated psychometric tests.
The market for top talent gets more and more competitive every day, which is forcing employers to do as much of the hard work as the candidate during the interview stage. You have to really sell your company and explain why they would want to work for you in order to hire and retain the best possible team and turn interviewees who are not suitable into PR agents for you. Below are four tips top recruitment agencies recommend to ensure that you do this successfully. What is your company's culture? Cultural fit is very important to candidates when deciding which company to work for, so explain your company culture to the candidate and tell them what makes your company unique compared to others.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Secretaries in today’s companies have many responsibilities and are among the most important employees in the organisation. Skills required for such a position vary from the nature and industry of each company. As such, the only individuals suited to these jobs are those who are flexible, fast-learners and hard working. As one of the leading secretarial recruitment agencies in London, RMS Recruitment prides itself on having an eye for talent. Right now, we are on the hunt for an exceptional individual who will have the opportunity to be featured in a new video to promote the role of the secretary in companies today. We need only the best of the best, which is why we decided to hold a little competition.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
For those that do apply, companies could experience an increased turnover as the new employees discover that their role is nothing like the job they read about when applying. Creating a good job description is not just about being informative, as it is also a great opportunity to sell the job, thus attracting the highest-quality candidates.
Job applications should be accessible from mobile phones
Many of the top recruitment agencies in London now recognise the need for their clients to make job applications accessible from mobile phones. As a ubiquitous item for fresh graduates and ambitious professionals, it's carried everywhere and is used for real-time updates on business communications. By failing to make applications accessible from smartphones, clients may see an increase in their application drop off rate.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Hiring via referrals makes candidates aware of the company’s desire to find the highest quality candidates. By also including a focus on diversity, it highlights the company’s commitment to this.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Step 1. First, you need to decide if a change in jobs will be beneficial for your long term career plan. You should consider how the duration of your current occupation will look on your CV. It is always wise to consult with your HR department to resolve any potential issues or see if there are any other internal opportunities.
With graduate numbers increasing year on year, from 17 per cent in 1992 to 38 per cent in 2013, reports suggest that graduates are panicking over available jobs and making poor job decisions as a result. Many graduates take the first job offered, only finding that it later does not suit them. Thus, most of them find themselves moving from one job to another, or worse, withdrawing from multiple job offers at the last minute.
What graduates do not realise, however, is that their name will be remembered. This could be by a recruitment agency who put them forward for the position, or the employer themselves.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
In today’s highly competitive field of secretarial agencies in London, both candidates and clients need to keep their eye on developing trends in the recruiting process. Being the first in the field to use an emerging tactic gives you an edge over competitors; conversely, not keeping up with the latest trends puts you at risk of using outdated methods. Here are some expert predictions for the trends that are likely to come to the fore in 2016.
The recent strong push for diversity recruiting has led to many firms using anonymous resume screening and blind interviewing, in order to avoid unconscious bias. While this is fine for the preliminary stages of CV reviewing, many clients now request an automatic screening of an applicant’s social media profile before they are invited for interview, and, for this, a name is required.
The online job market already involves a high level of social networking that works by using talent and professional background to find jobs for job seekers as well as identifying talented candidates for employers. It is matchmaking on a professional level enabled by the growth of social media.
However the sheer volume of people reached, who may think their skills match an online job posting means that employers sometimes have an even harder task sifting through applicants to make that elusive match. In the online job world the number of applicants is limitless. So employers are finding the skills of top recruitment agencies ever more valuable.