All items: Selecting staff

  • Key recruitment metrics 2015

    30 November 2015

    The latest XpertHR research reveals a competitive UK recruitment market, with extensive skills shortages in many areas - particularly engineering, marketing and IT. Meanwhile, employers are increasingly moving online to find suitable job candidates and to process their applications.

  • XpertHR recruitment trends survey 2014: key metrics

    1 December 2014

    Latest XpertHR research indicates that employers, currently recruiting in a competitive market, are increasingly turning to online candidate-attraction methods, but only a minority have seen a fall in hiring costs.

  • Graduate recruitment and starting salaries: XpertHR 2013 survey

    2 October 2013

    The current outlook and starting salaries for graduates remain steady but employers are optimistic about future hiring intentions, finds the latest XpertHR research.

  • Using background checks for recruitment: 2013 XpertHR survey

    27 March 2013

    Our latest research explores the key issues arising when carrying our background checks on potential recruits - for example, how best to obtain references and how employers deal with references or criminal records checks that reveal adverse information about candidates.

  • Recruiting and selecting graduates: 2012 XpertHR survey

    28 November 2012

    Our annual XpertHR survey finds that graduate recruitment activity is picking up, with notifying vacancies to university careers services and using the employer’s corporate website forming the two most popular candidate-attraction methods. Our results also indicate that more than one employer in three has encountered problems when recruiting graduates over the past two years.

  • Employers' changes to psychometric testing: 2012 XpertHR survey

    25 July 2012

    In this report on the 2012 XpertHR survey on psychometric testing, we examine the improvements that employers would like to make to testing, as well as the administration and scoring of tests.

  • Employers' use of psychometric testing in selection: 2012 XpertHR survey

    30 May 2012

    In this named-practice XpertHR survey on psychometric testing, we examine the range of psychometric tests used by employers to support their recruitment and selection of new recruits.

  • XpertHR recruitment trends survey 2012: activity picks up

    21 March 2012

    Recruitment has been through a tough time since the start of the UK recession, but new XpertHR research finds significant levels of recruitment activity among our respondents.

  • XpertHR recruitment trends survey 2012: key metrics

    21 March 2012

    XpertHR's survey of recruitment trends finds that it takes employers six weeks and costs them £1,500 to fill a typical vacancy, with line managers playing the central role in recruitment.

  • XpertHR graduate recruitment survey 2011: recruiting and selecting talent

    1 February 2012

    The annual XpertHR survey of graduate recruitment strikes a small note of optimism for the 2011/12 hiring round, despite the fact that employers are still finding it difficult to attract high-quality graduates.

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