Finding candidates

Jo Jacobs

Editor's message: "Candidate attraction" refers to how an organisation finds and communicates with potential applicants to attract the most suitable pool of candidates for a vacancy. The attraction channels selected by the employer should inform job seekers about the organisation and how the vacancy represents an attractive employment opportunity for them.

Developing an effective candidate attraction strategy involves a range of activities, for example aligning candidate attraction with workforce plans, establishing measures for success and choosing candidate attraction channels that will reach the vacancy’s target audience.

Jo Jacobs, HR practice editor

New and updated

  • Why recruitment and talent management strategies need to change

    Date:
    5 May 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    For those involved with the hiring, development and retention of key employees, there are challenging times ahead. Talent analyst Mervyn Dinnen examines the changing landscape for talent acquisition and management and provides four key areas where HR's approach needs to change.

  • Don't let candidates be put off by an outdated hiring experience

    Date:
    17 April 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Finding the balance between effective candidate selection and a positive candidate experience is no mean feat. Charles Martin, CEO of Ipsemet, looks at the trade-off between subjecting job applicants to tests and positioning your brand as a forward-thinking place to work.

  • Podcast: Recruitment advertising

    Date:
    13 April 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the factors to consider when carrying out recruitment advertising.

  • Agency workers

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on amendments to the intermediaries legislation (IR35) for off-payroll working in the public sector.

  • Controversial ban on agency staff in NHS dropped

    Date:
    31 March 2017
    Type:
    News

    The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which was due to come into force on 1 April, has been dropped.

  • Podcast: Social media and recruitment

    Date:
    17 February 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the use of social media in the recruitment process and look at the results of our recent survey on the topic.

  • Young workers survey 2017

    Date:
    23 January 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR research looks at the recruitment, engagement and retention of young workers.

  • Promoting employees

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on trends in promoting employees.

  • Three ways data integration can boost the value of your hiring systems

    Date:
    18 January 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Three important benefits can be achieved by integrating your recruitment, HR and talent systems, and allowing data to flow between them, says Dr Achim Preuss, co-founder of business psychology company cut-e.

  • Podcast: Key recruitment metrics 2016

    Date:
    16 December 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the latest trends and challenges in a competitive recruitment market, including skills shortages and the time and cost to hire.