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19/09/2018

“Your candidate left us and it’s your fault”….

...is the reaction of some hiring managers, the question remains is it fair to blame early attrition on your recruitment partner, (regardless of whether they are internal or external)?

We have placed in the region of 400 frontline agents so far this…

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06/11/2017

7 impressive questions to ask in an interview

Interviews shouldn’t just be one sided, it should be a two-way street, not an interrogation with a positive outcome for both parties. Asking questions of your potential employer shows that you are…

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06/11/2017

Excite & Delight

Interviewing is a 2 way street, the candidate has to perform so you choose them, however, you too have to perform so they choose you - in some circles there seems to be the (outdated) school of though…

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06/11/2017

Boring, uninspiring interviewing

You must stand out if you want to attract talent, first impressions really do count and in a candidate and talent short market don’t spoil your chances of attracting the best by adopting an uninspirin…

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06/11/2017

Interview / Assessment ‘No Show’ – WHY?

It baffles us, a candidate applies to a position, we provide a lengthy screening call, we are honest about the expectations of the role, but also excited about the prospect of joining an organisation.…

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06/11/2017

The Gender Pay Gap - A Cactus Insight

It’s always been an interesting subject in our business, with currently 54% of employees being female and 73% of Cactus employees having children or are just about to! and we are a business which is v…

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