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Welcome to the prosperIS Recruitment blog.

Here you will find some of our latest thoughts on all things recruitment related.

  • Interview Questions You Should Never Ask!

    Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Adrian Foster2 comments

    We all know that interviewing can be a stressful part of the recruitment process for the candidate, but unless you are a professional recruiter it can be equally daunting for the person at the other end of the table. This is because the Job interview will be the best opportunity you will have to find out whether the Job Seeker has the skills and experience that you need and your role is to gather ...

  • Optimise your Onboarding Programme - Five Tips from prosperIS Recruitment

    Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    All employees experience some type of onboarding when they join a new company. The formality and comprehensiveness of these onboarding programs will vary widely across organisations. Research has supported the idea that effective onboarding process can have a dramatic effect on job performance and satisfaction, organisational commitment and retention of key staff. By formally defining your own ...

  • Seven Tips to Help You Prepare for your Next Video Interview

    Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    In today’s recruitment world the chances of you being invited to undertake a Video Interview are on the rise. Obviously, a video interview will share a great deal of characteristics with a traditional face-to-face interview but I’ve put together seven specific tips to help you prepare for your next Video Interview. Prepare your surroundings… Ensure you choose a quiet space for the interview and ...

  • How creating an Employer Brand can help you attract the best talent

    Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    All organisations have, consciously or otherwise, an employer brand. It's the way in which organisations differentiate themselves in a competitive jobs market. My view, as a recruitment consultant with 20 years experience, is that developing a Strong Employee brand is key to helping businesses compete for the best talent and establish credibility. It will enable them to recruit, retain and ...

  • How to Recruit the Best Talent in a Candidate Driven Market

    Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Adrian Foster1 comment

    For a long time now we have been told that it’s a ‘Candidate Driven market’. My opinion is that this is probably true for some roles. But what does this really mean for your recruitment processes? Good Candidates are extremely likely to have a few opportunities in the pipeline at any given time and this is especially true for those candidates who have skills that are particularly hard to find. ...

  • GDPR is Coming!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), passed by the European Union in April 2016, will have a far-reaching global impact on data security. No matter where you are based, any organisation that does business with, or holds Data on EU citizens must comply with the GDPR's expanded and more stringent Data Protection rules by 25th May 2018. The legislation has been introduced to give ...

  • Managing Pre-Interview Nerves

    Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    Almost everyone gets nervous at a job interview. My view is that pre-interview nerves are often a good thing and that, for the most part, they can have a positive impact on a candidate’s performance.  If you walk into an interview room completely free of nerves it could mean you don’t care, you’re overconfident or you could come across as complacent. The problem is that sometimes the nerves can ...

  • Why Accepting a Counter Offer is Almost Always a Bad Idea

    Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    When an employee resigns their post in any organisation it is not uncommon for that company to make a counter offer. Statistics show that accepting a counter offer has one of two extremely high probabilities:  1     you will leave voluntarily within a short space of time, or 2     you find that your resignation is held against you and nothing really improves This is borne out by a recent ...

  • Why Writing a CV Addendum Really Does Work

    Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    For most people, a resume is sufficient to summarise one’s work experience, education and interests. However, in a highly-competitive employment market, you may want to go the extra mile and create an addendum that will help differentiate you from other job seekers. An addendum is a single page or paragraph that accompanies your resume. It elaborates on a particular skill or past experience in ...

  • Looking for a New Job? What Does Your Online Presence Project?

    Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    Looking for a new Job? What does your online presence say about you? We all live in the age of Social Media and it’s very likely that the majority of people looking for work have some form of online presence. After all, it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and ex-colleagues as well as keeping us up to date with current affairs and even find new job opportunities. However, whilst you ...