Online recruitment

Employers commonly use the internet to attract and recruit candidates.

Popular channels include: online job boards; traffic-generation strategies; search engine optimisation and search engine marketing; social media and business networking channels; and the employer’s corporate website or corporate careers site.


Online job vacancies return to pre-pandemic levels

UK job vacancies have returned to the same level as before the first lockdown in April 2020, according to Adzuna and the Office for National Statistics.

Pink Squid and Vodafone are class act at RAD Awards 2021

26 Mar 2021

Vodafone and Pink Squid received the 2021 Work of the Year at the 2021 RAD Awards, hosted online yesterday evening...

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Equality minister calls for flexible working to be ‘normalised’

5 Mar 2021

Liz Truss urges employers to boost flexible working as research finds significant uplift in applications for roles that advertise it.

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How can we ensure post lockdown recruitment is inclusive?

3 Mar 2021

As hiring confidence builds, how can employers ensure that any reasonable adjustments they make for candidates will match the working...

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Could we see the rise of the weekend interview?

2 Mar 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed how we hire people, including how and when we interview and communicate with candidates.

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Why it’s time to reset candidate expectations

24 Feb 2021

To avoid damaging skills gaps and to make use of the talent that's still out there, businesses need to rethink their recruitment strategies as the Covid crisis recedes.

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Senior roles being advertised with ‘masculine’ language

22 Feb 2021

Research finds senior executive positions are being advertised using less inclusive language than junior roles, which could deter women from applying.

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The 2021 RAD Awards shortlist revealed

18 Feb 2021

The shortlist for the 2021 RAD Awards – which celebrate excellence in employer branding, talent attraction and recruitment advertising –...

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There’s no going back: how AI is transforming recruitment

20 Jan 2021

Advances in AI that were expected to take years have been accomplished in just a few months, which makes it important for HR professionals to ensure they stay ahead of the curve.

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Majority of roles still not advertised as flexible

8 Dec 2020

Four in five jobs still do not advertise flexible working options despite the huge shift to home working during the...

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Sharp fall in London jobs compared with EU capitals

30 Nov 2020

The number of jobs in London being posted on job site Indeed this year has plummeted by 50%, compared with...

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Recruitment agencies sign up to ethnic equality commitment

2 Nov 2020

Recruitment agencies providing candidates for law firms are being encouraged to sign up on a new diversity and inclusion pledge.

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Innovation in Recruitment shortlist

2 Nov 2020

With just a few weeks until we celebrate the Personnel Today Awards 2020, we profile the shortlisted organisations. The latest...

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RAD Awards 2021 open for entries

9 Oct 2020

The 2021 RAD Awards have opened for entries as the search for the very best in employer branding, talent attraction...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Employer Branding Award shortlist

9 Oct 2020

Despite an uncertain jobs market, employer branding continues to be a crucial way to differentiate your organisation to high quality...

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