Employee Attraction and Retention

What is candidate experience?

While it can often feel that the ball is in the court of the recruiter, candidates hold a lot of power when applying for jobs. 'Candidate experience’ is a term applied to the experience which potential employees have when applying for a job. Good candidate experience can mean... read more

Five interview questions you should always ask a job candidate

Employer's interview questions, styles and formats vary greatly from company to company and interviewer to interviewer, but the end goal is always the same – to find out as much as possible about the candidate to give you the information you need to make a hiring decision. Get... read more

S2 tips: how to conduct a successful interview

The interview is only a part of the overall recruitment process, but often the most stressful bit – and not just for the candidate! If you find the interview process daunting or just want to make sure you getting as much information as you can about the candidates and have the... read more

What employers get wrong when hiring

Hiring the wrong person can cost a lot of time and money. It can result in decreased productivity, a higher rate of sick days and more money spent in the long run on recruitment. Unfortunately, it’s all too common – a report by the Futures Foundation said that the overall... read more

Great employers attract great talent: the importance of your brand for recruitment

In the modern-day recruitment environment, we often speak about it as more of a candidate's market - the internet has made vacancies easier to find and company background easier to research, while the top talent out there now know they can hold out for better if a job spec... read more