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How to Hire an Employee – 7 steps to the Right Employee

Whether you are a large or small company no one wants to encounter a bad hire. Hiring a new employee is a time and money investment on your behalf and possibly the same for the employee, don’t let this investment go to waste by employing the wrong candidate. After going through the hiring process and then sometime down the line you realise you have made a bad decision can leave you with a sticky situation. This bl...

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How to retain hard to find talent without throwing big parties and paying loads of money?

Interesting topic to blog about as an international job-board, the higher your turn over becomes the more business we might get. However as we are nice folks we have decided to share some of the feedback we have gotten back from jobseekers and how they felt that they could or should have been retained. Make a promise and stick to it We have spoken with several candidates that have left their employer within the fi...

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Tips for the Interviewer – Hire the Best Fit Candidate

Getting the right candidate that fits with your company is important and the interview process is a crucial step towards this. You need to ask the right questions to get the information you need to know to hire the most qualified and appropriate candidate. The interview is a powerful procedure, the candidate will prepare for the interview and you should too. In this blog we will discuss techniques and methods to a...

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Create a Recruiting Plan

A recruiting plan is a plan of how to will undertake your recruiting process for a job or a number of jobs. It is important to create as it helps you determine the right type of candidate for your company and your job position. It creates an idea of the type of candidate you want to fill your job vacancy and what is the most effective way to do this. In this blog we’ll discuss the steps to help you in making a tho...

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War for Global talent- easier or harder than ever?

Years ago recruitment was done by fax, newspaper and drawers full of CV's. A lot has changed since then with Linkedin, mobile phones and ATS systems. Years ago people emigrated because they didn't have a choice or felt it was the only option, however years of planning and some serious sacrifices had to be made. It was a big risk with no turning back. A lot has changed since then. Don't get me wrong working abroad ...

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Do you know how to court your candidate?

Recently we had one of those great discussions in the office about the early stages of a relationship. Clearly people think different about this. For some people it is; ”he likes me I like him, we are an item”. For others it is more like; “let the other work for it or I want to work for it, but don’t let it be easy”. Either way the beginning of every relationship is different. Speaking with an owner of a recruitme...

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Choosing the right keywords = More Candidates

When posting jobs online recruiters should be aware the importance of Keywords and how they can be the difference in finding the right candidate. However even in 2014 we still see recruiters choosing the wrong keywords which makes the job posting ineffective and bad for SEO. . Think like a candidate The main reason some recruiters are choosing the wrong keywords is simply because they think like a recruiter instea...

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Why Job Boards are still Alive

Are job boards still a valuable resource for employers/job seekers? This question has become a hot topic of debate in recent months. Our team at Job Coconut have discussed the debate in detail. This is what we (and upon researching the topic, the general blogging public) think! The Fall from Grace of Generalist Job Boards The generalist job boards such as Monster and CareerBuilder were the pioneers of the job boar...

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Writing the Best Job Description

Developing a strong job description enables you to hire the right employee you need that will work effectively in the firm, fit in with the company ethos, and most importantly will successfully perform the duties of the job position you have available. Here we will set out guildlines on how to write a comprehensive job description. Creating the right job description for the job you have available in your company i...

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Background Checking: Know who you are hiring

Background checking candidates is a must when hiring, even though some recruiters skip this part. With the economic downturn candidates are desperate for a job and may bend the truth to find a job. Qualified candidates that are already in job positions are afraid to leave for fear of job security, and so the task of finding skilled and qualified candidates to fill your job position has become a lot harder. This is...

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