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Ken Okolo joins TalentintheCloud

By Darren Franks | 01 August 2017

We are delighted to welcome Ken Okolo to the business. Ken is based in Lagos Nigeria and will be spearheading our West African business.

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What's the difference between a plumber and a recruiter?

By Darren Franks | 25 July 2017

A few years ago I attended an event in London where the key note speaker drew a comparison between a plumber and recruiter....

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7 Tips to lower your recruitment costs in 2017

By Darren Franks | 25 April 2017

High recruitment costs are among the many challenges businesses face. We've complied 7 tips to help you optimize your recruitment spend. 

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Sharpen Your Recruiting Process - 7 Valuable Tips

By Darren Franks | 11 April 2017

The recruitment process is constantly under pressure to be updated - the internet has opened up a global and rapidly changing recruitment market.

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Should I hire an internal recruiter ?

By Darren Franks | 06 April 2017

For smaller organizations with limited HR resources, there comes a point when it needs to consider hiring an internal recruiter. This is typically when the business' hiring requirements become too demanding for the person/people involved. They can either engage a recruitment organization at this point, or in-source recruitment by hiring a dedicated internal recruiter. Whichever the case, it's...

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The reason why Recruitment has to evolve

By Darren Franks | 07 January 2017

I came across a very interesting infographic posted on SocialTalent entitled ‘How Recruiters Read your CV’ and this simple graphic highlights exactly why recruitment HAS TO change. Everything around us evolves however some industries are slower than others to react.

The article states that on average, a recruiter spends between 6-10 seconds scanning a CV to decide on if the candidate is...

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The end of the CV? - Part 2

By Darren Franks | 03 January 2017

After my last article relating to the sheer number of candidates who applied for one job (you can read that here), I was contacted privately by an experienced Executive who wanted to understand why companies overlooked his CV, even though he was selective on the positions he applied for.

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177 Job Applicants in 72 hours !

By Darren Franks | 02 January 2017

Don’t take my word for it – here’s a screenshot of the response to a single advert posted on one of the leading job boards on the 8th July - i paused it on the 10th July.

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