Ask a Recruiter

Ask a Recruiter is an occasional Workable blog series where real recruiters answer questions about talent acquisition, hiring, sourcing, career advice and more. Know a recruiter who’d like to chat with us? Tweet us at @Workable.

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Ask a Recruiter: How to prepare your business for Brexit

Brexit and the uncertainty it’s bringing are at the forefront of pretty much everyone’s minds lately – but the good news for companies is that nothing is likely to change...

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Ask a Recruiter: How do you improve employee retention in an industry with high turnover rates?

There’s always a war for talent, but it’s especially high stakes in industries such as hospitality, where we’ve seen high turnover rates. You never want to hire people with the...

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How do you design the recruiting process at a company as its new Head of Talent?

My background as a Head of Talent is in a series of startups which generally don't have any hiring process in place - you're starting with a completely blank canvas...

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Ask a Recruiter: How do you fully engage hiring managers in the recruiting process?

Historically, the responsibility of hiring good candidates has been placed solely with recruiters. This, however, isolates the recruiter and puts the hiring process at risk. How? Even if you, the...

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Ask a Recruiter: Why and how do you use WhatsApp for recruiting candidates?

WhatsApp is predominantly known as a messaging app, but it could be the next big thing in recruitment. We're living in such a competitive market at the moment, so if...

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How do you know it’s time to purchase recruitment software and what are your tips for success?

In our world, everything’s digital, everything’s mobile. As recruitment and talent evolve inside this framework, organizations are led to change their mindset: if you want to be up there and...

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Ask a Recruiter: How do you include video interviews in the hiring process?

As an organization hiring up to 50 new employees per year, we needed to find ways to be more efficient with our time. To make things easier, we decided to...

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Ask a Recruiter: What is recruitment marketing and why should it be part of your recruiting strategy?

Recruitment marketing is how your company tells its culture story through content and messaging to reach top talent. It can include blogs, video messages, social media, images—any public-facing content that...

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Ask a Recruiter: What is the best way to reject a job applicant?

No one likes to be rejected and I don’t believe there is a single “best way” to do it. But as it is the single-most frequent task recruiters do, here’s...