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7 DAYS AGO BY IAN TURNPENNY

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With the GDPR dominating every recruitment conversation across Europe as agencies scramble to comply before the 25 May 2018 deadline, Ian Turnpenny, Volcanic’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Australia, advises Australian recruitment agencies sit up and take notice too. In Australia, we’re being hit with the double whammy of our new data breach notification requirements and Europe’s n...

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12 DAYS AGO BY JORDAN BETTERIDGE

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Accessible state-of-the-art recruitment technology Australian businesses are discovering the huge advantages that the SaaS (software as a service) model can bring. These are particularly evident in the small to medium sectors, where technology is a huge catalyst to growth. SaaS models like Netflix and Spotify are changing our leisure habits, and Workfast, the Uber-like on demand recruitment...

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ABOUT 1 MONTH AGO BY IAN TURNPENNY

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To quote eminent author and TED talk veteran Prof. Dan Ariely, “Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” This is particularly true regarding data in the recruitment sector. Or, to take it a leap further forward - everyone in recruitment thinks they are doing it, bu...

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ABOUT 1 MONTH AGO BY IAN TURNPENNY

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Personas for Recruitment websites Understanding your businesses users will make you more money. That’s a fairly good reason to spend some time implementing personas into your marketing mix and working with your internal staff to get them right. Having currently spent the last month working on personas with a couple of recruitment businesses, I thought it worth sharing some of our findings, ...

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ABOUT 1 MONTH AGO BY JORDAN BETTERIDGE

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Nearly all the recruiters we meet are saying that their primary challenge is attracting more candidates.   Volcanic have been at the forefront of this shift to more candidate driven strategies. One of the key elements is ensuring your website plays a central role in answering this challenge.  We've delivered over 100 websites for recruiters and our experience proves that a well designed and st...

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ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO BY JORDAN BETTERIDGE

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The art of writing good website content is often vastly underrated - after all, how hard can it be There are two broad reasons for making sure your content is compelling and helps boost your SEO: To help drive traffic to your website To engage visitors so they stay on your site. Simple, right? If only.   What is content? Content can be a blog, a news story...

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ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO BY ALISON OWEN

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We are proud to have been selected as one of just five technology-focused expert delegates to join the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, on the trade mission to China hosted by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange    As part of this prestigious mission, the LSE ELITE announces its launch in China by signing the first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...

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ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO BY JORDAN BETTERIDGE

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Every update to Google and other search algorithms brings new ways of looking at websites - and things which didn’t exist a few years ago, such as social media indicators, are given relatively high importance in their impact on your SEO and rankings. It’s critical for recruiters to build a healthy content profile on their websites, spread out over months - ideally years - as this is a key f...

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ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO BY ALISON OWEN

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Creating a solid piece of content that contains relevant keywords is a critical part of your SEO strategy. It might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how often this step is misunderstood as part of a recruitment website SEO strategy.   It’s important to shape your content, which could be an ebook, a whitepaper, website pages, a blog or a social media post, for example, so it both de...

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2 MONTHS AGO BY IAN TURNPENNY

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Do you have lots of visitors but not a great deal of candidate applications?  In other words, are you having trouble converting candidates? It’s a condition that affects many recruitment sites. But don’t worry - it can be fixed. There are lots of reasons for people being hesitant to register after they visit your website - you might not be the right company, you might not have any jobs a...

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