The job market post Covid-19 in Ireland

Well, where do we start?  At the beginning of 2020, we were cresting on the wave of full-employment.  Recruiters were struggling to get quality candidates.  Fast-forward to May 2020 – there are around 1/4 of the population on some form of welfare support. While some industries are slowly coming back to life – construction for[…]

Service for screening CVs and candidates during COVID-19 period and beyond

Due to the prevailing market conditions, Short Call are pleased to reintroduce their outsourced screening service.  During the last few years our service has been very much actively going out to hunt and secure candidates.  Of course, now the tables have turned! The service works as follows: You give us your direct applicants – of[…]

Maximising your brand – screening candidates

Did you know that we also manage volume recruitment response on behalf of clients? We can sift through voluminous CVs and short-list those for screening Respond in a personalised manner to those that are not successful at application and screening stage Present all the candidates to be progressed to 1st stage interview with useful indicators[…]

Maximising the success of your recruitment campaign and building an enduring candidate experience

Maximising the success of your recruitment campaign and building an enduring candidate experience In the current candidate driven market, companies really do have to up their game in how they manage the recruitment process and by extension the campaign experience. Whether that is managing recruitment campaigns directly, or using 3rd parties such as recruitment agencies.[…]

First and lasting impressions at interview

First and lasting impressions at interview Recently I have had feedback from 2  separate clients about 2 candidates that didn’t get any further than first stage interview. This was of course 90% due to their performance in the actual interview situation, but one of the more standout comments fed back, was that on both occasions,[…]

Managing recruiters and simply getting the job you want

Managing recruiters and simply getting the job you want This is the follow-on to a post I wrote here in February, about the folly of companies who are hiring and treating job candidates (also potential customers and advocates of their brands) with disdain and utter contempt in some cases! This is a companion piece, but[…]

CV templates – get in front of the Hiring Manager and past the robots

CV templates – get in front of the Hiring Manager and past the robots After reading (at a conservative estimate) 10-15 CVs per working day over a 20 year period, it’s safe to say, I have seen some excellent ones and some not so good ones. Sadly the poor ones outweigh the stand-out ones, which[…]

Bringing good manners back to recruitment

Picture the scene – you are frantically sending out multiple job applications per day, crafting a cover note for each, tweaking your CV to highlight your pertinent experience relevant to the job you are applying for – and you get nothing back, if you are very “lucky” – an auto-response, acknowledging your application. As a[…]