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Promoting productive internships – the Internship Charter

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe’s largest HR and development professional body. As an internationally recognised brand with over 135,000 members across 120 countries, they support and develop those responsible for the management and…

October 10 2011

How Many Applications We Generate

What Affects Applications? It’s a common question from companies who are thinking about advertising with us on Employment4students. And it doesn’t have an easy answer! How many applications you get depends on a range of factors – some…

October 05 2011

How to produce an effective job title

The Job Title This is without a doubt the most important feature in your job advert. It is the first thing candidates see when conduct a job search and whether they choose to view your advert or not…

October 05 2011

Writing a job description to attract the best candidates

Creating a successful job advert not only serves to attract the right quantity and quality of candidates, but also helps you to really sell your position. This can put you ahead of other competitors in the market, ensuring…

October 05 2011

More ways to optimise your advert – salary and filtering

When creating your job advert you may find that you face the dilemma of whether or not you should include the salary. You may want relevant candidates applying for the job role rather than because of the pay…

October 05 2011

Preventing Discrimination in Job Adverts

As employers I’m sure you are well aware of the procedures and rules that take place to avoid discrimination in the workplace. This also begins in the hiring process, and it is your role as recruiters to ensure…

October 05 2011

How much can your job advert be improved

The job title and the job description are CRUCIAL for getting the most, and the best applications. At Employment4students our account managers look at job titles, descriptions, and the applications they generate very day. These are figures from…

September 16 2011

Do unpaid positions generate less applications

There is a lot in the news at the moment about internships – and the law surrounding paying interns. I’m not going to discuss this here, but instead focus on what our clients are receiving in terms of…

August 22 2011

Interns and paying them

Advertising your vacancies – internships and minimum wage If you are looking to recruit then it may well have crossed your mind to hire an “intern”. Although there is no real standard definition of intern, it is generally…

July 14 2011

Enforcing the law on the minimum wage is difficult

The BBC has just reported that the MP Lyn Brown, who has previously “campaigned tirelessly for a living wage for all” (according to her website) is now recruiting an unpaid worker for her House of Commons office. A…

June 29 2011

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