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What is embedded recruitment and how does it work?  

Jun 11, 2024

What is embedded recruitment and how does it work?   An embedded talent function is an external recruitment team who embed…

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When is the Right Time to Evaluate Your Recruitment Options? 

Jun 4, 2024

When is the Right Time to Evaluate Your Recruitment Options? As a business owner, you juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities.…

Reduce your cost per hire with employer branding

Employer Branding: Reduce your cost per hire 

May 7, 2024

Employer Branding: Reduce your cost per hire  Regardless of the size of a business, there will always be a need…

Interviewer mistakes

Five interviewer mistakes that could cost you top talent

Apr 23, 2024

Five interviewer mistakes that could cost you top talent Interviews are an important part of the recruitment process and candidate…

Candidate Journey – Understanding the seven stages 

Candidate Journey – Understanding the seven stages 

Mar 25, 2024

Candidate journey – Understanding the seven stages  The candidate journey is a vital path which shapes your recruitment process from…

Five common interview mistakes  

Five common interview mistakes  

Mar 14, 2024

Five common interview mistakes and what you can do to avoid them  Avoiding common interview mistakes is essential as you…

National Award Finalist status – the In-house Recruitment Supplier Awards 2024

National Award Finalist status – the In-house Recruitment Supplier Awards 2024

Mar 6, 2024

National Award Finalist status – the In-house Recruitment Supplier Awards 2024 We are delighted to announce that the Outsourced Recruitment…

2024 National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increases: make sure you’re aware of the upcoming changes 

2024 National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increases: make sure you’re aware of the upcoming changes 

Feb 28, 2024

National Living and National Minimum Wage increases: make sure you’re aware of the upcoming changes  Employers need to be aware…

Soft skills

Building strong teams: Why soft skills matter when hiring 

Feb 21, 2024

Building strong teams: Why soft skills matter when hiring In the fast-paced and ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace, technical…

Linkedin for job seeker

Job seekers – how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out in 2024 

Feb 14, 2024

Job seeker looking for a new opportunity in 2024? Make sure that you pay close attention to your LinkedIn profile.  …

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The benefits of hiring an apprentice

Feb 5, 2024

The 5th – 11th February, marks National Apprenticeship Week 2024. A week dedicated to celebrating apprenticeships and the positive impact…

Why social media should be part of your employer branding strategy 

Why social media should be part of your employer branding strategy 

Jan 26, 2024

If your business has a social media account, you need to be using this to communicate your employer branding strategy.  …

How to look after your mental health when job seeking 

How to look after your mental health when job seeking 

Dec 21, 2023

Looking for a job can be stressful and can have an impact on your mental health.   You might be…

AI in Recruitment – Pros and Cons

AI in Recruitment – Pros and Cons

Dec 12, 2023

In the rapidly evolving world of recruitment, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasingly important tool. Whilst there is a…

Pros and Cons of using AI to apply for jobs

Pros and Cons of using AI to apply for jobs

Nov 30, 2023

With technology advancing every day, there’s no escaping the use of AI, but should you use it to apply for…

What is outsourcing and how does it work?  

What is outsourcing and how does it work?  

Nov 14, 2023

Outsourcing is a term regularly used in business strategy and operations, but what is it, how does it work and…

Reframing your thinking to tackle the chronic engineering skills shortage

Reframing your thinking to tackle the chronic engineering skills shortage

Nov 13, 2023

As the UK’s engineering sector wrestles with an ageing workforce profile, it’s estimated that an additional 200,000 skilled workers are…

Ghosting in recruitment

Ghosting – how not to spook your candidates this Halloween

Oct 30, 2023

Candidate experience should be more like a rom-com, not a horror! The term ghosting first gained traction in relationships and…

Event for Businesses in Taunton and Bridgwater

Event for Businesses in Taunton and Bridgwater

Oct 25, 2023

We are delighted to share our recruitment and employer branding expertise with businesses in Taunton and Bridgwater. About the event…

Five tips to improve your onboarding

Five tips to improve your onboarding

Oct 12, 2023

First impressions count. If you’ve gone to all that effort to hire someone you want them to stay! Check out…

Tackling the skills shortage in green tech

Tackling the skills shortage in green tech

Oct 9, 2023

Climate change coupled with the depletion of natural resources are the principal drivers behind the emergence of green tech. Technology…

Right to Work checks – The importance of doing them correctly

Right to Work checks – The importance of doing them correctly

Sep 25, 2023

The Home Office have recently announced further changes in immigration policy in attempt to clamp down on unlawful migration; this…

Bucking the trend around ‘quiet quitting’ to boost your employer brand

Bucking the trend around ‘quiet quitting’ to boost your employer brand

Sep 21, 2023

Recent research by McKinsey claims that more than half the workforce is disengaged to various degrees and admits to being…

What is an EVP and how will it help you recruit? 

What is an EVP and how will it help you recruit? 

Sep 12, 2023

With recruitment marketing on the rise, you may have heard of the term EVP (Employee Value Proposition).   In a candidate-led…

What is internal mobility?

Internal mobility: the answer to your recruitment headaches?

Sep 11, 2023

Whilst some sectors are starting to see some easing to the talent shortages that many firms have been grappling with,…

Job Seeker Toolkit

Job Seeker Toolkit

Aug 30, 2023

Whether you’re applying for your first job, you’ve been out of work or it’s just time for a change or…

Understanding RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing): The Key to Successful Talent Acquisition

Understanding RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing): The Key to Successful Talent Acquisition

Aug 25, 2023

Introduction In today’s competitive business landscape, the success of any organisation heavily relies on its ability to attract and retain…

How recruitment is driving strategic change in 2023 

How recruitment is driving strategic change in 2023 

Aug 23, 2023

In one of our previous blogs, we shared the importance of adopting a more strategic approach to talent acquisition. Touching…

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is coming to Bridgwater – our advice to local businesses. 

Aug 2, 2023

It’s official, Jaguar Land Rover is making the Gravity site their home and as a result, will be bringing an…

Strategic approach to recruitment

Adopting a more strategic approach to talent acquisition

Aug 1, 2023

A recent report from LinkedIn on the future of recruiting identified that 87% of recruitment professionals say that talent acquisition…

Types of Recruiters

Different Types of Recruiters and How They Can Help Your Business

Jul 20, 2023

We understand that the different types of terms to describe recruiters and their services can be confusing. To help make…

Outsourced Recruitment

Introducing The Outsourced Recruitment Company

Jul 12, 2023

It’s official, the news is out, we are now The Outsourced Recruitment Company. The Outsourced Recruitment Company – So much…

What is Values-based Recruiting?

What is Values-based Recruiting?

Jun 21, 2023

Values-based Recruiting – What is it and why could it be the future of hiring? Author: Kim Draper Values-based recruiting…

Candidate experience

What is candidate experience?

May 16, 2023

What is candidate experience and why is it important? Author: Kim Draper Candidate experience is ultimately how a candidate feels…

What is an ATS and how does it benefit recruiters? 

What is an ATS and how does it benefit recruiters? 

May 12, 2023

Are you looking for a better way to track applications and handle the hiring process? Knowing which technologies can make…

3 of the trickiest interview questions

3 of the trickiest interview questions

Apr 12, 2023

3 of the trickiest interview questions… and how to answer them Every interview is different, so we won’t waste anyone’s…

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How your employer brand plays a key role in supporting employee health and wellbeing

Apr 4, 2023

How your employer brand plays a key role in supporting employee health and wellbeing Author: Kim Draper The average person…

How to move up the career ladder

How to move up the career ladder

Mar 28, 2023

How to move up the career ladder Have you been asking yourself; “how can I get a promotion?” or “what…

How does managing your employer brand help with recruitment?

How does managing your employer brand help with recruitment?

Mar 22, 2023

How does managing your employer brand help with recruitment? Are you thinking to yourself ‘why am I struggling to recruit’?…

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week – Let’s talk inclusive hiring!

Mar 13, 2023

Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Let’s talk inclusive hiring! Inclusive hiring is the future, it should have been the past but traditional…

How to support mothers in the workplace

How to support mothers in the workplace

Mar 8, 2023

With an increase of working mums in the UK, employers need to be asking themselves ‘how can we support mothers…

Recruitment agency

How To Choose the Right Recruitment Agency for You

Mar 7, 2023

When deciding which recruitment agency or recruitment specialists are best for you, you should know the agency that you’re going…

Five ways to boost your employer brand using social media

Five ways to boost your employer brand using social media

Feb 16, 2023

Five ways to boost your employer brand using social media If you use it correctly, social media can be a…

What is an Apprenticeship?

What is an apprenticeship?

Feb 10, 2023

What is an apprenticeship? Author: Sarah Taylor An apprenticeship is a training program which combines on-the-job training with a qualification…

How to write a good CV?

How to write a good CV?

Jan 30, 2023

Author: Hayley Daniells It’s time for a new job and I think I’ve found a role that’s right for me,…

Our Specialist Recruitment Services in a Nutshell

Our Specialist Recruitment Services in a Nutshell

Jan 19, 2023

The Outsourced Recruitment Company’s mission is to provide better outsourced staffing and employment solutions for both clients and candidates. The…

4 steps to Employer Branding

4 achievable steps to owning your employer brand

Jan 18, 2023

Author: Kim Draper Whether you’re aware of it or not, every company has an employer brand. This is your reputation…

Our Process of Providing Staffing and Employment Solutions for Candidates

Our Process of Providing Staffing and Employment Solutions for Candidates

Dec 22, 2022

The Outsourced Recruitment Company’s mission is to provide better outsourced staffing and employment solutions for both clients and candidates. The…

Reframing Your Thinking Around Recruitment

Reframing Your Thinking Around Recruitment

Dec 20, 2022

Reframing Your Thinking Around Recruitment Whilst the economic backdrop remains tough, many companies are still looking to scale but business…

How do I give feedback to a candidate?

How do I give feedback to a candidate?

Dec 15, 2022

How do I give feedback to a candidate? Author: Laura O’Driscoll “I have some feedback to give a candidate but…

Meet the Team: Ellie

Meet the Team: Ellie

Dec 12, 2022

Our Meet the Team series continues and next up, it’s Ellie…  Despite only joining us in May 2021, Ellie is…

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Employer Branding: What is it and why is it important?

Dec 7, 2022

Author: Kim Draper Did you know that recruitment and employer branding go hand in hand? Without the presence of a…

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Meet the Team: Fran

Dec 5, 2022

It’s meet the team time, so say a big hello to Fran…  Fran joined our team in August 2022 and…

Meet the Team: Kim

Meet the Team: Kim

Nov 28, 2022

Next up in our series of ‘meet the team’ blogs is Kim.   Kim is one of the newer members of…

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Meet the Team: Laura-Beth

Nov 28, 2022

Next up in our meet the team series is Laura-Beth.  Known as LB to the team, LB works remotely from…

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Meet the Team: Laura

Nov 21, 2022

We thought it was about time we introduced you to the team behind The Outsourced Recruitment Company, and who better…

What is Diversity and inclusion in the Workplace?

What is Diversity and inclusion in the Workplace?

Sep 12, 2022

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are two connected concepts, but remain different from each other. Diversity is about representation…

Recruitment Agencies Advantages and Disadvantages

Recruitment Agencies Advantages and Disadvantages

Sep 12, 2022

The list of recruitment agencies advantages and disadvantages is extensive, so we’ve put together a few of the most important…

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5 Key Takeaways After 5 Years in Business

Jun 23, 2022

It feels a bit surreal to be writing a blog reflecting on 5 years in business… 5 years ago, if…

One of our clients isn’t renewing with us!

One of our clients isn’t renewing with us!

Mar 29, 2022

One of our clients isn’t renewing with us and we are happy about it! Yes, you read that right, one…

How can you find your ‘Mary Poppins’ candidate?

How can you find your ‘Mary Poppins’ candidate?

Mar 25, 2022

There is something magical that happens at times within recruitment. It’s the moment you’re on a call with a candidate…

Meet the Hiring Manager – Crescent Cleaning Services

Meet the Hiring Manager – Crescent Cleaning Services

Oct 15, 2021

Jordan Canter Are you interested in a role at Arc?  Hello Jordan! Tell us about Arc as a whole and…

Major Recruitment Project for GB News

Major Recruitment Project for GB News

Jun 10, 2021

South West Recruitment Firm The Outsourced Recruitment Company handles major recruitment project for GB News ahead of ground breaking network…

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