All important terms around the topic Recruiting explained in simple words

Talent Community

Talent Community In the war for talent companies are going to great lengths to win over skilled professionals, but more competitive still, is the contest for promising young talent – the so called ‘digital natives’. In order to find and recruit their target audiences, employers are developing new ways to source candidates on a more … continue reading


In the face of the current economic changes and skill shortages, many companies are facing new challenges when it comes to finding and hiring talented individuals, particularly when it comes to the younger demographics and so-called digital natives. Printed media is virtually obsolete to Generation Y, who are accustomed to communicating, socializing and staying informed … continue reading

Talent Pool

Generally a Talent Pool can be described as a collection of potential candidate profiles (otherwise known as talent) accumulated by recruiters in order to sustain a supply of skilled candidates for future employment. The practice of keeping talent pools has arisen from the recent changes in economy, which has left employers with fewer skilled candidates … continue reading

Talent Management

The term talent management describes the strategic recruitment planning and processes undertaken by an employer to find, hire and keep desirable employees. ‘Talent’ refers to skilled professionals, and more often than not the so-called digital natives of our younger demographics who are in particularly high demand. Talent management has come about as a solution to … continue reading

Active Sourcing

Recent changes in Western economy have led to shortage of skilled workers, meaning that employers are no longer able to pick and choose from a surplus of talent. Today’s labour market is ruled by qualified and tech-savvy young professionals who know they are in high demand, making it increasingly difficult for employers to fill vacancies. … continue reading

The War for Talent

The War for Talent refers to the increasing competition between recruiters in the search for ‘top talent’ – a term given to highly skilled, educated or otherwise desirable workers who will aid to the future success of a company. The lack of so-called talent can be attributed to a shift in demographics, which has left … continue reading

Employer Branding

With the change in economy the job market has shifted and talented employees have become harder to find. These days it’s more likely that a candidate will pick an employer, rather than the other way round. The lack of skilled workers makes it hard for businesses to fill vacancies, which can lead to poor choices … continue reading

Talent Relationship Management

Talent Relationship Management Broadly speaking TRM (Talent Relationship Management) is a term used to describe the cultivation of clients and the maintenance of good customer relations. In recruitment terms this specifically applies to the process of finding and maintaining passive talent, as well as candidates who have an active desire to work for a company. … continue reading

Candidate Experience

Candidate Experience In the war for talent, a positive candidate experience can give an employer the competitive edge they need, in order to win over the best employees. The term ‘candidate experience’ essentially refers to how a potential employee experiences the process of application and hire. This includes the search for a job, the application … continue reading

Generation Y

Generation Y Born at start of the 1080’s and later, Generation Y (also known as the Millennial Generation) are the demographic group following Generation X. They are the first demographic to have been brought up with home computers, with the junior Gen Y members also growing up accustomed to portable technology i.e. laptops, smartphones, tablets … continue reading

Multi Posting

Multi Posting When professionally done, the search for top talent and the process of filling vacancies can cost an employer a considerable amount of man-hours and monetary expense. Job advertisements must be conscientiously written in order to be posted to jobs boards, social media platforms and the employer website. According to the recent study “Recruiting … continue reading

Social Recruiting

Social recruiting is generally described as the use of social platforms by recruiters to source candidates for hire. With over one and a half billion users combined, social platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook are currently amongst the most influential tools available to today’s social recruiters. Other popular social networking sites include XING, Twitter, and … continue reading


Finding the ideal candidate to fill a vacancy is not an easy task, but that’s exactly what recruiters need to do on daily basis. Whether they work for a large company, a recruitment agency or independently, they are the specialists when it comes to recruiting. In small or medium-sized businesses this role is usually given … continue reading

Employee Selection

Employee selection processes and techniques When it comes to employee selection the decision making process can often be long and arduous but picking the right person for the job is essential to the future success of your company, and therefore worth investing your time in. Before advertising the position it is important to do a … continue reading

Staff recruitment

Staff recruitment has a wide range of consequences both short and long term. Candidate selection, hiring and on-boarding are time consuming and costly, however they are a key to success of your enterprise. The entire recruiting process should be carefully planned as it takes time to find out whether the hire was a bad investment … continue reading