Employers Speeding up Hiring with the Aid of Media Recruitment



Unemployment is at an 11-year low and so employers are being literally forced to speed up hiring or lose top talent. Media Recruitment makes it possible.


The news is good. In fact, it is very good! The latest report coming out of the ONS is that unemployment is at its lowest level in the past 11 years and this means that more people are on the job in the UK. However, there is a flip side to this and that would mean that employers now have to speed up the hiring process or they stand in danger of losing top talent to the competition. With the help of Media Recruitment online, the entire process can be cut to a fraction of the time traditional recruiters take and employers get the talent they are looking for.

Recent Survey Reflects State of UK Job Market

According to a survey cited in Business Matters magazine for SMEs in the UK, almost half the 100 employers surveyed said they have had to significantly speed up the entire hiring process or lose top talent to competitors. As well, 59% of those polled said the entire process is now taking just short of two weeks and in addition to that, 92% said they were issuing offers within a 7-day period following the initial interview. To date, this rapidity in the hiring process is almost unheard of. The speed at which candidates can be found is entirely due to the capabilities of online recruiters such as Media Recruitment.

Media Recruitment Solves the One Real Issue

The biggest problem many employers are having is in finding ways to attract the top talent they seek. Many are putting out online adverts of their own or are using means to attract talent that are, for lack of a better word, archaic. It is no longer sufficient to contact a brick and mortar recruitment agency because that process is much too lengthy and by the time candidates are collected, an online recruiter (again like Media Recruitment) has snatched them up for employers they work with.

Marketing Is Key

One thing that Media Recruitment has that many recruiters lack is the knack of marketing for talent. It is, after all, the same as attracting customers to a business. It’s all about marketing and if an employer wants to attract the cream of the crop, it is essential to pull out all stops and employ a recruitment marketing strategy. This is why we excel at Media Recruitment and how we will continue to place the very best candidates in touch with the very best employers. It’s what we do, have always done and will continue to do. This new rapid-fire market enables us to shine and it is this light that brought you here today.

Blowing the Budget. (Julia Walton)

In these days of austerity it’s rare you pick up the money section of any newspaper without an article or five on the latest top saving tips, the best (of a bad bunch) of high interest savings accounts, how to throw a dinner party on a shoe string, how to have a ‘staycation’ and kid yourself you’re in the Bahamas, marketing your loft as office space or renting your bath out as a pets’ swimming pool (alright, I lied about that last one). So I found it refreshing to see this week someone writing about the top 10 ways to spend up like the world is ending tomorrow. Got £360, 579, 000, 000 spare to blow on a pizza tonight? Here’s how:-


“Politics and power is a realm of relative influence.” (Fareed Zukaria, 1964 – present)

As the debate rumbles on over the amount of influence lobbyists, think tanks, charities and public affairs agencies have on government, PR Week have conducted some rather interesting research. I completely understand the argument for a lobbying register – in a democracy, knowing who holds influence (and how and why) on our government is fair. The fact that these plans are, at least in part, a reaction to the recent scandal, in which three peers and an MP were accused of doing Parliamentary work for payment, further cements my belief in the need for transparency. However, in the furore surrounding the debate, the government seem so keen to be seen to be doing something to rectify the current state of affairs, that they haven’t thought it through properly. So keen are they to show that they will act, that they are hoping to push this through before the Summer recess. The law of unexpected consequences has reared its ugly head yet again. Quite apart from the fact that No. 10 have brought forward the passing of this bill, reducing the amount of time for considered debate, they also appear to have shoe-horned in new rules about self-certification of unions. This will likely have a large effect on Labour’s election costs. Would it be cynical to suggest that this might be an example of No. 10 making the most of a scandal which has led to damaging headlines about themselves? Again, I can understand that there is a debate to be had about union influence too, but it is surely a separate matter. Back to the original debate then: The proposed changes to lobbying are supposedly designed to be transparent. However, as the research conducted by PR Week shows, “think tanks, charities and not-for-profit organisations have more access and potential influence within Westminster.” So, why do the government’s plans appear to have such a focus on public affairs agencies?



“’Classic’. A book which people praise but don’t read.” (Mark Twain, in cynical mode)

In my last post I wrote about books and whether the Kindle and other e-readers would lead to their demise. Concluding, hopefully, that books will be just fine, because
they are a different experience. An e-book is not a book to my mind – no less
valid, but not a book. I thought this time, I’d talk about the content rather
than the method of reading. The TES has recently surveyed 500 teachers to find
out what their favourite hundred books are. The list makes for interesting
reading. Personally I’m a little disappointed that the Harry Potter series has
beaten Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. Yes, yes, I know Harry
Potter encouraged reading in youngsters on an unprecedented scale, but the
books are just not as well written, in my humble opinion.

There are, of course, some books on the list that come as no surprise – you can’t argue
with “The Gruffalo” (you wouldn’t dare!), “Of Mice and Men” or “Pride and
Prejudice”. But, I was pleasantly surprised to see some more modern entries on
the list – “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini, for instance, has
been one of my favourite reads of recent years. Going through the list, I’m
please to find out I’ve read just over half of them (51 to be precise). I’m
pleased about this, because it means I still have the pleasure of the other 49
awaiting me. I’ll let you know when I’m done. If LinkedIn still exists by then.
We might all be hooked up to the cloud by then, so I’ll just have to send out a
thought signal from the comfort of my hover car/jetpack…

Before I go off on a flight of fancy, let me ask: How many have you read (remember, it’s
not a competition!)? Which are your favourites? And, most importantly, which
books on the list are you inspired to read next?

Alys Barber – Consultant


Hiring Efficiently (Eddie Everard)

Interesting article about how Yahoo have been recruiting since
the new CEO started. With the upturn in the market it’s essential companies act
quickly and have an efficient recruitment process otherwise they do run the
risk of losing key talent to other companies who can move faster.