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Recruiting language talent in the new world of work

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With the pandemic ushering in an era of hybrid working, organisations competing for top language professionals must consider revisiting their recruitment processes. And particularly at a time when candidates are not only far more selective when they apply for jobs but can also afford to weigh up different offers, both a strong employer brand and employee value proposition (EVP) is fundamental in attracting the best language candidates. Here, we examine the new hiring and work landscape, looking at some of the ways in which companies can steal an advantage in the talent stakes.

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Beat the competition! 5 ways to attract top language talent

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The February 2022 figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that not only has unemployment continued to fall, but also that the number of job vacancies rose to a record high of almost 1.3 million (for the quarter November 2021-January 2022). While such a buoyant jobs market is a sign that the UK economy is bouncing back post-pandemic, great language candidates are still in scarce supply as evidenced by a falling number of applications. So, what can employers do to source the language skills they need and attract highly sought-after top talent in a candidate-driven market?

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How to attract language applicants (if you can’t offer remote working)

Posted by Elsa in Recruiter Advice, Candidate Attraction, HR Management & Strategy | No Comment

Despite the widespread popularity of hybrid working, which enables jobseekers and potential hires to enjoy a more flexible way of working and improved work-life balance, not all employers can provide a remote working or work from home option. Just think of the frontline key workers who continue to do so much for the pandemic efforts, for example. So how can employers who simply can’t offer the level of remote working that some people have come to expect, adapt their recruitment strategy so that they can not only attract more bilingual candidates, but also ensure that they retain their existing talent?

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Recruiting language experts in a competitive market

Posted by Elsa in Recruiter Advice, Candidate Attraction, Employer Branding, Employee Referrals | No Comment

With unemployment levels low and candidate shortages a problem for many industry sectors, organisations must ensure that their brand proposition, recruitment marketing and hiring processes are fit for purpose. With multilingual recruitment activity buoyant, language experts are in high demand. So, what can organisations do to boost their chances of attracting the best candidates?

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SEVEN reasons why your language job post isn’t getting any traction

Posted by Elsa in Candidate Attraction, Job Ads, HR Management & Strategy | No Comment

The main goal for hiring managers when writing job descriptions is to generate high-quality candidates – attracting the type of jobseeker that would be a close fit, skill and culture-wise. As well as outlining all the desirable and essential requirements, it is important to pay attention to the tone and language used in your job listing while also importantly promoting your employer brand. You want to create an image that you are and should be considered an employer of choice.

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Recruiting language professionals: why salary is important

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Competition for top talent is fierce at the moment, and many employers seeking bilingual professionals or language experts are finding it particularly difficult to identify and attract the skills they need. Against this backdrop, actively promoting salary ranges or specific compensation packages alongside job descriptions could put you one step ahead of the competition.

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Choosing between generalist and niche job sites

Posted by Elsa in Recruiter Advice, Candidate Attraction, HR Management & Strategy | No Comment

Many employers now find themselves in a candidate-driven job market, so finding the right employees for your company may be becoming increasingly difficult. What's more you no doubt wish to make sure that your recruitment budget is used as effectively as possible and delivers the results that your senior executives expect. Although social media, employee referral programmes and other types of networking are now important channels for recruitment, publishing vacancies on job sites remains a very important way of marketing your job openings and employer brand. The real dilemma here is deciding which of the numerous job boards to choose. Whether you opt for a generalist, niche or even a geographically defined platform will depend on the vacancies you have to fill.

Before you commit your budget, the following tips may help you make the right decision and maximise your return on investment (ROI).

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