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A different type of Jobsite

Posted on 31st October, by Sara Thompson in blog. No Comments

Ever thought of advertising a job vacancy on Overlooked Talent? Have you even heard of the Overlooked Talent jobsite?

Overlooked Talent is a jobsite that assists offenders and ex-offenders in the recruitment process, helping them find and apply for employment.

The Overlooked Talent jobsite plays an active role in encouraging the recruitment of ex-offenders and matching them with employment opportunities. Overlooked Talent challenges the preconceptions many recruiters hold about these groups by breaking down the employment barriers that offenders currently face, by providing a platform for employers to have contact with ex-offenders.

A growing body of evidence suggests that employer discrimination is a key barrier contributing to the marginalisation of offenders in the labour market. There are 7.3 million people in England and Wales on the Home Office Offenders Index; a huge potential talent pool that is currently being overlooked by employers.

Overlooked Talent …



Why are more businesses changing the way they recruit?

Posted on 18th October, by Sara Thompson in blog. No Comments

So you’ve got a position to fill, maybe even several positions, and you have a dilemma how are you going to recruit and fill the posts if you can’t internally? What is the best way to recruit, saving both time and money? The traditional options tend to be the two extremes: The costly option of recruitment agencies or the time consuming alternative of recruiting solely in-house.

A recruitment agency will use their database and advertise and pre-screen candidates for you, providing you with their recommended shortlist, with the hope that one of the short-listed candidates will be right for your position; if using a reputable agency this is often an effective method but also very costly. Or there’s the DIY alternative, do all the recruitment yourself in house: Decide on a job spec, create an advert, choose the right media (local/national …



A FREE recruitment advertising service.. That can’t be right?!

Posted on 9th September, by Sara Thompson in blog. No Comments

Recruitment is often regarded as a costly, time consuming hassle. With the high recruitment agency fees and stress of meeting publication deadlines.. Never mind agreeing on the design and artwork for the actual ad.

So when we tell people about our free recruitment advertising service, they are instantly skeptical and quite rightly want to know the catch.

Well the only catch is that the publishers or job boards pay our fee for you. As a recognized advertising agency within the industry, we receive commission for every advert we book. So for the same price you would pay placing your advert directly, you get our recruitment service for free!

This free service includes negotiation and booking, advert design and artwork, an optional post box service for sensitive appointments and our vouchering service that checks your correct advert has appeared in the right place at …



Buy Yorkshire Winners: National Flexible’s Resealable Packaging Video

Posted on 13th August, by Sara Thompson in blog. No Comments

Business Web TV the video production division of Stuart Hirst, exhibited at the Yorkshire Mafia’s Buy Yorkshire Show back in April.

We ran a competition for one lucky business to win a free web video, all you had to do was enter your business card into our prize draw.

As announced previously the lucky winner was National Flexible; the UK’s largest distributor of polypropylene, laminates and special films.

After meeting with the Marketing Manager Andy Smith, he set out a brief:

To showcase the added value and latest developments of their latest range of easy-open and resealable packaging.

Before filming we created a suitable storyboard and script, to provide us with a clear vision in production.

Filming then took place on site at National Flexible’s headquarters in Bradford.

Once the scenes were shot, the video was edited in post production, using a voice over, background music and …



Top tips to Recruitment Job Board Success

Posted on 31st July, by Sara Thompson in blog. No Comments

At Stuart Hirst we have built long-established relationships with the leading national and specialist job boards, enabling us to secure the best deals and advertising space for our clients, aiding quality candidate attraction.

We can appreciate that Job Boards can be a minefield, with the many different categories to choose and forms to fill out, so to ease the pain we have listed our three top tips to job board success:

1) Choose Carefully

The quantity of applications will depend on what job boards you advertise on and the type of role you are recruiting for. It is the age old dilemma of quality vs quantity, general job boards are great for general roles, but if you are seeking a very specific skill set in a niche market, a specialist job board might be more suited. Media Research is key; Stuart …