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Sonovate’s top 10 blogs of 2018

When reflecting back on 2018, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of our blogs that were enjoyed by recruiters last year. We’ve listed our top 10, blog by blog.


The UK recruitment industry is growing rapidly

The UK recruitment industry shows no signs of slowing down. Having grown consistently since 2010, it is continuing its reputation as a leading industry in the UK.

To bring some context to these statements, we’ve taken a look back over last year to highlight the ways in which the UK Recruitment industry has progressed significantly.

You can read the full blog here.


Recruitment events you need to attend in 2018

From seminars to sector-specific recruitment events, we know it’s key for recruitment professionals and industry leaders to network and share their knowledge with each other.

We’ve collated a list of recruitment events that happened across the country (even a few abroad) that you needed to know about.

Check out our 2019 list here.


Five sectors your recruitment agency needs to know in 2018

Every January we share the five sectors that your recruitment agency needs to know for the forthcoming year. Last year we predicted: GDPR, AI, Space, Cryptocurrencies and Fintech.

See our 2019 predictions here.


How to build a contract recruitment billing machine

Contract recruitment is fiercely competitive. Leading the market are the contract recruitment billing machines.

At a time when many companies are looking to create more flexible workforces and some industries experiencing significant skills shortages, there are many opportunities for recruiters to develop a contract desk.

Here are five tips on how to build a contract recruitment billing machine.

You can read the full blog here.


Why you need to look beyond the job boards

Job boards are the go-to place to find candidates and fill roles – if you’re following recruitment 101.

However, in such a competitive environment, to be a top biller you need to expand your search to find the best talent.

We’ve shared some tips on where to look for candidates elsewhere.

You can read the full blog here.


What makes a good contract recruiter?

Back in the day, to be a good contract recruiter you just need to know your ABCs – ‘Always Be Closing’.

But times have changed. As the UK workforce has become more in control of how and when they want to work, a contract recruiter has to have more going on behind the scenes to close the deals.

So, if you were wondering if you’d make a good contract recruiter, we’ve shared 7 traits you should have to succeed.

You can read the full blog here.


Why GDPR is great for recruiters

The GDPR changes how businesses use and store personal data. The forced change in how we communicate is one of the best things to happen to recruiters and agencies for a long time.

There has been a lot written about the technical requirements of GDPR. This article is about how recruiters can shape their practices to successfully win.

You can read the full blog here.


Are you making these 8 recruitment mistakes?

Recruitment isn’t an easy job. You have so many different people to please, targets to hit and admin to stay on top of – so recruitment mistakes can happen.

Here are 8 of the classic recruitment mistakes, and advice on how not to make them:

You can read the full blog here.


23 places you need to look online to find candidates (excluding LinkedIn)

After the internet and job boards, LinkedIn arrived on the scene and completely changed the game. LinkedIn is one of the first places candidates and recruiters go to find roles. However, with all recruiters (or a high majority) on LinkedIn all competing for the same candidates, the market is very candidate driven. So where else can you look?

To help you out, we’ve listed 23 places you need to check out.

You can read the full blog here.


Commission and attracting billers

Recruitment is a very competitive industry so attracting and retaining top billers can be tough. Contract recruiters have become more in control of how and when they want to work.

Now they have more going on behind the scenes to close deals, so want to be rewarded with the right commission structure.

You can read the full blog here.

How to grow your contract recruitment agency

Discover everything you need to know about entering, scaling and thriving in the UK contract recruitment market.

In this ebook

  • State of the contract market
  • Why enter the contract market?
  • Outsourcing to grow
  • Setting your growth strategy in motion
  • How to find the clients hiring contractors
  • How to work compliantly
  • How to build a network of contractors
  • 5 Sectors primed for growth in 2019

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