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10 Essential SEO Steps for Recruitment Websites

I don’t believe in SEO, at least not in the way I’m supposed to. The very best Search Engine Optimisation is website activity, not the black arts of keyword stuffing second guessing Google’s algorithms. The central premise of SEO is not specifically to optimise your website for search engines. Rather, it is to put in place a...

Remove Windows Icon Shortcut Arrow

Windows: Shortcuts on your desktop (or anywhere else) are usually indicated by that little arrow in the bottom-left corner of the icon. It looks terrible, especially if you are using small icons. This tool called Windows Shortcut Arrow Editor lets you remove it, change it to the old XP style, or customize it with your...

New Chrome “New Tab” Page

Google Chrome has just updated. As some people are having difficulty using the omni-search / address bar, they have added a humongous Google search box in the middle of the page. If, like me, you don’t like it, here is the ‘fix’ to revert the behavior: 1. Go to chrome://flags2. Find:Enable Instant Extended API Mac,...

WP Mobile Detect Shortcodes

WP Mobile Detect is a plugin which can ensure your WordPress website visitors view content on your pages which is specifically target to they device they are using to view. Here’s how the shortcodes, available with this plugin, can adapt to devices. [phone]Put content here that you only want displayed on Phones NOT Tablets or...

#TalentNetLive and #TRULondon8 Review

As promised, I’m going to follow up my blog last week with a thorough review of #TalentNetLive and#TRULondon8, which were held on Thursday and Friday respectively last week. However, such was the depth of knowledge gleaned in only 2 days, it’ll be impossible to do so in a single blog. Let’s start first then with the schedule,...

Embed Social in Everyday Recruitment

All too often I hear recruiters say how enthusiastic that they are about using social media channels, but still find it difficult to maintain, whilst keeping up standards and essential activities of their long established recruitment methods. They just don’t feel confident enough to make the jump, and potentially lose out on placements, let down...

WordPress 3.6

As with smartphone operating systems, we have all become used to the free software upgrade, and may even take them for granted.  Usually most of the improvements are under the hood, and address bugs, glitches and security holes.  This is mostly the case with the world’s most popular website platform too, WordPress.  However version 3.6,...

What do you know about Personality Profiling?

[youtube height=”360″ width=”640″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXwSyURAliQ?rel=03&autohide+1&showinfo=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen[/youtube] How much do you know about Psychometric or Personality Profiling? Everyone in the recruitment sector will have at least some experience of this subject, and yet the views of so many people will often be wildly different.  There really is no universal understanding of Profiling. The term psychometric profiling actually refers...

Just who do recruiters think they’re kidding?

The Age of the Meander If asked to list the most popular websites on the planet, you would probably say Facebook, Amazon, YouTube, Twitter, The BBC, and LinkedIn. People not only visit these sites frequently, but can rack up hours in a session, moving from one interesting item to the other. What these sites all...

7 Tips for Brilliant Logo design

So many logos I see these days are absolutely terrible, and have clearly not been designed for use online.  I’m no designer, but have had occasion over the years to produce product and company graphics for a variety of purposes. The skills and talent of design professionals is not in any doubt, but as a...
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