Hotlists are the key to success


Research urges end of database trawl. Recruitment consultants should build �hotlists� of qualified candidates who are ready to work, rather than trawling huge databases to no avail.

Research by TheSkillsMarket, producer of the iProfile online CV, revealed that over half of all r�sum�s simply aren�t worth reading. This means consultants are wasting their time scouring databases full of unqualified candidates.

Creating a hotlist of candidates who have the right skills and are ready to work is a far more efficient way of working, said TheSkillsMarket chief executive Daniel Elkins.

He said: �How can recruitment companies deliver a high quality service at the right price when they are having to review all these CVs in order to make a placement?

�The best recruitment companies are those that manage their hotlists and keep them up to date.�

The research found that 67% of consultants� time is spent reviewing CVs and producing shortlists.

On average, each consultant will review 769 CVs for every placement.


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