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Aktor’s Big Study: The Job Board Analyses


You as well, have certainly heard about: the candidate experience. It starts with submitting an application, the first step of the recruitment process. By email, by online application form, using our social networks and more, the choices are numerous. But what is it really? Are companies equipped to offer a unique candidate experience? We wanted to know so we conducted a study. Our Methodology Given that Aktor Interactive is an internationally oriented agency, we couldn’t investigate only our neighbouring companies. Because of this, we selected 50 businesses based on their status as “employer of the year” and their reputation. Included[…]
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Young graduates and recruitment


With the arrival of digital natives on the job market, the ways to recruit have evolved. We conducted a survey with students, to find out their behaviours and expectations regarding the recruitment process. To catch these Y and Z generations, we have to follow the new trends that are a strong employer image, digitalization and new recruiting techniques. While young people are increasingly connected, with 94% of respondents are connected to at least 2 devices, the content of recruitment advertisements should remain unchanged. So, the question is how to advertise on the best channels to attract the young generation even[…]
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War of talents in the field of Cyber Security


In a context where Cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent, as the latest WannaCry example showed, the demand for Cyber Security is exploding. The lack of employees in this sector is not new. It’s even considered as the first problem of computer shortage in the last 6 years. Nevertheless, the situation does not seem to improve, quite the opposite. We are facing a real gap between supply and demand. Currently, only 25% of recruitment needs in the sector are covered, while the market is constantly growing (5-10% per year). According to a recent study, there will be 1.8 million workers missing[…]
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Recrutement à l’international : quels sites emploi choisir ?


Many recruiters face the problem of finding appropriate candidates. In Germany, for example, the so-called “war for talent” becomes a real concern! In order to source quality staff, HR managers now have to look for talent abroad. But this is not as easy as you might think because different countries have different cultures – and this also shows in the way job adverts are written and designed! So, what differences are there? We give you a non exhaustive overview on typical issues when it comes to writing job adverts for other countries… Language is a crucial part of your advert[…]
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How a corporate career site helps you recruit successfully


Despite the growing success of social networks in terms of job search, career sites are still popular: nearly 80% of the candidates use them before applying. As a compelling tool for HR communication, they still play a key role in the recruitment process. We tell you why you should have a career website, what the candidates’ expectations are and what a successful career site consists of… What are the benefits of a career site? The image that a candidate has of you as an employer can be positively influenced by the career site – as long as access to job[…]
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How to recruit scientists efficiently


Each target group is different. So are scientists. Are you looking for qualified research staff? Then you ought to know where to look because the well-known path may not always be the best one… Posting a job advert for example on generalist job sites such as Monster and StepStone is not advised in this case. Scientists do not look for jobs there. Try to figure out what your target group is like. Scientists typically are quite mobile: project related work makes them change their place of work every 2-3 years on average. It is very common for researchers to move[…]
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Recruitment: give the youth a chance? (26-05-2014)


Have you already planned your summer holidays? Will you go to your usual 5-stars hotel on the Côte-d’Azur, where you can be sure it will be sunny and cosy? Or will you try something new and take a wild trip in the rainforests of Malaysia? A simple and reassuring decision, against an innovative and “crazy” one. Choices are sometimes hard to make. Believe it or not, that is a situation which can be compared to recruiter’s daily work, choosing between steadiness and freshness. When writing a job advert for a replacement or a new position, they often have to face[…]
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Recruitment and mobile: the era of express job application? (21.11.2014)


  Overview of mobile solutions and candidates’ habits In our over-connected world where demand for instantaneity grows, it is quite natural for the recruitment and HR sphere to be itself affected by the “I want everything, and now” syndrome. Every day, thousands of job adverts are shared on job boards and professional social networks. But some positions are highly sought-after: certain jobs or sectors don’t hire anymore, or really rarely. So when job seekers discover this one job in a million, the one that perfectly suits them, there is not a minute to lose: they must apply. Mobile devices are[…]
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