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Below is a list of the latest news items and articles that we've produced here at Nuts and Bolts It, if you fine a topic of interest, click the title for the full version.

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Heart Behind the logo - Why I am so bothered about 10 seconds

Mon 6th July, 2015

I have felt for a very long time a great unease within my conscience over how shortlisting decision makers ascertain and judge suitable applications within 10 seconds.…read more

Heart behind the Logo

Tue 30th June, 2015

I am deeply passionate about challenging some existing conventional recruitment practices and advocate a fresh approach to key stages within the applicant sifting, shortlisting, onboarding and induction phases of the recruitment process.…read more

Repel The missing ingredient to building an effective shortlist of candidates

Fri 9th May, 2014

Increasing pressures for employers and recruiters to reduce and streamline the time to fill metric (on average 23 business days to fill) without compromising on the quality of the hire.…read more

The new trend for shortlisting is to go Blind.

Mon 27th January, 2014

If I be totally honest and frank with you the Saturday night television normally does not fill me with great excitement and generally turned off greatly by the constant dancing or talent competitions.…read more

Are Anonymised applications the way forward?

Mon 27th January, 2014

Te nuts and bolts it philosophy is of similar vein to the ‘Blind CV’ that a person should not be judged on the whereabouts of the individual’s upbringing or where they studied educationally.…read more

Short listing by name

Tue 30th July, 2013

A recent interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Matthew Hancock, Skills Minister encouraged employers to respond to a ”social duty” to recruit local workers over and above foreign talent.…read more

Do you base short list selection on data from the past or present?

Thu 25th July, 2013

How do you select a short-list of candidates from a CV or application form based on a review of past successes, past problems they resolved for another company, in a completely different time and situational setting?…read more

What keywords are important to you?

Fri 8th February, 2013

A recent discussion we had with a client highlighted the importance of the identification and development of keywords used in the process of identifying the correct candidate.…read more

We're working on a new question type

Thu 24th January, 2013

We're currently working on introducing the likert question type to the NaBi system, meaning that the information that one of our tests can gather is even more extensive.…read more

Using visual stimulation to get the best from a candidate.

Wed 23rd January, 2013

One way an organisation can improve the quality of data collected is to develop an opportunity to illustrate job opportunities and utilise the technique to gain higher-quality answers from candidates.…read more

Time investment and utilising Keyword Analysis for effective data harvesting.

Wed 16th January, 2013

The pressures most felt by shortlisters is the time investment they have to engage in order to ensure the quality of applicant would satisfy the key decision makers of the organisation. Time is always the overlooked pressure as well as the overlook…read more

Is the CV still valid?

Fri 27th July, 2012

Is the CV an accurate barometer of an applicants suitability? Why would I challenge such a accepted and engrained practice.…read more

New Recruitment Focus Are you CF Optimised?

Tue 17th July, 2012

Candidate Filtering Optimisation is a new focus for recruiting businesses. The CF optimisation is the effective planning and execution within the recruitment process that provides a shortlist of suitable candidates.…read more

New System Launched

Wed 20th June, 2012

Well, it's finally here, we've just launched the latest version of the Nuts and Bolts It candidate filtering system.…read more

More features and smoother interface on the way.

Tue 24th April, 2012

Since the launch and a number of client tests on the system, we've had a lot of great feedback, so we're taking it all on board!…read more

Dare to think differently, dare to be inspired.

Tue 10th April, 2012

To focus on innovative methods to reduce costs does require businesses to analyse how they approach a problem and whether they are willing to embrace a new approach that might conflict with traditionalists within their field.…read more

Aberdeen best place to find a job

Wed 29th February, 2012

New research finds Aberdeen has the best unemployment claimant per vacancy ratio.…read more

British views on IT lagging behind Europe.

Tue 28th February, 2012

Research shows that British views on the importance of IT are behind those of our European counterparts.…read more

Studies show some interesting stats.

Wed 8th February, 2012

A study conducted by Jim Riley (The cost of recruitment) on the 3 January 2012 states the average cost of hiring a new employee in the UK is around 5,300.…read more

Busy times, and plans for the new year.

Wed 30th November, 2011

Over the last few months we've been incredibly busy, the result of which are a number of developments planned for the new year.…read more

And so it begins...

Thu 3rd November, 2011

We've done it, Nuts and Bolts It has launched, and we're already delighted with the results and feedback we've been getting from those who attended our launch night.…read more

Our Launch Approaches

Wed 12th October, 2011

We're very close to our launch event in November, and currently testing the full-integration of the system with a number of clients.…read more