Navigating the Recruitment Process: Top Tips from Emerald Zebra


Recruiting top talent can be a daunting task for any business. However, with the right approach, it can be a rewarding experience that leads to a stronger, more dynamic team. At Emerald Zebra, we have helped countless businesses navigate the recruitment process and find the perfect candidates. Here are some of our top tips for making your recruitment efforts as effective as possible.

Know what you’re looking for

Before you start recruiting, it’s important to define the skills, experience, and qualities you’re looking for in a candidate. This will help you create targeted job listings and streamline your search for the right candidates. We find it useful to consider the dynamics of each member of the team and really think about what they bring to the team dynamic, what makes them a star within your organisation? Determine which skills and qualities are a benchmark for your hiring requirements. Don’t limit yourself to recruiting experience; recruit potential too!

Be proactive

Waiting for candidates to come to you is not always the best approach. Instead, be proactive in your recruitment efforts by reaching out to passive candidates, attending job fairs and networking events, and using social media to advertise your job opportunities. Create your employer brand.

Streamline your recruitment process

A complicated and lengthy recruitment process can be discouraging to candidates and result in the loss of top talent. Simplify your process by making it easy for candidates to apply and receive feedback on their applications.

Use technology to your advantage

Recruitment technology has come a long way in recent years, offering tools that make the process more efficient and effective. Applicant tracking systems, AI-powered candidate screening, and other technologies can help you streamline your recruitment efforts and improve the candidate journey. We’ve been using various recruitment tech for the last 20 years and we recently decided to change our supplier and upgrade our ATS to the latest and most innovative, it was a breath of fresh air to upgrade. Word of warning – they’re not all great! If you’re already using an ATS and you want to throw it out of the window, look at your alternative options. Thankfully we did – changed supplier that is, not throw it out of the window! There are ATS’ to suit all budgets and organisation sizes. Embrace the tech! We are happy to give you our recommendations.

Work with a recruitment agency

Most importantly…well we’re biased, work with a recruitment agency!

Recruiting can be a time-consuming and challenging process, even for your most experienced talent acquisition department, but partnering with a recruitment agency like Emerald Zebra can make it easier. We have an extensive network of top talent and can help you find the right candidates quickly and efficiently, allowing you to focus on growing your business. Plus as our founder states in her insights earlier in our newsletter, we are ace at marketing your vacancies!

With the right approach and tools, it can lead to finding the perfect candidates for your business and improving the candidate recruitment experience with your company.


The demand for skills in Cyprus can vary based on the evolving economic landscape and industry trends. Emerald Zebra can offer insights into the skills that are currently in demand in Cyprus. Some skills that are often sought after in the Cypriot job market include:
  1. Information Technology (IT): 
    Software Development: Proficiency in programming languages and software development skills. 
    Cybersecurity: Knowledge of cybersecurity measures and threat detection. 
    Data Analysis: Data analytics and data science skills for decision-making.
  2. Healthcare and Medical Services:
    Nursing: Qualified nurses with relevant certifications.
    Healthcare Management: Skills in healthcare administration and management.
    HealthTech. The application of technology, digital solutions, and innovations to the healthcare and medical industries.
  3. Finance and Accounting:
    Accounting: Accounting expertise and knowledge of financial regulations.
    Financial Analysis: Financial analysts with strong analytical skills.
  4. Tourism and Hospitality:
    Customer Service: Excellent customer service and communication skills. Languages: Proficiency in multiple languages, especially English.
  5. Engineering and Construction:
    Civil Engineering: Expertise in civil engineering and construction management.
    Architectural Design: Skills in architectural design and planning.
  6. Education and Teaching:
    Teaching: Qualified educators for schools and institutions.
    Online Teaching: Proficiency in online teaching methods. 
  7. Language and Communication: Multilingualism: Fluency in multiple languages for roles in tourism and international business including finance and forex companies. 
  8. Digital Marketing: Digital marketing skills for promoting businesses online.
  9. Sales and Marketing: Sales: Sales professionals with strong negotiation and communication abilities.
    Marketing: Marketing experts with skills in digital marketing, performance marketing and branding.
  10. Renewable Energy and Green Technologies
Emerald Zebra can provide up-to-date information and insights into the skills that are currently in demand in Cyprus based on your career goals and industry interests.

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