Archive for January 2017

Is it time to digitize your selection process?

Digitization is here today and it’s pervasive. Whether as consumers, employees, employers, or in whatever guise we are operating, it is already heavily impacting every aspect of our lives and in every sector – from enabling better customer service, through improving and streamlining processes, to generating new revenue streams and much more. Let’s first be…

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6 Step Guide to Hiring Great Sales People

It’s so easy to go CV blind – the sheer amount of candidates who apply for roles is mind blowing. I’ve spent 17 years in Recruitment – that’s roughly 4,267 working days. On average I probably looked at 50 CV’s a day – that’s 213,350 CV’s in my career. Systems have certainly advanced over the…

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How to hire Graduates & School Leavers

Almost all businesses want to get their hands on the best graduates and/or school leavers. Unless you have the capacity (and budget) to do the traditional Milk Rounds the chances are you rely on advertising, social media and word of mouth to generate candidates.

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4 Steps to Overcoming Conflicts with Hiring Managers

Crucial for business success is a strong and trusted relationship between the hiring manager and HR / Talent Acquisition (Recruiter). Any conflict means the business is not getting what it needs – and yes, conflict happens and it needs to be quickly addressed. So, why am I qualified to talk on this subject ? I’ve…

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The 4 key benefits of Blind Recruiting

Many of us have been there – you apply for a job and within a few days you get a reply (if you’re lucky!) saying that you’re either under qualified, over qualified or just ‘not quite right’. It must be infuriating, how on earth can someone tell you that you’re not right for a job…

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The reason why Recruitment has to evolve

I came across a very interesting infographic posted on SocialTalent entitled ‘How Recruiters Read your CV’ and this simple graphic highlights exactly why recruitment HAS TO change. Everything around us evolves however some industries are slower than others to react. The article states that on average, a recruiter spends between 6-10 seconds scanning a CV…

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Is it too easy to apply for a Job?

LinkedIn is full of articles relating to the candidate experience. Of course it’s vital that any company promotes its brand in the best possible light and can attract the types of candidates it requires, but is it too easy to apply for a job and what impact does that actually have? I’ve posted a few…

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STOP missing out on great talent!

Everyone’s looking for that rough diamond, that one in a million who could improve your business ten-fold, that shining knight… you’re praying that when you conduct interviews that someone walks in with a halo and lights up the room – everything is perfect, skills, qualifications, cultural fit and you fall in love instantly (metaphorically speaking!).

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

It’s an age old saying, apparently dating back to the mid-19th century. It’s as valuable a statement then, as it is now – and definitely one I believe should be applied to recruiting. How can one judge a person’s true ability to perform a job simply by looking at a few pages of text?

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