Should I hire an internal recruiter ? How do you decide the best strategy?

Thinking of hiring an internal recruiter – how do small businesses decide the best strategy? For smaller organisations with limited HR resources, there comes a point when it needs to consider hiring an internal recruiter. This is typically when the business’ hiring requirements become too demanding for the person/people involved. They can either engage a…

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What is the best CRM for your SME ?

What is the best CRM for your SME? Finding a great product or service can really make all the difference to your business. It’s vital that you choose something that does what you need it to and something that your team will embrace (so you actually get to measure your ROI). So what is the best…

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How to prepare for a Video Interview

With Cisco predicting that by 2017, video will make up a whopping 69 percent of all consumer Internet traffic, Video Interviews will soon become part and parcel of the Recruitment Process globally. There are many companies who currently conduct video interviews (be that via Skype, Webex or any other tool) so it’s important that you…

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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. The trouble is, how do you know from a CV of…

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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 Promised Land (for Internal Talent Acquisition Teams)

Great news! You’ve placed a well-written advert on numerous channels and candidates are applying left, right and center. So much so that you’re starting to get overwhelmed by the response ! Is your business missing out on hidden talent? Your existing process is probably tried and tested – You will likely run some searches within…

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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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