Last week I received an email from a client challenging and telling me that “the vast majority of recruiters are looking for carbon copies” - recruiting based on keywords alone. Are they?
Earlier this year, I was interviewed by the incredible Adelina Chalmers (a.k.a. The Geek Whisperer) and James Parton (of The Bradfield Centre in Cambridge) for their podcast, Scaling, Failing & Prevailing. We talked all things start-up recruitment.
There has been a rise in The Beer Test where a candidate is invited to join the team for lunch or a drink, in order to test-drive them and see if they can get on with colleagues in a more relaxed, social setting. How accurate is it? Find out more ...
Be honest. When you are interviewing how often do you ask the question “What have you failed at recently?” And when you do, are you really expecting to hear what they learned from it and focus on how often they fail rather than succeed?
Getting under the skin of a candidate in an interview to figure out if they can really do what they say they can do, is an eternal challenge. IKEA certainly seems to have a novel approach to interviews! Whilst you are having a little giggle, it might surprise you to learn that giving a candidate an ‘IKEA test’ will […]
A job interview can be a strange and scary experience for candidates and hiring managers alike. Many of us focus on the nerve-wracking experience of the candidate – trying to sell themselves in a short period of time, whilst coming across as a likeable figure unlikely to ruffle any feathers within the prospective organisation. But […]