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How do we fix the broken recruitment process?
Date: 23rd July 2019
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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?

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Biased… who, me?
Date: 9th February 2019
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In hiring, bias is bad. There are no two ways about it. Be it unconscious or conscious, bias gets in the way and stops us from making the right hiring decisions. But we've all got it!

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The Beer Test: Has The Humble Pint Given Hiring Managers Beer Goggles?
Date: 28th April 2017
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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 ...

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Will your candidate fail to succeed?
Date: 22nd January 2016
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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?

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Interviews: Testing in more ways than one!
Date: 14th November 2015
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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 […]

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Recruitment success: Honesty is the best policy
Date: 29th June 2015
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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 […]

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Selecting the Pick of the Crop
Date: 11th April 2015
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You may well be thinking, what on earth could I learn from MasterChef? How can we link cooking to recruiting? As a ‘don’t cook won’t cook’ armchair spectator of MasterChef, I admit that I am more interested in how the contestants react under pressure and rise to the challenges facing them, than the food they […]

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