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Our haphazard approach to recruitment is leaving candidates (and recruiting managers) confused…
Date: 17th July 2018
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It seems as though every month there’s a new approach to recruiting. The beer test, video interviews, assignments… candidates never know what to expect. These various approaches are often driven by recruiting managers to find the people they need – but leave everyone else in the process confused and unsure in which direction to go… […]

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How To Recruit Accurately and Avoid Bad Hires
Date: 15th November 2017
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As a recruitment and retention coach, clients often come to me having experienced a recruitment failure. In fact, 85% of HR decision makers admit that their organisations have made recruitment mistakes.

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The Future of our Workforce … How the World of Work is Changing
Date: 21st June 2017
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The world of work is changing, and so are candidates... What skills will they need? Persistence and curiosity says Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google. But how can we attract these top candidates and identify who to hire?

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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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Interviewing and Selecting a New Employee
Date: 9th January 2017
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The recruitment process is often a long and difficult journey. For a tech start-up the challenges are greater than for most when competing for high quality candidates. Here's how a CEO overcame them ...

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Hiring for Attitude – what you Hear is what you get
Date: 10th March 2016
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Employers now understand that a candidate’s skills and competencies are less desirable qualities to rely on in the workplace when compared to motivations and attitude. The problem hiring managers now face, is just how do you judge someone’s attitude and motivation?

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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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Thinking outside the box… and outside the office! The Rise of Freelancers
Date: 28th May 2015
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Since the economic crash of 2008, freelancing has become ever more popular. What probably began as thousands were made redundant and forced into freelancing to bridge the gap, has now become a career choice for many in the UK. Freelancers now make up 17% of the UK workforce, a number which grew as much in […]

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