recruitment

Scaling, Failing & Prevailing… in the world of start-up recruitment!
Date: 29th April 2019
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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.

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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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Who are you really hiring? Emotional intelligence vs. skills
Date: 25th October 2018
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The typical job interview process fixates on ensuring that new hires are technically competent. Only 11% of respondents in the study cited technical competence (or a lack thereof) as the reason for an employee leaving.

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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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Miss-hiring Leads to Firing… How to Avoid Common Recruitment Mistakes
Date: 31st March 2017
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Recruiting has personal and financial costs that we often don't think about. The results of miss-hiring are significant.

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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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What’s Your Workplace Culture? How to Recruit the Right Candidates for your Team
Date: 31st October 2016
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There are plenty of models and research available around how to identify who will fit into your workplace culture when recruiting. But when it comes to the crunch time, do these really apply?

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Hiring New Staff: Minimising the Risk
Date: 29th July 2016
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How do you go about hiring new staff for your organisation? A decade ago, the recruitment procedure pretty much went without saying: Advertisement – CVs – Interview Process – Offer Is this your chosen formula when it comes to hiring new staff? Does it work? A number of clients I coach to increase their accuracy when […]

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Could Two be Better Than One? Job Sharing in the Workplace
Date: 11th December 2015
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Job sharing. It sounds simple. It looks straightforward. You hear about people working part-time or working flexible hours – but not often job sharing. Especially at a senior level. So why aren’t more employers and candidates talking about it and doing it? Today’s job industry is certainly a candidates’ market. The economy is bouncing back and job availability is […]

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Hiring New Staff: To Clone or Not to Clone
Date: 19th October 2015
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In theory, replacing an outgoing staff member is a fairly easy task. Firstly, you look at what their role contains, then analyse what they do and finally, employ the person whose skills are the closest match to the outgoing candidate. Simple. Right? But while trying to clone a departing member of staff may seem like […]

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