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Belbin Team Inventory

A personality test, aka Belbin Self-Perception Inventory, or Belbin Team Role Inventory, is a method of testing individuals to ascertain which of 9 ‘team roles’ a person’s personality has tendencies to and preference for. Using feedback from observers, and the individual’s own interpretation of their behaviour during the assessment, the process assesses how an individual behaves, with particular emphasis on team dynamics.

Many people…


Added by Tara Lescott on July 30, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

The Parable of Iron Man: How One Big Hire Can Make All The Difference

Think Marvel is happy it hired Robert Downey, Jr.? Credit: George Biard

In 2008, Marvel was on the ropes, or at least the movie-making part of the business was.

Just look at the…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 30, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

Stop! Don't Apply for That...Job?

It takes a special kind of scumbag to prey on people desperately looking for a way to support their family and pay their bills.  Whether you need a job or you’re just looking to make extra cash, be aware that many job listings are posted just to rip you off. 

Not all crooks wear ski masks and lurk around…


Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 29, 2014 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

The Greatest American Hires Of The Past 100 Years: Dwight Eisenhower

Hiring Eisenhower as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe might have been FDR’s greatest move. Credit: Wikipedia

At VoiceGlance, we believe the key to any organization’s success is hiring the right people. To honor that belief, we…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Steps to Your Successful Personal Statement

 Among the documents that you apply for college admission, your essay is very important. This assignment is given by an admission committee. Writing it you can tell about yourself. The other documents reflect some quantitative indicators: your grades, test results, skills.

To form a complete picture, admissions committee members want to know what your qualitative differences from other applicants are. Ideally, you should show yourself as the formed personality, able to express clearly…


Added by Ann Aldrich on July 29, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

10 Commandments of Starting a New Job

10 Commandments of starting a new job


Whether you are just out of university, switching professions, or looking for senior actuary jobs, the working world has a different challenge for us…


Added by Recruitment News on July 29, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Hiring Trends for the Skill Set CIOs Want Most

In a recent Robert Half survey, 57% of CIOs said that network administration is the most in-demand skill set within…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

No rest for the weary: news of the job board and online recruiting world

Hey folks! It's summer! Laying back, sipping a cool drink, going barefoot. But apparently in our industry, summertime means 'deal time'. Check out the acquisitions and funding action below. My head is spinning. I think I need a…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

How Professional Video Interviewing Technologies Outperform DIY Video Chat Options

As a recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager, you’re aware of the use of video interviewing for your hiring and recruitment needs, but you may be questioning which platform to use. Does it make a difference whether you choose video interviewing technology tailored specifically for…


Added by Christopher Young on July 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Women in Leadership

Challenging the Status Quo: Women in Leadership

When a female-focussed Government reshuffle and the Church of England’s breakthrough on women bishops dominate the headlines in the same week, you might be forgiven for thinking that the glass ceiling has been smashed to…


Added by Recruitment News on July 28, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Graduate Schemes vs Every Other Job

Graduate Schemes vs Every Other Job

Finally, after nothing but discouraging graduate unemployment statistics and predictions of fees never being fully paid back, graduate employment is on the rise. Instilling new hope into the thousands of students graduating in…


Added by Recruitment News on July 28, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

Why Recruiters Should Stay Close To Their Candidates During Their Notice Period

My flight home from San Francisco the other day was delayed by over an hour. It felt like every 10 – 15 minutes the boarding time would be pushed out, resulting in a mass sigh or groan of frustration from the all the passengers waiting in the departure lounge.

I wasn’t paying too much attention to the…


Added by Paul Slezak on July 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

3 Reasons Your Recruitment Process is Failing

You have tried everything in the book, and still it seems as though your recruitment system isn’t working anymore. It turns into a never-ending cycle of too much to process and not enough resources to do so. Well unfortunately, without an Applicant Tracking System, it is easy to let unqualified candidates slip through the cracks of employer decency and not alert them when they didn’t…


Added by Raj Sheth on July 26, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Should You Offer Your Employees the Same Referral Fees as Your External Agencies?

In a recent article, John Sullivan  highlighted examples of three ultra-bold recruiting practices, commenting that they are quickly becoming mainstream and that those that don’t adapt will be left behind in the ongoing talent war. Another commentator suggested that these ultra-bold recruiting practices were only practical for an elite tier of hiring…


Added by Chris South on July 25, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: Vizify

Vizify was a website designed around your other social media profiles. It was recently bought by Yahoo, however the profiles still exist and they are searchable. To do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old try and…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Tools to Get You Started on Your ATS Quest

Making the decision to buy or rent an ATS (or change your ATS provider) is a big one. Of course, your company has certain needs, some of which are more important than others. However, one size doesn’t fit all. We’ve provided a Comparison Tool to guide you towards the ATS that is the perfect fit for your company. It’s a $4 billion industry and is expected to grow at least 20% in…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

How Chick-fil-A Hires: The Christian Way

The famous Chick-fil-A sandwich. Credit: J. Reed

There are a few things you need to become a franchisee operator of a Chick-fil-A.

A commitment to the company. A strong belief in “wholesome values”. A willingness to endure a year-long vetting process. And it helps…


Added by Paul Petrone on July 25, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack

Here’s the recruiting scenario:

An executive search firm principal (let’s call him Jack) searches for and sources potential prospects via LinkedIn

Jack finds and contacts a potential prospect (let’s call her Jenny) through inMail

In his inMail…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm — 29 Comments

You're Three Questions Away From Quantifying Your Resume

Some people have an advantage when it comes to quantifying their accomplishments on their resume.  Take Deep Roy, the one-and-only Oompa-Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; how many of us can say that we saved our company millions of dollars by doing 165 jobs?

Hiring managers and recruiters want…


Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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