Do you welcome feedback or does it fill you with dread? Do you live for the constant updates on Twitter and other social media sites or do you wait for more traditional views over time? ….Or do you just ignore everything?
In this fast paced, open society that we live… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on March 1, 2013 at 5:30am —
Why should we pick you...
Describe how you overcame a difficult work situation...
How would your friends describe you in… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on February 25, 2013 at 9:58am —
Over the last four days we've considered how HR technology and business strategy can be leveraged to promote beneficial and long-lasting client-specialist relationships: embracing HR technology to boost the efficiency and clarity of your processes,… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on February 22, 2013 at 5:00am —
I've been spending a lot of time lately working on promotional / employer branding materials for the benefit of my employer. As part of this work, I learned that if you want to get a message across, audio branding - AKA the use of music as part of the message, is pretty important.…
Added by Michael Wright on February 21, 2013 at 3:30am —
In recent times Skype has been used to hire new employees. In fact there is now a verb called 'Skyping' and many recruiters prefer using Skype to replace first round interviews.… Continue
Added by Matthew Evans on February 18, 2013 at 11:00am —
In a recent interview by Human Factor’s Syed Zafar Mehdi, the CEO of Reinventa Dee Oceans, Davide Sialpi, said:
“If the company has built a strong and authentic employer brand experience, it means the company has effectively focused on satisfying employee’s tangible and intangible needs.”…
Added by Laura Purt on February 15, 2013 at 5:03am —
No matter how thorough your workforce planning process, shortages in the availability of candidates with the required
If effective workforce planning is the ‘right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time’, then the quality of the journey into the organisation is crucial… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on February 13, 2013 at 5:00am —
It’s obvious when you think about it – different people are good at different things. Just as a football player may not make a great manager, and vice versa, business leaders have skills relevant for different environments.
So when you are thinking about who to appoint into a critical position, it’s essential to consider not just who has preceded them but what they will be dealing with.
The phase the business is going through is generally a good place to start, as there are a… Continue
Added by Matt Thomas on February 12, 2013 at 12:00pm —
The release of The Talent Boards white-paper outlining research from last year’s … Continue
Added by Laura Purt on February 11, 2013 at 9:30am —
Think back to the most important item you ever bought. Whether it was a house, a car, an engagement ring or a much sought-after collectible, I’m sure you did your research - consulted reviews, comparison sites, friends, relatives and maybe even the experts. Every buy… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on February 8, 2013 at 9:34am —
The Article on our Website
Five years ago I started to learn surfing and I loved it from the first minute. Reflecting on it, it turns out there are some similarities between surfers and recruiters. When the conditions are good and smooth, surfers from all different levels of experience can have a good time and catch a lot of breaks. The swell is nice and the streams are soft.… Continue
Added by S-E on January 20, 2013 at 5:53pm —
Yorkshire recruiter Blue Octopus is delighted to be announced as a finalist in two different categories of the Onrec Awards 2013. The Onrec Awards acknowledge the best online recruitment companies based on nominations for the various categories.
Blue Octopus has been shortlisted for ‘The Best Online Candidate Experience… Continue
Added by Daniel Briggs on January 18, 2013 at 7:30am —
As the “battle for talent” heats up in 2013, the buzz will be about the hot trends in Social Recruiting: Employer Branding, Mobile Engagement, Social Sharing, Talent Communities, and Recruitment Videos.…
Added by Jason Webster on December 28, 2012 at 12:34pm —
This is the second post in a series on Talent Networks. You can view the first post here, “What is a Talent Network?“.
In our last post, we set the stage for what a Talent Network is and the value it can provide to employers and candidates. In today’s… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on December 18, 2012 at 11:35am —
Lost your job? ‘Tis the season to find a new one
Losing your job just before Christmas must seem like the end of the world, and hundreds of staff will be feeling under threat at the moment as household names such as Comet and DirectLine… Continue
Added by Kay Chouhan - KINNECT PERSONNEL on December 16, 2012 at 9:15am —
One strong opinion I have is this – if you aren’t recruiting as a HR Generalist, you’re an administrator, subject to being outsourced at your employer’s whim in the future. I believe HR people need to be heavily involved in the Talent acquisition process in their companies. I know recruiting can and is outsourced, but if you are good on the…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on December 11, 2012 at 8:52am —
Sometimes, the client experience can feel a bit like buying a house. I put forward a great candidate, they do a perfect interview and are offered the job. Client and candidate are happy. At least until someone else comes along with a better offer and lo and behold – that client has been ‘gazumped’ by the lure of a higher salary.
This happened to one of my clients recently, with the candidate turning down a role (despite already having accepted it) for the sake of a few thousand pounds… Continue
Added by Kay Chouhan - KINNECT PERSONNEL on December 2, 2012 at 5:06pm —
Do you ask candidates for feedback on your recruitment process? Not just the successful ones but the unsuccessful as well?If you do, how in-depth do you go and how do you use the data to positively impact future recruitment? And if you don’t, you’re missing out...
Many people talk about how to manage recruitment’s black hole, understand it or even outwit it but what about… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on November 26, 2012 at 9:30am —
You may want to rethink hitting that ‘sell’ button next to your LinkedIn shares. It appearsFacebook’s newest job search app has landed with an unceremonious thud in the recruiting space.
Last week the app launched with much fanfare, probably because Facebook has done little to nothing when it comes to creating job apps.…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 26, 2012 at 4:19am —
Before I start I should establish that this post is purely based on my personal experience and I am not trying to pass it as factual information. I am solely sharing my experience and will hopefully be able to hear from others who have the same or perhaps a different opinion.
I have spent the good part of the past 6 years in building a decent network on Linked In. A network that has a large number of executives and decision makers in it but is also wide enough to span across… Continue
Added by Navid Sabetian on November 22, 2012 at 1:32am —