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right hiring decision

Making the right hiring decision isn’t as hard as you think – a case study

Taking it easy

I sometimes wonder if I’m guilty of making recruitment seem hard to get right. Does talk of the need for rigour, objectivity, a scientific approach, bamboozle you? Make the very idea too big, too complicated to bother with? If so, then I’m sorry. Because […]

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10 things to consider before implementing a strengths-based approach

Ready for strengths?

  Regular readers will know I’m a big advocate of the strengths-based approach. Recruiting and engaging employees based on what they love doing and are energised by leads to high performance and high levels of motivation. What’s not amazingly helpful about that? However, having […]

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strengths and competencies

Strengths Vs Competencies: A Simple Guide To The Difference

How to recruit amazing!

  Think of a task you do every day at work that’s important to the effective delivery of your job. Perhaps it’s building relationships with customers. Or writing job descriptions. You might enjoy this activity or hate it. Either way it needs doing and […]

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The practical implications of translating recruitment trends into our practices

Computer says no!

Being up-to-date with the latest recruitment trends is not about being fashionable. It’s not about innovation for innovation’s sake. It’s about making sure your processes are fit for purpose in a changing market, in a changing world. 20th century techniques will not work in […]

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cultural fit

How do we solve the cultural fit vs diversity conundrum in recruitment?

Riddle-me-riddle

We know that organisations with diverse workforces perform better than those that are homogenous. Research conducted by Deloitte in 2012, for instance, identified an 80% improvement in business performance when levels of diversity and inclusion were high. But we know too that recruiting people […]

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How changing candidate expectations have impacted on how we recruit

What’s in it for me?

Technology and austerity, as we know, have driven a number of significant changes to the way we recruit. As budgets have become tighter we’ve turned to new technology to aid our hiring efforts, using more online tools to make things quicker, reduce the resource […]

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recruiting the right leader

How to recruit the right leader for your business

Call me Ishmael

Trying to find and recruit the right leader for your business can feel like you’re Captain Ahab trying to land the Great White whale. An epic search, followed by exhausting efforts to actually land the beast. Only to discover, perhaps, that this creature isn’t […]

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How to ensure succession planning is planned successfully

Can you fill my shoes?

Do you have a succession plan for your role? What will happen when it’s time for you to move on? How will you ensure the best and brightest in your team are ready to step up? All too often, succession is only considered at […]

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induction

4 induction must-dos to get the best from your new starter

A fish out of water

Starting a new job is exciting. But it’s also scary. You don’t know where anything is. You don’t know the people you’ll be working with. You don’t know what your manager’s going to be like. Like a fish out of water, if you’re left […]

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