Recruitment – The Blog

Should you ask people to dance at a job interview?

    Last week there was an interview on the BBC Radio 4 with a graduate, Alan Bacon, who applied for a job at an electrical retailer, Currys, here in the UK. As part of the interview he was asked … Continue reading


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The New Doctor Who

  An objective recruitment process I first saw Peter Capaldi in Local Hero, one of my all time favourite films. He plays Oldsen, a slightly odd character who speaks many different languages. I thought he was brilliant in the role. … Continue reading


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Should you recruit people you don’t like?

    This is a question that often comes up. Recently I’ve seen two examples of clients who have recruited people mainly because they liked them more than other candidates who seemed more suitable.   It hasn’t gone well in … Continue reading


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The Person Spec

  How do you write a Person Specification for a recruitment?     Recently I was talking on recruitment at an event and I was asked about how to write a person specification.     There are the easy bits … Continue reading


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Where did your good people come from?

    Many years ago, when I was working as a production manager, I became intrigued by a specific recruitment problem. Why was it that we had recruited so many people who were quite clearly not very suitable for the … Continue reading


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How to be happier with your decisions

  How to be happier with your decisions     Here’s some great research on decision-making. The main reason I like it and wish I’d been involved in it is because it involved chocolate.     People were asked to … Continue reading


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How do you write your own CV or résumé?

  If you have ever recruited anyone, you have probably seen some awful CVs (Curriculum Vitae) and résumés in your time. And it’s really easy to criticise other people’s CVs and résumés.     But when you come to do … Continue reading


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What can you get from a CV or résumé?

  Last week a Grapevine reader sent me a CV (curriculum vitae) he had received from a candidate, asking me if I thought it was a good candidate. It was a very poor CV, but that doesn’t mean the candidate … Continue reading


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