Tag Archives: Recruitment
Should companies respond to all job applicants?

  Last week there was an interesting report on BBC Radio 4 about how many companies just don’t reply to candidates who apply for jobs with them.     The next day we heard comments from both applicants and companies. … Continue reading

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Overselling the job

    I was interviewing a candidate for a reception post a few weeks ago. He was an excellent candidate. However, he was very surprised to discover that the post was part time.     I immediately assumed that I … Continue reading

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Why you need to know what people’s values are

  Do you know the difference between objectives, values and behaviours? It’s a very important distinction.   ◦    Objectives are what you need to achieve◦    Behaviours are how you do it◦    Values are why you do it that way      Values tell you how people … Continue reading

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Top 10 recruitment and hiring mistakes

  Have you ever hired the wrong person? I certainly have.   This week I have a video for you from someone I work with very closely, Dave Nicol, a Scottish vet based in Australia.   I’ve been working with … Continue reading

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What are exams for?

  On working for my old employer years ago, I was shocked to discover that they no longer measured the efficiency on the shop floor. This was because the cost of carrying out that measurement was greater than any improvement … Continue reading

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How much more could you delegate?

  You could be delegating so much more than you think…     Have you ever noticed there are things your manager needs to delegate? Things that you could do (possibly better than he or she does them)?     … Continue reading

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A valuable skill that’s often ignored

  When we are recruiting for our clients they often want dynamic, people with lots of enthusiasm, passion and energy. And I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that. But let’s look at another, far less glamorous, and yet very … Continue reading

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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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