Tag Archives: Recruitment
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 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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Should you ask all candidates the same questions?

  Should you ask all candidates the same questions?     My very first job as a school governor (equivalent to a school board member) was to recruit a new deputy head.     It was quite clear who the … Continue reading

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5 Recruitment Mistakes You Must Avoid – Thinking you are done when your new hire starts.

  Induction – the final but crucial step in the recruitment process     I once worked with a company that made transformers. My project there reduced their turnover rate to 25%. This meant that, as a result of my … Continue reading

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