Tag Archives: Recruitment
5 Recruitment Mistakes You Must Avoid – Why you don’t need the ‘best person for the job’

  Why you don’t need the ‘best person for the job’     When recruiting, most people insist they are out to get the ‘best’ person for the job. And of course that is an admirable aim, but a useless … Continue reading

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5 Recruitment Mistakes – 1 No preparation

  5 Recruitment Mistakes You Must Avoid – Mistake number 1: no preparation   Last week I identified five recruitment mistakes. This week you can find out how to avoid the first mistake – not preparing properly. I remember seeing … Continue reading

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Three tips to getting the most out of your objectives

    It’s a big mistake not to have any objectives, but just having them is not good unless you use them. Find out what you need to do here.   Last week, together with Dr Dave Nicol, I presented … Continue reading

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Advanced questioning skills

Do you use your questions effectively? Do you ask the right questions? I was working with a client recently looking at the questions she had used in an interview. On first inspection they seemed perfectly reasonable. But when you dug … Continue reading

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Recruitment on a Shoestring – A Case Study

A client contacted us because they needed help recruiting two new members of staff to work in their security company. They had a very small budget so we worked together helping them to carry out most of the tasks and … Continue reading

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I Will Get Older

When I was still at school I had a group of friends who were regarded as political extremists – or perhaps regarded themselves that way. I remember being round at the house of one of these girls. She was describing … Continue reading

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How Objective Are You? Really?

Here are the details of a worrying experiment carried out by Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School. Sadly the results won’t surprise you in the slightest. Auditors He took 139 auditors from one of the largest accounting firms in the … Continue reading

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