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Here you will find some of our latest thoughts on all things recruitment related.
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Adrian Foster — No comments
In today’s recruitment world the chances of you being invited to undertake a Video Interview are on the rise. Obviously, a video interview will share a great deal of characteristics with a traditional face-to-face interview but I’ve put together seven specific tips to help you prepare for your next Video Interview.
Prepare your surroundings…
Ensure you choose a quiet space for the interview and ...
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 by Adrian Foster — No comments
All organisations have, consciously or otherwise, an employer brand. It's the way in which organisations differentiate themselves in a competitive jobs market.
My view, as a recruitment consultant with 20 years experience, is that developing a Strong Employee brand is key to helping businesses compete for the best talent and establish credibility. It will enable them to recruit, retain and ...
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Adrian Foster — 1 comment
For a long time now we have been told that it’s a ‘Candidate Driven market’. My opinion is that this is probably true for some roles.
But what does this really mean for your recruitment processes?
Good Candidates are extremely likely to have a few opportunities in the pipeline at any given time and this is especially true for those candidates who have skills that are particularly hard to find. ...
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Adrian Foster — No comments
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), passed by the European Union in April 2016, will have a far-reaching global impact on data security. No matter where you are based, any organisation that does business with, or holds Data on EU citizens must comply with the GDPR's expanded and more stringent Data Protection rules by 25th May 2018.
The legislation has been introduced to give ...
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Adrian Foster — No comments
Almost everyone gets nervous at a job interview.
My view is that pre-interview nerves are often a good thing and that, for the most part, they can have a positive impact on a candidate’s performance. If you walk into an interview room completely free of nerves it could mean you don’t care, you’re overconfident or you could come across as complacent. The problem is that sometimes the nerves can ...
Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Adrian Foster — No comments
When an employee resigns their post in any organisation it is not uncommon for that company to make a counter offer.
Statistics show that accepting a counter offer has one of two extremely high probabilities:
1 you will leave voluntarily within a short space of time, or
2 you find that your resignation is held against you and nothing really improves
This is borne out by a recent ...
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Adrian Foster — No comments
For most people, a resume is sufficient to summarise one’s work experience, education and interests. However, in a highly-competitive employment market, you may want to go the extra mile and create an addendum that will help differentiate you from other job seekers. An addendum is a single page or paragraph that accompanies your resume. It elaborates on a particular skill or past experience in ...
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016 by Adrian Foster — No comments
Looking for a new Job? What does your online presence say about you?
We all live in the age of Social Media and it’s very likely that the majority of people looking for work have some form of online presence. After all, it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and ex-colleagues as well as keeping us up to date with current affairs and even find new job opportunities.
However, whilst you ...
Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Adrian Foster — No comments
We are all busy. When we all have what seems a hundred and one things to do before we leave for the day it can be tempting to cut corners whenever we can.
When you are recruiting for extra staff it can seem easy to try and save time as, after all, you have your normal duties to perform as well. I am sure that this where you are expecting me to say that this is where a good recruitment ...
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by Adrian Foster — No comments
8.8 seconds is all you've got!
An article in The Independent caught my eye the other day - it stated that employers are taking just 8.8 seconds to review CVs when they are hiring for vacant roles.
I concede that the research underpinning the article referred to comparatively junior or 'entry level' roles; I think more time will be taken for senior roles when appropriate candidates will be ...