Digitization is here today and it's pervasive. Whether as consumers, employees, employers, or in whatever guise we are operating, it is already heavily impacting every aspect of our lives and in every sector - from enabling better customer service, through improving and streamlining processes, to generating new revenue streams and much more.View Article
It's so easy to go CV blind - the sheer amount of candidates who apply for roles is mind blowing. I've spent 17 years in Recruitment - that's roughly 4,267 working days. On average I probably looked at 50 CV's a day - that's 213,350 CV's in my career.View Article
Crucial for business success is a strong and trusted relationship between the hiring manager and HR / Talent Acquisition (Recruiter). Any conflict means the business is not getting what it needs - and yes, conflict happens and it needs to be quickly addressed.View Article
Many of us have been there - you apply for a job and within a few days you get a reply (if you're lucky!) saying that you're either under qualified, over qualified or just 'not quite right'. It must be infuriating, how on earth can someone tell you that you're not right for a job just from a 2 or 3 page CV. Well the hard reality is that on average each job posting gets between 100 - 250...View Article
Great news! You’ve placed a well-written advert on numerous channels and candidates are applying left, right and center. So much so that you’re starting to get overwhelmed by the response !View Article
I came across a very interesting infographic posted on SocialTalent entitled ‘How Recruiters Read your CV’ and this simple graphic highlights exactly why recruitment HAS TO change. Everything around us evolves however some industries are slower than others to react.
The article states that on average, a recruiter spends between 6-10 seconds scanning a CV to decide on if the candidate is...
LinkedIn is full of articles relating to the candidate experience. Of course it’s vital that any company promotes its brand in the best possible light and can attract the types of candidates it requires, but is it too easy to apply for a job and what impact does that actually have?
I’ve posted a few comments on Google’s 2,500,000 per year job applicants – I tested the application process...
Everyone’s looking for that rough diamond, that one in a million who could improve your business ten-fold, that shining knight… you’re praying that when you conduct interviews that someone walks in with a halo and lights up the room – everything is perfect, skills, qualifications, cultural fit and you fall in love instantly (metaphorically speaking!).View Article
It’s an age old saying, apparently dating back to the mid-19th century. It’s as valuable a statement then, as it is now - and definitely one I believe should be applied to recruiting. How can one judge a person's true ability to perform a job simply by looking at a few pages of text?View Article
When you think about it, is a CV or resume really the best tool for assessing a candidate? Sure, you can get a feeling for where they have worked, what they claim to have done and perhaps an idea on their ability to write, but each one of these things can be misleading and potentially fabricated.View Article
After my last article relating to the sheer number of candidates who applied for one job (you can read that here), I was contacted privately by an experienced Executive who wanted to understand why companies overlooked his CV, even though he was selective on the positions he applied for.View Article
Your blueprint guide for working overseas
The market for skilled professionals is truly a global one and candidates with good skills can literally work their way around the world. Yet for every successful move we hear about, there are also plenty of others that end in disappointment and (occasionally) disaster. Most of these could have been avoided with additional research and careful...View Article