With Cisco predicting that by 2017, video will make up a whopping 69 percent of all consumer Internet traffic, Video Interviews will soon become part and parcel of the Recruitment Process globally. There are many companies who currently conduct video interviews (be that via Skype, Webex or any other tool) so it’s important that you are prepared and know what to expect.View Article
Is it time to digitize your selection process?
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
6 Step Guide to Hiring Great Sales People
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
How to hire Graduates & School Leavers
Almost all businesses want to get their hands on the best graduates and/or school leavers. Unless you have the capacity (and budget) to do the traditional Milk Rounds the chances are you rely on advertising, social media and word of mouth to generate candidates.View Article
4 Steps to Overcoming Conflicts with Hiring Managers
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
The 4 key benefits of Blind Recruiting
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
The Promised Land (for Internal Talent Acquisition Teams)
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
The reason why Recruitment has to evolve
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 worthy...
Is it too easy to apply for a Job?
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 myself...
STOP missing out on great talent!
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