Essential skills

How do I induct a great hire

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

If you want to retain and inspire the staff you've invested so much time and effort in recruiting, I believe there's no better place to start than with their induction. Hiring a new member of your team is a costly and time consuming process, so it’s important to most managers…

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Interviewing, how to get the most out of the meeting

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

So you’ve written a fantastic specification, posted a terrific advert, found some great candidates and now you’re interviewing them for the first time. This first meeting has to be right, you need to put a little thought into it to ensure you get all of the information you need to…

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Reviewing CVs – who to choose?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Awesome job specification, check. Enticing advert, check. Successful search strategy, check. Now, how to review CVs? Who do you choose? This is something that many people dread, especially if you have a large volume of CVs to wade through. But don’t panic, in this blog we hope to provide you…

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How to set a great search strategy

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Recruitment is by no means an easy task. Hiring high calibre talent is what every company aspires to do and the approach an organisation takes is what will give them the best opportunity of achieving this. So how do you go about finding the right candidate? Outlining how you’re going…

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Writing the perfect advert

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

A well designed job advert - when written in the right way - can attract high quality candidates that are at a premium in the current market. In essence, the right job advert is vital in selling your opportunity to the desired target audience. Make it personal. Refer to the…

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Writing a winning job description

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Take a moment to think about it. If a company was advertising for a long list of responsibilities and requirements and another company was advertising a role which described the skills required, company, environment and its values – which would you be keen to apply to? The time and effort…

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