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Straying outside of your core business - what are the potential risks?

Straying outside of your core business – what are the potential risks?

There have been a lot of talks at recruitment conferences over the past years, discussing the “inch-wide, mile deep” premise of becoming a true expert in your chosen market place. Focusing in on a specific sector, knowing all the main players and developing an extensive network is key to achieving this.

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Automating Recruitment

I had an interesting conversation with a client the other day who told me they were automating their recruitment system. They wanted to cut down costs and reduce the in-house recruitment overhead. I think they felt that they would be able to effectively recruit by filtering CV’s based on relevant word searches. Read more

Beyond the “People First” Adage

“Putting People First” is more commonly preached but less followed in reality. What we observe is corporate executives and HR managers have been offering good lip service to this idea and advocating the principles to place people at the epicentre of an organisation success. However, in reality, a lot more is easier said than done.

This piece seeks to look beyond the “people first” adage and talks about the challenges to infusing transformation in the workplace culture. A healthy workplace culture attracts and retains the best talent, since the people are satisfied in their job roles and happy. Indeed, there is no counter thought on why not to place people first.

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Tips for Measuring Recruiters

Are you measuring a compliant Claire…Or a Rebellious Robert?

When making the choice to set KPI’s I would advise you are clear on the reason why you are setting them in the first place.  To help the individual, to give direction or to check up on individuals?

Compliant Claire can be compared to Lisa Simpson: ‘nice, willing, compliant, honest and very eager to please.  Having a detailed outline of what Compliant Claire needs to do could work well for her…as long the instructions are clear not open to interpretation.  Someone like Compliant Claire will need specific and measurable KPI’s so she can ensure she achieves them.

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Solid Millennial Talent Attraction Strategies in 2016

40% of employees will be Millennials by 2020 which means they are essential to the success and sustainability of businesses. If your clients are wanting to attract and retain the best Millennials to drive their businesses forward, what do they have to do differently?

Millennials are not interested in jobs, they want lives where their work means something. They don’t want to live weekend to weekend or vacation to vacation. They can’t see why they should sit behind a desk for 9 hours a day in an office full of people, trying to look busy to impress a boss. Read more

3 Powerful Chrome Extensions That’ll Accelerate Your Recruitment Efforts

 

Without a doubt, Chrome extensions have become among the most useful virtual tools in providing assistance to a lot of people and industries.

The functionality and benefits they offer have transcended beyond the needs of online readers and searchers. Chrome extensions are now being used as assisting tools in talent recruitment.

Yes, you heard that absolutely right.

If you are among those people who have been looking for the right persons to become the new members of your company, Chrome extensions have a lot to offer you.

Needless to say, there are so many different Chrome extensions available in the online marketplace that can help make your hiring tasks completely easy.  Read more

Why cultural fit shouldn’t be the be-all and end-all when recruiting

Recruiting the right person for a position, any position, is not an easy task. If it were, there would be no need for recruiters and solutions like Recruitment Juice.

Different recruiters approach the mission of finding the right person for the right job in a number of different ways and it can safely be said that this is a field that has been developing for a long time now. New practices and concepts have been introduced over the years, some of them purely theoretical and some more applicable.

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Why I didn’t fire the client

In my last blog I was writing about “Firing the client”. Since then a few folks have asked what actually happened:

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Recruiters: Are you managing your time or is it managing you?

To successfully work in recruitment time management is key but with lots of different pressures on your time are you managing your time or is it managing you?

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