Striking a compensation structure is usually the last thing on any founder’s mind. But just like the exercise regime that you keep putting off, it will only slowly manifest into an enormous problem in the future. And I am not talking about anything complicated. This isn’t going to be a 10-levels, multi grids table with […]
About Adrian Tan
Adrian Tan is CEO of The Resource Group, a boutique HR Consultancy that focuses on helping SMEs. Before this, he was the MD of RecruitPlus which he co-founded in 2004 and led to two HR Vendor of the Year award. He was named the HR Entrepreneur of the Year by SHRI in 2013. He blogs regularly on #Entrepreneurship and #HRTech on adriantan.com.sg.
Entries by Adrian Tan
Did you know that 90% of news businesses will fail? Every entrepreneur starts off with the best intent to disrupt the industry, to democratise usage, and to change the world. But it still boils down to dollar and cents to keep your business afloat. Ultimately, website traffic and Facebook likes can’t pay the bills. Whether you are […]
With new startups sprouting up faster than you can say unicorn, there is a huge demand for tech talent. If you are shopping in the same market, things are going to be tough. With a large selection of employers to choose from, the limited number of tech talent could be very selective in who they […]
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 […]
Wasn’t the world of recruitment much simpler before Facebook and LinkedIn came along? Your laser focus network was your tool of the trade. You knew everybody within your managed sector and clients listened to you for advice. Now they much prefer to push their questions onto the internet as a status update. Your years of accumulated […]
In the world of agency recruitment, the focus is always the same: Selected Candidates + Clients = Placements = Commission Nothing else matters. And this has worked for us for many years. But increasingly we are seeing a neglected group becoming more vocal. Not only do they vent their frustrations online, but there are well […]
In the world of recruitment, the technology that sourcers use has been changing rapidly. From the old days of mapping the guest list of an event or via numerous bait calls to companies to searching for candidates on LinkedIn, the work of sourcers has been made easier and faster. And it is still improving every […]
Ok, so I went on holiday for 10 whole days. Anyone in recruitment knows this length of time is not like 10 days to a normal human, it’s more like dog years because judging by the number of emails I came back to I might as well have been away for a couple of years.
How many job applications have you deleted today? 10? 20? When I was actively recruiting for other employers, I was deleting about 50 job applications per day. That’s about 1,000 of them over a month. If you are constantly reposting a job listing due to irrelevant response, you might like to do some reflection before hitting the […]