I was on LinkedIn one day this week and I saw a question that one of my connections had commented on. Let me share it with you…
For business owners, hiring freelance workers can prove incredibly beneficial towards company growth. Freelancers now make up 35% of the workforce, so there are plenty of talented contractors in virtually all industry sectors.
There are, however, some differences from hiring full-time employees that you need to understand before hiring a freelancer (if you need to classify a worker, here’s a handy questionnaire). Here are six key considerations before diving in.
Recently, I was driving to a meeting and my phone rang. I didn’t recognise the number but I answered the call anyway.
“Oh hi, Paul. It’s Francis here from [I honestly didn’t catch the company name]. I tried to connect with you on LinkedIn last week but you didn’t accept my invitation. I was hoping we could set up a time to catch up next week to talk about how I could help you with your next staff conference. I’ll be around Ultimo on Wednesday afternoon. Would that work for you?”
I’d answered the call simply by pressing a button on my steering wheel with my right thumb. And then just as easily I pressed another button on my steering wheel with my left thumb.
I ended the call … without having even said a word.
Akin to marketing, recruiting is also a complex and multifaceted activity that involves selling. Whereas marketers need to be successful at selling products and services, recruiters’ job entails “selling” job positions to candidates and jobseekers.
Correspondingly, in order to be a good recruiter, you need to start thinking like a marketer. This involves “stealing” some successful marketers’ habits. Let see what some of those are!
With so much competition across the board, recruiters need to find a way to stand out from the crowd and gain the upper hand and the confidence of possible clients.
While there are no set rules for success, here are some tips on how you can enhance your chances of becoming a major leader in your field.
Hiring an effective team of people, which will help you drive your business to success, is a difficult process. After all, you must consider your options carefully and pick the best candidates for the job because the choices you make will surely affect your company. Every entrepreneur should strive to surround themselves with employees that are talented, motivated and good at their job. However, finding the right people isn’t always a simple task.
Sometimes you just have to just do it. Whatever it is. Stop prevaricating, stop procrastinating, stop dreaming about it and take action.
When we are talking recruitment and job markets in general, there are always a few global narratives that dominate every conversation. Over the last few years, it has been all but impossible to ignore a couple of them
The first of these is AI, machine learning, automation and the supposedly apocalyptic effects these will have on the future workers. It is definitely a scary proposition for many people, but it is not like this is the first time people are worried about new tools and practices destroying their lives.
Another major narrative we encounter these days is the talent shortage that plagues certain industries and that is becoming more and more noticeable. This is the narrative that we will be covering today, focusing on what it means for recruiters and the recruitment industry.
There was a time when each and every machine on the production floor required human assistance, when people still carried pocket books in their trousers to note down important numbers, when the ratio of testers to developers in an IT firm was 1:1. Well that time is long gone now, thanks to the world of Artificial Intelligence.
As part of on-going performance management, the individual 1-1 coaching session is a staple element – so why do so many managers in the recruitment industry not rate them?