One of the most common reasons given for non-acceptance of job offers in modern-day hiring and recruitment is undoubtedly the classic counter offer scenario. A counter offer is whereby a candidate is incentivised to stay with his or her present employer after he or she has announced their intention to take a job with […]
I can remember back in the 90s when assisting Orange in the recruitment of their launch marketing team being faced with job title Product Manager – VANS. Was this something that involved products for this segment of the commercial vehicle market? No, VANS stood for Value Added Network Services. What were they I […]
We all know that first impressions count. In the recruitment business it is so important and in the world of social media platforms that first impressions can cost you dearly if you get it wrong.
There are many horror stories of people posting mad things to Facebook etc, but historically most have been more conservative […]
Wherever you work – whether it’s in a cubicle, corner office or you hot-desk, the way you organise your workspace is a reflection on your personality and working style.
There is also, definitely, a correlation between the objects you decide to have on your desk and what type of worker you are – 57% of workers in the […]
A candidate recently emailed me the following:
“…In a recent series of interviews, I had three for one role and was down to the final two candidates. I was told, I was “not the right cultural fit” ! What can I take from that! I have never had that one before!”
It can be confusing, and frankly, […]
The English language has over a million words – but that doesn’t stop some people from choosing the kind of corporate jargon that makes people cringe.
Expressions such as “reach out” and “growthhacking” have been voted as the worst corporate jargon, according to a survey of thousands of reporters from the UK and US.
Hamish Thompson, […]
During the interview process, there’s a significant amount of heat on candidates when it comes to fielding questions to prove that they’re a good fit for an open role within a particular business. As they interview, they’ll be meeting with a hiring manager and often a team of other employees.
At this time, they’re expected […]
Do you want to know what type of person you’re hiring? Then take the candidate to breakfast.
That is the advice given by Walt Bettinger, CEO at the investment and online trading firm Charles Schwab.
While other companies may be interested in technical skills, Bettinger recently told the New York Times that he is more interested […]
Let’s be honest, it’s always nice to keep candidates on their toes at an interview…
The classic curveball question, also meant to be a good gauge of a candidate’s creativity and how well they will work under pressure, definitely falls firmly within this category.
And whilst there are arguably no right or wrong answers, you […]
Whatever role you are trying to fill, receiving a CV full of clichés won’t do you or your candidates any favours. While words like “team player”, “passionate” and “hard working” may sound good, they don’t tell you as a recruiter anything about the candidate that you can work with.
According to a new survey from […]