Candidate screened via enormous sieve

When screening candidates from a shortlist, there are some very important steps in making sure you get the right ones and eliminate the ones that don’t fit. Here are some of the questions that I ask: 

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Talent: Why Amazing Detective Switches to Recruitment

detective turned recruiterIt is harder to get top talent because there are fewer people working and more people retiring.

Put simply, workforce participation rates have dropped and are dropping faster as more and more people enter retirement.

If you are a business owner and you find it hard to recruit the right talent, there are a number of things you can do.

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Why cutting down hiring costs doesn’t make it cheap

man with hiring costs headache employer problemsThe harsh reality of hiring costs– we upset ourselves without even knowing it!

Sometimes we make bad hires because we don’t have the necessary expertise or resources to
ensure robust hiring practices.

I can tell you that there is, in fact, ONE simple reason why bad hires occur.

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10 Resume hacks candidates do you need to know

The resume that grew legs then ran through 10 traps

When you are recruiting, one of the first things you see is the resume of a candidate. It is the single biggest representation of what that person says they have done in their professional career – or is it?

During my career, I have reviewed tens of thousands of resumes and there are many interesting stories I can tell. 

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10 Simple Tips to Effective Shortlisting in Recruitment

shortlisting shortbread recipes tips

“Shortbread and shortlisting… there’s a recipe for each.”

How to shortlist candidates for interviews?

Are you ever in a position where you have to shortlist candidate resumes for your job? While the shortlisting process may be tricky, there are a number of tips that will help you do it faster.

I have placed thousands of candidates into jobs throughout my career, and in the process have shortlisted from tens of thousands of resumes. With more accuracy, greater efficiency and less time waste, we can maximise the advantages of shortlisting in recruitment. Let me teach you how it’s done.

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Why do you need to start headhunting top talent

headhunting-headhunters-top-talent-recruiterSaid the headhunting headhunters:
We aren’t cannibals – we thrive on the chase not the kill.

It is harder to get top talent because there are fewer people working and more people retiring. Put simply, workforce participation rates have dropped and are dropping faster as more and more people enter retirement.

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The Shock that Shook me, smacked by Productivity Reality

If you can access more top performers in your business, you will get higher productivity and be able to outperform your competitors.

If you can access more top performers in your business, you will get higher productivity and be able to outperform your competitors. This is becoming more difficult though because the demand for skills is increasing and their availability is diminishing. Why is this so?

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Job advertising: how to market jobs and win top talent

There is a lot more to job advertising than simply writing a few paragraphs. My not so favourite tasks – the pasting a whole job description and posting on a job board – also don’t sum up. Many employed in the fields of advertising and marketing can attest that our careers are beyond knowing how to write a job advertisement.

If not done properly, you will then experience a mix of results ranging from too few responses, wrong candidates applying, too many wrong candidates, or no ideal candidates applying. There are 15 key ingredients…

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On-boarding: How to surf these waves with dexterity

how to surf waves with dexterity onboardingOnboarding staff is important because of the direct correlation between employee engagement and retention. Yet, it can be problematic if businesses either don’t do it or don’t do it well.

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How to write a sexy headline for a serious job description

What, in the recruitment world, is a job description?

What, in the recruitment world, is a job description?

A Job Description is a very important document in the recruitment and hiring process.

Why? Because it describes the role and forms a specification upon which a new hire is made. It should also create a benchmark for on the job performance of your new hire.

Describing the key functions, duties and expected outcomes, it should also articulate the skills and attributes required to successfully fulfill the role.

 

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