Entries by Neil Damerow

Talent: Why Amazing Detective Switches to Recruitment

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. If you are a business owner and you find it hard to recruit the right talent, there are a number […]

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 […]

10 Simple Tips to Effective Shortlisting in Recruitment

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 […]

Why do you need to start headhunting top talent

Said 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.  

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 […]

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 […]

How to write a sexy headline for a serious 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 […]