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The bigger picture

The bigger picture

Posted on 16 September 2020
by Claire Summerfield
As a candidate, when the market is tough and the future unknown it is difficult to see beyond the 100+ applications you’ve already submitted, the rejections you’ve had and the daily news of more redundancies. Is it you? As a business leader, when you’re making hard decisions on the future of your teams, are you the only business this is happening to? Are you making the right decisions? We speak…
Going it alone? What to be mindful of...

Going it alone? What to be mindful of...

Posted on 8 September 2020
by Laura Mercer
It may seem like now is a great time to be advertising directly for your next hire and this method can work, if you have the time and resources to be able to do the job properly, without damaging your business and brand. We’ve found that unfortunately, a lot of businesses currently aren’t or can’t. From speaking to candidates, what we’ve heard is that they aren’t receiving any form of feedback…
How to onboard remotely

How to onboard remotely

Posted on 1 July 2020
by Laura Mercer
One of the main objectives of onboarding is to help your new employee adjust to their new place of work, so that they succeed in their role and deliver for the business. Given most organisations are still operating remotely, creating a virtual onboarding process that accomplishes this objective, is a huge challenge for both the employer and employee. Remember that it can be hard for your new…
Virtual Interviews

Virtual Interviews

Posted on 1 July 2020
by Claire Summerfield
Ready to hire but still working remotely? Virtual interviews are fast becoming the norm and as the interviewer you are representing and selling your company during an online interview. Knowing how to effectively conduct a video interview will ensure that you are leaving candidates with a positive impression of both you and your company and increasing your chances of making an amazing hire! Here…
Competency Based Interviews

Competency Based Interviews

Posted on 1 July 2020
by Claire Summerfield
Is your interview style relaxed? More of a conversation with a few random questions thrown in? Adding a few competency based questions into the mix can take your interview processes to the next level and increase the likelihood of securing your next superstar! This style of questioning is designed to encourage candidates to talk about a situation where they faced a difficult or challenging…
Interviews... What not to ask!

Interviews... What not to ask!

Posted on 1 July 2020
by Claire Summerfield
We are big advocates of being curious (in fact it's one of our values), asking questions and exploring possibilities...but during an interview process it's vital that you ask the right questions and avoid the wrong ones. Here are our top tips on the questions you can’t ask during the interview process and a few that you really shouldn’t. First up are the ones you legally can’t ask… … Are you…