I’ve been a recruiter for 20+ years but I’m often still surprised by the lack of thought that people put into their referee selection and preparation……all recruiters are faced time and again with situations where people provide inappropriate referees. Here are some hints and tips for your referee selection and preparation: Who to select? With […]
Archives for March 2016
Have you started to miss out on job opportunities?
How often have you seen a so-called ‘high achiever’ face a career barrier when, time and time again, they are not successful in a job application? Yet as they search for answers (and reformat their resume for the 10th time), they will ignore the obvious. In the world of work where outcomes, measurement and deliverables […]
Clarity+accountability+measurement VERSUS cooperation?
This is a really interesting TED talk that suggests the crucial need for cooperation within any organisation is being eroded by the never-ending push for ‘clarity, accountability and measurement’
Can you be less conservative in recruitment decisions?
Leaders and aspiring leaders are typically judged on their creativity, with hiring managers often seeking examples from a candidate to demonstrate how they have taken (measured) risks in their roles. So if innovation is so important in the candidate’s profile, why are most hiring managers so conservative and risk-averse in their recruitment decisions? Why do […]
A new job – should you accept the offer?
All too often recruiters speak with people who, within 6 months of starting a new job, regret their decision. There are many reasons for people finding themselves in such a situation, with any blame falling equally between the employer and employee. How can you lessen the chances of this happening in your search for a new […]