2 Jun 2022

Reference checking best practices [Interview]

Making a hasty, ill-informed decision is never a good idea – especially when recruiting. Companies that fail to conduct the necessary pre-employment checks can find themselves in danger of negligent hiring.  Reference checks are an i...

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9 minutes

28 Sep 2021

Cover Letters: Are They Essential Reading?

Are you the type of human resources professional who pores over cover letters or just gives each one a quick glance? Or maybe—dare we say it—you’re the type who doesn’t even look at cover letters at all. There is no doubt a variety o...

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14 minutes

23 Sep 2021

How to Use the STAR Interview Method to Hire Great Candidates

You’re likely no stranger to the STAR interview method. It is considered one⁠ of—if not the most⁠—effective interviewing methods around. The thing is, most articles about it are focused on how job seekers can effectively leverage STAR inte...

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15 minutes

14 Sep 2021

The Beginner’s Guide to Remuneration

Remuneration (REM) is a topic that all human resources professionals will be acquainted with. After all, it needs to be addressed repeatedly throughout the candidate and employee experience. But that doesn’t mean it’s a straightforwa...

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15 minutes

10 Sep 2021

The Expert’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Job Advertisement Template

Want to attract top talent to your company? While many factors impact the type of candidates who will apply to work for you, few are as influential as the job ad you post. The copy, format, and style of your job ad can all make or break ca...

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21 minutes

21 Sep 2020

Video Interviews and Live Interviews Comparison (with a fictitious case ...

The implementation of a remote workforce emphasises the necessity of technology…It’s a scary thought that the fictional movie “The Matrix” is now our reality. This surge of remote working has permanently changed the workforce, global...

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10 minutes

18 Mar 2020

How EVP’s Aid Talent Acquisition in Assessment and Performance Reviews

This week I sat down with Mike Beeley to discuss how having an effective EVP and employer brand can make it easier to assess candidates. EVP brand pillars must be embedded internally, managers need to embody your employer brand or you’ll r...

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10 minutes

18 Mar 2020

How an EVP aids Talent Acquisition when Job Advertising

This week I sat down with Mike Beeley to discuss how an EVP can be broken down into brand pillars to be used as a resource by Talent Acquisition. By developing an effective EVP, the acquisition strategy and media assets required have a cle...

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13 minutes

12 Mar 2020

Why a Strong EVP is Critical to a Successful Talent Acquisition Strategy

In this episode, I sit down with Mike Beeley to discuss how having a strong EVP is essential to building a successful talent acquisition strategy. A powerful EVP is a key building block when marketing a company to potential future employee...

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8 minutes

10 Mar 2020

How do Startups Compete with Corporates for Talent?

In this episode, I sit down with Bernt Schindler to discuss how small businesses and start-ups can compete with larger brands for talent. There are positives and negatives to both these types of organisations. One is agile and offers expos...

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8 minutes

27 Aug 2018

7 tips to win the war for millennial talent

Consulting firm Mckinsey & Co’s seminal 1997 paper The War for Talent highlighted how business success was increasingly dependent on beating the competition to the best talent. The paper championed a new focus on the recruitment and re...

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13 minutes

7 Sep 2016

6 things HR should do to attract and recruit the best talent!

Do you seem to always attract the wrong candidates? Does it feel like you’re always getting the left over candidates?   Do the good ones seem to be attracted to and recruited by your competitors? It’s very simple… Recruitment is MARKE...

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15 minutes