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Who are you really hiring? Emotional intelligence vs. skills
Date: 25th October 2018
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The typical job interview process fixates on ensuring that new hires are technically competent. Only 11% of respondents in the study cited technical competence (or a lack thereof) as the reason for an employee leaving.

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Our haphazard approach to recruitment is leaving candidates (and recruiting managers) confused…
Date: 17th July 2018
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It seems as though every month there’s a new approach to recruiting. The beer test, video interviews, assignments… candidates never know what to expect. These various approaches are often driven by recruiting managers to find the people they need – but leave everyone else in the process confused and unsure in which direction to go… […]

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Open Your Eyes to a More Diverse Pool of Talent
Date: 19th April 2018
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How often do you recruit based on talent alone? You might think, always! But the truth is it’s probably less often than you would like to admit. Opening your eyes to a new pool of talent will help you to develop a more inclusive, diverse workplace.

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How To Recruit Accurately and Avoid Bad Hires
Date: 15th November 2017
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As a recruitment and retention coach, clients often come to me having experienced a recruitment failure. In fact, 85% of HR decision makers admit that their organisations have made recruitment mistakes.

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Bad Hires Are a Waste of Time and Money. Don’t Rush Into Things!
Date: 31st July 2017
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Our workforce is fragile – with a severe talent shortage predicted for the UK post-Brexit. How can we protect our teams and organisations from the changes that many believe are just around the corner?

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The Future of our Workforce … How the World of Work is Changing
Date: 21st June 2017
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The world of work is changing, and so are candidates... What skills will they need? Persistence and curiosity says Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google. But how can we attract these top candidates and identify who to hire?

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The Beer Test: Has The Humble Pint Given Hiring Managers Beer Goggles?
Date: 28th April 2017
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There has been a rise in The Beer Test where a candidate is invited to join the team for lunch or a drink, in order to test-drive them and see if they can get on with colleagues in a more relaxed, social setting. How accurate is it? Find out more ...

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Miss-hiring Leads to Firing… How to Avoid Common Recruitment Mistakes
Date: 31st March 2017
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Recruiting has personal and financial costs that we often don't think about. The results of miss-hiring are significant.

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Using ‘Blind Recruitment’ helped me see hidden potential 
Date: 27th February 2017
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What exactly is "Blind Recruitment" and how can you find your ideal candidate without being able to see? I trialled the approach on a senior role with surprising results!

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Interviewing and Selecting a New Employee
Date: 9th January 2017
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The recruitment process is often a long and difficult journey. For a tech start-up the challenges are greater than for most when competing for high quality candidates. Here's how a CEO overcame them ...

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