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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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Job advert not attracting right candidates? The Power of Words
Date: 30th November 2016
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Words have power. They have the power to make or break someone’s career or send your business down the pan. When writing a job advert, it’s important to consider the long term.

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What’s Your Workplace Culture? How to Recruit the Right Candidates for your Team
Date: 31st October 2016
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There are plenty of models and research available around how to identify who will fit into your workplace culture when recruiting. But when it comes to the crunch time, do these really apply?

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Job Fair Recruiting: How to Stand Out and Recruit Top Candidates
Date: 30th September 2016
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When exhibiting at a job fair, what can you do to grab job seekers' attention and not get lost in a sea of marketing banners?

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Listen up! How to keep your employees motivated
Date: 31st August 2016
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  If you ask 10 people what motivates them at work, it’s unlikely that all of their answers will be the same. We’re all wired differently and all respond in different ways to various motivational techniques. More importantly, we all need different things from our jobs to remain motivated – some of us might be thrilled by […]

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Hiring New Staff: Minimising the Risk
Date: 29th July 2016
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How do you go about hiring new staff for your organisation? A decade ago, the recruitment procedure pretty much went without saying: Advertisement – CVs – Interview Process – Offer Is this your chosen formula when it comes to hiring new staff? Does it work? A number of clients I coach to increase their accuracy when […]

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Talent Management: Introverts v Extraverts
Date: 16th June 2016
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Who do you think is more likely to be successful in business: an introvert, or an extravert? Firstly, let’s take a quick look at the characteristics that these two are likely to have using the Myers Briggs / Carl Jung interpretation of these traits.

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