Getting under the skin of a candidate to figure out if they can really do what they say they can do is an on-going challenge. IKEA seems to have a novel approach! If you think the “IKEA test” is a bit extreme and poses a health and safety risk, don’t despair. There are much simpler ways of understanding what makes your candidates tick by just listening to their language patterns.
The long awaited spring of 2013 has arrived and with it good news from a recent BBC report that UK hiring plans are at a 19 month high in the UK.
If you are interested to know what the trends in hiring and retaining talent are in 2013, take a look at this short video clip.
The newly-launched Hays Global Skills Index 2012 has suggested that there is ‘a fundamental mismatch between the skills needed, and the ability of systems (such as education systems) to balance that’. Could the talent gap be minimised by focussing in equal measure on the candidates’ values, motivations and attitude – as well as their skills and experience?
A multitude of methods, tools and techniques are available to recruiters and hiring managers to minimise the risk of poor hiring decisions. By detecting and analysing someone’s Language and Behavioural sub-conscious patterns, employers will know before hiring someone what sort of working relationship there will be and, most importantly, if the candidate wants to do the job.
The cost of hiring and firing someone is – conservatively – 1.5 times a ‘general’ salary and as much as 10 times a senior salary.Honesty – from both sides – throughout the application process is absolutely essential to avoid these costs.
While trying to clone a departing member of staff may seem like the right thing to do – particularly if you are losing a valued member of your team – it is can end up proving to be a very costly move for your business.
We've previously discussed the pain and cost of not having an engaged workforce. But how can you ensure that your employees are happy and productive 90% of the time?
Did you know that the most common reason employees give for quitting their jobs is that the position was not what they expected? Last week one of my clients said in frustration “After selecting (Bob) from a long list of candidates because he seemed such a perfect fit for our business, the whole Bob turned up for work. He isn’t what we thought he would be!”
With the UK emerging from one of the worst recessions it has seen, those in employment have been content not to rock the boat, for fear of adding themselves to the hordes of talented workers who have found themselves affected by the economic downturn. But research suggests that, by the end of 2012, more than 50% of employees are willing to quit their current job. How much could Employee Turnover cost you?
Keeping all of your employees happy can often seem like an impossible task.
Whatever the business, whatever the sector, maintaining a fully motivated team at all times is something that is difficult and requires lots of thought and effort.