Category Archives: Recruitment

Suggested Scheme For Sequence Of A Recruitment Interview

This framework is not intended to be used rigidly and can be varied to suit circumstances.  For example, a school leaver is a different case from an experienced manager.  However, the advantage of starting (after initial chat) with current job (or current school, if a school leaver) is that the interviewee should be able to… Read More »

The Challenge In Finding Good Salespeople

This hardy perennial keeps being coming round, in good times and in bad. The question has gained added urgency because a lot of apparently ‘good’ salespeople have been found to be seriously lacking when business doesn’t come flowing in on a wave of business optimism. Order takers are exposed when the going gets tough. The… Read More »

Six Tips For Better Interviews

If you want to get the best from your applicants, you can help yourself by building up trust and encouraging openness. Here’s six tips for better interviews: Arrange the room layout Sit at adjacent sides to a table; avoid direct across-the-desk positions, alternatively dispense with a table altogether. Maintain intermittent eye contact Look positive and… Read More »

What’s Your Star Wars MBTI Type?

On May the Fourth we just couldn’t help ourselves.  Here’s the chart for your Star Wars MBTI type… Related Posts Stop Training Your Managers, Start Developing Your… How Do You Measure Up As A Team Manager? Seven Steps To Building Peer Group Pressure Giving Feedback To Unsuccessful Applicants

Hiring Like a Human

As the labour market picks up we’re increasingly hearing from our customers that it’s getting harder to recruit the right kind of people for their business.  In the UK this is especially true of engineers, scientists and technically qualified people.  There’s too few to go around and those who are doing a great job are rarely… Read More »

Creating A Person Specification Before Hiring Someone New

A really useful document to create when you’re thinking of hiring someone new is the person specification.  It specifies the kind of person best suited to fill the job.  The real value is in the conversations you have whilst creating the specification.  That allows you to really think through what you need for the role.… Read More »

Speed To Competency: A Blueprint For How To Find And Keep Good People

To Find And Keep Good People is the key to success. Your organisation needs to be aligned for greater performance, profitability and engagement. Speed To Competency provides a Blueprint that covers the employee’s contribution from joining the organisation through to long-term meaningful career pathways that continually add value to the organisation’s vision and purpose. Speed… Read More »

Giving Feedback To Unsuccessful Applicants

Job applicants often put heart and soul into applications, only to find they are completely ignored.  Not getting an interview is disappointing, but getting no feedback at all is disheartening and frustrating.  It’s hard to improve your applications if you’re not getting interviews and you’re not getting any feedback as to why you’re not successful.… Read More »

Recruitment: Art or Science? – The Knack of Finding Good People

Some organisations seem to be better at finding good people than others. It doesn’t seem to matter whether they’re large conglomerates or small family businesses, or whether they’re long-standing operations or new start-ups; some of them do a better job of recruitment than others. Which is probably why there is such a profusion of recruitment… Read More »