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February 26, 2014

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Talent that’s right under your nose

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It was the poet T.S. Eliot who famously said ‘The great ages didn’t contain more talent, but they wasted less‘ and you can be forgiven for thinking that sometimes the current recruitment market seems to flip that on it’s head with much talk of skill shortages and a lack of talent. We’re obsessed with finding […]

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February 13, 2014

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WTF* is wrong with your ATS?

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I’m sure many of us remember the good old days of finding talent for your business. Endless spreadsheets to track applications and correspondence, multitudes of CVs with different coloured highlighter marks on different words and post in notes on relevant sections, CVs piled up under ‘Interview’, ‘Maybe’ and ‘No/Reject’, and once that’s all done you […]

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August 28, 2013

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Why do good employees leave?

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Every company has their golden apples, but for many businesses these are the employees who are most likely to move on. If you’ve got your recruitment process right, you should have some great employees within your organisation – people who are genuinely good at their jobs, are creative, hard working, forward thinking, flexible and ambitious […]

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April 8, 2013

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Building Personal resilience for our Future Leaders– a ‘stress beater’ for Talent Programmes

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It’s not a secret that stress is a leading cause of ill health among office workers. In 2011 the annual CIPD Absence Management Survey1 found that stress had overtaken acute illnesses, such as cancer, as the main reason office employees took sick leave. Stress is not new. We all feel stressed from time to time, […]

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October 9, 2012

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Failing to spot an employee’s strengths can prove to be a leader’s biggest weakness

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Are strong leaders born or trained? I am always being asked this question and personally, I believe it’s a combination of both.  Some of the great leaders were born with the skills in their blood, but I think others have developed their own leadership ability through life’s experiences. But, what about when it comes to […]

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September 4, 2012

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Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy of Blocking Employee Access to Facebook and Twitter.

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 I’d love to claim that this headline was mine BUT I can’t. However, the person who wrote it produced one of the best articles I have read about the stupidity of organisations blocking access to social media and I wanted to share the theme with you. The author of this great article is Sean. R. […]

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August 15, 2012

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The Real Success of the Olympics? A Talent Management Strategy.

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Like most of us, I watched amazed and overjoyed at the success of Team GB, but what really threw me was the reality that this was no accident, to “good old Britain” doing well. This success had been a clearly planned and well executed Talent Management Strategy and I thought back to the Monster Buzz […]

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August 9, 2012

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L&D is your greatest currency

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I’d like to take a moment and talk about on the job learning. We’re in a period of time where learning and development is now the greatest currency a company has to offer. Consider that for a moment. Companies are facing the toughest times they’ve had to worry about for the last 20 years. The […]

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August 2, 2012

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Recruiter’s Tips – Countering Counter Offers

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 I recently wrote a blog about candidate control. This is a follow up around the subject of counter offers; every recruiters nightmare.  Firstly quoting the dubious “within 18 months, 93% of those accepting a counter offer leave” stat is NOT a counter offer strategy! Combating a counter offer starts right back at the very first […]

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July 26, 2012

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Referrals are Great…. BUT….

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 Over 30 years in recruitment and yes I’m a big fan of referral programmes and below are some links to some of my “best of” recruitment referral blogs and articles. Today, new social media referral programmes are being built that utilize the power of an individual’s network. The rise and potential of referral programmes knows […]

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