Over the past decade we have seen a dramatic shift in the recruitment process. In an extremely competitive global setting where there is always someone else doing something faster, better, and/or more innovative, the competition for talent has been transformed with the help of technology. In this week’s blog post we share a few growing trends in technology, their impacts on the recruitment process and what you can do in order to embrace these tools effectively rather than get
It is not uncommon for managers to skip contacting unsuccessful candidates who didn’t get the job. The manager may not simply have enough time to do so or may dislike giving negative feedback. However, as we share briefly in this week’s post, responding to all candidates – whether rejected or accepted – not only improves your company’s brand (through candidate experience) but also line up talent that might be suitable for another position or great potential for another point
Step back in time to a few decades ago when a typical workday ended at 5.00pm. You would pack up and switch your mind off for the rest of the evening. Now fast forward to today’s digital age. It is almost impossible to escape from smartphones, computers and tablets. Technology is an inevitable part of our life today. Our constant connection with technology means that work tasks such as checking your client’s emails, proposals and projects are being taken from your desk in the
Distinguishing who is the best potential new hire in an interview alone can be difficult to judge. Thus, a growing number of companies are incorporating assessment tests into their hiring and recruitment process. In this week’s blog, we discuss assessment centres and how they can be an integral part of the recruitment process. What is an assessment centre?
It is not a location. It can be called an event, a methodology or a process in itself, in which participants go through
Regardless of how happy you make your workers and how enjoyable your company may be to work for, from time to time employees will leave - be it to retire or relocate, or just in response to changing circumstances in their lives. There is, however, such a thing as excessive employee turnover (Schreiner, 20414). In this week’s blog post we explore why employers and managers need to understand their rates of staff turnover and how they affect an organisation’s performance (CIPD,
In this week’s blog, we explore conflict management and share with you a brief overview of some styles and strategies in dealing with conflict in the workplace. According to Thomas & Kilman (1972) there are five conflict management styles or strategies that people employ. These are: Competing, Accommodating, Compromising, Avoiding, and Collaborating: COMPETING – “It’s my way or the highway” In a nutshell: where one uses their formal authority or other power to satisfy their o