Human resources

Skills training

Internal Upskilling vs. External Recruitment.

Recruitment of new staff can be an expensive and time-consuming business. Perhaps upskilling existing staff is a viable alternative to recruiting to fil an open role when no internal skills exist. Both options for employers have advantages and disadvantages but may depend on the nature of the skill gap identified.        Traditional recruitment done through an …

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Gen Zers in digital tech

Recruiting Gen Zers for the Workplace.

The new Generation Z workers entering the workplace are undoubtedly different from previous generations. Born between 1997 and 2012 they have different aspirations and expectations so the recruitment and selection process should reflect these demands and changes. Gen Zers are the first truly digital workforce, they have never experienced and world without mobile phones and …

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online recruitment tools

Online Tools in the Recruitment and Selection Process.

As the world struggles with stay-at-home orders and local lockdowns the recruitment industry has had to adapt to an online world as face-to-face interviews become an impossibility. What are the emerging online tools human resources are using in the recruitment and selection process to ensure talent is secured for vacancies.    Online tools used for staff …

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employee benefits

Employee Benefits in the Recruitment Process.

In selling any position to potential candidates human resources should always list the potential benefits of the position and employment. When a candidate is comparing available vacancies, they are always going to take into consideration the benefits package on offer and if the positions are similar the package will often sway their decision.   Traditionally …

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University degree

The Changing Focus Away from Candidate Qualifications in Recruitment.

It’s been accepted since the recruitment industry has existed that hiring companies have used candidate’s qualifications as a hurdle in the recruitment and selection process. For the highest paying positions, a minimum achievement of a bachelor’s degree has been required with some employers specifying even higher qualifications.  The world is changing and the reliance on …

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work culture

Work Culture and Candidate Fit in the Recruitment Process.

A good employer will always manage the dichotomy of the need for good cultural fit balanced with diversity in the recruitment and selection process. At first sight this seems like a difficult balance to achieve, particularly in the digital tech environment but it’s worth investing time and effort to get this right.   In the last …

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Employer branding

The Importance of Employer Branding When Recruiting.

Candidates will always gravitate to potential employer brands that they know or are attracted to. The challenge for hiring managers is how to promote their company brand to attract the best high-quality candidates. This can be even more difficult for digital tech start-ups who of course do not have a long history or brand presence.        …

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The Increasing Importance of Identifying Candidate’s Soft Skills.

The experience and skills that a candidate has can be demonstrated in the recruiting process and are reasonably straightforward for hiring managers to assess but how can a candidate’s soft skills be assessed? Soft skills are becoming more important in the workplace and are a key element in matching candidates to a position and workplace.    …

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Quality candidate

Sourcing and Hiring Quality Candidates.

Recruiting managers are always striving to improve the quality of their candidates because this reduces staff churn and the costs associated with recruiting an unsuitable candidate. What steps can hiring managers take to improve the recruitment process and quality of the candidates applying for open roles?     In the traditional world of recruitment, a hiring manager …

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