Category Recruiters

Find the RIGHT people, not the Best people.

Employer Branding—Who Cares?

What is an employer brand? Branding is a perception of any stakeholder of your organisation: from current employees to potential employees. What do they think of your organisation—how do you conduct yourself, what is it like to work for you? The logical conclusion is that you want to show your organisation as a good employer, […]

Referral Schemes—Just Another Gimmick?

Job boards could be losing it. There are 2 surveys out there that tell us that. CareerXRoads found that referrals accounted for 28% of hires compared to just 20.1% for job boards. In another study, Jobvite report even more dismal results that said that referrals account for 40% of hires and jobs boards for just […]

Make Better Recruiting Decisions

During the recruitment process, two key questions are asked: Who do I appoint? Who do I ignore? The success of a company or at least the department involved can rest on this appointment. So it is not something to do take lightly. However, if you are indecisive and just stringing candidates along before you reach […]

Resume Mistakes

As a recruitment technology company, we are sometimes mistaken by job seekers for a recruitment consultant / recruiter. When this happens, job seekers write in to our enquiry pages to apply for jobs. However, very often we will see terribly written resumes—those that we know our clients won’t want and neither will we. So we […]

Why Talent Acquisition has to be Proactive (and how to do it)

I read with curiosity the report by LinkedIn on Global Recruitment Trends. It covered in the report that the top 5 priorities of talent acquisition leaders are: 1. Recruiting/sourcing highly-skilled talent 2. Pipeline talent 3. Improving quality of hire 4. Improving sourcing techniques 5. Employer brand The above ranking was based on the Southeast Asia […]

Why Recruiters must think like e-Marketers

Inspired by Aliah D. Wright article at shrm.org The game of recruiting has changed—this much is obvious. However, “the mind-set of the recruiter hasn’t changed since the early 1970s,” said Geoff Webb, senior strategic sourcer for Aon Hewitt in Toronto. It is still the same process; place an advertisement and wait for resumes and applications […]

What is your candidate interviewing process?

Understanding the candidates that you interview is a tricky endeavour. HR folk go through a lot of information to sniff out who is the best fit. To make things more challenging, candidates have gotten smart on how they present themselves—they write good résumés, give the right answers during interviews, and even give references that will […]

Video Interviews and Competency-Based-Interviews

As technology advances, the way businesses are conducted shifts accordingly. This leads to a change in the landscape for job roles—some then have changed and while others are made obsolete. What this mean for job seekers and employers is that the availability of skills that job seekers have currently, does not match the skills needed […]

The Future of Recruitment

What is the future for recruiters? Listen to Greg Savage as he talks about the shifts in the recruitment business and what he foresees the future to be. In this webinar, Savage tells about: What corporations are actually paying recruiters to do How recruiters will be bypassed if shifts are not made to how recruiters […]