You've been sent the shortlist for your vacancy and you're excited to meet some of the prospective candidates. But what's the best way to conduct your interview? As an executive recruitment firm our consultants have conducted thousands of interviews over the years, where they assess the merits of each candidate to decide who best fits the client's needs. We asked ten of our practice heads what their top tip is for conducting an interview.Continue reading
You've gone through the screening process, your CV has impressed and now it's time close the deal in the interview and secure your next job offer. But how should you prepare? Remembering a few simple tips and techniques can go a long way in helping you make the right impression within your job interview and increase your chances of being presented with a job offer. We asked eight of our experienced recruitment practice heads what their top tip would be to a senior candidate going to interview.
What words does the term “Psychometrics” conjure up to you? Does it send shivers down your spine? Do your hairs stand on end? Do you dismiss them as adding little value?
Despite psychometrics being used in hiring for over 10 years and their increasing popularity amongst hiring managers and HR teams, I often encounter misconceptions about the insights they provide and the value they bring… I've even heard senior leaders compare psychometrics to a new age fad!
In truth, psychometrics are actually based on the theory and technique of psychological measurement; created using a combination of science, psychology, mathematics and technology. This in turn can be designed in such a way as to measure knowledge, ability, attitude and personality.Continue reading
Recently I sat down with Jeff Wellstead, CEO of Big Bear Partners and renowned talent management specialist, and asked him five questions about how he consistently recruits great people. The answers and insight he gave me will change the way you think about hiring and setting yourself up for success within the talent market...Continue reading
Interviews can be stressful and daunting with only a small amount of time to win over your potential employer and convince them that hiring you would be a great business decision. But with the right preparation, practice, and attitude, you could be well on your way to progressing through to the next stage.Continue reading
Video interviewing is growing in popularity as an assessment tool for the early part of the hiring process. In fact, since 2011 the use of video interviewing has risen 49% and 6 in 10 HR Managers now use video as part of the interview process.Continue reading
Most recruiters will tell you that the people you want aren’t easily found; yet miraculously they’ll turn around a short list in a few weeks. The truth is the people you want are busy doing a great job for someone else and your hiring strategy needs to find and engage with them on a level that makes your company intriguing and irresistible; somewhere they really want to be.Continue reading