Tag: talent acquisition

  • Cover Letters: Are They Essential Reading?

    Are you the type of human resources professional who pores over cover letters or just gives each one a quick glance? Or maybe—dare we say it—you’re the type who doesn’t even look at cover letters at all. There is no doubt a variety of HR perspectives when it comes to cover letters. At one end […]

  • How to Use the STAR Interview Method to Hire Great Candidates

    You’re likely no stranger to the STAR interview method. It is considered one⁠ of—if not the most⁠—effective interviewing methods around. The thing is, most articles about it are focused on how job seekers can effectively leverage STAR interview techniques during interviews. There are only a few articles that discuss the use of this method from […]

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Remuneration

    Remuneration (REM) is a topic that all human resources professionals will be acquainted with. After all, it needs to be addressed repeatedly throughout the candidate and employee experience. But that doesn’t mean it’s a straightforward one. It is one of the most complex responsibilities HR is involved with handling. There are numerous considerations—and conflicting opinions—to […]

  • The Expert’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Job Advertisement Template

    Want to attract top talent to your company? While many factors impact the type of candidates who will apply to work for you, few are as influential as the job ad you post. The copy, format, and style of your job ad can all make or break candidates’ initial experiences with your company. Your job […]

  • Video Interviews and Live Interviews Comparison (with a fictitious case study)

    The implementation of a remote workforce emphasises the necessity of technology…It’s a scary thought that the fictional movie “The Matrix” is now our reality. This surge of remote working has permanently changed the workforce, globally.  Globalisation hugely benefited individuals with superior shopping abilities, and now remote working will offer superior opportunities and remove limitations in […]

  • How EVP’s Aid Talent Acquisition in Assessment and Performance Reviews

    This week I sat down with Mike Beeley to discuss how having an effective EVP and employer brand can make it easier to assess candidates. EVP brand pillars must be embedded internally, managers need to embody your employer brand or you’ll risk a breakdown in the talent acquisition and onboarding process. Mike Beeley is the […]

  • How an EVP aids Talent Acquisition when Job Advertising

    This week I sat down with Mike Beeley to discuss how an EVP can be broken down into brand pillars to be used as a resource by Talent Acquisition. By developing an effective EVP, the acquisition strategy and media assets required have a clearer direction when advertising for open positions.  Mike Beeley is the CEO […]

  • Why a Strong EVP is Critical to a Successful Talent Acquisition Strategy

    In this episode, I sit down with Mike Beeley to discuss how having a strong EVP is essential to building a successful talent acquisition strategy. A powerful EVP is a key building block when marketing a company to potential future employees. Mike Beeley is the CEO of Lightbox Communications and has spent the last 30 […]

  • How do Startups Compete with Corporates for Talent?

    In this episode, I sit down with Bernt Schindler to discuss how small businesses and start-ups can compete with larger brands for talent. There are positives and negatives to both these types of organisations. One is agile and offers exposure, the other may provide superior career progression. Bernt has decades of experience in recruitment, holding […]

  • 7 tips to win the war for millennial talent

    Consulting firm Mckinsey & Co’s seminal 1997 paper The War for Talent highlighted how business success was increasingly dependent on beating the competition to the best talent. The paper championed a new focus on the recruitment and retention of skilled knowledge workers and argued: “You can win the war for talent, but first you must […]