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Informed candidates are happy candidates

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: July 9th, 2012

Here’s an instance where doing something small can go a long way to securing the right candidate.

Consider for a moment how you go about recruiting. How well structured is your process? Even if you’ve still got some way to go in creating a repeatable and effective recruitment process, the following is a simple idea that’s well worth implementing.

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Candidate social media profiles – best left alone?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: June 18th, 2012

 

Occasionally, an employer will proudly tell me how they have “researched” their candidates by checking their Facebook page. My first question is always: What did you learn?
If they tell me they were concerned by pictures suggesting the candidate is a “party animal”, it immediately takes me to my second question: How did the candidate perform during their phone screening, interview and reference checking?

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Salespeople – Should you hire them from inside or outside your industry?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: June 5th, 2012

Some employers I’ve dealt with insist on only hiring people with direct experience in their industry. Their reasoning is usually that they can “hit the ground running”. In other words, they want and expect them to become productive in the shortest period of time. This will reduce the time and cost that would otherwise have to go into training.

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Social media networking not as important as building your brand

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: June 4th, 2012

This may be obvious to most employers, but it’s worth covering for those that maybe aren’t getting the job advert response they would like.

In the rush to be a part of the social media networking craze, you need to pause and understand whether your brand will help or hinder you when it comes to attracting good candidates.

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What’s your Company’s value proposition?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 30th, 2012

I’m often asked – what’s the most important thing about writing an effective job advert?

One of the sad but undeniable truths about effective job adverts is that a competitive salary package will have to be announced in some way. You possibly don’t need to spell out the dollar amount but at the very least your advert will have to cover the subject.

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Are good salespeople born or made?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 28th, 2012

Google this subject and you will soon find yourself mired down in what is possibly one of the internet’s largest subjects. Just try entering “salesperson” into Google and see what happens. I’ve already done it for you – 24 million entries is the result.

So, back to our heading – are they born or made?

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