Attracting the best talent has long been a challenge for recruiters. An applicant's soft skills and personal attributes are becoming increasingly important – often making them a decisive factor in employing someone. Start-up companies in particular, as well as small and medium-sized organisations, look for candidates who, in addition to their professional qualifications, can also offer commitment, resilience, flexibility, passion and creativity. Recruiters face...Read More
One in ten staff changes involve a bad hiring decision – according to a survey from Robert Half. The effects of such bad decisions on the company at large can often be serious: loss of productivity and quality, negative effects on the team's working morale and, not insignificantly, additional costs in recruitment. The effects should not be underestimated, particularly where the member of staff concerned has a key role that is not so...Read More
High staff turnover is not only costly in terms of recruitment: it can also damage your company's bottom line. But what can you do about this? Exit interviews may fail to identify the specific reason for a person leaving, but point to a general feeling of dissatisfaction with the company. That's were you may wish that your company and workplace had more of a feel-good factor, i.e. an environment where employees have a sense of contentment and...Read More
Successful companies recognise the business benefits of providing stellar customer service. Not only does it generate referrals from satisfied customers and bolster customer loyalty, but it also differentiates them from their competitors.
Likewise, providing a good candidate experience tends to generate similar benefits for employers. According to the 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, the way people search for jobs today...Read More
The job advert is often the first contact a candidate has with an organisation and you need to make sure you get it right. A great job advert will make your life easier and help you attract the right candidates faster. Download our e-book and find out how to create a winning job advert!...Read More
There’s no denying the real struggle in finding great talent. Companies are putting more and more effort into how they find, attract, and hire the employees they need. They do the best they can to create the perfect employer brand that job seekers just can’t resist. There’s just one problem: Job seekers now do copious amounts of research before they even consider working for a company....Read More
The knock-on effects of a booming labour market include employees being more likely to shop around for a new job, and a potential increase in employee absenteeism. How does that affect you? Well, bear in mind that absenteeism can really hurt your bottom line — it costs 8 percent of payroll on average, according to an Aon Hewitt survey....Read More
The jobs market may be tough for those seeking work but recruiters also face their own frustrations. More than half (54 percent) of employers have vacancies for which they can’t find qualified candidates and sixty percent are concerned about the growing skills gap, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey.
Considering the fact that 35 percent of employers have positions that stay open for 12 weeks or longer – and the average cost...Read More
A company's success depends on many things: from its range of products and services to competitive prices. But one aspect is regularly overlooked - the employees. The Gallup 'Brand Ambassador Index' shows how companies can gain competitive advantage via their staff....Read More
The fact that HR needs social media is nothing new. Although the big hype about it is over, as every HR professional knows, there's no avoiding social media. It's just a question of doing it! But this is easier said than done, since initial results have produced some disillusionment. The main areas of criticism: no strategy, not serious enough, too little interaction or missing the target group....Read More