Interviewing skills

Values & why they’re so important in hiring your Dream Team

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What I hear you say, why do I need to work out what my values are? They’re not going to help me build my business!

Look how United Airlines is splattered over every media service and all over social media because of how they treated a customer on their plane! Everyone is in uproar over the incident, we all in shock on how we could treat another human being like this! Many businesses are withdrawing their businesses; how will this turn ...

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Hiring a Sales Person? Check Out this Shortlisting Tip!

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Are you looking to hire a sales or a customer service person, this tip is actually great for shortlisting applicants.

Normally when you’re looking to hire the first thing most people do is write an advert and advertise the vacancy or they may tell people that they are hiring. Then applications/CVs are reviewed  and start inviting people in for interview.  That’s how the ...

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How to identify the BEST candidates to interview

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Working out what type of person is the foremost part of your entire recruitment process. Only once you have established this, can you begin to move forward and start advertising your vacancy… and the real hard work starts. After advertising you end up with a pile of potential candidates and the need to find a way to work through them fairly and effectively. So, how exactly can you identify the BEST candidates to interview?

The selection process you use is crucial ...

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Experience Versus Attitude – Which one wins?

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It’s often said that you can train someone to have a new skill but you can’t change attitude. So does this mean you should always hire the person with the best attitude for the role you have? Unfortunately it isn’t that simple! Experience is often our number one criteria – but this shouldn’t always be the case.

So how can you decide between experience and attitude?

Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this dilemma… however, if you take time to ...

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How to ensure Effective Communication!

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On a basic level communication is just the exchange of information, however to be a truly effective communicator, you need to learn how to understand the emotion behind the information. Effective communication is something you can learn and, if you put the effort in now, it will benefit both your work and home relationships.

What is effective communication?

communication skillsEffective communication actually involves more than ...

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Telephone interviews – a great shortlisting process

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When you’re looking to recruit staff it can seem like a long-winded, never-ending process. You’ve looked through all the CVs, narrowed them down and are now ready to move onto the next stage – interviewing. But do they HAVE to be ALL held face-to-face… or is there a better way of short-listing candidates?

Telephone interviews – the “half-way house”

Telephone interviews

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How a hurdle can help you with your candidate selection!

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In last week’s blog post I gave you some tips on how to start shortlisting your candidates (if you haven’t seen it, you can read it here).

I thought I’d continue with the shortlisting tips this week – by letting you in on a secret follow-up tip. This tip will really help you to shortlist those candidates you have left and it’s really easy to for you to do… just add ...

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Five Easy Shortlisting Tips for Candidate Selection

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When looking for candidates to join your team it’s important to remember what exactly you’re looking for.  You want someone who fits in with your existing team members – but they also need to have those skills required to successfully fill the position you are recruiting for.

Shortlisting candidates can be quite a lengthy process… if you don’t know how to sift through all of those applicant CV’s effectively and quickly. Follow these five easy steps to ensure you can effectively ...

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First Impressions Really DO Count!

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As a candidate you know, from the moment you apply for a vacancy, everything you do and say will have an impact on whether you are successful in being hired. However, worrying about first impressions isn’t just for candidates… it’s for the person looking to recruit too.

Whether you’re the interviewer who’s short listing candidates or you’re the candidate sat the other side of the table, first impressions really do take you a long way. This goes so much deeper than ...

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