8 Things Candidates Can Do To Look Like Stars In Their Next Interview

That’s right. Mostly HR people read this, but I’m still doing a post on how to make sure your responses in interviews as a candidate don’t suck. After all, HR people interview too. At least that’s what I’ve heard. If someone sees you reading this, just tell them you’re putting together a professional development course for the local SHRM chapter.… Continue reading

High-performing staff receive twice average pay rise

Pay differentiation – the varying of pay rewards for staff – was found in 93 percent of firms responding to recent research. According to the survey of 124 UK firms by professional services company Towers Watson, staff singled out for higher salary hikes and bigger bonuses were identified as ‘high-performing,’ receiving average base pay rises 67 percent larger than their… Continue reading

The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Thomas Jefferson once said that “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”. Though truth-telling abounds in grade school platitudes, it seems scarcer the older we get. But this decline in honesty — let’s call it dishonesty — isn’t necessarily innate. Dishonesty can be taught. In my experience, I’ve noticed that, of all culprits, college career centers are exceptional traffickers… Continue reading

Seven recruitment tools you need

We assess the cutting-edge technologies and tools that have the potential to revolutionise recruitment As anyone who has queued overnight in the cold for the latest smartphone will tell you, keeping up with technology isn’t easy. But with many HR departments taking more responsibility for resourcing, it is essential to get to grips with the myriad recruiting channels, tools and… Continue reading

4 Ways To Deal With Employee Probation Failures

Even with stringent recruitment practices, a thorough interviewing process and detailed checks on references, you never really know how a new employee will fit into your business until they start working. Many companies counteract this by ensuring all new employees complete a probation period before being offered a permanent contract with the company. The probation period enables the employer to… Continue reading