Tuesday, 11 July 2017
skills vs. attitude – which is more important?
What is more important when hiring for your business? Is it more important the candidate has the right skills or the right attitude?
Deciding which of these two factors is more important for a business is an debate ongoing among HR managers and ...
Thursday, 6 July 2017
how to manage job applications
When it comes to job applications, it's important not to make the process too long and complex. In order to attract new people, you need to ensure the application process is as simple as possible for both your HR/recruitment managers and for ...
Thursday, 29 June 2017
how to create a job advertisement
Follow the golden rule of communications: create an advert – whether online or in print – that appeals to the potential candidates you’re trying to reach.
The advert should be clear: stating the job title, a summary of the job ...
Saturday, 24 June 2017
how to identify your recruitment channels
There are a number of ways to advertise a new role in your business, but if you want the best results then you need to really decide which channels will work best for you.
Advertising usually comes at a price and so it’s a good idea to ...
Thursday, 15 June 2017
how to set up a competency framework
A competency framework is the best and most comprehensive way to define a role and an organisation’s setup – including responsibilities and skills.
Competency frameworks originally measured the behaviours or ‘soft ...
Friday, 9 June 2017
writing job and person specifications
There are two types of “specifications” you need when you are sourcing the perfect candidate – a job specification and a person specification. Whatever your business size, having these specifications makes your job a lot easier. It ...
Thursday, 1 June 2017
how to prepare for recruitment
Preparing to recruit starts by looking at the role you want to fill, particularly if it has already been filled before. If it has been filled you might consider an "exit interview" for the current employee (read more about how to run an exit ...
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
internal HR and recruiters – the dream team
Do you work in a human resources department? If so, you are probably already aware of the debate between whether or not you should recruit for jobs internally or enlist the help of a recruitment company. It’s an age-old debate, and there are ...
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
how to develop a great manager
Strong leaders are the future of any company, and poor leadership is one of the biggest reasons why employees leave.
The 2016 Randstad Employer Branding Research revealed that 35% of the respondents in New Zealand said poor leadership is a ...
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
what is a secondment and can it work for your business?
Secondments, the temporary transfer of an employee to another position, department or even company for training, are not exclusively for large companies.
Small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from secondments as a tool to help ...
Thursday, 30 March 2017
welcoming new starters: How to create an induction process
A new employee’s first interaction with your company is long-lasting. It can really make or break your relationship with an employee and whether they decide to stay or leave. To combat any misunderstandings and unprofessional practice and to ...
Thursday, 23 March 2017
the 5 biggest talent strategy challenges for HR
Human resource departments have numerous tasks to fulfill, but recruiting and retaining employees is arguably the most difficult. In fact, a 2012 study by the Society for Human Resource Management determined that by 2022, employee retention will be ...
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Your complete guide to exit/stay interviews
An exit interview is an opportunity to gain insight into why staff are leaving and get candid feedback on their experience with your organisation. It is a vital measuring tool for your business!
Not only this, but provided there is ...
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
How to develop a cracking employer brand
Why go in search of quality candidates when you could have them lining up at the door to work with you? How, you may be wondering, do you make that happen?
Honing in on your employer brand can help you do just that. Develop a cracking one and ...