My professional acquaintance, Craig Brown founder/CEO of JustinTime Recruiting has released his first book, “The Lean Recruitment Toolkit’.
The thesis of this book is around preparation. If you hire staff, this would be a good addition to your library.
Often we spend all our time on the process. Craig’s systematic ‘Lean Recruitment Canvas’ will shift your thinking and teach you how to better prepare before starting the hiring.
Are you still hiring like its 1999? It used to be when someone mentioned HR Recruitment; you envisioned a roomful of people interviewing, hiring and exiting people. Times have changed and with it the functions and processes of today’s recruiters. As such, businesses are actively introducing and refining their HR technologies to speed up of the hiring process, cut administration, source talent and filter applications faster based on specific job benchmarks.
There are many myths surrounding cognitive ability testing – often referred to as a mental ability tests. What do these tests measure? In short, intelligence. According to Spearman (2005), intelligence is something that helps people to solve problems, when the elements can be apprehended by almost anyone. Most cognitive ability tests measure numerical, verbal, and spatial ability. They are very efficient at explaining how well a recruit will solve problems and learn new Continue reading →
Hiring new employees is no “walk in the park”. My grandmother taught me to always invest in quality up front to save waste and agony down the line. “Gut feel” hiring, or taking the easy road and relying on third parties to do the job for you goes against grandma’s wisdom.
Great talent rarely falls from the sky – you have to put in a lot of hard, diligent detective work to Continue reading →
The key to a robust hiring system is STRUCTURE. When you have a structured process, you can measure ‘apples to apples’. Unfortunately the way most managers hire is to compare ‘apples with oranges’ and they end up with fruit salad!
At Assess we specialise in a range of online hiring tools to help you build a robust recruitment program that will ensure you avoid trying to fit ‘square pegs into round holes’.
Last week, I had two interesting questions from clients, one asked what I thought were the main reasons employees leave a job? Here I address the three pillars of Job Engagement.
The other question was what I see are the most common faults Hiring Managers make when recruiting new staff. We could talk for a few hours on that! But in this podcast I address 5 areas I see most often.