The Taboo Interview Questions You Need to Avoid

The Taboo Interview Questions You Need to Avoid

When was the last time you reviewed the employment discrimination laws before conducting an interview? Most hiring managers have every intention of complying with employment discrimination laws but find that the time needed to keep abreast of the nuances of employment...
3 Reasons NOT to Use a Recruitment Agency

3 Reasons NOT to Use a Recruitment Agency

What do you think of recruitment agencies? (deep breath) This question conjures up all kinds of emotional reactions among HR and Line Managers, and attitudes vary massively. Many consider recruitment service suppliers to be a vital component to their hiring strategy...
Squeeze More Value From Your IT Investments

Squeeze More Value From Your IT Investments

Do you remember the days when IT performed miracles, amazing feats, magic in front of our eyes, saving hours, zillions of pounds?  Finance departments loved IT, making lives just so much better – bring out the rose-tinted glasses. These days however, all we hear when...
The Most Revealing Interview Questions

The Most Revealing Interview Questions

Not many candidates enjoy interviews and hiring managers, viewing them as a necessary evil, struggle to find time to prepare properly to ensure that the best person for the job is hired.  The joy of interviews! Have you ever interviewed someone and thought that they...
Pro Tips for Ensuring Your New Recruits Stay

Pro Tips for Ensuring Your New Recruits Stay

She accepted! Slumping into your chair with a grin and a sigh you realise you’ve beaten the competition, filled a critical vacancy and above all, landed the talent you wanted. Fears of restarting the search begin to fade. No more interviews, tactical conversations,...
Experience vs Qualifications

Experience vs Qualifications

A 1st Class degree:  the hallmark of the ideal candidate… or is it? Market reports are showing that due to increasing movements in the jobs markets and fewer students taking up IT-based degrees due to increased tuition costs, quality candidates are proving harder to...

Why is September One of the Best Months to Recruit?

  Happy September!  Can you believe it’s here already? The holiday season is now officially over, the kids are reluctantly heading back in school after the summer break and there’s a feeling of ‘business as usual’ in the air.  While some of us are yet to have a break,...

5 Ideas To Beat The Post Holiday Blues

Holidays are almost always brilliant even if things don’t go to plan. The break itself is holiday enough giving us all a brief opportunity to cut the cord from work and think about something else for a change. However, for many of us there is no escape from the...