The hunt is on: How to track down passive candidates

Your ideal candidate is out there. They may not be actively looking for a job, but they are talented and know their worth. If you’re serious about finding passive candidates, you’ll have to put in some extra effort. But it will be worth it when you find the perfect person for the job. There are many ways to find potential …

Need to modernise your hiring process? Here’s how

Skilled employees are more valuable than ever. That’s because they’re in short supply. Talent shortages have mushroomed in the past decade, with 78% of UK companies facing them in 2022 compared with just 11% in 2012. The result is that the competition for good staff is fierce, necessitating a new approach to recruitment. Find out the benefits of modern hiring …

Employee perks: What are you willing to offer?

The pandemic reshaped the world as we know it, and with it, our notions of what work should be. The dynamic between employees and employers – forged during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries and relatively unchanged since – is shifting. People now expect more from the companies they work for and are willing to walk if …

Psychometric assessments: The truth behind the myths

Psychometric testing is a proven and effective tool used by recruiters to assess an applicant’s suitability for a job. These tests measure a person’s mental and emotional abilities and behavioural style. By providing insight into an applicant’s personality traits and emotional stability, psychometric tests are psychological tools that help assess whether the applicant is suitable for the job. Psychometric assessments …

Hiring the cream of the crop with Hogan Assessments

It’s never been more challenging to recruit the right people for your business. Talent shortages are at their highest level in over a decade, with three in four employers reporting difficulty finding appropriate candidates to fill their vacancies. Businesses are doing everything they can to attract top talent, but with the cost of a bad hire estimated at 30% of …

What you are doing wrong if you can’t find the right candidate

If you can’t find the right people for your organisation, take solace in the fact that you’re not alone. Half of employers in the UK are struggling to fill vacancies, and two-thirds anticipate difficulties in the coming year. In fact, the global talent shortage is at its worst in 16 years, with 75% of companies around the world reporting difficulties …

How to find good employees: hire for attitude, not skills

All things being equal, every company should want to hire the best possible person for the job. Of course, nepotism, cronyism, and office politics often get in the way of this, but it still seems pretty obvious business sense. What’s not always so obvious is what “the best possible person for the job” means. Is it someone with the right …

Recruitment vs selection in the hiring process

Steve Jobs once said, “The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” Some might think that other factors contributed to Jobs’ success, but when the co-founder of one of the world’s most valuable companies acknowledges the importance of hiring great people, so should you. Effective recruitment and …

Using psychometrics to find high potential leaders

Finding the right people for the job is difficult. A ManpowerGroup survey found that talent shortages reached a 16-year high in 2022. 75% of companies said they struggle to find the employees they need. Korn Ferry estimates that 85 million jobs will go unfilled by 2030 due to a lack of qualified people. With such a talent shortage, it’s no …

5 common mistakes people make when selecting the right people

As the disruptions of COVID -19, digital transformation, changing consumer behaviour, and the great resignation intensify the battle for the best talent, employee recruitment and selection have never been more critical to business success. Finding the right people for the job is more challenging than ever, but recruiters can make it easier. Inaccurate, generic or exclusionary job descriptions It’s the …