Video Job Descriptions & Why They’re Effective

Video job descriptions (VJDs) are becoming more and more popular. Over the coming years, it’s likely the companies who make great  VJDs will be the companies who win the talent war. They’re not that difficult to make. Like writing any job description, they just take a little effort and planning. Authenticity is key Focus on your employer…

Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Let’s get straight to it: 1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself? There is no substitute to asking a candidate “tell me about yourself”. Seeing how they prioritize their answer is important. What do they say first, then second, then third? 2. What accomplishment are you most proud of? The answer to this interview question…

How To Be On The Shortlist For Your Dream Job

The goal of any job application should be: firstly to get an interview, secondly to be on the shortlist and finally, to get an opportunity to speak in person. A simple thing that many jobseekers ignore is that recruiters and employers want to see NUMBERS on your CV. They’re more interested in seeing that than in reading about…

SMEs: How To Maintain Your Team

As an SME, we keep hiring key people to our team, and of course faced various challenges maintaining your team. Such as: Tension as senior people are added and formality is implemented Transition risk and delay caused by delegation of authority and activity from managers; Communication problems from trying to ensure people are working towards the same…

3 Talent Management Lessons from SMBs to Big Companies

Talent management is one the most factors for any business success, from small to big enterprise companies. Also, an important measure that many forget is is the ability to ‘act small’. Complex multinationals and fast-moving startups are both different from each other. However, the defining factor in all of the most successful organisations has been the…

Dealing with Employee Resignations

You thought everything was going along well, and then suddenly an employee hands in a resignation out of the blue. You’ll probably freak out, but let’s face it – it’s time to sort out what needs to be done before they leave. Here are some tips to help: Don’t be bitter. It’s okay to ask someone why…

Save $ By Reducing Time Spent on Hiring

Leaving a position unfilled for a long time is something that not a lot of companies can afford to do. Nevertheless, the cost of choosing a bad hire can be a lot worse. So, how do you save time and money while also hiring the best talent out there? Being indecisive is costly, which is why you need…

Tips to Finding Employees for a Startup, QUICK!

Let’s face it, finding employees is difficult already for a business. Imagine how difficult it can be for a startup. Entrepreneurs take care of a lot of recruitment tasks, such as creating a job description, reviewing CVs, and interviewing potential candidates. It can get quite overwhelming. As a startup, you might feel like you can’t compete…

The Wrong Hire Will Cost You $100K+

Businesses are constantly hiring, and filling a vacancy can be quite urgent. The temptation of having someone fill the position as soon as possible is great, but the costs associated with that new employee can outweigh the benefit of filling that one vacancy. In various HR studies, costs of recruiting the wrong person have been…

3 Tips for a Perfect 2017 CV

CVs are constantly changing, from adding pictures, logos, to even incorporating a brand. You never know what exactly will get your CV noticed, and so people try EVERYTHING. There are countless CV elements that have remained constant throughout the years, such as limiting the CV  to one page, including work experience, skills, and so on….