August 18, 2019

If you have been following the Big 4 in recent years you will be aware of the changing development towards lowering academic entry requirements into these prestigious professional services firms in the UK. PwC, a few years back decided to use new methods to hire their...

December 11, 2018

Even if you only hire 100 people or just 5 people in a year you can do some really clever work and build your employer brand up in advance of when you expect to hire.

November 22, 2018

Firstly, It might sound obvious but make sure to extend your search to outside the normal places. So don’t just look for candidates who work with the competition in similar roles but also those who have done comparable work. Consider consultants who have worked on simi...

Most mid to large size companies are aware that employer branding is the hot topic in the talent attraction space. But it is not all about pretty colours, font size and marketing values to the talent pool. The companies who do this right are going to win the ‘war for...

November 8, 2018

If you are in a corporate leadership role you know that your financial results and company performance is down to one thing – people.  You have growth targets and ambitions forecasted years into the future and you know that to meet those targets and expectations you ne...

October 12, 2018

If you Are Professionally 'Ghosting' Candidates You Ought To Think Twice

Sometimes I find my Talent Attraction passion gets the better of me and I just have to speak my mind. With advances in automating talent acquisition and TMS systems, some Talent Attraction basics h...

October 4, 2018

Why Outsourcing your Talent Acquisition team has gone by its sell by date and stinks!

If you have been knocking about in the corporate world for a couple of decades you will probably remember the push by big global outsourcing companies to encourage you to outsource cri...

September 27, 2018

Recruitment Agencies – Love them Hate them but you must Partner with them

When Linked In came along TA people were saying that it would be the end of recruitment agencies.  But it hasn’t been.  Certainly, the percentage share of hires made by good companies have dropped...

September 12, 2018

Your time is up if you think you are still in charge of deciding who to hire. We are back to the pre-recession days of offer rejects mounting up on your Hiring Managers desk, and projects, plans and targets will be delayed or missed if you don’t change your talent acq...