Telling Your Story

Telling Your Story

Your personal story is important when you’re hiring – it provides context and background that allow prospective candidates to connect with you. It’s particularly crucial if you’re the hiring manager, and building personal rapport is critical to engaging your...
Hiring for Startups

Hiring for Startups

If you’re running a start-up or early stage company, hiring can be particularly difficult. Usually, you’ll use your own networks to start with, but when you have to go outside of this, the challenges can be significant. Most people are relatively risk-averse, and you...
Selling to Passive Candidates

Selling to Passive Candidates

According to research completed by LinkedIn last year, at any point in time, roughly 30% of potential candidates in a given market are actively looking for a job, leaving 70% who are passive – this group aren’t spending time on job boards or actively speaking to...
Phone Interview Tips

Phone Interview Tips

Phone interviews are an extremely common part of hiring today – in fact, most of the searches we run involve a phone interview as a first step. Whilst they often aren’t as in-depth or testing as a face-to-face interview in terms of the questions themselves, phone...
Chasing Up Job Applications

Chasing Up Job Applications

You’ve made an application to a job you thought looked like the perfect fit and……nothing. You keep checking your email to make sure you haven’t missed the interview request, you’re looking in your junk folder – no luck. You were sure this one would be the one. Now...
Hiring with Purpose in Mind

Hiring with Purpose in Mind

It’s not enough in today’s job market to just have a vacancy and expect people to apply – candidates are looking for purpose from their work, both in terms of the purpose of the job itself, and the purpose of the company. It’s extremely important to start your search...
Negotiation Mistakes

Negotiation Mistakes

You’ve received an offer for a job you’re really excited about – it’s great news! Just one problem. The offer itself isn’t quite what you expected. This isn’t the end of the road, but the start of a conversation that could turn out to be very lucrative. The challenge...
What Are You Looking For?

What Are You Looking For?

Often in the work that we do, we’ll speak to people who have decided that it’s time to move on, or are thinking about the next step in their career, but haven’t really thought through the reasons or specifically what they’re looking for. There’s nothing inherently...
Make Your Interviews Twice as Effective

Make Your Interviews Twice as Effective

If you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s extremely difficult to find it. Yet many of you will be heading into to interviews this week without a structured approach to your assessment. Structured interviews, in which the same questions are asked to each...
Interviews or Interrogations?

Interviews or Interrogations?

If you want to get more out of your interviews with candidates, it’s important to think about what you’re trying to achieve with them. Most interviews are focused on assessing the candidate, and that’s of course a key element. However, there are actually three things...