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19/04/2016
Current state As the talent shortage gets shorter, so the recruitment process has got longer. Glassdoor.com research featured in Forbes, estimates that the average length of the interview process has doubled in five years, from 12.6 days to 22.9 days. Meanwhile, the best candidates are on the market an average of just 10 days. It doesn’t…
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12/04/2016
Perhaps your train to work this morning was delayed by a ‘body on the track’ or you drove past a car accident on the motorway, and for a little while afterwards perhaps, you drove more slowly?  We often spare a thought for the individual and their family at such an awful time but what about…
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05/04/2016
You may have seen reports in the press recently about how Sweden plans to adopt a 6 hour working day. It turns out that it is not a nationwide legislation, but merely a few select businesses trialling the idea and one ongoing trial in nursing. It isn’t a new concept either, as a Toyota service…
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20/10/2015
Candidate compliments before job interviews boost performance Complimenting your candidates could have a positive impact on their future chances of success, according to new research. Researchers at Harvard Business School mock interviewed 123 participants to analyse the effect of compliments at work. They found that those who had been given positive feedback by friends prior…
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12/10/2015
Be the change – Post by David Ferrabee Business leaders and HR professionals know that the ability to manage change effectively can be the foundation of competitive advantage. However building that capability can be hard to do, as effective implementation of change relies on bridging the gap between the aspirations of executives, the technical project…
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05/10/2015
The (Free) Crash Course in Social Media You Need to Land Your Next Job Most of us have heard of the skills gap crisis by now: companies have lots of open jobs but can’t find workersãwith the specific skills neededãto fill them. Unfortunately, the trend isn’t going away soon. McKinsey estimates that there will be…
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21/09/2015
Your Job Search Is a Marketing Operation and You Are the Product Someone who wants to succeed in finding a job must understand marketing. Regardless of what you do, your job search is a marketing operation. The more effectively you market yourself, the more jobs you will get, the better jobs you will get, and…
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14/09/2015
Greater feelings of trust at work can provide a major boost to engagement and productivity. But is there a way to measure levels of trust and address areas where it is lacking? http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/tools-and-tactics-to-build-trust-at-work/
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07/09/2015
Jobseekers need a personal website to stand out from the crowd Having a website that highlights professional experiences is the best way to get noticed by employers, according to a survey by Research Now. Sponsored by Domain.me, the provider encourages people to create their own websites to showcase their accomplishments. The survey asked 300 HR…
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01/09/2015
Tweets will now be shown in Google search results. For years there has been talk of this but now it is actually happening. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/social-media-game-changer-lee-giacopazzi-lucky-6-marketing-
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