Why You Need to Develop Your Personal Brand This Year

We live in an inherently social world.  

While human beings have always been community-based creatures, the rise of the internet and social media means that we have more ways to connect than ever before. While the social environment brings a lot of positive things, like opportunities to network with peers and potential employers, it also means that every candidate needs to be constantly aware of how they’re presenting themselves to others.  

As you search for the ideal role, everything you do and say online is either moving you towards your career goals or holding you back. 

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Are You Prepared for Your New Recruit?

Welcoming a new employee into your team is about more than making a company announcement or adding someone new to your payroll. Taking the time to properly integrate your recruit into your business helps them to feel more comfortable in their new role, setting the stage for long-term loyalty and retention.  

Additionally, a good onboarding process can help your new hire to jump into action faster, because it gives them a solid understanding of the results expected of them, and the tools they need to use to succeed. Unfortunately, many companies struggle to implant new people into their high-performing teams 

In fact, one survey of 4,000 employees around Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and the UK, found that over one in four (25%) employees started their new role without even the basic tools to do their job.  

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5 Ways to Successfully Conduct a Telephone Screening Interview

Attracting and hiring the right talent is a difficult task in any industry. For managers to stay ahead of the curve, they need a strategy that helps them to pinpoint the perfect candidates, while keeping their recruitment process as streamlined and simple as possible.  

A telephone screening interview is a useful tool for narrowing down your applicant choices. They require less time than the average interview and ensure that you have all the tools you need to determine whether the recruit understands the job, meets with key elements of your position specs, and has reasonable expectations.  

So, how do you conduct screening conversations that start employer/employee relationships off on the right foot? 

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Is it time for a Spring Review of Your Career?

February is the month of ‘love’ followed by March which heralds spring fever. As the days get longer and we emerge from a bleak winter for many of us, it is a time of reflection especially related to our career. 

While deciding to leave your current position and search for a new opportunity elsewhere can seem like a nerve-wracking experience, it may be time to take the plunge if the passion you once had for your role has fizzled out. If your thirst for advancement is stronger than ever, but your employer just isn’t fulfilling your needs, then now is maybe when you choose to make a change. 

Here are five signs that your job just isn’t doing it for you anymore.  

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Why Case Studies Are a Great Talent Attracting Strategy

 

Recruiting the best talent for your company isn’t always easy.  

While there are tools and strategies out there that help to streamline the hiring process, today’s organisations still need to overcome hurdles like skill shortages, saturated marketplaces and offers from competing companies.  

Though end-to-end talent acquisition companies can give you fewer problems to worry about, there are also other ways that you can increase your chances of finding the best recruit, without breaking your budget.  

One particularly effective strategy involves using case studies as a type of “social proof” for your business. With the right case studies, you improve your brand’s reputation, strengthen your position in your chosen sector, and make it easier to earn the trust of potential employees.  

So, what makes the case study so useful? 

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