Shireen DuPreez
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What sets the hiring company apart?

Since I work hard to attract top performers to a position, I like to have a clear idea of why my client company is an appealing place to work. Knowing what differentiates an organisation from its…Continue

Tags: recruiting, process, search, executive

Started May 16, 2010

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Three reasons why a company will use a search process to find talent

  1. To access a larger proportion of the candidate marketplace and tap into niche, sector or geographically specific talent pools. By using a search approach, a company can increase their chance of finding the right candidate. Some companies know well enough that they will have a small pool of candidates to choose from on certain roles, such as technical specialists. For example, a maritime engineer position with an EPCM is unlikely to…

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 8:30am

Five social media recruiting pitfalls to avoid

Consider the benefits and risks of social networks when using them. The advent of social media has been an advantage for search consultants and recruiters as it drives professional background information onto the web - therefore making our job of finding people with particular expertise somewhat easier. However, don’t forget the risks too.

There is a lot of buzz in recruiting circles about the benefits of using sites such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and…


Posted on July 14, 2010 at 6:30am

Process is not a dirty word

Conducting a search for a candidate online is faster now than it was five years ago, or is it? Even though more information about potential candidates is on the web, wading through the oodles of web pages is time consuming.

Overloaded with candidates yet still hunting for the right one? Wandering around the web can be inefficient use of time. It all comes down to how much time you have versus where it’s spent.

Also, consider the hectic life of a…


Posted on May 4, 2010 at 1:30am

Why you can’t rely solely on LinkedIn when searching for candidates

Quote from Jeff Weiner, CEO of “…we estimate there is nearly half a billion professionals in the world, and we are at north of 60 million today”

Like many search consultants and recruiters I use social media websites to find candidates and have no hesitation in recommending LinkedIn as it’s one of the best. A treasure trove of information, I log in everyday and have been building my…


Posted on April 23, 2010 at 7:35am — 1 Comment

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At 9:54am on April 28, 2010, Peter Lynch said…
Thanks for the add Shireen...hope all is going well for you!


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