Featured Blog Posts – April 2016 Archive (66)

BBC micro:bit – Is It Enough?

On March 22nd, Year 7 children at registered schools across the UK received free BBC micro:bit’s. The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized, codeable computer aimed at teaching kids to get creative with digital and develop core skills…


Added by Enigma People Soultions on April 5, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Day that Went Horribly Wrong

Being an owner of a small boutique recruiting agency has its advantages and disadvantages.  The advantages are obvious.  You have all of the time off that you want.  You manage your own schedule and no one is telling you how to recruit.  The disadvantages are also obvious.  You eat what you kill.  There are also a hell of a lot of headaches with being a small business…


Added by Will Thomson on April 4, 2016 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Too Many People Suck At Interviewing

Interviewing is a lot harder than it looks. Think about the context. I'm going to put you in a room with a stranger. All you know about them is from what they put on this poorly phrased piece of weighted, tan paper. In 30 minutes when someone returns to save you, you're not only supposed to get to know them but also figure out if they're going to be successful. 

Right. That'll…


Added by Katrina Kibben on April 4, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Recruiters – falling victim to their own success?

After a recruitment boom at the beginning of this year, UK recruitment agents and companies have successfully placed a significant number of people into jobs. It would be easy to assume that recruiters are in for a long and easy ride, but is it time to consider the consequence of their success?

The success

Last year’s ‘Golden Age’ of recruitment saw an…


Added by Kerry Clifton on April 4, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Don't Put All Your Recruiting Eggs In The LinkedIn Basket

Let me first preface this article with this: Linkedin is a very effective recruiting tool. For many years it's been the go-to tool for recruiters and companies looking to hire talent, and at the moment, it still is. They've essentially killed the resume and put it online, amassing a large network of professionals, and built an impressive living database for recruiters to…


Added by Will Staney on April 1, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Gotta Get the Resume Right - 6 Resume Miscues to Avoid

Gotta Get the Resume Right 

Over the years of building and leading development teams, I have had a hand in hiring hundreds of developers, PMs, BAs and consultants.  As such, I have certainly seen my fair share of resumes; both good and bad.  Over the years I have come across some weird ones that stood out for all the wrong reasons.  There is no …


Added by Jason S. Capps, Ph.D. on April 1, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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