Adam Lewis's Blog – June 2010 Archive (7)

Why did that Recruitment Agency win the Placement?

Is there a best way to recruit? What makes some recruitment agencies more successful than others? With competition amongst candidates and agencies rapidly increasing, the solution is surely a holy grail for the recruitment consultant.

We think we have the answer – Recruitment is an artform not a science: and understanding that is what puts one agency above another.

Why do we think that? Well simply because the process of recruitment – call it the science of recruitment -… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 29, 2010 at 12:55pm — 6 Comments

A diverse workforce is a better workforce

As business becomes more global, it increasingly encounters a more culturally diverse customer base. Hiring a varied workforce shows respect for customer diversity, may increase the extent to which customers identify with the company, and secures internal innovation.

Recruiting is one of the most difficult tasks an employer can face, and many can often be heard complaining that it is difficult to secure the right talent, particularly at the top end of the scale.

Could it… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 28, 2010 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Differentiating from the Competition - 3 options for your Recruitment Agency to consider

The recruitment industry is highly fragmented. There are about 20 major players accounting for almost 25% of revenues generated and the remainder of the sector is divided between several thousand smaller consultancies.

In the same way that candidates fight for jobs, agencies are fighting for contracts. How can agencies differentiate from the competition?

I was having the discussion with a consultant this week who identified a strong factor that had resulted in their agency… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 22, 2010 at 1:17am — No Comments

Do video interviews save time and money?

How does your organisation approach interviewing – as a means or an end?

There is little debate that interviewing candidates is a necessity not a luxury but less focus on the fact that interviews are a means not an end. Clarity on this fact is vital because it forces employers to confront a painful truth: interviewing is a time intensive drain on resources.

No matter what the size of company, whether it is a corporate HR department or a sole trader… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 18, 2010 at 3:44am — 1 Comment

Digital Technology and Recruitment Agencies – RIP or Rejuvenation?

Even before “To google” became a verb, digital technology formed the pervasive backdrop for economic activity. Nowadays, even the most savvy recruiters are challenged to keep pace with the new functionality and devices that are constantly appearing in the marketplace. However, many recruitment consultancies appear to be adopting a “business as normal” approach without recognition of the tide change that digital technology brings. Companies who continue on, without addressing or integrating new… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 11, 2010 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

How can employers make themselves relevant to Gen Y?

Employers need to think big about how they are going to showcase their organisational culture and people to draw in, attract, and retain the next wave of high potential talent. While baby boomers still firmly rule the roost in the workplace, a new generation of graduates are emerging with a different set of influences and cultural reference points.

These graduates have grown up with technology around them, and thus have a different set of expectations from the world they interact… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 4, 2010 at 4:04am — 2 Comments

Benefits of Workforce Training

Are you an employer or employee with views on workforce training? I’d love to hear from you and invite your comments below…

What price ignorance? What price training?

As organisational purse strings tighten, training is one of the first things to go. A report in The Guardian mentions that during 2009 more than half the training managers in over a hundred large companies saw their training budgets cut or threatened, so the debate is… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 2, 2010 at 2:31am — 3 Comments


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