The Cost of a Bad Hire

This is a great infographic (well done to Mindflash and CareerBuilder who did the work). It outlines some fascinating statistics from surveys in the US on why it really is worth getting your recruitment right. We have seen similar data for UK and Europe and we think it is likely to reflect the situation both there and in Asia Pacific as well.
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Recruiting Metrics - Part 2

Part 2 of our Blog post series on Reporting. It came from recent discussions in the industry around reporting in HR and on Recruiting in general with the fairly widely held view - that many in HR and Recruiting have a natural aversion to collating facts and figures and doing reports (a gross generalisation we know - but not one that gets much argument against).
Please see the previous post: Part 1, for a look at the more general issues of reporting in recruiting. Read More...

Recruiting Metrics - Part 1

This post we are looking at the issues of reporting in recruiting. It's not something that seems to come naturally to HR and recruitment professionals. So why use metrics, what ones should you use and how do can they provide something meaningful that will help your recruiting activity? It's a two part blog - this is Part 1. Read More...

The Business Case for RPO

This post we have a go at looking at reasons to outsource recruitment. Called RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) its close to being the norm in some markets, whereas its seen little take-up in others. This is our perspective on the business case drivers behind RPO. Read More...

Email Marketing

Email – it feels a bit old fashioned? Perhaps a bit passe? Most of the focus in recruitment these days is on the brave new world of social media. Actually even social media is becoming old hat in many markets, but it is still a young spring chicken compared to email. However we have decided this morning that email needs a revival in terms of focus. We just picked up another client this morning for an email campaign. It’s a Friday and we do most of our campaign work on Friday afternoons - and also - we just recently put a Help Paper on Email Marketing on our Client Support Portal. So the stars are aligning for a post on email. Read More...

Bad week for Social Networking?

Several things came together last week that prompted this post: We all saw Gary Turk’s Look UP video on social networking (you can see it here too); one of the New Zealand cabinet ministers took a very public break from Twitter, a rugby player was rather foolish with a “sex-video” selfie as the media called it and a business who turned its back on social networking saw its profits - and marketing activity actually - increase. So what is going on with social networking? Read More...

Internet Reliability and Systems

A more technical post but simplified for the layperson. It was inspired by an issue we saw in New Zealand last week (28/4/14) where we got reports of fairly widespread internet issues preventing access to local systems. It was very localised - we actually had no customer complaints. But we did send out a email to all affected clients and partners. This post seeks to show and explain what can happen and why. Read More...

Making your Careers site the centre of your recruiting activity

This post follows on from last months post on “Building your attractiveness as an employer”. Here we discuss where a good careers site fits in with the likes of using jobboards, agencies and social media sites. We build Careers sites so we clearly have an interest, but that does not mean that we don’t see their advantages and how they can really improve your recruiting performance. Read More...

Building your attractiveness as an employer

Every employer wants to be an ‘employer of choice’ but not many really feel they have got there. Our Recruitment, Career and Talent Portal systems all try and help organisations become more of an employer of choice so it's an area we know well. There are a lot of things to consider, but within this post we have distilled down some key bite sized factors to help you. Read More...

State of the Nations - Part 2

Part 2 of our State of the Nations post covering Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Those reading this blog will likely know their own local market quite well but it may enlighten regarding other foreign markets that you might wish to recruit for/from. Read More...

State of the Nations - Part 1

Everyone else is doing it: Obama, Cameron, Abbott and Key it so thought we should too. Our view on labour market trends in: UK, USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. It's a long post as we cover each country. Part 1 covers UK, USA and Europe. Read More...

Video Interviewing

We first came across this in 2011 however its been quiet since then till very recently when we have just had two enquiries. Both were from clients considering if these tools would increase their efficiency of recruiting. If you are interested in these tools this is what we have found. Read More...