Monthly Archives: March 2013

10 Reasons why your Best Talent Keep Leaving: Pt 1

Retaining a business’s very best talent has become imperative in these uncertain financial times. But if you find yourself constantly scratching your head as to why yet another of your talented individuals has left the business, there are some solutions you can look at. I’ve listed below the first 5 of 10 key reasons as […]

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Why do people lie on a CV?

Stretching the truth on a CV is unfortunately considered the norm within the recruitment industry with an estimated 50% of candidates admitting to fibbing or blatantly lying on their CVs. And whilst the majority of most people’s CV embellishments will go undetected, Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thomson was less fortunate when he got caught misrepresenting his […]

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How to get the best from a new recruit from day one in 2013

One of the biggest challenges facing HR today in 2013 is effectively orienting  a new recruit for their first day in a new job. I remember starting a role in the past where on my first day I was plonked in front of a PC and given a myriad of bewildering manuals to read.  Straight away […]

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Streamline your job search for 2013: Video

Before I joined Response, I spent quite a while lost in the job search wilderness.  I would sit at my desk at home, ploughing through the same recruitment websites day after day, firing my CV at anything that vaguely matched the criteria I was after. Strangely this scatter-gun approach didn’t get me very far and looking back, my unfocused approach […]

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Killer interview preparation tips Video: Pt 1

Interview preparation Does the thought of a job interview fill you with dread and despair?  If you can remember that a job interview, just like any other type of interview is just a conversation, then maybe you can reduce some of the fear factor. Ok, maybe that is over-simplifying it, but if you can get […]

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CV Writing Tips: A Video Guide Part 1

CV Writing Tips for maximum impact The current job market is more competitive than ever before.  An unfortunate by-product of that is there are a large proportion of candidates who will simply scatter gun their CV at any jobs that look remotely relevant to what they are looking for. A large amount of applications means that recruiters […]

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Ensuring you build a strong reference list

After impressing in an interview and hopefully clinching that dream job, the final step in the hiring process will be when the recruiter asks for references to make that last check on your background. References are still a vital part of the recruitment process.  And this is where you need to ensure that you carefully […]

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5 Key errors made in the recruitment process

Recruiting the people that will really make a difference in your business can be a tricky process with companies and individuals still frequently making the same basic mistakes. I’ve listed below the top five common mistakes below made in the recruitment process and how these could be avoided in order to make the whole process […]

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Are Dress Down Fridays such a terrible crime?

Dress down or casual Fridays is what many offices up and down the land instigate to give their staff the opportunity to wear something a little more casual at the end of a week.  For some, Friday marks the beginning of the weekend, but does dressing casually mean that some staff also adopt a more […]

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