Category Archives - Hiring

Understanding user needs, wants and empathy in your recruitment process

When it comes to recruiting for your business, there are always arguments for handling the function in-house. After all, no one has a stronger handle on what your business needs than your own managers. Your management team are also best placed to create a recruitment function that works for the unique needs of your operation….

Job Advert Checklist

Job Advert Checklist The recruitment process doesn’t begin with reading CVs or interviewing prospective candidates. It starts with your job advert. Many employers underestimate the power of a strong job advert. Get it right and you’ll attract the cream of the crop, meaning you’ll have a much stronger talent pool from which to choose.  …

How are people failing on culture fit when interviewing?

Interviewing for a new role can be an intimidating process that is very often associated with failure. Whenever a candidate applies for a role within a company, they will want to make sure to put themselves across in the best possible way. However, many people with the requisite skills are being turned down for roles…

Understanding What Makes a Good Culture Fit

The idea of cultural compatibility in the workplace has gained currency in recent years. Enlightened attitudes to employment and recruitment are becoming mainstream as companies come to understand the benefits not just to their new hires but to their existing staff, their business performance and their bottom line. What is Cultural Fit? The concept of…

Retaining Top Talent

Retaining top talent can be a challenge for business’ all around the world. As a recruiter, we see all sorts of reasons that people move on from seemingly great companies (luckily for us as it helps us stay in business ?). I’ve been looking into why people leave and what you can do to help…

How to get into product management?

If you’re asking yourself, ‘How do I become a Product Manager?’… The path to becoming a product manager is less clear than most! It’s rare that you speak to two product managers that have come down the same career path as one another; the avenues into becoming a product manager are hugely diverse and varied….

What do job applicants want?

What do job applicants want? Job applicants often have multiple opportunities so the answer to this question can be one that every hirer wishes that they could answer or at very least fulfil. I’m afraid there is no magic answer to this question however what I can do is give a few pointers on how…

Is there the option to work remotely?

It’s often something that we recruiters hear time and time again and in the fast-moving tech world this request is seemingly more common. That got me thinking. Is this just a phase or is this movement that we will all be working remotely in the next 10 years? Now I’m currently writing this blog from…