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This Is How You Can Instantly Spot a Great Leader

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, captures the world’s attention with simple wisdom that stretches far beyond wealth and investment. The billionaire’s hiring advice, for example, should be common sense for any organization choosing which leaders it will hire and promote to higher ranks. But, truth be told, Buffett’s advice is not common practice in the age of narcissism. He said: We look for three things when we hire …

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In 2019, CEOs are Most Concerned About Talent and a Recession

A new global survey reveals that CEOs view a recession as their biggest external concern for 2019. They cited attracting and retaining talent as their top internal concern. Conducted each year by The Conference Board, the findings from C-Suite Challenge 2019™ also show that CEOs feel particularly uneasy about issues including global political instability, leader development, and trade. The report is based …

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WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE ‘DARK AGES’ OF RECRUITMENT

I had a guy debating some recruiting matter with me on social media last week. To make his point, he finished with what he clearly felt was a telling coup de grace. “Well, I have been recruiting since before LinkedIn came along, you know!” In his recruiting world, LinkedIn was the ultimate game-changer. He considered it a badge of some considerable honour that …

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5 Tips for Keeping Interviews on Track When Candidates Are Very Talkative

One of the most frequent pain points I hear from hiring managers and interviewers involves dealing with candidates who, frankly, talk too much. It may sound trivial, but this is a widespread problem that can significantly impact your ability to assess candidates effectively. Imagine yourself sitting across the table from an otherwise compelling candidate who is full of energy and …

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The REC Says the Recruitment Industry Grew by 14%… or, Did It?

Many people believe that the recruitment industry is booming. The Recruitment Trends Industry 2017-18 report, produced by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) seems to suggest as much. But look a little closer, and all that optimism seems a little… overdone. Let me begin by making it clear that none of what I’m about to say is intended to be …

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Why Do People Hate Recruitment Agencies?

Recruiters certainly have a bad name, and agencies are frequently bad mouthed for their reliance on hard sales techniques. Candidates often feel as though they’re not heard, and worse, that they’re only a number, fulfilling a recruiter’s quota for placements. It’s worth noting that some of the problems that candidates encounter are outside of a recruiter’s control. From the stress …