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How businesses can ramp up recruitment while cutting costs

Richard Dutton, Account Director at Symatrix says businesses can improve their recruitment strategy while keeping costs down… Many businesses have put recruitment on hold during the current pandemic in light of the uncertainty that the COVID-19 outbreak has cast over the economic future. Yet, when the lockdown eases and business ‘as near normal as possible’ resumes, many will once again need to turn …

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As Lockdowns Ease, European Photonics Ponders the Future

In March, OPN talked with European optics and photonics professionals about how pandemic-induced lockdowns were affecting their lives and work. Now, three months later—with the flattening of the proverbial viral growth curve—many European societies have started easing those lockdowns, and find themselves peering down the murky road ahead. During June, to gauge the current moment, OPN once again spoke with a number of …

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How Coronavirus Has Changed The Recruitment Landscape

Coronavirus is changing the way we operate within business, from moving entire operations from office-based to working remotely, to changing the way we source new talent and the hiring process behind it. You may have noticed the number of searches you appear in weekly on LinkedIn has dropped significantly as more companies put their talent acquisition efforts on the backburner. …

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COVID-19: Changing the Face of Recruiting

Coronavirus is changing how businesses attract and hire great employees. Everyday businesses adapt to better suit their environment, whether it’s from new forms of technology, a competitor, or new leadership. However, these changes are usually gradual and bring with them the opportunity to effectively prepare. What we are currently facing is something very different, and something no business could have …

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Overcoming Talent Acquisition Difficulties During a Pandemic and Recession

It wasn’t long ago that talent acquisition specialists were focused on making employers as attractive as possible to attract the best talent that they could in a market where job seekers had the luxury of choice. The current crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 has disrupted life on such a scale that unemployment numbers have increased to the tune …

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Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has now reached a new critical phase where public health systems need to act decisively to contain the growth in new epicentres outside China. Clearly, the main emphasis is and should be on containing and mitigating the disease itself. But the economic impacts are also significant, and many companies are feeling their way towards understanding, reacting to, and learning …

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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 …