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Common hiring mistakes – A costly and avoidable problem

Common hiring mistakes – A costly and avoidable problem

There is a lot written about the stress for the candidate when it comes to the employment process, but we tend to forget that there is a great deal at stake for the employer as well. A bad candidate choice can result in a cost with little or no return, a disrupted team, a delay in development or efficient working methods, a loss of morale in the workforce and ultimately a further employment cycle to once again fill the post. Hiring someone is quite a major decision, and done wrong it can be a costly mistake, both financially and in terms of the overall business plan.

Hiding that startled look – How do you stay level-headed in an uncertain world?

How do you stay level-headed in an uncertain world?

On a global scale, things have gone a bit weird recently. Regardless of political affiliations, you can’t help notice a certain oddness in the Whitehouse at the moment, and Downing Street seems to be doing its fair share of the unexpected by calling snap elections and, well, just Boris Johnson alone. Companies merge on a grand scale, while the countries they operate in seem to be moving away from large scale in favour of small independent.

Nearer to clay than the cooking pot – Is there a benefit to attitude over experience?

Nearer to clay than the cooking pot – Is there a benefit to attitude over experience?

I heard that saying in the title many years ago in the context of education. At the time, it was referring to how children will learn so much easier than an adult because they have yet to form fixed opinions about the world. They were more the changeable clay that could be anything they wanted than the pot which is only ever a pot.

The art of the counter offer, part 2 – Jump ship or jump back?

The art of the counter offer, part 2 – Jump ship or jump back?

We recently ran an article discussing how the counter offer was often a part of the recruitment process in the current skills gap led market. In this article, we would like to look at the counter offer scenario again, but this time a little more from the candidates' point of view. Although there is a little additional thought for the client at the end.

When you are considering a new role, whether you actively sought out the opportunity or not, you may find yourself in a situation where your current employer will seek to hold on to you with a counter offer.

The art of the counter offer – Why negotiation can be a big part of the employment process

The art of the counter offer – Why negotiation can be a big part of the employment process

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