Offices everywhere are full of eager employees poised for fresh starts! There is recharged enthusiasm for conquering previously unconquerable projects. Time with family and friends has allowed for the creation of elaborate dreams to assist in the accomplishment of elaborate goals. In corporations around the world, the New Year brings a revived optimism for all of mankind.Amongst all this joy and good cheer looms a rarely talked about issue that can wreak havoc […]
Assessment centres – evaluating the need
The growth of the use of assessment centres has been rapid. Recently, over 45% of organisations which responded to a survey used assessment centres. The survey also found that the use of assessment centres was more prevalent in the private sector and by larger organisations. Nowadays, two fifths of top companies are now said to use them to help recruit, and that includes most of the major banks. Heidi […]
Now used as a framework for the HR procedures of many blue-chip organisations, competency-based interviewing (CBI) is the latest form of behavioural interviewing to hit the job market. Unlike the traditional interview that focuses on the individuals’ skills, knowledge and education, this technique allows you to analyse the candidates’ core being – highlighting personality traits, examining competencies and assessing how well they might integrate into your company culture. What better way to prise out those snippets of information […]
Whatever the state of the market, remuneration packages are normally crucial in securing the right candidates and for many companies at the moment, staff retention is high on the list of priorities. It’s not always enough to resort to installing snazzy drinks machines, and offering head massages (it has been known). Perks aside – let’s talk real benefits. What if your reserves don’t stretch to offering salaries the size of Germany? Ever considered share options?