English briefs - Recruiting

An important target population when looking for top talent are passive candidates – employees who aren’t actively looking to change jobs but want to know what’s out there and would consider attractive offers. A new recruitment platform called Poachable now makes it possible for passive candidates to build a profile that gives potential employers an […]

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When assessing potential hires, two things matter the most: what to assess and how to assess it, says Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems. HR managers need to look for some universal traits, says Chamorro-Premuzic — eagerness to learn, problem solving abilities, willingness to work hard, and a pleasant personality. Three new approaches can […]

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Companies that want to ensure a solid talent pipeline for the next decade need to already start working on Gen Z recruitment plans, says Alex Fleming, MD at staffing firm Adecco. An Adecco survey revealed that Gen Z has some expectations that are similar to millennials but tend to have more traditional expectations. Like millennials, […]

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One of the most important factors to keep in mind when developing recruitment, engagement, or skill building programmes in any organisation is the element of fun. Gamification is a great way to incorporate more fun into the workplace, be it to attract top talent or to engage existing employees, and HR managers should consider it […]

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Deloitte’s recent Millennial Innovation Survey asked nearly 5000 millennials what they thought the purpose of business was. 36% of respondents said the purpose of business was to improve society; 35% said it was to generate profit and 33% said it was to drive innovation. Companies that fulfil these expectations and truly invest in developing talent […]

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Data analysed by consulting firm CEB shows that companies that don’t streamline and fine-tune their recruitment strategy risk significant performance deficits to the tune of a staggering USD28 million a year. CEB recommends the following steps to companies looking to improve their hiring process: More effective employee branding: Move away from branding that builds ‘appeal’ […]

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A survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that nearly 90% of millennial employees seek out employers with well-known and well-established CSR programmes. The PwC survey makes it abundantly clear that companies need to have a high-visibility CSR programme if they wish to recruit the best and brightest millennials. The study also suggests that during actual recruitment […]

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Many companies now host hackathons as a means to hire the best talent and to retain existing employees. A hackathon is a one or two day event where computer programmers get together to write code collaboratively. The idea is for each programmer to pursue new ideas and basically work without any restrictions. Australia’s leading employment […]

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Zappos is all set to discontinue the practice of using job postings for recruiting talent. According to Stacy Zapar, the company’s branding strategist, Zappos intends to swap job postings for its Zappos Insider programme. The company receives more than 30,000 job applications every year and hires only about 300. So far, Zappos has been using […]

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LiquidTalent is a new mobile platform geared towards helping HR managers find the best local talent, specifically the talent in the freelance market. LiquidTalent is based on the idea that employees no longer want to be restricted to a nine-to-five environment and that they want to have more control over where, when and how they […]

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