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A glimpse of the future… or time to invest in singing lessons

It’s a rare thing for me to find surprising careers content that makes me think: “Wow – I love that!” But that rare thing happened this week when I discovered a company called Medallia.

I’m not even sure where to start here, but a good place could be the all-singing, all dancing “We are Medallia” video on their Careers landing … Read the rest

I can still remember how annoyed she sounded: “But we spent all that time and money interviewing and assessing you!”
The HR manager had called me the day after a successful interview and offered me a job. And I’d had to turn her down (I had a better offer elsewhere).

I’m not surprised she was annoyed. Interviewing and assessing candidates face-to-face is expensive. There are schedules to clear, rooms to book, and resources and people … Read the rest

In today’s post we set sail for the shores of ASIA-Pac to find out what jobseekers are looking for in a hiring company.

Company prestige appears to be one major attracting factor. “Corporate reputation is something very important to people,” says Heather Thompson, Armstrong Craven’s Singapore-based director, “Companies that have been through a difficult time in terms of reputation may experience negative short term consequences but, we find that they can maintain their status as … Read the rest

Hiring the right candidate should be easy. After all, there are plenty of jobseekers out there, aren’t there? A recent study in the US revealed that 3 in 4 full-time employees were actively looking for new opportunities. Back in the UK, an ILM survey painted a similar picture, with 37% of employees planning to leave their current roles in 2015. And don’t forget all those hungry hotshot graduates entering the workforce every year!

So why … Read the rest

I have a confession to make. I once had to interview three candidates for a job. Selecting the best candidate was hard – all three were pretty impressive, but after a lot of thinking (and coffee) I made a choice which turned out pretty well. During the interviews, I’d told all the candidates I’d give them feedback, whatever my decision. But I was very busy in the week after the interviews, and the only one … Read the rest