The recruitment dilemma

Why most projects fall short before starting Most organisations have a set of policies and processes for recruitment. Many of these are highly comprehensive and very effective at assessing candidates to ensure the best person is selected for the position, through interviewing, analysis and other evaluation and selection tools. The problem is that most only s...

Common recruitment mistakes

...that reduce your chances of finding the best candidates... 1. Initial Preparation Consideration must first be given to which individuals will be involved in the assessment and selection of candidates. There is a need to ensure that they are committed and available for the purpose of developing or reviewing the position and requirements, conducting intervi...

Recruitment myths – How to choose the right approach

When you need to recruit, it can be difficult to know whether to manage the process entirely within the organisation, or whether to use a third party. This article explores the various options, exposes some misleading notions, and helps identify the approach most likely to result in the best outcome for each specific recruitment assignment. Internal or Exter...

The art and science of recruitment

Good recruitment is both an art and a science. It requires good technique as well as excellent strategy. A key objective of the vast majority of recruitment exercises is to find the best available candidates from which to choose from. However the reality is that most campaigns do not achieve this and simply select the best from an average or…...

How to find and retain the best people

Finding the right person for a critical role within an organisation can be complex and challenging. The success of any business largely depends on the calibre of its people, and the cost implications of a poor appointment, or failure to find an appropriate person, are substantial. Alternatively, the benefits from a successful placement can be exceptional, an...