Everyone cares about the safety of kids. But making your organisation safe for children starts long before you bring on new staff or volunteers. From advertising and conducting interviews to performing background and reference checks, the safety of the children starts with your organisation’s core recruitment practices.
Research shows that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. While that may sound obvious, in fact many managers lack such basic self-awareness and social skills.
Want to build a team – or a whole organisation – of staff who possess those fundamental qualities? Here are five tips to help you hire for emotional intelligence.
Restarting the recruitment process sooner than anticipated can be a real drain on resources, so it’s natural to respond by avoiding candidates whose CVs reveal a track record of job-hopping. But what things should you look out for to ensure you don’t miss out on a star recruit?
$50,000. That’s how much hiring a toxic worker could cost your organisation, according to a 2012 CareerBuilder survey.
While a 2015 Harvard Business School report is a little more conservative in its estimate of $12,000, the take-away is clear: toxic staff can cost your organisation dearly.
Would it surprise you to learn that making your job interview process more challenging for candidates could improve your staff’s long-term satisfaction? Just a ten percent increase in job interview difficulty could boost your workforce’s collective job satisfaction by up to 3.6 percent – is it time your organisation took a different tack in its interviewing strategy?
In recruitment, the easiest thing to do is the same thing you’ve always done. But it’s always worth double-checking your selection process to consider what you could be doing better.
In this post, we look at extensive research which provides some excellent, and at times surprising, insights into what the most effective selection tools and recruitment processes are.
Google’s HR Boss Laszlo Bock receives 50,000 resumes every week. And while that means Google doesn’t struggle to find people who want to work for them, finding the people who will end up performing best is always a challenge. So how does Bock suggest organisations should sort the best candidates from the rest? In his […]
Have you ever recruited someone you thought was the perfect candidate, only for them to turn out to be a hiring disaster? When recruiting a new person for your organisation – particularly for senior or key roles – it’s important to focus on reducing the risk of hiring the wrong person, not just on finding […]
Do you find interviewing overly stressful? Maybe you’re doing it wrong! Last year we explored some of the most important tips for getting your interview right, including a well-prepared panel of interviewers, an emphasis on listening, and lots of note taking. With interviews being a crucial tool for recruitment, you can always find ways to […]
The idea of opening yourself, and your organisation, up to criticism can be a bitter pill to swallow. But, as a human resources professional, or if you’re managing paid employees or volunteers, welcoming criticism can be a great way to improve management and organisational processes, and as a result reduce your staff turnover.
So if your organisation has been neglecting to do exit interviews – or if you’d just like to improve the way you do them – here’s six ways to help do them well: