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Supply and Demand: The great equaliser

With a growing shortage of technology staff in the UK it makes me question some of the short-sighted changes in UK legislation that have taken place over the past few years.  In my opinion many of these are having a detrimental effect on the economy. My...

Quality v. Quantity

When you are looking to fill a role in your organisation you want the right person in place.  The right skills, the right technical expertise and the right personality fit for your organisation’s culture and for the team the new employee will be working in. ...

“I quit!”

You’ve probably either heard about someone making an explosive resignation – or may even have seen it for yourself.  Unfortunately, the situation where you resign in haste doesn’t do any of the protagonists any good. The company suffers, especially if you’re in a key role and,...

The five biggest interview time-wasters

It’s common knowledge that recruitment is an expensive process.  There’s the administrative time spent in getting the brief out, booking ads, checking job boards, liaising with agencies and weeding through CVs and then there’s the (usually expensive) management time invested in interviewing. Given that there is...

Where is your ideal candidate?

When you decide to recruit a new member of your team – whether it’s a new post or replacing someone who is leaving – you want to get the best available. There are people who say ‘Recruit for attitude, teach the skills’ – and, of course...

Are you big enough to tender?

If you’re running a small business you have lots of advantages, but there are two sides to every coin! As a small business owner you may have: More flexibility The ability to act quickly when needed because of a much shorter decision making chain Less resistant...

Testing, Testing

When someone is trying to check their microphone is working, they often say ‘testing, testing’ – followed by a sigh of relief when their voice booms back at them. When someone is trying to ensure the people they are recruiting can meet the technical requirements...