The risk and complexities of talent acquisition for SMEs


Posted by Julie Copperthwaite - Director, Life Sciences | employer brand, Quality hires, recruitment, Skills gap
Posted on February 9th, 2012 at 11:53 am

So here’s the thing; times are changing. Change is the new normal and whilst the bigger organisations can try to weather the storm through making workforce cuts, they don’t all make it. What then about the SME’s of the world?
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Quality of Hire – what is it and why is it worth looking at?


Posted by Lorraine Horne - Business Unit Director | Quality hires, Talent management
Posted on August 24th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Many businesses make the mistake of recruiting too quickly. Of course nobody would deny that efficiency in hiring is often positive – but when organisations prioritise the speed and cost of hiring over quality, then problems can arise.
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The High Potential Programme is making a come back!


Posted by Louise Szymala - Business Unit Director | emerging talent, High Performance, High Potential, HiPo, people management, Quality hires, Talent management
Posted on August 9th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

On the back burner for the last few years whilst many organisations have undergone cost cutting exercises, the high potential (HiPo) programme is making a come back as business leaders have recognised that effective talent management and development is the key to business growth and sustainable competitive advantage.
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“He just felt right”… it’s the line any assessment professional dreads hearing from a line manager. The brutal truth is that almost everyone over-estimates their own ability to make good hires. As humans, we often have a habit of trusting intuition over reason, thinking that we’re the best judge of who will make a good hire for often emotive reasons.
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