Believe it or not, but according to Forbes 89 % of hiring failures are due to poor cultural fit. This figure should be a wake up call for many companies who believe that skills is all that matters, while culture fit is just a temporary buzzword.
If you take a closer look at the current job market you can notice that the IT sector is one of the most dominant sectors and this is not going to change in the future. On the contrary, it will increase even more. Hiring a great “IT Developer” can become quite of a challenge for a company, particularly if the company is not very tech-savvy.
When it comes to setting up a referral program most companies focus on how to spread the word about their products or/and services. But let’s be honest, how many companies actually consider this strategy also with regard to their recruitment needs?
Are you one of those recruiters who already started interviewing potential candidates via video or do you think this approach is something that is never going to happen or not really needed at your company?
There are many companies who emphasise that their staff is their most valuable asset but out of all those: How many make an effort to present on their corporate website valuable information for jobseekers? The benefits of having your own career site are manifold.
Imagine you are working for a multinational company which receives hundreds or even thousands of job applications for various jobs on a daily basis. How would you differentiate the star achievers from the poor performers right from the beginning? Screening candidates can be a lengthy process, there are two methods that a company can choose from.
Imagine … you applied for a job ten days ago. You know that you invested a lot of time to write a tailor-made cover letter, you customised your CV for a certain position and two weeks went by and nothing happened. You wonder whether you will ever get a phone call, a letter in the mailbox or an email from the company’s HR department. Does this sound familiar? How would you feel as a candidate?
When people create their CVs they usually list a series of tasks that they performed in their jobs. Smart jobseekers also know about the power of including their main achievements in their CV. Would it not be great if there would be also a section in which candidates would actually share the lessons that they learned at various stages in their career? In this blog post I would like to share my personal lessons I learnt as a Recruiter some years ago.
There are many jobs that require a candidate to be able to work under pressure and who is able to cope with different levels of stress. Some people will be able to cope well while others might be struggling a lot. I’m thinking of jobs which require to finish certain tasks within certain deadlines with a certain outcome, such as: journalists, recruitment consultants, translators, builders, architects, software developers etc.