Why you should hire candidates that fake answers during interviews

Should you reject candidates if they fake answers during interviews, or does faking make them good candidates? According to various academic journals, faking answers is a nuanced topic, and the ability to fake answers could lead to positive hiring outcomes for a company. So, before you reject that candidate you suspect is faking answers, haveContinue reading “Why you should hire candidates that fake answers during interviews”

Three traits you need to assess when interviewing candidates for a job

What should you assess when interviewing candidates? Intuitively, we test software engineers on their code or pilots on their piloting skills, but we can’t stop there if we want to hire a great match for a company. Some managers use the often biased “culture fit” interview, while others overcompensate with more tech tests. To avoidContinue reading “Three traits you need to assess when interviewing candidates for a job”

The best way to interview candidates, according to science

I wanted to talk about something I’m very passionate about on my new podcast episode, and that’s the science of interviewing candidates. The other day I was talking to a candidate about one of our software engineering roles. I have a list of questions that I generally like to go through, but I think it’sContinue reading “The best way to interview candidates, according to science”

State of the internal recruitment market with Peter Miller – Hawkwood

The internal recruitment market has undergone quite a shakeup over the last few months, and I wanted to bring you some clarity as to the status of our market. My guest this week on the Coffee with a Recruiter podcast is Peter Miller from Hawkwood. Peter recruits HR and internal recruiters into media and techContinue reading “State of the internal recruitment market with Peter Miller – Hawkwood”

Improving Referral Programmes with Nasser from Intrro

What’s the best referral incentive, a 1000 pounds or company recognition? I had the pleasure of speaking with the one man who might know the answer –  Nasser Oudjidane – the co-founder and CEO of the HR startup Intrro. Their platform uses machine learning to help companies scan employees’ professional networks to identify referrals. NasserContinue reading “Improving Referral Programmes with Nasser from Intrro”

Tips on recruiting designers

Mark Hothi knows a thing or two about recruiting designers. He has over 15 years’ experience in recruitment and 10 years recruiting in the design space. Mark was a guest on the Coffee with a Recruiter podcast, where we discussed various tips when recruiting design roles. Here are three key highlights! Develop a taste for designContinue reading “Tips on recruiting designers”

Three leadership lessons I learned from Paul – Bazaarvoice

It takes a very specific type of leader to last more than 20 years in their profession and to successfully lead globally distributed teams. Paul Abercrombie is one of those rare gems. He has 20 years’ experience in recruitment and has spent the last 10 years working at Bazaarvoice. Paul leads recruitment teams based inContinue reading “Three leadership lessons I learned from Paul – Bazaarvoice”

Job search tips for recruiters with Russell from Both Sides of the Desk

Russell Ayles from Both Sides of the Desk joins us on the Coffee with a Recruiter podcast to discuss tips on how recruiters can better improve their job search As recruiters, we’re skilled in looking at other CVs and advising candidates on interviews. But when it comes to our own job search, we’re pretty much lost at sea!Continue reading “Job search tips for recruiters with Russell from Both Sides of the Desk”

Tough Managers and Rejected Offers

April Williams (HR expert) tells us how she overcame these challenges to recruit a Head of People on the Coffee with a Recruiter podcast Some of the toughest moments in recruitment involve CVs getting rejected and rejected offers. We’ve all been there: you’ve submitted tons of CVs, most of them are getting rejected, you’re a few weeksContinue reading “Tough Managers and Rejected Offers”