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Talent Identification Service from Six Degrees Recruitment

Talent Identification Service from Six Degrees Recruitment As competition increases for the best available talent it pays to have an overall talent acquisition and retention strategy. As part of that strategy we can make you aware of suitable individuals that fit your business and meet your medium and long term needs. This is a free…

How to manage the Headhunter’s Call

We recently came across this article by Joseph Daniel McCool looking at the benefits of positively managing a call from a headhunters and why networking with senior recruiters can be good for your career. The article first appeared in BusinessWeek in 2007, however it is still relevant, if not even more so in 2013. [Joseph…

Induction

An employees first day   Things to do:   Greet your new employee Don’t keep your new employee idling awkwardly in the waiting room. Make sure someone knows when that they are arriving and have someone there to act as the welcoming committee if you can’t make it in person. This small step can set…

Recruiting & Retaining Staff

Interviewing tips   Interview Structure There are basically two types of techniques used in employment interviewing – structured and unstructured.   In a structured interview the order and type of questions are predetermined prior to the interview. The questions should be based on the job description and requirements and what criteria will be needed to…

Interviewing Tips

Interviewing tips   Interview Structure There are basically two types of techniques used in employment interviewing – structured and unstructured.   In a structured interview the order and type of questions are predetermined prior to the interview. The questions should be based on the job description and requirements and what criteria will be needed to…

Shortlisting Candidates

Shortlisting Applicants   Here are some guidelines to follow for shortlisting candidates:   Use the job requirements to define the attributes required of the person to carry it out. Be sure that you do not introduce requirements which would indirectly discriminate by requiring a standard from an applicant the job does not demand   Once…

Writing a Job description

Writing a job description   Writing a good job description is not hard. But it does require a bit of time and focus. A poor job description may be too brief or full of irrelevant information, or tell the potential employees nothing about the ‘real’ vacancy that needs to be filled. There are seven main…

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