Candidates gone wild

I was once approached by a lady who asked if I employed men, intrigued by the question I admitted that we did and questioned her on whether it would be a problem. She said it was as she had become involved in a relationship with a previous colleague that had turned sour. I asked if she thought she would inevitably end.
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How jobseekers find a job around the world

When Totaljobs linked up with The Network as a recruitment partner 10 years ago, nobody could have predicted that it would prove such a successful collaboration. In fact, we complement each other perfectly. The Network provides a global recruitment reach that uses local market expertise from companies such as Totaljobs – which as you know has a crack.
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The five essential elements of candidate control

We often hear talk about “candidate control” but what does it really mean? Obviously you can’t actually “control” candidates.  We’ll always have to work with irrational candidates and clients who refuse to allow a perfectly good match to take place. Nevertheless, if you want to get a successful placement these are the skills you will need:   1. Total clarity on your.
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News Analysis: What next for high street workers?

With 2013 already shaping up to be the annus horribilis for Britain’s high street retailers, as Jessops, Blockbuster and HMV all failed within the first 16 days, what does this mean for those working or seeking work within the retail sector, which has always been a key source of employment for 16-25 year olds? The Bigger Picture Firstly, it’s important to look.
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Phillip Hodson talks ‘creative visualisation’

It is common knowledge that any important task in life requires a certain amount of planning and self-belief to generate a successful outcome. Conducting a smooth, insightful and informative recruitment interview that gets the most out of an interviewee is no exception to the rule. If you have negative preconceptions about the interview and lack clarity of thought before it.
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Phillip Hodson stresses the importance of ‘synchronicity’ in interviews

Starting an interview late can unsettle your candidate and leave them thinking that your company is unprofessional. In order to conduct a smooth-running and precise interview it is recommended that you prepare key areas of discussion with time guidelines for each. It is also a good idea to provide a round-up of the main exchanges before concluding the interview on.
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News Burst: 5 February 2013

Accenture is the most ‘gay-friendly’ employer in the UK Global management consultancy firm Accenture has been named the most ‘gay-friendly’ employer in Britain by lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, Stonewall’s annual top 100 Workplace Equality Index 2013. The ninth annual list, is the definitive benchmarking tool when it comes to evaluating policy and good practice around sexual orientation issues.
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Candidates gone wild

While interviewing for a new sales person I met with an ambitious graduate. All was going well until I noticed him mirroring my body language. I know this is a technique used to build rapport and often used in sales, but he was so obvious. He literally crossed his legs and moved his arms exactly as I did. I began playing.
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Phillip Hodson talks ‘body congruence’

In an interview situation it is likely that the candidate’s senses will be heightened, making them more aware of bad social signals and any signs of insincerity in your character. If you tell the interviewee that you are pleased to meet them whilst looking at the next candidate, or looking down at a piece of work, the person you are.
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Phillip Hodson explains ‘reinforcement repetition’

Given the anxious nature of job interviews, it is common for candidates to glaze over certain bits of information given to them as they try to maintain focus on their own responses. It is better to structure your interview and provide a recap of some of the key exchanges between you and the candidate at the end. Psychology expert Phillip Hodson explains to recruiters how summarising and reiterating.
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