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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Candidates gone wild

Sue was a candidate I had head hunted for a junior account manager role. Her phone manner was impeccable and her C.V. was by far the best we had seen, so we had decided to call her in for an interview. After arriving some twenty minutes late, Sue did a good job of winning us over but our Director is a.
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People who are completely inappropriate in the office

We run through three of the workplace nightmares that some recruiters have had to put up with… You get them in every workplace – the rogues, the inept, the disorganised and the plain crazy. Recruitment is no different, and here we ‘celebrate’ the not so good, the bad and the downright ugly in three tales of misadventure and some. These people clearly.
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The people you just don’t want to work with

People you wouldn't want to work withRecruitment professionals sometimes get a bad reputation, and while the vast majority of recruitment professionals are dedicated and genuine people who want to do the best for their clients, there’s a small majority that ruin it for everyone. To set the scene here, let’s look at some of the really bad habits that recruitment professionals get into… 1. Setting the wrong.
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