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Tap into your network to find the real recruiter troopers

Tap into your network to find the real recruiter troopers

June 13, 2014

By Robin Chambers I may have been playing toy soldiers with my wee boy the other day, so please indulge me for a few minutes… There is a war going on, a war for talent, and you are in the thick of it. You need to arm yourself with all the right weapons and the right people, and be confi …

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What's the number one skill for the 21st century employee?

What's the number one skill for the 21st century employee?

May 30, 2014

By Nick Middleton I have to admit I’m getting a bit bored of talking about skill shortages, but its the problem the industry faces, and as we have said in the past the war for talent continues unabated. I have been having a lot of conversation …

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How to change your mindset for success

How to change your mindset for success

May 28, 2014

By Ross Coverdale We have written a few posts about mindset change and while we’ve covered off a few examples, we’ve not really given a lot of advice as how to go about changing your mindset from fixed to gro …

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5 steps to excellence through purposeful practice

5 steps to excellence through purposeful practice

May 7, 2014

As we have said before, the idea of practice being the key to excellence only tells part of the story. It is about more than training and it is about more than just practice. Top athletes don’t get to the top of their game by simply practicing; they get there through purposeful practice. Purposeful prac …

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Experience does not equal excellence.

Experience does not equal excellence.

May 2, 2014

We’ve written about why what you’ve done is better than ‘experience‘ before, and why you should focus on these things on your CV, but there are two sides to this coin. Recruitment has this problem too, whether it’s a human or a computer system determinin …

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The new war for talent.

The new war for talent.

April 30, 2014

Much of the thinking around modern understanding of talent in organisations can be traced back to a book written by three McKinsey execs called The War for Talent. As we have discussed previously, many of our notio …

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Talent is overrated.

Talent is overrated.

April 28, 2014

We throw the word talent around a lot in business, and particularly in the recruitment industry – the continual search for talent, talent shortages, talent wars, and so on. The problem is that there is a lot of misunderstanding around talent in the workplace and this can be really detrimental to individuals who are looking to really unleash their potential and those who are looking to recrui …

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If money alone isn't enough to attract talent, what is?

If money alone isn't enough to attract talent, what is?

April 22, 2014

Businesses have always been concerned with motivation – how to move themselves or others to act. The naive intuition that is pervasive in the business world is that people are like rats in a maze; that all people care about is money, and the moment we give people money, we can direct them to work one way or another. We are all guilty, to one degree or another, of this overly simplified view …

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The key to a great, successful career is not talent.

The key to a great, successful career is not talent.

April 17, 2014

By Ross Coverdale There seems to be a common misconception around the importance of talent when it comes to being successful. Talented individuals are capable of excelling at the things that they are gifted in doing, so it seems reasonable to say that in order to succeed you mus …

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