Scanning the business environment: beyond PESTLE

Anthony Haynes writes: A common risk for small businesses, perhaps especially micro-enterprises, is giving insufficient attention to developments outside the business itself and its immediate network. When there is time for planning and reviewing, the temptation is to focus on the business’s own products and processes. Should we review our prices? How can we reduce… Read More

Behind the scenes in talent acquisition: an approach to communications

On this blog we run an occasional series of interviews with colleagues and associates, designed to introduce the people themselves and their ways working. Here we interview our Communications Director, Anthony Haynes. What does your work in talent acquisition involve? Unlike my colleagues at FJWilson Talent Services (FJWTS), I have no hands-on involvement with the… Read More

How not to recruit: the trap of ‘essential’ attributes

Anthony Haynes writes: Here’s a problem we see a lot. An employer who wishes to hire writes a specification of the type of employee they want. Included in the specification is a list of ‘essential’ attributes (I’ll use the word ‘attribute’ here, even though sometimes other words — such as ‘skills’ — are used, because… Read More

Gearing up for growth: announcing our new Business Development Executive

Anthony Haynes writes: In a recent post, we announced that we have taken three steps to enable FJ Wilson Talent Services to accelerate growth. First, we announced the appointment Lina Beynar as researcher. Then we announced my own appointment as Communications Director. And now we’re pleased to announce the appointment of Anth Mckeown as Business… Read More

Behind the scenes in talent acquisition: who is Lina Beynar?

Over the years we have published interviews with many of our employees and associates as a way of both introducing ourselves and explaining what talent acquisition looks like behind the scenes. Today we’re pleased to introduce our researcher, Lina Beynar. Your job title is ‘Researcher’. What exactly do you do? The main function of my… Read More