Recruiting for a rare skill set: Royal College of Surgeons’ approach

Karen Haynes writes: At a transformational time for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), FJWilson has helped fill the new post of Head of Learning Innovation. In this interview, Director of Learning Louise Goldring gives an insight into the RCS — and her experience of working with FJWilson. KH: What kind of organisation… Read More

How to ensure you get the right person: the Royal College of Physicians story

Karen Haynes writes: The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is the leading body for physicians in the UK and internationally, with 36,000 members, over 400 staff, and a 500-year history.  A patient-centred and clinically led organisation, the RCP’s core mission is to improve patient care and reduce illness. Linda Asamoah is Director of HR at… Read More

How a talent agency adds value: an example from ACCA

Karen Haynes writes: ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Since they were founded in 1904, ACCA have expanded to over 1500 staff in 50+ countries. We’re proud to have worked as a recruitment partner to ACCA since 2010 and have placed 57 candidates during this time in specialist or senior roles. One of our… Read More

How to give the customer a good experience: the case of talent acquisition

Susie Schofield writes: Our experience at FJWilson Talent Services (FJWTS) teaches us that talent companies need to retain a balance: they need to meet the needs of both candidates and customers (that is, the hiring managers). Here we illustrate our approach for achieving this, using our work for the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) and the… Read More

Mental health and talent acquisition: positive steps

In our previous post Susie Schofield reported on the experience of Rob, one of our candidates. Here she continues the conversation, focusing on public issues. Unfortunately, the reality for many people who have a mental health condition or a disability is harsh. According to a report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) three-quarters of people with… Read More