Pregnancy, career development, and talent acquisition: Jen Watts Welsh’s story

Anthony Haynes writes: By way of contributing to International Women’s Day, I’d like to recommend an article on a key topic — the perception of pregnancy in relation to recruitment and job application. In the article published by Fast Company, Jen Watts Welsh — who is evidently and expert story-teller — reflects on her experience… Read More

Review of genuinely useful blogs (VIII): Crystal Recruiter

Anthony Haynes writes: From time to time we review blogs in the area of talent acquisition and talent management. Finding good blogs in these fields is not easy: too many of them purport to offer helpful content but turn out in fact to be thinly disguised corporate advertisements. Occasionally, thoug, we find a gem —… Read More

How to fail an interview: research evidence

Anthony Haynes writes: Dr Janina Steinmetz of the Cass Business School has recently published research on how applicants fail interviews. In an article published on The Conversation (8 January 2019) Dr Steinmetz writes: “imagine you get to the interview and, despite being highly qualified and motivated, you end up not getting the job offer. In… 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

New Year’s resolution: an idea for candidates

Anthony Haynes writes: It is still New Year, isn’t it? Good, that means I’m still just about in time for proposing a resolution for people applying, or considering applying,  for a job. In every industry I’ve worked in, there have been what I call ‘typical pitfalls’ — things that nearly everyone does but which are… Read More