Designing a successful induction programme: the sixth in the FJWilson ‘Talent acquisition’ series

Fiona Wilson, Managing Director of FJWilson, writes: This week’s resource suggests a series of steps to help ensure that, when your new recruits take up their roles, they get off to a good start Facilitate a smooth start by ensuring that practical matters – for example, the provision of an email address, telephone line, and IT equipment – are in place… Read More

Successful on-boarding: the pre-start phase: the fifth in the FJWilson ‘Talent acquisition’ series

Fiona Wilson, MD of FJWilson, writes: This week’s resource suggests a series of steps to help ensure that, by the time your new recruits start in their new roles, they’ve been well prepared. Successful on-boarding of new appointments begins with the candidate’s experience at interview. See our guide to providing great candidate experiences here. Where the recruit is… Read More

How to provide a great candidate experience: the third in the FJWilson ‘Talent acquisition’ series

Fiona Wilson, MD of FJWilson, writes: This week’s resource suggests a series of steps to help ensure that, when you invite candidates to interview, they have a great experience.   1. Avoid the risk of miscommunication about salary and benefits: Check the salary expectations of your shortlisted candidates before you interview. If this is left until offer stage, both… Read More

How coaching works — and what it can achieve: the coachee’s view

Anthony Haynes writes: This week’s post is the  first of a two-part case study focused on the impact of personal coaching. This week we hear the coachee’s perspective in the words of one coachee, who wishes to remain anonymous. Next week, we’ll publish the coach’s perspective. The coach concerned is Alison France, who we introduced… Read More

The professions and social mobility – by ACCA’s Sarah Hathaway

Anthony Haynes writes: As regular readers will know, one focus of this blog is issues of talent acquisition and management for membership organisations. And we like to host guest posts. This week we’re delighted to combine those two interests by publishing a post by Sarah Hathaway, Head of ACCA UK. Sarah Hathaway writes: Few people in… Read More