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

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

Employer branding: developing your career website

Anthony Haynes writes: One of the regular themes of this blog has been employer branding. On our resources page for employers, we provide links to several resources on the subject. Today, we add a new link, to a practical post on employers’ career sites: ‘Don’t lose them at your career site‘ by Lisa B. Radloff… 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 ServiceĀ (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 CongressĀ (TUC) three-quarters of people with… Read More