Reminders of good HR practice: how a talent agency can add value

Anthony Haynes writes: This is the second in our monthly series of posts dealing with key issues in talent acquisition. The series is inspired by the well-known quotation from Dr Johnson, that we “more frequently require to be reminded than informed“. Rather than showcase novel ideas, our aim here is to curate reminders of what… Read More

Reminders of good HR practice: candidate experience

Anthony Haynes writes: Today we begin a new, monthly series, of posts dealing with key issues in talent acquisition. The series is inspired by the well-known quotation from Dr Johnson, that we “more frequently require to be reminded than informed“. Rather than showcase novel ideas, our aim here is to be provide accessible reminders of… Read More

Entrepreneur on a horse: the FJ Wilson story

Anthony Haynes writes: Happy New year! 2020 begins with an interview with our MD, Fiona Wilson, in which she tells the FJ Wilson story — why she founded FJ Wilson Talent Services, how the business has developed to date, and what makes her tick. The interview is published on the Crown Talent Assets (US) blog,… Read More

If you depend on gut feel while interviewing, you are relying on dumb luck.

Anthony Haynes writes: Victor Assad’s blog is one that I’ve followed for a long time. I find it regularly provides pieces, on mainstream topics in HR, that are well-informed and thought-provoking. For some time, we’ve included a link from our Employer Resources page to his piece, ‘12 questions candidates will ask you‘. Here we are… Read More

Change management and professional organisations: the case of AAT

Karen Haynes writes: We’ve worked with AAT – the professional body for accounting technicians – since 2012. In this interview, Adam Harper, Director of Strategy and Professional Standards, explains how instigating a strong change function at AAT supports governance and business planning.     KH: How did the change function at AAT develop? AH:  As… Read More