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

Employment branding? We’ve got some resources for that

Anthony Haynes writes: Much discussion of branding focuses on consumer experience. Recently, however, there has been increasing recognition that brands need to consider another set of stakeholders, namely employees — actual and prospective. Hence the concept of ’employment brand’. One of the functions of this website is to curate helpful online resources from third parties.… 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

‘What’s your biggest weakness?’ — groan!

Anthony Haynes writes: The question “What’s your biggest weakness?” remains common at interviews. When the question was asked of contenders fro leadership of the Conservative Party in the UK, the BBC took the opportunity to ask for advice to candidates from various angles — for example, those of recruiters, careers experts, employers, and candidates. My… Read More