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

Behind the scenes in talent acquisition: the Phil Wolfenden interview

Anthony Haynes writes: In 2013 we published an interview with one of our resourcers, Phil Wolfenden. We thought it was high time for an update. Q. It’s six years since we last interviewed you about your work. How has the work changed in that time? The essentials of the role have changed little since we… Read More

How can a talent agency complement in-house recruiters?

Anthony Haynes writes: If one of your HR team’s responsibilities is recruitment, there’s no point in using a talent agency – right? I interviewed Fiona Wilson, Managing Director of FJWTS, on this topic: One question that often arises is, how can talent agencies add value to recruitment? Shouldn’t organisations just do their own recruitment? There… Read More

Rethinking talent models — the why and the how: a view from Deloitte University

Anthony Haynes writes: In a previous post we drew attention to Deloitte University Press (DUP), the publishing arm of Deloitte University, which specialises in leadership. DUP has recently been publishing a cluster of reports under the heading of ‘The Future of Work’. One such report is ‘What is the future of work?‘ The value  of… Read More