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

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

Review of genuinely useful blogs (VIII): Crystal Recruiter

Anthony Haynes writes: From time to time we review blogs in the area of talent acquisition and talent management. Finding good blogs in these fields is not easy: too many of them purport to offer helpful content but turn out in fact to be thinly disguised corporate advertisements. Occasionally, thoug, we find a gem —… Read More