This month, we’ve been looking at interviews - a few do’s and don’ts. In our last blog, we examined how vital it is for interviewers to prepare properly and to avoid the weird and wacky approach.
Let’s begin with a statement of the clearly obvious -
Hiring the right candidate for a role in your business will make a massive difference to the business’s success.
We can pretty much agree on that. Yet it’s astonishing how many employers take so little care in their approach to the interviewing process.
You won’t be surprised that the final Gravitas HR blog for 2019 should have a Christmas theme. Of course, we all tend to idealise the festive season as a wonderful time of year, steeped in good cheer and merriment. But Christmas is also a time when things can go awry - not just at home - but in the workplace too.
You must know the business cliché - ‘There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team’. Cliché or not, this is so true. As your business grows, you’ll be increasingly aware of the importance of building a team ethos.
“An article on the benefits of recruiting seasonal employees? In mid-September?” You could be forgiven for thinking the timing is a little odd right at the tail-end of summer. But, of course, being an expert and responsible business planner, you won’t need reminding of what’s just around the corner. The small matter of Christmas.
We can all learn … especially when it’s a recruitment lesson from the world’s no. 1 beverage brand.
In 1886, a certain John Stith Pemberton invented a medicinal beverage you may have heard of. He called it Coca Cola.
An employee leaves you in the lurch - is it time to look in the mirror?
Ghosting - a definition - “the practice of ending a relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.”
Neil had plenty on his mind. It was a summer afternoon in 1969 and things at work had just become - how shall we put it - a little tense.
Just a pipedream - or a workplace win-win?
In our last blog, we looked at three big recruitment mistakes. In this article, let’s look more closely at one of those - poorly prepared interviews.