14 career articles posted so far
Posted 25 Aug 2016
Let’s face it, writing great job adverts is not the most fun part of any recruiters job. In fact after spending 15 years working in the sector it still remains the most frequently avoided task when I quiz recruiters – even more so than business development calls. Why is this? Well it boils down to a number of factors including – time (there are of course placement targets), Admin (the bane of many a sales person’s life), and not knowing enough about the company to truly sell the opportunity.
Posted 11 Aug 2016
Any organisation pursuing growth above the industry average knows that they need people who are also above the average in their field. The best proposition in the world will not sell itself, and certainly not in the health sector where to a large extent public sector spending is king. What I hope to provide here is a guide to working with a partner to secure a higher class of candidate, as well as some general tips about getting those people through the door and over the line.
Posted 05 May 2016
With remote working and enabling technology we are seeing more clients adopting Skype/video interviews as a preferred method of ‘meeting’ candidates face to face.
This can be a great way to initiate the recruitment process but it won’t negate the need to meet in person given how important it is when considering joining a new company.
I have spoken to countless people over the years and there are a lot of people who really don’t like ‘Skyping’ very much. Like most things in life this is usually due to a lack of experience in doing them. Much like presenting, once you have done it a few times it becomes a lot more comfortable.
Posted 27 Jan 2016
What skills does a HealthTech company need to be successful?
Posted 25 Nov 2015
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?", "Where do you see yourself in 5 years" or "Tell me about a situation in which you successfully dealt with a challenge" – Questions than any candidate will have heard at a job interview.