Author Archives: Chris Platts

ThriveMap’s New Partnership With Top ATS Provider: Workable

ThriveMap are delighted to announce that they are now fully integrated with Workable, allowing you to send culture fit surveys straight from your ATS! ThriveMap helps organisations make more informed and successful hiring decisions, by measuring culture fit between candidates … Read More

18 Best HR Events to Attend in 2018

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10 Tech Tools to Save Time Recruiting Developers in 2018

On average it takes 55 days to fill a software developer job. Time is a recruiter’s most precious commodity, and what I found was that small, incremental changes to my process helped me to become a more effective recruiter. Every new tool or tweak toa current process gave me exponential returns, here are 10 tech tools to help save you time. … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Psychometric Tests

The psychometric test industry is valued at around $1.25 billion, and is growing at nearly 15% year on year. 80% of Fortune 500 companies and 75% of the FTSE 100 use psychometric tests as part of their recruitment and development processes. So what exactly are psychometric tests? … Read More

43 Company Culture Improvement Ideas (That Actually Work)

Company culture is shaped through your daily work rituals. Habits that set the social and behavioural norms that go onto hone your company’s unique personality. Improving your company culture requires regular work. Just like exercising and eating well leads to … Read More

How to Hire for Cultural Fit Without Harming your Diversity Efforts

Culture fit is somewhat of an HR buzzword right now, with hundreds and thousands of articles being written about it’s importance each year. This is not one of them. … Read More

6 Tips to Reduce Discrimination When Hiring

In 2014, a study on employee charge trends within U.S based companies found that U.S. businesses have an 11.7 percent chance of having an employment charge filed against them. Unfortunately these findings may not be surprising to many because discrimination in the … Read More

19 Books Every In House Recruiter Should Read

In 2005 when I started my career in recruitment there wasn’t much knowledge out there for recruiters or talent acquisition specialists, beyond a few classic sales books and a handful of bloggers. It was all about learning by doing, figuring it out for yourself, and stomaching a lot of rejection. Whilst these are still essential to becoming a successful talent acquisition specialist, there are some great books that can help shortcut some of the painful experiences most recruiters go through.
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Why “Diversity” Needs A Rebrand

Mention the word diversity to a room full of executives and you’ll see people’s eyeballs quickly roll into the back of their heads. It usually means half-baked training programs, quotas and longer recruitment cycles. It’s tired and overused. It’s become a dirty word. … Read More

Ageism, Diversity’s Forgotten Cousin

Diversity is HR’s latest pet project. It’s an exciting new social purpose with added business benefits. ‘Diversity Champions’ are this decade’s CSR Officers. This is no bad thing, especially in the face of overwhelming evidence that people are routinely disadvantaged because of the colour of their skin, their socio-economic background, sexuality or their gender. Yet whilst you can’t move for articles on sexism and racism at work, ageism gets very little coverage. It gets no headlines. … Read More