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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

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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

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Great company fit, bad team fit

“We need to hire people that fit our culture.” says the CEO.

But what is “our culture” exactly?

Years ago a friend of mine worked in a global investment bank … Read More

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ThriveMap Helps You: Standardise Your Recruitment Efforts

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ThriveMap Helps You: Save Time And Money Recruiting

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Employee Referrals, The Ugly Truth

Employee referrals are often lauded as the most effective and successful way to hire. On the surface the stats on look pretty compelling; referred employees stay longer, produce more profit, and get up to speed faster.

These stats are so compelling that the general consensus is that referrals are a cheaper way to hire, a faster way to hire, generally produce better results and lowers the turnover rate at your company. … Read More

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ThriveMap Helps You: Hire the Right People

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