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When your employees co-brand with you online

Posted on Thursday, 10 January 2013 in Talent

 


When your employees see their digital personal brands as having more longevity than their jobs with you, or when their personal brand online is larger and more influential than your own, do you feel threatened?

The death of the resume

Posted on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 in Unemployment, skills shortages and wages

Businesses need new types of employees who are not going to step into the “same old same old” routine, but unleash their creative and innovative juices to bring new blood, fresh ideas and bold solutions. How can they use the recruitment process to attract, identify and engage this rare but vital potential?

Apparently not with the antiquated one-dimensional resume but with a live demonstration of applicants’ skills, innovation and daring through contests, social media challenges and a display of the knowledge and competencies they can bring to bear on business problems, ideas, products or services. Professional resume writers, change your profession!

According to Forbes, the resume has died, do you agree?

 

Innovation in Recruitment

Posted on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 in Creativity

The social media channels are frequently represented as the new silver bullet for communicators of all ilk, from recruiters to advertisers, from corporates to bloggers with a cause but is it an innovation that will truly launch recruitment into a new sphere of effectiveness and impact?

At a recent Think Tank in the UK on the future of innovation in recruitment, effective technologies combined with the importance of personal “human” interaction and the power of “story telling” took centre stage as the best solutions for tangible ROI and success.

We were not surprised at the findings that web-based technologies can save time and indeed money when it comes to search, but when it comes to placement, human interaction by a skilled and experienced practitioner is essential.

Employing James Bond

Posted on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 in Talent

Most people look at Mr Bond and see smouldering good looks, fearless, steely-eyed determination and impressive spy skills, but we see a great employee.

Diversity could improve your bottom line

Posted on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 in Diversity in Business

We have created this infographic drawn from a research review on why we ought to desire greater diversity in business.  Over a 10 year period, publicly listed companies that maintained diversity, as measured by DiversityInc, outperformed the NASDAQ by 28%.
 

How would you weigh an elephant without using a scale?

Posted on Monday, 17 September 2012 in Talent

One sure-fire way to cherry-pick the juiciest applicants in any field is to prune the bush of potentials with the razor-sharp shears of a mind-bending riddle or trick question.
 

Three questions recruiters must ask

Posted on Monday, 04 June 2012 in Talent

In the article below Maxwell asks three critical questions of candidates for the presidency of the US Government.  We at Fusion Consulting don't interview candidates for president (although we'd love to) but we do interview people who must be decisive and passionate leaders in their new positions. 

In a global survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, results show that 24% of CEO's globally have directed delays or indeed cancellations on key strategic corporate initiatives due to talent shortages. 

It is no surprise that skills shortages are a 'top threat' to business growth and in a developing country like India, a sibling to South Africa in the BRICS, it is one of the top strategic issues. 

The article below, published in the Business Standard, outlines some of the reactions of Indian executives and the key industries affected. 

Unemployment, skills shortages and wages

Posted on Friday, 18 May 2012 in Talent

Unemployment in South Africa has reached approximately 23.9 percent. There is absolutely no doubt that there is a critical skills shortage in our job market for specialist skills but could there be more to the the problem of talent for employers?

 
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