We recently conducted a survey on how important the interview process is and the personal experiences of candidates. We have some really interesting feedback and certainly should give cause for some concern in the intevriew process. At the bottom we have provided some analysis and welcome your comments also on your experience as a candidate or your view as a hiring manager, recuitment manager or human resources.
I read an interesting article in the The Daily Telegraph published on Wednesday 24th January. In the article the CEO Olaf Swantee made the claim that other mobile operators “won’t catch up specially with the 4G speeds they are offering in June and especially next year”.
Here at Vine Resources we’ve travelling a lot in the last few months meeting clients face to face including operators, vendors and consultancies within the Telecoms market. It’s been interesting hearing about each business and the various challenges encountered by line management, recruitment teams and procurement and the challenges faced in each country.
Its a new year with many new challenges as well as aspirations so how do you go about incorporating your personal resolutions into the workplace? Utilise your resolutions and you will restore, revitalise and renew your spirit to take advantage of all the possibilities of the new year.
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Although difficult to predict the year ahead with the continue challenges in the global economy we had seen signs of improvement in the recruitment market at year end with consistent demand from clients for both contract and permanent recruitment in both the UK and Europe however my view is what will set us apart in 2013 is our network and relationship with our candidates.
Depending on your office culture, If employees tend to get along well and enjoy spending time together outside of work, the holiday party is just another excuse to socialise. On the other hand, if employees tend to keep a bit of distance between “work” and “life,” the office party may seem like an outdated tradition.
English footballer Joey Barton has been mocked for conducting a press conference in Marseille with a French accent. But why do some people put on fake accents when in other countries or speaking to foreign nationals?
Have you found yourself talking to your clients and candidates with a slight foreign accent? If yes have you asked yourself why you do it? Do your colleagues do the same thing?
LinkedIn has recently introduced a new ‘one click’ endorsement feature, the new feature that allows users to endorse their connections for a skill they’re listed for sounds useful right? But are LinkedIn Endorsements actually beneficial? How does it benefit you as a recruiter?
The secret to getting what you want lies in getting what you need. Shorter hours, a pay raise, a change of title, a promotion ... these are all reasons to initiate a talk with your manager. Your manager’s number-one priority is to make sure you are satisfied and motivated enough to do your job well. Otherwise, everyone loses, including you. The most important rule is to always approach your manager with respect.
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On my visits to clients and candidates across the UK and Europe over the last month there’s been a common theme I’ve been hearing around austerity in the organisations and disengagement. Now we know this has been a long and deep recession and at present doesn’t show any signs of improving across the Euro Zone but on the ground at clients you hear things that are really affecting the way companies work with their employees and contractors.