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Take the guesswork out of hiring

As the COVID-19 crisis slightly loosens its grip on the economy, our clients tell us that recruitment challenges are very much front of mind. As restrictions are eased, many companies can finally open up, look to the future, and think about expanding their workforce.

According to a recent study in the UK and Ireland, 38% of those surveyed plan to leave their jobs in the next six months to a year. The pandemic has caused a definite shift in employees’ priorities and expectations. This scenario will both open up further new vacancies and also increase the available talent on the job market.

It’s a two-sided coin. Many industries can expect intense competition for candidates. With an increase in job vacancies, candidates can afford to be increasingly picky.

At the same time, some companies might find themselves overwhelmed by applicants. This is partially fuelled by the number of people who have been biding their time throughout the pandemic. They’ve stayed in their currently secure job until they spot an attractive opportunity elsewhere.

So, how do you begin to unpick this tightly forming knot of recruitment challenges?

Hiring is complex. It uses time, monetary and human resources. Sifting through a large number of CVs can be extremely time-consuming, and only tells you part of the story. And you really need to reliably find the most suitable candidate.

Hiring mistakes are extremely costly on so many levels. For instance, the applicant experience directly affects your employer brand. If your hiring process is not effective or efficient, candidates will not want to come and work for you. Having to start the recruitment process all over again is a drain on all your resources.

As you prepare for expanding your workforce, it’s therefore key to equip your hiring team with a process that is efficient, effective, objective, and reliable. Watch our video to see how the use of scientific people data can help you to remove guesswork from your recruitment process, and hire the right person for any role.

How can Predictive Advantage help?

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to

  • strip away hiring inefficiencies such as the need to hold too many interviews?
  • streamline your recruitment process to make it more objective and protect your employer brand?
  • be able to gauge on-the-job success?

Why not contact Predictive Advantage for an informal chat (complete our contact form, email us or call us on +44 1423 876358)? Our Expert Consultants are passionate about helping clients to leverage scientific people data to take the guesswork out of hiring, to attract, recruit and retain the best talent, and to build a strong employer brand.

 

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Virtual Teams Part 2: A Workable Approach to Managing Remote Staff

Do you have a strategy for managing virtual teams?

The trends, motivations and statistics behind the rise in remote working in our previous blog highlighted why thinking about remote working is an important business consideration. In addition, we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic.

As a manager, you will therefore be faced with the challenges that come with managing telecommuting workers and teams. Finding a starting point to a workable management strategy in this context can be daunting.

Working from home – even some of the time – is not naturally suited to everyone. It requires discipline and organisation. Employees working remotely have to be happy in their own company, able to use their own initiative, prioritise and be fully aware of their abilities and limitations. Having the right personality is a prerogative to remaining motivated and being successful in those circumstances.

In Memory of Mike Wood

734561_553052868057961_1683825995_nIt is with great sadness that we share the news that Mike Wood, the Vice-President of Predictive Advantage, has passed away on Wednesday, 30 March 2016, after a long battle with cancer.

 

Mike joined the business in 2004 when the office in Harrogate opened and was key in establishing this. He was instrumental in building the administrative team and in driving the growth of the business throughout Europe.

Mike fought his illness with an amazing spirit, continuing to be involved in the business and remaining strong and positive throughout his treatment. He was a warm, caring and supportive leader and will be truly missed by everybody.

The office will be closed on Friday 8th April 2016 so the team can attend Mike

Positive and Negative: The Power of Mindset in the Workplace

Have you ever considered the incredible effects of mind-sets on the ways in which our brains operate? Recent research is quite fascinating; in short, we can apparently change the way our brains work on a physical level, simply by altering the things that we think and talk about! On one level, this is amazing, because simply by practising gratitude, we can rewire our brains for positivity.

Here’s How To Take Messy Guesswork Out Of Recruitment And Selection Forever

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Are You Making These 5 Major People Management Mistakes?

If there’s one thing that all successful business leaders and entrepreneurs know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience.

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Why?

Well, a wise man once said that our mistakes guide us towards perfection, as we get opportunities to learn from our mistakes and do things better next time.

The thing is, if you’re a manager or leader responsible for motivating and mobilising a team of employees or executives, you may not actually be able to afford to keep making management mistakes – especially when never-ending staff turnover and disillusioned employees are the result. …

5 Ways That The Unhappy Worker Destroys Your Bottom Line

A month or so ago I wrote about some of the results of keeping your employees happy and motivated.

In this post I want to explore why it’s just as important for you as a manager to do everything in your power to keep your people from slipping into the abyss of workplace disengagement and demotivation.

Are We Witnessing The Death of the CV for Recruiting Top Talent?

As the economy bites harder, and as the job market experiences the full effects right across the UK and Europe, the competition for vacant positions has inevitably increased dramatically.

This also means that your hiring managers have to trawl through many more CVs to find the finest talent in your industry!

How Safe Is Your Workforce From The Shadow Of Stress?

Workplace stress isn’t easy to define, but we all know what it feels like when it happens.

Fatigue, anxiety, lack of focus and feelings of hopelessness and despair are all common when suffering from work-related stress, not to mention the migraines, stomach problems and physical symptoms which often accompany stress and increased levels of tension at work. …