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Posts from ‘March, 2011’

Experiential Executive Development from the World’s Most Exciting Companies

How do Google innovate so successfully?  … To find out, attend the TopDog Tour –  June 12th 2011 ?What If!, the world’s largest independent innovation consultancy, are offering an exclusive 50% discount off their TopDog Programme. This is based on six members of the Academy signing up. What is TopDog? TopDog is a leadership and […]

National Achievers Congress – Excel London Exhibition Centre 2–4th July 2011

Sir Richard Branson | Anthony Robbins | Lord Alan Sugar What do they have in common? Probably many things, three that come to mind are: They are successful They are inspirational All three of them will be at an amazing event held in London on the 2-4th July 2011 The National Achievers Congress is a […]

What exactly does making love, driving and recruitment have in common? – by Jeff Grout

There are three things in life that people generally refuse to admit they are bad at: driving, making love and conducting an interview. A good interview technique involves putting candidates at ease, effective listening, making an effort not to talk too much, and asking the right questions in the right way. Obvious.  But not easy.  […]

Is interviewing dead or just not enough? by Peter Hills

Be honest, who really likes interviewing (or being interviewed for that matter) it can be very tiring for all concerned and is often not productive. The hit rate for successful interviews (folks staying beyond their probation) is a worryingly low 56%. We make decisions in interviews too quickly (deciding if we like people in the […]

Top Ten Recruitment Tips from the Academy for Chief Executives

Our Top Ten Recruitment Tips DIY Headhunting Your competitors can be the best source of new talent, do some networking with your clients and ask them who is really good and invite them for a chat. CV’s Use CV’s for selecting candidates for interview but don’t use CV’s as the interview plan. Be Prepared We […]

How to get the most from your recruitment consultant – by Peter Shrimpton

Recruitment seems to be at the top of everyone’s list of ‘major headaches in my business’.  Peter Shrimpton, Academy member and Director of Randstad Sales & Retail gives us an insight into how to get the most from your recruitment consultant. Whatever the size of your business and regardless of the economic climate, recruitment (and […]

Are you Asking the Right Questions?

The key to a good interview is asking the right questions but what is a good question to ask? One key fact remains true for most recruits: what they were doing in their last job is a very good indicator of what they will do for you.  With this in mind, structure your questions around […]