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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 […]

Keeping Your Talented People by Brian Chernett

Having the right people ‘on the bus’ (as Jim Collins would put it) is crucial to the success of any business. So how is it that some businesses seem to have the right people and hold on to them talented people and others simply do not? If you stay positive and look for opportunities, maybe […]

Recruiting Good Sales People by Joe Adams

The Academy for Chief Executives (ACE), a leading provider of experiential business learning® facilitates groups of CEOs and Managing Directors who meet together every month to network and take full advantage of peer group learning. Part of membership involves members taking their issues to the table and discussing them with their peers. At a recent […]

The Essential and Rewarding Task of Recruitment and Selection

Academy Groups 5 and 32, chief executive mentoring and experiential learning groups (with members from the Coventry area) recently heard recruitment expert, Peter Hills (see Peter’s website at ) on the essential and rewarding task of recruitment and selection. Peter Hills, (pictured right), is co-founder of recruitment and selection company High Growth Limited and […]