April 28, 2022

Managing a Team for the First Time? What to do in Your First 30 Days

Managing a team for the first time is an exciting opportunity but it can also be a little daunting. In this article, I share some tips for reaching your leadership potential in the first 30 days as a newbie manager. But where to start? Many would be tempted to begin with the practical activities that…

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March 25, 2022

Counteroffers Don’t Work Unless They are Accompanied by Meaningful Change

We’re well into 2022, and organizations in several sectors are still facing a talent crunch. Bloomberg recently branded this situation the “Great Talent Recession”, while Korn Ferry warned that talent shortages have moved to a chronic problem in the new year. A September 2021 survey (also from Korn Ferry) revealed that 55% of companies expect…

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How to Attract and Retain Purpose-driven Candidates
February 24, 2022

How to Attract and Retain Purpose-driven Candidates

Companies that can draw a line between a specific role and how it contributes to the organization’s purpose have an advantage in hiring candidates looking for meaningful work. But how can an organization incorporate a sense of purpose into its employee value proposition without falling back on vague statements? A 2018 study reported in HBR…

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January 27, 2022

Speed up Your Hiring Processes or Miss Out During a Skills Shortage

Faster hiring has its challenges, but getting it right will enable your organization to snap up top talent ahead of your competitors. When I wrote about the possibility of a post-Covid resignation surge back in June 2021, I never expected a skills crisis of this scale. The latest Job Openings and Turnover Data (JOLTS) revealed…

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5 Questions to Determine Your Next Career Move
December 29, 2021

5 Questions to Help Determine Your Next Career Move

What five questions should you ask before deciding your next career move? According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, the following questions can help ensure that you achieve your definition of career success: 1) How fulfilled am I? To what extent do you find meaning and purpose in your work? Values are what…

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November 30, 2021

Newsflash: Recruiters aren’t mind readers.


While you might want to sit back and wait for a recruiter to work their magic, it’s not that easy. Recruiters will do their best to find a suitable candidate for your position, but they can only work with the information you provide. Failure to communicate wastes everyone’s time, leading to a longer time-to-hire and…

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October 30, 2021

How to Turn Your #Procuretech Into a Hiring Magnet

In the frantic world of software development, recruiters are extremely aware that developers are increasingly prioritizing the technology stack they’ll be working with when choosing an employer. A survey involving 80,000 respondents by stackoverflow found that 54% of developers said “programming languages, frameworks, and other technologies” were their biggest criteria when job-seeking. Working with the…

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Attracting Passive Candidates During A Talent Shortage - MRA Global
September 29, 2021

Attracting Passive Candidates During a Talent Shortage

It’s no secret that the U.S. is facing a significant talent shortage in tech, financial services, manufacturing, and several other sectors as we recover from the economic ravages of COVID-19. According to Forbes, 54% of companies globally are reporting talent shortages, while Korn Ferry estimates the shortfall could climb to an alarming 85.2 million people…

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Recruitment AI and Hiring Bias - MRA Global
August 27, 2021

Recruitment AI and Hiring Bias

One of the biggest opportunities offered by recruitment AI is the potential to reduce or even eliminate human bias. It’s an exciting and worthy goal, and one that has been eagerly seized upon by HR managers who are otherwise daunted by the prospect of attempting to reduce hiring bias through anti-bias training programs.  But experience…

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