May 31, 2023

Looking to Enhance your Employability? Learn the Basics of Prompt Engineering.

It wasn’t long ago that futurists were making a bold prediction about data analytics. Soon, they said, every employee will need to be a data analyst. The argument went that the growing sophistication and accessibility of data analytics software, self-service portals, and features such as data visualization meant that the average employee could work effectively…

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April 28, 2023

Tapping into the New-Collar Workforce

It’s no secret that many workers today are stuck in low-paying jobs, unable to advance simply because they don’t have a bachelor’s degree. Yet, at the same time, many companies are desperate for workers and not meeting their diversity goals either. A recent Harvard Business Review article proposed that the way to alleviate this is for employers…

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March 31, 2023

Getting the 4-day Workweek Right

Hail to the 4-day workweek! Or at least that’s what the initial, albeit limited, data shows. According to The Wall Street Journal, 61 UK businesses—ranging from banks to fast-food restaurants—experimented with giving their workers one paid day off a week to see if they could get just as much done while working less. The result?…

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February 27, 2023

The Definition of an Entry-level Procurement Role is Changing

The role of an entry-level procurement professional has remained relatively unchanged for decades. We’d be willing to bet that some hiring managers have been copying and pasting the same job description since the nineties.  But the rapid acceleration of digital transformation across the enterprise – procurement included – has pushed much of the traditional task-load…

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January 31, 2023

How to Work your Network

There’s a hidden power in your network, but it will remain latent unless you know how to leverage it. Networks are a jobseeker’s secret weapon. As much as 80% of jobs are filled due to a network connection – this isn’t to say that four out of five jobs are unadvertised, but that someone in…

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December 30, 2022

Supercharge Your Career Prospects with these 2023 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. Alongside the usual New Year’s resolutions – getting fit, giving up chocolate, being more organized – we’d like to add some suggestions that will help you get in the best possible shape for your next career move. The key to a great New Year’s resolution is its achievability….

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November 30, 2022

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Domain Knowledge in Recruitment

Olympic judges know exactly what to look for when assessing the world’s best sportspeople. Often former Olympians themselves or coming from an elite coaching background, they can spot imperfections in a performance that a casual fan like myself would regard as perfect. Then, the judges draw upon their highly specialized knowledge to score, rank and…

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October 29, 2022

Navigating the Train vs Hire Conundrum

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the train vs hire question. Some companies will only hire as a last resort if there are no internal candidates for a vacant role, while others strike a rough balance between training up and hiring in. It depends on several factors unique to your organization, including the makeup of your…

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5 mistakes to avoid as a job interviewer
September 23, 2022

5 Mistakes to Avoid as a Job Interviewer

“How’d your job interview go?” “Not so good.” “What happened? Did someone else get the job?” “No, I was offered the role. But there’s no way I would ever work for those people.” Mistakes made by interviewers during the recruitment process not only impact the candidate experience but will ultimately lead to poorer hiring outcomes….

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