5 things about a candidate

5 Little Things That Can Tell You A Lot About a Candidate

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We hear from numerous studies that interviews are not a valid indicator for an ideal match between candidate and job. We agree with many of these sentiments, it should be the interview, with an assessment, background checks and references to help you make that final hiring decision. But in the interview and around the screening process you can find 5 little things that will tell you a lot about a candidate …

13 Life-Saving Tips for Remote Working Moms

Catherine Recruiting

Being a mom is already a tough job. Add in your responsibilities as an employee, however, and it can sometimes feel like it never ends. The Job Crystal crew is made up of many moms from all different walks of life who have had to adjust to working and raising their little ones at the same time. Here are our …

3 Ways to Wow at Your New Job

Catherine Recruiting

Getting the job is one thing but making sure you stick out the probation period is your next challenge. Starting well is key to making sure you hold onto your new role, so here are 3 ways to wow in your new job. 1. Start positively This may seem obvious, but one of the easiest ways to make a good …

Hiring

The ONE way to reduce your hiring costs.

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The Job Crystal study on ‘time to hire one new employee’, showed on average 33 hours. This was from the start of creating the job description, to advertising, answering applicants, screening, sourcing, interviewing, completing background checks and ending in the offer being negotiated and accepted. 33 hours for one person working a standard month of 173 hours, equates to 20% of their working month.

Should I Apply if I Don’t Have the Experience?

Catherine Recruiting

We’ve all been there – you see the perfect job in the perfect location for the perfect salary. Then you read further down the page and see that they need 3-5 years of experience when you only have 2. Your first reaction might be to just not apply, but don’t count yourself out yet. Sometimes experience is negotiable if you …

Hiring for fit

The mistakes you make in hiring no one will tell you

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Hiring is easy:

  1. Advertise a job
  2. Screen applications
  3. Interview
  4. Hire

So easy yet this is one of the most difficult parts of leading a team, department, or company. What happens when you keep hiring and the people you hire keep leaving? We have a few clients (and ourselves at times) when we just cannot find a suitable candidate who we hire and who stays for a number of years! Why is this? Find our top 5 hiring mistakes:

Navigating Mental Illness at Work – My Story

Catherine Recruiting

There are times in your life when you just know something is wrong. That was me at the beginning of this year. I realised I was spending more time stressing about work than I was achieving anything at work. I would have bouts of uncontrollable crying. Scariest of all were the days where I didn’t want to get out of …

Stand out

My story on how I stood out from the crowd (when job searching)

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My story is not hugely different from many, I started my career with no degree as I did not know what I wanted to do for a living. I worked hard and I got retrenched, four times to be exact (twice I had to retrench myself as it was the company I was heading up). Each time I had to dust myself off and get back on to the job search challenge. And each time I figured out better and smarter ways to stand out from the crowd (the job search crowd). So today I thought I would share what I learnt each time ….