Hire slow, fire fast or hire smart fire less

Hire Slow, Fire Fast or Hire Smart, Fire less

Sasha Recruiting Leave a Comment

I am copying the title of Jim Calloway’s article on hiring within law firms. It resonated with me as I have heard all week from clients who have been hearing ‘hire slow, fire fast’. This saying has never rested well with me as having recruited over the past 20 years, I would say 80% of the roles I recruited I always needed urgently. Not because of bad planning, but because of opportunities we found. Being in the IT side of many industries, change and hiring are the constant – its just what change and what skills.

5 Basic Tech Skills That Will Get You Hired

Catherine Recruiting

Technology is an important part of most jobs nowadays, even for those not in IT. Businesses use it to speed up their procedures, organise calendars, organise workflow, and with many people still socially distancing, even hold meetings. To get hired for your dream role, therefore, it’s important that you cover the basics. Here are 5 basic tech skills that almost …

31 quotes to inspire while you hire

Catherine Recruiting

With the financial year coming to an end, many companies are about to enter their busy hiring season. While everyone’s approach to hiring is different based on the needs of their business, we thought it would be helpful to share some of our favourite quotes around hiring and recruitment. We know that it’s not always an easy task, so we …

5 Candidate Green Flags when Hiring

Catherine Recruiting

We know to look out for red flags when hiring. These are the things that make you uneasy when considering a candidate. Things like only being employed for short stints at a time, negative references, or bad background checks are all warning signs that hiring this candidate could be a bad idea. We notice red flags more because it’s easy …

Forgetting soft skills is your worst job-seeking mistake – here’s why

Catherine Recruiting

According to a study by LinkedIn, 92% of talent professionals claim that soft skills are as or more important than hard skills when making hiring decisions about a candidate. Clearly then, soft skills are something to keep an eye on when you’re job-seeking. But what are they and why are they so important to your job search? Here is your …

Your Guide to Navigating Generations in the Workplace

Catherine Recruiting

Working with different generations can be a difficult challenge for you to navigate in your business. Each generation grew up in vastly different cultural and political atmospheres, with stark differences in the available technology. This has provided each with a distinctive mindset can often seem at odds with the others. By understanding the differences between the different generations, you can …

5 Great Reasons to Plan a Team-Building Event

Catherine Recruiting

No matter the size of your staff, teamwork is vital to the success of your business. While there are many ways to go about incorporating teamwork in your day-to-day work environment, there’s nothing like a team-building event to give your business a boost. Here are 5 reasons a team building event will help you start the year the right way. …

5 CV hacks to get you noticed

Catherine Recruiting

On average, each advertised job receives around 118 applications and only 20% of these get invited for interviews. Since your CV is the first impression you make on your job search, it’s vital that it’s eye-catching and a good advertisement of your skills and experience. Here are 5 hacks that will help make you one of the 20%. 1. Tailor …