Anti-Pattern This is a Recruitment Anti-Pattern (RAP). IDEA: “With online applications, I can force the candidate to answer questions before they’re allowed to submit their… Read More »AVOID using pre-application questions/filters for job roles (RAP)
Don’t hire an expert to do it for you! That’s a Recruitment Anti-Pattern (RAP). (Bad) IDEA: “To hire a skill you don’t have, pay an… Read More »How do you interview people for roles that you don’t know how to do yourself?
Professional recruiters are quoted as spending 20-30 seconds per CV (with eye-tracking studies showing it can be as low as 5-7 seconds). As a hiring… Read More »How to review a tech CV/Resume in 2 minutes or less
WRONG IDEA: “Negotiating with our Recruitment Agencies to pay them the lowest possible commission per-hire will save money and make our Recruitment more efficient”
What would you think of a colleague who ends phone calls or meetings by saying their last sentence and then hanging up (or literally running… Read More »Why companies and recruiters ghost/ignore job applicants
(“DoE” literally stands for “Dependent on Experience”. But read on to find out what that tells you about the company and the role…) Job adverts… Read More »Did you know “Salary: DoE” stands for “Don’t Apply Here”?
I created this site for Engineering Leads/Hiring Managers who want to get better at hiring … but that means I also have a lot of… Read More »Developers: how to get hired in the wake of Coronavirus
TheRegister is offering free job listings, embedded in their main news feed, for tech jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/31/technology_job_ads/
I’ve seen a lot of these recently: “In the current climate, we’re placing all hiring on hold. No new roles will be listed, and recruiting… Read More »Should you freeze recruiting during COVID-19?