Author archives: Debbie Blackwell

De-risking the Hiring Process

Senior Hiring is a risky and expensive business.

The purpose of this blog post is to explore what the key cost drivers are? As it turns out, Senior Hiring is even more expensive than figures suggest. Which presents the question isn’t it better to get it right the first time?

Typically new hires don ...

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In business, as in the rest of life, leadership skills are critical now more than ever.

In business, as in the rest of life, leadership skills are critical now more than ever.

Q. Whew! Recession is over, or is it? Is the economy settled, can we go back to business as normal, employees can get back to work and job-seekers can expect to find more open roles?

A. Maybe if we ...

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Time to appreciate the human (resources) touch

Adrian Furnham is professor of psychology at University College London 

IT IS not hard to take a pop at the human resources function . . . if, of course, it is still called that. Once known as the staff department, the name evolved through personnel and human resources to the current hip jargon: the people department or the ...

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