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Assessing Candidate Commitment
Assessing Candidate Commitment

By Steve Evans on Nov 25, 2020

We’ve recently been hearing more and more about the topic of “candidate commitment” from clients who are dealing with candidates pulling out of final-stage selection processes.  You know who I mean; the can...

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Adding Microsoft Excel Testing To Your Hiring Process
Adding Microsoft Excel Testing To Your Hiring Process

By Steve Evans on Nov 18, 2020

A long time ago, when working as a Personnel Officer, I would meet a departmental manager several times a year to help her interview candidates for admin roles.   One of her ‘absolute must-haves’ for the ro...

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What Matters To Candidates Now? Securing Top Talent In A Cautious Market

By Steve Evans on Nov 10, 2020

With the working lives of so many impacted by COVID-19, it’s understandable that candidates’ priorities are changing too. Notably, job security has emerged as a strong focus for candidates. In fact, 2 in 3 ...

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Why Paying A Competitive Salary Is Important

By Steve Evans on Nov 04, 2020

Wages may be classed as an operating expense, but like any good investment, strong staff salaries can deliver healthy returns. Your business may have a great product or service but the true strength of the ...

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Recjection
How To Reject A Candidate

By Steve Evans on Oct 28, 2020

All too often, when candidates apply for roles, they are never contacted if they are unsuccessful. This can leave them feeling annoyed, especially if they have devoted their time and energy to attend interv...

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The Case To Hire For Accounting Skills Not Attitude

By Steve Evans on Oct 21, 2020

Pick-up nearly any business book and the recommendation is likely to be the same: when building a team, "hire for attitudes and train for skills". This seems to be the catchphrase in recent years for recrui...

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Case Study on Managing Salary Expectations

By Giles Pearson on Oct 15, 2020

There’s always different ways to use skills testing to find the right candidate at the right price.  Our UK based client recently gave us this story where she used testing to challenge the candidate and rec...

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One Chance to Make the Right Impression to a Candidate
One Chance to Make the Right Impression to a Candidate

By Steve Evans on Oct 07, 2020

Whether it’s a new client your pitching for, or trying to hire the right person, the challenges are the same – they have options and can be choosy! Candidate experience during the recruiting process is mak...

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Remote employee on-boarding checklist

By Steve Evans on Sep 29, 2020

  Onboarding a new employee remotely? Use this checklist… There’s plenty to consider when you’re bringing a new employee onboard – from meeting the team to being set up with the right tools. But what ab...

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Interview Questions For Accountant Competencies
Interview Questions For Accountant Competencies

By Steve Evans on Sep 11, 2020

Competency Based Interviewing Checklist Before we run through the competency interview questions, let’s quickly review what competency based interviewing is and whether you need support in delivering this te...

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Write an accountant job ad that will attract top candidates

By Steve Evans on Aug 28, 2020

  Writing a job ad or posting is just like writing any advertisement. If you take the analogy that the job is your product and the job seekers are your customers, you need to make a compelling case for why ...

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8 Steps To Follow When Making Job Offers To Accountants

By Steve Evans on Aug 07, 2020

Current global events have resulted in most employers of accountants and bookkeepers suddenly finding those ‘hard to fill’ roles have more qualified and suitable people applying to work with them than they ...

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