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6 Blog Posts You Should Read This January

By Anthony Hughes | Jan 3, 2017 | Assessing Applicants

6 Blog Posts You Should Read This JanuaryHappy New Year everybody! I’m sure you’re dead excited about being back in the office…

Seriously though, January doesn’t have to be all that bad. It’s a great time to take a look at last year’s performance and to start afresh. It’s quite exciting, really.

So with that in mind, I spent yesterday going over the blog and hunting down our three most popular posts from 2016.

I’ll be sharing those, along with three of my favourites on other websites, with you this week.

Hope you find them useful!

1. 10 Ways to Motivate Your Lazy Employees

What is the best way to deal with a lazy employee? Act quickly and get rid of them? Ignore them and hope they’ll cop on eventually? (Probably not…)

Take a look and find out…

10 Ways to Motivate Your Lazy Employees

Heads up; it’s not nearly as one-sided as it sounds.

2. The 6 Different Types of Interview

I’m including this blog post from 2015 because it’s still one our all-time most popular ones (who’d have thought it… on a recruitment and HR blog?!).

The 6 Different Types of Interview

The post goes through a comprehensive step by step guide to…

  1. The Telephone Interview.
  2. The Video Interview.
  3. The Panel Interview.
  4. The Assessment Day.
  5. The Group Interview.
  6. The Individual (face-to-face) Interview.

…including how and when to use them and the pros and cons of each.

NB: this blog post is actually an extract from my ebook – The Ultimate Guide to Hosting the Perfect Interview. So if you’re really interested in improving your interviewing skills – click here to take a look at that instead!

3. 8 Interview Questions to Help You Assess Cultural Fit

“Hiring for cultural fit” has become a bit of a HR buzz-phrase over the last few years.

But what does it (really) mean?

How on earth are you supposed to recruit people who “have it?”

And most importantly, is it just a sneaky way of discriminating against certain candidates?

8 Interview Questions to Help You Assess Cultural Fit

I’ll let you be the judge.

4. 13 Recruitment Trends You MUST Know for 2017

Firstly, if you’re not subscribed to the Undercover Recruiter blog, you should do that, now.

They offer a wealth of interesting resources for HR professionals, recruiters and employers (I’m a big fan).

Secondly, take a look at this blog post…

13 Recruitment Trends You MUST Know for 2017 

This blog is obviously very relevant right now and it’s great to get some perspectives from 13 different industry professionals.

5. What does the gig economy mean for HR?

Another buzz-phrase you’re probably very familiar with.

If you’re not exactly sure what it means or how it affects HR professionals in particular, then this introduction from Personnel Today is definitely worth a read.

What does the gig economy mean for HR?

Are things about the change, forever?

6. How Gamification Can Improve HR Management

I actually came across this article quite recently when I was doing a bit of research on gamification for our own practises and I think it’s one of the best on the topic.

How Gamification Can Improve HR Management

Gaming elements such as “points, badges and leader boards” could be used to boost your employee engagement, your sales and even to aid your recruitment processes.

This article is definitely worth reading; it’s food for thought, if nothing else.

More to come…

I’m looking forward to another year, tackling some of the hottest HR and recruitment trends and topics out there and I do hope you’re looking forward to them too!

If you haven’t already, feel free to subscribe to this blog to receive our weekly updates.

For now, I hope I’ve given you a few great articles to sink your teeth into.

Good luck for your first week back.

- Anthony Hughes

Anthony Hughes

Anthony is a recruitment veteran of 18 years and is also one of the original founders of Coburg Banks. He now trains recruitment consultants on the best methods to utilise when sourcing and assessing applicants for their clients. 


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