The phrase offshore workforce conjures up images of a team of employees holed up on some deserted oilrig working by the light of paraffin lamps. The truth, however, is far removed from such an amusing if somewhat disturbing image.
We’ve all been rookies at some point in our lives, and as rookies, we’ve made our mistakes. But when it comes to interviewing candidates for a role, you really have to be on top of your game. Below are some of the most common mistakes that even seasoned recruiters will sometimes make during the interview process.
Remember the wonderful story of Olark and their attitude towards the mental health of their employees? The story served as a reminder to us that mental health is a very serious issue and one which cannot be ignored. Well, it’s almost a year since Olark’s positivity went viral and we felt it was time for another reminder about the importance of mental health in the workplace and why it’s a benefit that could make your company stand out from the crowd.
So you’ve got an amazing role to fill with great opportunities for career development and superb benefits. You’ve managed to target your social media efforts to get the vacancy in front of the right people. You’ve even paid for a few featured ads on the best jobs boards on the internet. But then crickets. The reaction to your job posting is more than a little underwhelming, and you have no idea why. Well, if everything else seems to be in order, then you might want to take another look at your job description.
With so much focus lately on data-driven strategies, diversity, and of course work culture, it’s easy to lose sight of one of the most fundamental aspects of recruitment – the careers page. Like a weathered shop sign in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint, the careers page is often crying out for a little TLC. So today we’re going to take a refresher course in careers page optimization and see if there are any ways you can freshen up yours.