Let’s be honest, finding (and keeping) star performers is a real challenge. I know that earlier in my career I made a number of mistakes when looking for these top performers. I looked at their experience, their track record, their suitability to the role and, if everything else checked out ok, then I hired them. Thankfully, many worked out just fine, […]

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Applying to hundreds of jobs online isn’t the best solution for landing an interview or job. So why do you spend so much time doing this? Less than 50% of hires come from job boards: Finding a job online and applying is relatively painless, or less painful than networking, so that might explain why so many job seekers find themselves defaulting […]

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What is Candidate UX? In order to understand Candidate UX, you must first understand what “User Experience” (UX) is. The discipline of UX is dynamic and always changing and growing, but in a nutshell, it’s an umbrella term used to describe all the factors that contribute to a user’s overall perception and feeling about a system or product. UX Design […]

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It’s widely reported in recruitment that there is a global tech talent shortage. Developers and engineers no longer need to apply for jobs; the sad reality is that 89% of Software Engineers have applied to less than 2 jobs in the past 5 years. What does that mean to you as an employer? It means you have to be very […]

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Let’s revisit a subject I haven’t heard much about in a while – the subject of employee perks. Incredible employee perks aren’t as incredible as they used to be. Not because companies have let up on what they offer, but on the contrary, because so many companies are offering amazing perks that the novelty has worn off. The result is […]

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