Each week we round up some of the best posts we’ve read that we think you might find useful. We pick posts that will spark ideas you can put into practice.

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No.1 Three Emerging Alternatives to Traditional Hiring Methods

  • Candidate Sourcing
  • Innovation
  • Assessment Methods

 

What?

This HBR article breaks the challenge of evaluating talent for recruitment down to two key questions: What should you assess and how? It follows this up by identifying three “bleeding edge” approaches to tackling these questions.

Why?

If you buy into the “war for talent” concept then you’ll want to keep abreast of the latest methods for finding that talent. There’s no doubt that all three of these methods are being applied effectively in other fields, so there’s good potential in recruitment too.

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No.2 How To Be The Most Likeable Person In The Room

Jimmy Fallon
  • Relationship Building
  • Interview techniques
  • Techniques

 

What?

In case you haven’t come across him, Jimmy Fallon is a late night American talk show host, think Jonathan Ross only funny and likeable (he also has THE coolest house band imaginable). If you catch any of his show on YouTube it’s hard not to like the guy. One of the things he’s especially good at is establishing rapport with the people he interviews. This post analyses his style and pulls out some useful tips.

Why?

Recruitment is all about relationship building, you need to build great relationships with clients and candidates alike to be successful. Part of that process is establishing rapport, common ground and being likeable. The tips in this post are proven classics so get stuck in. (And it’s a great excuse to watch some clips of the show)

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No.3 Why Self-Awareness is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change

Self-awareness
  • Reflection
  • Feedback
  • Personal Development

 

What?

Feedback is an essential part of learning and developing, but how often do you give yourself honest and frank feedback on your performance? That requires self-awareness and all too often we kid ourselves that things are going better than they really are. This post delves deeper into this essential topic for anyone who wants to develop themselves of their people.

Why?

Self awareness isn’t about zen happiness, it’s about giving yourself honest and ongoing feedback about your performance. Without it you are basically steering your ship with a broken compass and you won’t get where you need to go.

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