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Human Capital Management

Tips for smashing competency based interviews

April 24, 2023  /

Over the last few quarters, we have delivered to several retained campaigns which has as part of the service, included our participation in the competency interview stages of the hiring processes. We regularly competency interview, but to do so in the company of our clients has been a particularly enjoyable experience. It has also offered […]

2022, what a year! Does 2023 represent the calm after the storm?

December 20, 2022  /

  Often at this time of year, HR professionals reflect on the year that has past and turn their attention to the year that will come. I recently completed my latest snap shot and the timing of this edition is always insightful. The interviews that I conduct at this time of year offer a sneak […]

Retirement – do we need a rethink?

October 27, 2022  /

An emotive and potentially controversial topic, but this blog is blue sky crazy thinking… hear me out: As specialist recruiters who recruit into HR departments and Human Capital Management related solutions business, we observe with great interest trends relating to these two spaces. As a by-product of servicing these marketplaces, we talk every day to […]

Solve your cost of living crisis by moving jobs? Yes, but …

July 6, 2022  /

Everyone is very aware of the cost of living crisis and it is fair to say that we are all feeling the pinch. Inflation is at 9% (likely to be 11%) and as an inevitable consequence, individuals are looking to earn as much as they can. At Andrew James Recruitment Specialist Recruitment, we see this […]

Cash (base salary) is super important in this market – here is why..

April 27, 2022  /

  Everyone knows that the market is both strong and challenging (depending on what side of the fence you fall) right now. If you are looking for a role, then, generally speaking, there is opportunity. If you are hiring, then it is tough. Candidates have lots of choice and often end up with multiple offers. […]

How has home working affected sales processes and cycles?

April 14, 2021  /

  It has it been fascinating to learn how sales processes and cycles had been affected by the pandemic. We asked a range of 50 commercial leaders in the Human Capital Management space what they thought. For 16 of the group, remote working had exposed some gaps in team capability which was concerning them. For […]

Will the pandemic change the “do I, don’t I work in London conundrum”?

March 11, 2021  /

It was very clear from our latest HR snapshot that most employers are looking to adopt some sort of hybrid / flexible working pattern after the pandemic. I observe this with interest and wonder how this will affect job seekers decision making when it comes to a conundrum that was very prevalent before the pandemic. […]

The war for talent is alive

February 22, 2021  /

Talent and Wellbeing are the two key areas of focus right now. This is according to leaders that we interviewed across both of our key sectors (HR and Sales), for the latest edition of our market snap shots. The next editions of the snap shots will likely be filled with information around what initiatives have […]

It will bounce back and bounce back well!

April 15, 2020  /

  Yesterday the OBR reported some fairly dire predictions for the UK economy. Predictions that business owners were expecting and predictions that will bring challenges for the year ahead and possibly beyond.  The recruitment marketplace is currently impacted and of course, will continue to be impacted – these are challenging times, but there is light! […]

Top 5 tips for delivering a winning presentation at an interview

October 11, 2019  /
psychology of performance in sales

When it comes to Sales recruitment, it is exceptionally rare to see a process where a presentation is not required at some stage in the process. The 3 most commonly requested presentations are to ‘present your 30, 60 and 90 day plan’, ‘present to us on your current product portfolio’ or to ‘present for 15 […]

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