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    March 17, 2017

    I  very often make the claim that I studied the least vocational subject possible at university - Philosophy. Upon graduating, the only thing I wanted from a career is to be surrounded by, and heavily interact with, people. But I was a naive graduate with no idea what career options were out there. What did I do? I went to a graduate recruitment agency of course...

  • How Ping Pong (and 4 Other Tactics) Can Predict Job Performance Better Than a Traditional Interview

    February 22, 2017

    Richard Branson doesn’t shy away from disrupting the status quo. And recently, he admitted that he has tried to shake up interviewing as well. After all, why stick to the same old interview format - one that makes it easy for candidates to present an unrealistically polished picture of themselves. Why not figure out a way to really see candidates’ true...

  • Why Being a Farmer (and Not a Hunter) Will Make You a More Successful Recruiter

    March 13, 2017

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  • Forget Interview Questions: 4 Fresh Tactics to Screen...

    March 22, 2017

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    January 31, 2017

    Whether you’re screening a candidate over the phone or sitting down with them for their in person interview, you know there are some...