19 episodes

Practical advice and resources for employers, hiring managers, in-house recruitment teams, job candidates, and job seekers

Recruitment in the modern world Fiona Wilson

    • Business

Practical advice and resources for employers, hiring managers, in-house recruitment teams, job candidates, and job seekers

    Stakeholder management: what it is, why do it, and what the pitfalls are

    Stakeholder management: what it is, why do it, and what the pitfalls are

    In this episode, Sherah Beckley and Anthony Haynes discuss stakeholder management, drawing in part of insights gleaned from FJ Wilson Talent Services' work with organisations for professionals.

    Sherah and Anthony first consider definitions of, and rationales for, stakeholder management and then identify a series of pitfalls that stakeholder managers need to avoid.

    Reference

    Stakeholders by Andrew Friedman and Sarah Miles is published by Oxford University Press

    • 17 min
    The business context: why it matters to employers and what to do about it

    The business context: why it matters to employers and what to do about it

    Anthony Haynes writes: In this episode, I explore with Sherah Beckley the topic of the context in which employers operate.

    We explore why employers need to raise their eyes and scan the horizon, to see what changes are coming down the road. What external developments will require responses from you?

    We discuss how employers can use frameworks to focus attention in order to ensure they don't overlook changes in the environment they operate in

    And, in the process, we introduce our EPISTLE model.

    Resource

    Ian Worthington, Chris Britton, and Ed Thompson, Business Environment: A Global Perspective (Pearson) is a wide-ranging resource on the topic.

    • 12 min
    Presenting yourself: 'self-branding'

    Presenting yourself: 'self-branding'

    Anthony Haynes writes: This episode is aimed primarily at candidates and job-hunters -- though we hope it will prove of use in more general contexts too.

    We consider the question of how to present yourself consistently, so that employers and others understand who you are.

    With a couple of worked examples -- from our host, Sherah Beckley, and me -- we develop a straightforward approach to self-presentation.

    Resource recommendation

    Angie Wakefield, 'Why you should use 3 words to create your personal brand', on Medium: https://medium.com/@angiewakefield/why-you-should-use-3-words-to-create-your-personal-brand-d04ee7b0143.

    See also

    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like our episode on networking: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1186295/10374110-networking-the-how-and-why.

    • 12 min
    How employers are failing to hire - and what to do about it

    How employers are failing to hire - and what to do about it

    Anthony Haynes writes: Currently, we are experiencing a testing, unusual, labour market. The supply of labour has contracted; vacancies persist.

    In this context, seeking to hire can prove frustrating. Our experience in recruitment indicates that there are a number of recurring pitfalls that employers need to avoid.

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, one common problem area is salary.

    But salary is not the sole concern. In this discussion, Sherah Beckley and I discuss the What, When, and Where of talent acquisition in the current context.

    See also

    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also enjoy our episode  on how not to write job advertisements (24 Feb 2022): https://www.buzzsprout.com/1186295/10135340-employers-how-not-to-write-job-advertisements.

    • 10 min
    Networking: the how and why

    Networking: the how and why

    In this episode, Sherah Beckley interviews Anthony Haynes, Communications Director for FJ Wilson Talent Services.

    This episode provides practical guidance on networking: its value; how it works; and how to network effectively.


    Reference

    Mark Granovetter, 'The strength of weak ties' (American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 78, no. 6, May 1973, pp.1360-1380).

    • 13 min
    How to write a person specification

    How to write a person specification

    In this episode, Sherah Beckley interviews Anthony Haynes, Communications Director of FJ Wilson Talent Services.

    The discussion focuses on the relationships between skills, experience, and qualifications.


    #diversity #personspecification #recruitment #talent #talentacquisition

    • 10 min