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You call it the Recruitment Business – We call it a Talent Solutions Business

You call it the Recruitment Business – We call it a Talent Solutions Business

I believe the role we have in our work with HR Directors is in the provision of business solutions and we do this through the people-element of the business.

As communications and commerce rely even more on digital medias, I pose the question in following question in this month’s blog:

How can Mobile & Video can help secure the pick of the crop of top talent for you?

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How you can improve your management skills to get the best from your team!

How you can improve your management skills to get the best from your team!

Sometimes managers are promoted so quickly they forget what it was like when they first started out.

There are a lot of management competencies that have been developed through research over the years. They provide a good solid foundation for developing management skills and improving performance. However, they sometimes feel intangible, so when I’m working with managers I sometimes use a very simple exercise to help clarify to the managers which are the most important skills and behaviours they need in their organisations. It goes something like this:

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Video recruitment increases graduate placements even when they have little work experience

Video recruitment increases graduate placements even when they have little work experience

According to a new report out this month, The Graduate Market in 2011 produced by High Fliers Research, it revealed the analysis of graduate vacancies and starting salaries at Britain’s 100 leading employers, and the report suggested that lack of work experience is affecting graduates and their successful job placements.

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Are you a Finance sector ‘Recruiter in the City?’

Rosanne Shochot: Director of David Alan Consultants, specialist talent finders in the finance sector placing people who last in the City, West End and Docklands!

I’m Rosanne Shochot: Director of David Alan Consultants, specialist talent finders in the finance sector, placing people who last in the City, West End and Docklands!

I hope you have had a successful month within your businesses.

I am delighted to tell you about the David Alan Consultants pre Spring offer for Recruiters and HR Directors in the City, Central London & Canary Wharf.

For the whole of March 2011, our special recruitment rate finder’s fee is just a flat 15 % on the first job vacancy we secure for you within these catchment areas.

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The right people in the right roles – we make it easy for you

How to take on Quality Staff that last in 2011

When recruiting new staff, it is important that the roles and objectives are clear, together with strong guidelines and clarity in the role.

The importance of managing staff is essential in order to get the best out of individuals; and by regular monitoring, good staff can become excellent! This process includes having clear guidelines, goals and regular updates on the role, as well as opportunities for the person to develop in his or her position to keep motivated, interested and challenged.

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How our candidates view David Alan Consultants

How our candidates view David Alan Consultants

We receive many testimonials from our clients and it is my pleasure to share this one in our blog.

“I am a freelance artist and like most artists, in order to meet the cost of living, I must work a ‘real job’. I’ve a lot to thank the temping world for; it’s paid my bills, kept a roof over my head and put food on my table. In the five years that I have been temping, I have worked for a number of agencies – one of them once referred to me as a ‘career temp’ (a hard term – hard to swallow but true). So when David Alan asked me to tell them about my experience from the ‘other side’ I felt more than qualified!

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People BUY People

Show me the Personality

I’ve just returned from a trip to South Africa and while the holiday was great, I have to admit, I’happy to be back at work.  Yes, I’m one of those ‘love your job types’ and I count myself lucky to be like this.

I really like the people side of my industry.  From meeting new clients to reconnecting with past candidates, I enjoy finding out what makes people tick.

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Announcing our new Video Interviewing facility!

David Alan's Video Interviewing

I’m really thrilled to announce the arrival of the new David Alan Consultants Video Interviewing!

This new facility for us sees one of my goals for our business come true!

Video Interviewing is all about convenience and saving time – for employers and employees.  These qualities are at the heart of what we do. Everyday.

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Lights, Camera, Action!… coming to your PC screen!

Lights, Camera, Action...Coming to a Screen Near You

This week has had some  ‘glitz and glam’ for me  as I attended the film shoot for our new marketing promo!

I’ve been working on the script promoting our new Video Interviewing process for what seems now like ages (doesn’t preparation take time!) and I was really excited that the filming day arrived!

Spending time at the film studio was something completely different to my day to day routine.  Which got me thinking…

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“Is it time you called in a front of house top temp?” asks Rosanne Shochot

Summer Temp to the Rescue

With summer here, the best way to avoid the stress of vacationing staff, is to call in a top temp.

I’ve often heard clients wondering out loud if it is worth getting a temp in to cover a vacationing staff member’s position – be it for a day, a week or more.

The process of getting a new candidate in to learn the systems may sound like a time consuming hassle but experience tells me this argument is a false economy.

In the debate of  ‘to temp or not to temp’ I can firmly say that a temp might just save your bacon.

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