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Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE: ‘People need more autonomy and control’

Sir Cary Cooper: How can we facilitate work cultures that produce healthy and happy workforces and, by association, increase productivity?

You can’t be serious! New research explores role of humour in business

Two thirds of UK workers think that showing a sense of humour is crucial to making a successful first impression, according to new research commissioned by Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resorts. According to their study, as many as 66 percent, or two thirds, of adults in the UK rated humour ahead of appearance (50%), intelligence (39%), confidence…

Simon Wilsher: Why recruiters need to spot best behaviour

Seasoned recruiters will no doubt agree that when it comes to hiring new candidates they weigh up numerous factors – from the candidate’s skill sets and experience, to evaluating their mindset, thought processes and ability to fit into the corporate culture. Each recruiter will have their own method of assessing potential candidates. Whether they are…

Sheena Pickersgill: Adding value to your recruitment process

How do you ensure that the people you recruit share your company values, not only in the words that they say but in their actions and behaviour? It is beneficial for both companies and candidates to ensure that their values are aligned yet company values are rarely used to guide recruitment. Traditional approaches to recruitment…

The ten wackiest questions asked by recruiters

With a growing pool of talent to choose from, more and more recruiters are putting pressure on unsuspecting candidates by throwing ‘curveball’ questions during a job interview, new research from Foosle.com has found. The research, which polled 500 employers and over 1,000 UK adults, found that more than half (56%) use curveball questions to test a number…

Majority of jobseekers would turn down a job if the interviewer gave a poor first impression

More than two thirds (70 per cent) of job seekers turn down a job if their first impression is sub-standard, according to a new study from Monster.co.uk. The research highlights what influences first impressions with 35 per cent of interviewees saying they would not take a job if they didn’t like the reception area. The…

Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ will force recruiters to go back to basics

A recent ruling from EU Court of Justice has established that its subjects have the ‘right to be forgotten’ and asked Google and other search engines to remove access to information that do not comply with privacy rules. The verdict was reinforced after the case of Mario Costeja Gonzalez, a Spanish citizen who requested that…