Comments are closed. Recruitment: The Candidate Opt-outShared from missc on 14 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Anyone who has spent a reasonable amount of time in the HR/recruiting industry invariably will have been on the wrong end of candidate opting out of an application process. There are of course a multitude of reasons why this might happen, a lot of which are outside of our control, but sadly in a large amount of cases, accountability rests on the shoulders of the agent/HR pro and in a lot of cases this can have significant ramifications. For example, in agency-land the client can quickly lose faith in an agent’s ability to close the recruitment loop. In internal talent acquisition you will be held accountable for the cost associated with the time spent resulting in a no-hire etc. Not to mention the pounding your reputation could take from the candidate or client perspective if it a regular occurrence. Sadly in HR and recruitment the candidate opt-out is an evil that will always play a part in our role but if we ensure adequate focus on the quality of our communication and efficiency of our processes, the risk will be largely minimized. It’s not rocket science by any means, but it’s good to not lose sight of the basics as our experience grows.Clarity is King: Grey areas are the mortal enemy of any recruiter. When talking to a candidate, the more details that go undiscussed or the more inaccurate the information you give the applicant, the higher the no-hire’o’meter will rise. When talking to a candidate, if you get the impression that any details you’ve divulged about the remit, remuneration package, location or pertinent skills managed to raise the candidate’s eyebrows and perhaps caused un-easiness, DRILL DOWN!. Don’t be happy with getting a half-hearted approval to flick a CV to a client/hiring manager. Ultimately all you will be doing is facilitating the beginning of a fact finding mission for the candidate (which they will opt out of as soon as any facts they don’t like arise) as opposed to offering up all the facts and ascertaining that they are your/clients next superstar. Yes, your CV submittal rate will be higher but your conversion rate will stink.Recruit in a timely manner, without lacking substance. Anyone who has read my previous blog post (Why the long……process) will know my thoughts on drawn out, lengthy recruitment processes. IMO, if a recruiter or HR pro must ask a candidate to go through a 6 stage process in order for them to ascertain suitability, or if they lack the ability to consult properly with their clients/hiring managers around why this is not needed, then there is some serious training required. Personally, I’m a fan of a robust phone screening process followed by a panel interview or a well put together 2 stage interview process. Keeping in mind the candidate experience, neither option would be arduous but will give more than adequate time to ensure a full screening process.As I said, by no means rocket science but I’d suggest just keeping these two things in mind will largely contribute to overall recruitment success rate and conversion ratios. Previous Article Next Article Read full article
Craft bakery chain Chatwins has taken on all five of The Village Bakery in Wrexham’s shops as the Welsh firm looks to focus on its wholesale business.The shops in Wrexham, Rhos, Llangollen, Ruthin and Holywell will join Chatwin’s existing estate, taking it to 26 shops in total.Nantwich-based Chatwins has agreed to retain the shops’ 50 staff, on their existing terms and conditions.Edward Chatwin, managing director, said: “We have known the Jones family at the Village Bakery for a long time and both bakeries have a similar ethos and a real passion for our products, so it was a very good fit.”This was a great opportunity for us to expand by 20 per cent almost overnight and, whereas the Village Bakery are concentrating their efforts on the wholesale business, we are retail specialists.”Robin Jones, managing director at The Village Bakery wrote to affected members of staff. He said: “Chatwins have exciting plans to build on the success we have already achieved in creating a chain of attractive, well-run outlets.”Like the Village Bakery, Chatwins are a family run firm of craft bakers and all the existing staff will be kept on with pay and conditions being protected. There will be no job losses.”He said the firm had been growing rapidly in recent years, thanks for the continued expansion of its wholesale arm which supplies a number of well-known brands.A spokesperson for Chatwins told British Baker it hoped to have the rebrand of the five shops completed by Monday 11 November.Last week British Baker reported that The Village Bakery had been titled Wales’ fastest-growing company at the Fast Growth 50 awards, after its grew more than 1,500%.Employing more than 250 staff with a view to hire another 50, the bakery hopes to build a further 60,000sq ft production, office and innovation space, in a bid to increase turnover to £35m over the next five years.
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Moscow, Russia | AFP | Former Russia coach Leonid Slutsky has some blunt advice for the World Cup hosts: admit that you are not a “footballing nation” and move on.Slutsky’s stark assessment came in the wake of two humbling home defeats to Brazil and France last month.Pundits and the media appeared ready to shrug off the 3-0 beating by Brazil as something Russia might expect from the five-time world champions.But the mood soured considerably following a listless 3-1 loss to a French team that were not at their best.Slutsky appeared on a football programme on Monday to defend his assessment that Russia were simply not very adept at the sport.“When I say that we are not a footballing nation, I do it so that we can figure out why,” Russia’s Euro 2016 manager said.“The fact that we are not the strongest team in the world is obvious to everyone. It is very important to admit this in order to move on.”Slutsky then took the unorthodox step of comparing the state of Russian football to alcoholism.“This is like in Alcoholics Anonymous, when you come in and say: ‘I am so and so and I have a problem’,” the 46-year-old said.“This is where the recovery and some sort of progress begins.”Slutsky is a genial personality who gained a strong following among fans when he led CSKA Moscow to three domestic titles between 2012 and 2016. But his Russia side were knocked out of Euro 2016 in the group stage and he was replaced by Stanislav Cherchesov that same year.The pressure on Cherchesov to — at the very least — secure Russia a place in the last 16 of their first home World Cup is immense.A new crisis in relations between Moscow and the West has only added political significance to the occasion.Cherchesov has done his best to lift team morale and find the silver lining from Russia’s latest losses.The former Spartak Moscow goalkeeper said on Monday that Russia needed to play former world champions to figure out where they stood.He also reminded supporters that Russia lost just 1-0 to Argentina and drew 3-3 with Spain in November.“We accomplished the things that we had set out for ourselves,” Cherchesov told Match TV.“It is just a shame that our third game with Brazil did not come right after the Spain one.”Russia and Uruguay are considered favourites to progress from a World Cup Group A that also includes Saudi Arabia and Egypt.But Slutsky said Russia should set themselves longer-term goals.“I have spent a lot of time thinking about how we can use the legacy of the World Cup,” he said.Share on: WhatsApp
“Just as was the case with my previous clubs, I have worked with some wonderful people and I believe that some will be my friends for life.“I know that you are all aware of my professional principles. Each time a chapter is closed I show my deepest respect and I don’t make any comments about my former colleagues.”The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss told Sky Sports News he has a future beyond United.“Manchester United has a future without me and I have a future without Manchester United, so why should I now be sharing with you or even with the supporters, any of my feelings?“It’s over. That’s me and that’s the way I’ve always been and I was always very critical of managers that leave clubs and then they come out and they speak about details of what happened and who is to blame for this kind of situation — that’s not me. I just want to finish, it happened yesterday and I’d like to say it’s game over.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he is “immensely proud” of his time at Manchester United but refused to delve into the issues that played a part in his Old Trafford exit.Club bosses sacked the Portuguese manager on Tuesday following a 3-1 defeat at Anfield that left the 20-times champions an embarrassing 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just 17 matches.Former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced as Mourinho’s temporary replacement on Wednesday as the club begins its search for a permanent replacement.Mourinho lifted the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield in his first year at the club before finishing runners-up in both the league and FA Cup, but things have unravelled since the start of his third campaign at the helm.The United boss has made his frustrations about players and some of the club’s decisions clear over recent months but kept his feelings on such matters to himself in a statement released the day after his sacking.“I have been immensely proud to wear the badge of Manchester United since the first day I arrived, and I believe all United supporters recognise this,” Mourinho said in a statement released to Britain’s Press Association.
FILE PHOTO: Marcus RashfordLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Marcus Rashford wants to put Manchester United “back where they belong” after ending speculation over his future by penning a new four-year contract to remain at Old Trafford.The 21-year-old had attracted interest from Barcelona, among others, with his previous deal running out in 2020.However, Rashford, a product of the United academy, wants to lead the rebuilding at United and believes he has felt the Red Devils’ fall from grace under several different managers in recent years more than most as a fan of the club.“It is a huge sense of pride and a huge feeling for me to sign the contract,” Rashford told The Times.“Manchester United are one big family. Some clubs don’t have that. That’s why United are more than a football club to me.“Me being a fan changes the emotional side of it. Say we lose a game, it affects me more than it should because I’m a fan. It hurts every day to see where we are now, (compared) to where we’ve been in the past.“It makes me more determined to put the club back where they belong.”United finished 32 points behind local rivals and champions Manchester City in sixth in the Premier League last season and missed out on Champions League qualification. Rashford believes the 20-time English champions can return to competing for the top honours in the coming seasons.“There’s nothing I want more than to see the club winning the Premier League again, winning the Champions League again,” he added.“Everybody here deserves much, much more than what we’re giving them right now, not only the fans, the club itself. They don’t deserve to be where they are now.“As players, we’re the ones who have the opportunity to try and forget about the past five, six years and put the club back on track.”The appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager to replace Jose Mourinho also played a part in convincing Rashford to stay at the club.And he backed the Norwegian to succeed where David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Mourinho have failed in the six years since Alex Ferguson’s retirement.“The players have faith in the manager now,” said Rashford. “It can take two or three seasons but I feel we’re ready to take the first step.”Share on: WhatsApp
Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his overtime goal against New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson (45) with Kris Letang (58) as Islanders’ Calvin de Haan (44) skates away during an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Penguins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) – Sidney Crosby went through a cluster of New York Islanders like they weren’t even there.With the puck on his stick in overtime, all he saw was the net. And then he hit it.Crosby, who scored the tying goal in the third period, netted the winner with a brilliant individual effort 3:44 into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night.He stole the puck from Thomas Vanek just outside the New York blue line, streaked down the middle between two defenseman and jammed a backhander past Anders Nilsson for his 15th goal.“The puck just came to me, and I found a way,” Crosby said. “I had some time to wind up and get some speed. It was a good situation.“I didn’t notice how many guys were hanging on me. I just went for the net.”Simple enough for Sid the Kid, who had made it 2-all with 12:00 left in regulation by firing in a one-timer from the right circle off a pass from Evgeni Malkin.Nilsson was the hard-luck loser in overtime for the second straight game. New York, which has dropped seven straight (0-5-2), gave up the lead late to Washington on Saturday and was beaten in overtime on a goal by Alex Ovechkin.“Every goal you let in is frustrating,” said Nilsson, who made 31 saves in his seventh NHL game. “I thought I should have had the winner from Ovi and I should have the winner tonight.”Malkin assisted on power-play goals by James Neal and Crosby to back Marc-Andre Fleury, who made 21 saves. His best stop came on Frans Nielsen’s penalty shot in the third when New York led 2-1.If a standard penalty was called instead of a penalty shot, it would have wiped out the rest of the Penguins’ power play that produced the tying goal.“That definitely might have changed things,” Crosby said.Kyle Okposo scored twice in the first period for the Islanders, who are third from the bottom in the East.Despite the gap in the standings, the Islanders play the Penguins much tighter on the ice. The teams have split two games in Pittsburgh this season, following the Penguins’ six-game, first-round playoff triumph over New York last spring.“The rivalry is real,” Fleury said. “They play us close and really make us work. They are a good team against us just about every time we play them.”The Penguins (19-9-1) moved one point ahead of idle Boston atop the Eastern Conference with their fourth straight win, and completed a 3-0 road trip.Pittsburgh’s potent power play, ranked No. 1 in the NHL, got the Penguins back in the game. Neal connected in the final seconds of the second period, and Crosby tied it in the third.Nilsson held off the Penguins long enough for New York to salvage a point in the standings. John Tavares assisted on both of Okposo’s goals.“I thought we played very well,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “We really needed that third one and didn’t get it. It’s very hard for us to win with two goals.“It came down to special teams again. My frustration is the same as what the players are feeling because we’ve all been there.”Okposo hadn’t scored in eight games but he broke out with two during a 4:35 span of the first and nearly netted a third before the intermission. He backhanded a shot from the bottom of the left circle into the crease. The puck and Tavares, along with Crosby and Kris Letang of the Penguins all arrived on Fleury’s doorstep at the same time. It found its way in off of Letang to make it 1-0 with 7:05 left.Okposo got even more help on his second goal, which was his eighth of the season. He wound up from above the right circle and ripped a drive that struck Fleury and then squeezed under his left arm before trickling behind him with 2:30 to go.Pittsburgh had a chance to cut into its deficit late in the frame when Vanek and Aaron Ness took penalties 1:17 apart, giving the Penguins a two-man advantage that lasted the final 37.3 seconds of the first period and 5 seconds of the second.What Pittsburgh couldn’t do in the first, it did in the second when Neal notched a power-play goal with 15.6 seconds left off a feed in front from Malkin, who extended his point and assist streaks to nine games. He has 15 assists and 19 points during the run, earning star of the week and month honors in the NHL.Neal scored his ninth goal of the season and seventh in six games to make it 2-1. He has 17 points (9 goals, 8 assists) in the last 13 games.NOTES: Malkin had league-best 25 points and 21 assists in November, the most assists in a month since Wayne Gretzky also had 21 in January 1996. … The Islanders hadn’t scored first in seven games and hadn’t held a two-goal lead since a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles on Nov. 14.
Arcata scored in the seventh inning to edge a close contest at St. Bernard’s in prep baseball Wednesday evening, winning 5-4.After seeing an early 4-0 lead disappear, the Tigers pulled ahead late when Brian Ford drove in the winning run on a suicide squeeze to score teammate Jaden Gorge.“Both teams had some miscues that the other team was able to take advantage of,” Arcata head coach Troy Ghisetti said. “We were able to get the run in the seventh.”The win was the first of the early season …
12 August 2005Satyabrata Pal, India’s new High Commissioner to South Africa, has committed himself to strengthening cultural and economic relations between the two countries.Briefing media in Durban on Wednesday, Pal described relations between the two countries as “very warm”, adding that if the two countries “got it right” it could benefit both South Africans and Indians.He said India and South Africa had created strong bonds in all fields over the past 11 years, and he would work to build on this relationship.Trade between the two countries had grown by 25% since 2003, he said, with India’s exports to South Africa totalling R4.5-billion and SA’s exports to India R3.7-billion in 2004.“But we have not even scratched the surface,” Pal said. “There are so many opportunities in the field of culture and tourism. We would like to see more experience of South African culture in India. Also much could be made in tourism. We need to explore and expand this over the coming years.”Many major Indian companies already operate successfully in South Africa, including Sahara computers, Tata Steel and Tata automotive company.Tata Steel is currently looking to set up a smelter in Richards Bay.Pal said India was interested in South Africa’s technology in coal-to-oil conversion and nuclear power.India could also help South Africa manage its water resources and agricultural production, he said.Pal also gave his support to efforts by African leaders to secure a seat in the United Nations’ Security Council.He said the African continent should be represented on an expanded UN Security Council because “most of the decisions and resolutions taken in the council revolve around development in Africa”.“We have said that composition of the Security Council is no longer relevant to the current situation. The developing world needs a voice and say on the Security Council and we should agree to its expansion for full and non-full members.”Source: BuaNews
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