General interview advice The following is a good short introduction to get yourself up to speed for any professional interview. General interview preparation – a thorough overview of all types in interviews and how to prepare for them. Telephone interview preparation – the most important tip – have headphones with a mic so you can take notes. Examples of commonly used competencies – the behaviour and experience interviewers screen you against. Using the STAR model to…Byadmin
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Adjusting the operating model for success and overcoming stalled digital efforts. The digested read is an ongoing blog series where I take a white paper or long-form article and digest it to a palatable five minute or so read for you. TL;DR? I read so you don’t have to. This week we are looking at Organising for a Digital World by Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Laurent-Pierre Baculard, Greg Caimi and Oliver Straehle. They all work for Bain and Company.ByEdward
WHY YOU SHOULD ADOPT A MODERN MARKETING MINDSET I’ve been mulling over the flip flop from marketing to digital and back to marketing. To be more prescriptive I have been mulling over how marketing led companies abandoned insight based strategies to pursue channel specific digital strategies as the world changed radically in 2007 with the arrival of the iPhone. In the last year and a half I’ve been encouraged to observe right thinking companies tackle the integration of traditional…ByEdward
One day, when I was sitting with my laptop next to my father and ‘working from home’, he asked: “Are you really earning money like that?”. For my father who woke up at 6 am every day; opened his store; closed it at 6 pm and went back to home for 30 years, it’s impossible for him to understand this new mode of working. I wondered if the same thing would happen…ByEdward
Before listing the great examples of employer branding, I should say that it is hotting up in the unfortunately named “war for talent”. Today’s sought-after workers have a lot more choices and opportunities than they did just a few years ago. It has never been easier to find available opportunities as a candidate, and, it has never been so easy to be found by headhunters. Our workings lives have changed fundamentally in half a generation.ByEdward
Over the last two years in our office, we have been consistently debating whether brands should keep “digital strategy” as its own separate function, or, if they should integrate what is, in effect, a channel, across their business strategy. So when we saw Stéphane Bérubé, L’Oréal’s newly appointed head of marketing for the UK announce the press that “brands should not have a digital strategy” we were delighted to see the debate moving to the…ByEdward
Employer branding is how your company is being viewed by others – current employees, investors, competitors and the public. Most importantly though, it represents your reputation and desirability among potential employees. We hear a lot about this recently, but I wanted to take a look at the real world impact your employer brand can have in reality. What better way to do this than with a real example? P.S. You can find a detailed information…ByEdward
We are working in the recruitment sector for a long time and we always think about turning pain points into gain points for us and HR departments. Well, what is the biggest pain point for HR professionals and circuitously company? I would say high employee turnover rate. Let’s have a quick look at the results of high employee turnover rate for a company and HR people briefly. 1. Revenue – according to research conducted by The Center of…ByEdward
%56 will never use a company again Over %25 will recommend friends not to use the business 20% will take revenge by posting a review online 14% will share a poor experience on social media Those facts show what happens after poor customer experience, according to the report by New Voice and Click Fox. Unsatisfied consumers are an inevitable truth of business life. Those companies which provide any poor customer experience have to pay a heavy price; either negative customer…ByEdward
Everybody thinks “It’s my life and my career. I want to take control and be my own boss” once in their life. When it comes to taking control, we are generally not aware of the various options that are accessible to us. While many employees try to develop their permanent roles; interim management option appears as a perfect solution for them. Interim management is now a popular troubleshooting management technique in recent years due to…ByEdward