Sarbani SEN from Les Tartes de Françoise, January 2012
"Practical and to the point advice brought in a fun lay-out.”
Katrien V. from AXA Tech, January 2012
Tricks of the trade
Whether you are a beginner in human resources or the director of a small and medium-sized enterprise, this book will guide you through the recruitment process. It discusses the best practices nowadays used in corporate environments, and because of its pragmatic approach it can be used as a workbook.
This book answers the following questions:
- Where do I find quality personnel today?
- How do I write a solid job description?
- With the thousands of jobs posted online, and high prices for newspaper ads, where and how should I publish my ad?
- How do I know if someone has the right competencies, or how do I know if that person has potential for growth?
- What is industry best practice?
- Should I talk about salary, and when?
Because of the internet, recruitment in this decade is entirely different. More than ever can you find information about someone on social network sites such as Viadeo, Facebook or LinkedIn. In the past, headhunters had to spend weeks calling companies to identify who's who. Today, information about a person can be found in just one click. People are more accessible than ever before and recruitment can be done virtually.
War for talent
However, in times of economic instability, recruiting talent can be very difficult. Companies have smaller budgets to recruit, so when they have a vacancy, they want to fill it with the right person. There are many people on the job market, but it is not easy to filter out the good ones. On the one hand, there is heavy unemployment due to downsizing, and many people are actively looking for a new job. The 'top performers', on the other hand, want to keep their jobs and are not willing to take the risk to change. Therefore, few excellent candidates may be available.