The project cycle in recruitment is amazingly long. A job opens up, documents are drawn up and approved, advertisements go… Read more Learning to recruit better (3/3)
In the academic world, it is the norm to give a contact number of the future line manager who is… Read more How to manage the recruitment process (2/3)
Recently, some academics complained to the big academic job board, www.jobs.ac.uk, that an advertisement for a lectureship contained exactly one… Read more How to write a good job advert (1/3)
Good HR might be rare. And that is largely because few HR departments are properly thought out. Who do we think we will need in the future? How sure are we? How can we manage uncertainty?
LizO of HRPractice in Harare asks Dear Jo, how can I get role clarity and understanding , compensation internally equitable… Read more A salary structure for a turbulent world
#1 Is the political system broken? America is big. America is a fiercely democratic as any place bar India. So… Read more 3 reasons why non-Americans care about American healthcare
Metrics Metrics are good. They make us do something that psychologists call “operationalize”. Operationalize isn’t some complicated Freudian notion. It… Read more By our metrics we shall be known: selection for the knowledge industries of the global information age
HR and the recession People are out hunting again for information on HR and the recession. I’ll briefly recap my… Read more This is not a recession. Stop dithering and step up to the plate . . .
Job descriptions ~ good and bad I picked up a reference to a job description for a Social Network Manager… Read more 2 occasions to use a person specification; 3 ways to select with job descriptions
A tsunami is on its way but we are sleeping through it I’ve done that actually, slept through a tsunami… Read more The tsunami follows the financial crisis. Leave the beach. Walk. Don’t look back