|About the Book|
Despite the enormous advances in communications technologies a lot of businesses are actually finding it increasingly difficult to hire suitable staff. Talent acquisition and skills shortages have become big issues. Businesses often turn toMoreDespite the enormous advances in communications technologies a lot of businesses are actually finding it increasingly difficult to hire suitable staff. Talent acquisition and skills shortages have become big issues. Businesses often turn to recruitment agencies to help them but many find this to be an expensive and often unreliable method of hiring suitable people. Recruitment agencies typically focus on their own short term revenue generation where the primary concern of recruitment consultants is to make fees so as to hit their monthly targets. If your vacancy is not a quick and easy role for them to fill then it will fall to the bottom of the queue.By reading this book you will be able to:- Gain more control of your recruitment process.- Learn how to save money and how to develop a number of sourcing techniques to find your own candidates, often for free.- Ensure a good culture fit and improve the quality of your new hires.- Reduce time wasted reviewing unsuitable CVs and learn about the steps that will allow you to generate a short list of suitable candidates in less than an hour.- Learn how to make your interviews as effective as possible.- Improve the likelihood of your job offers being accepted.- Gain a more in-depth understanding of how the hiring process works and get a deeper insight into the motivations and behaviours of candidates.- Learn how to develop a long term talent acquisition strategy optimised for your business.The author has over a decade of experience in hiring difficult to find technical specialists and managers for challenging engineering projects in international environments. He has done this while working directly with hiring managers as an in-house recruiter and while employed by external recruitment agencies so he has a deep understanding of how the recruitment industry operates. This book will be useful to business owners in SME’s or start-ups looking to ramp up their recruitment strategy in a cost effective manner. It is written in plain business English and not techie speak or recruiter jargon. It will also be helpful to anybody involved in the recruitment process or those simply looking to understand how the hiring process should work. This is not a strategy book- it’s a practical set of guidelines offering clear instructions that will allow your business to utilise the tools and techniques used by the best professional recruiters to find and hire the talent that your business needs.About the author:Mark James Walsh started life as a materials engineer having graduated with a BSc (honours) in Polymer Technology in 1994 and spent almost ten years in the automotive manufacturing sector. Since moving into the “people” business in 2003 he has gained a Post Grad in Business Administration and the Project Management Institute’s PMP certification.He has worked on both sides of the fence, directly with clients and with recruitment agencies and so has a deep understanding of how the recruitment industry operates. He has personally been responsible for the hiring of over one thousand professionals. He has spent over ten thousand hours conducting interviews and has read well over one hundred thousand CVs in his career to date.