Tag: Recruitment


Sep

21

2017
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An-Nahar Interview with our CEO | The War for Talent: Hiring the Best and the Brightest

Full article available at An-Nahar website. BEIRUT: Welcome to the talent economy. There has never been a time when top-tier talent was more in demand, more valuable, and harder to find. Real expertise, based on profound skill and experience, is a powerful force multiplier for a company’s performance. Expertise delivers numerous core values versus individuals that haven’t been there or done that; missed sleep or...

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Aug

01

2016
How to Select Psychometric Assessments for Your Company

How to Select Psychometric Assessments for Your Company

Psychometric assessments have been around for a very long time and are quickly gaining traction in the Middle East. Companies mainly use psychometric assessments for screening candidates during recruitment and for identifying development areas in their employees. With so many psychometric assessments in the market today, it can be very difficult for a company to select the best tools for its specific needs. Psychometric assessments...

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Jun

24

2016
Competencies: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

Competencies: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

We hear a lot of clichés about why a business succeeds: Efficiency, productivity, cost consciousness, innovation, and the list goes on. Success is driven by people within each and every company. But for a company to achieve success, its current and future employees must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to outperform the competition and stay relevant in today’s fierce market. In other...

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Feb

21

2016
Should You Hire a Job Hopper?

Should You Hire a Job Hopper?

Most companies like to avoid job seekers who tend to switch jobs every few years. The belief is that people who change jobs are not hard workers, lack the necessary skills, and have no loyalty towards any company. In other words, job hoppers are simply bad candidates that should rarely be considered for a job, especially key positions. I am someone who disagrees with that,...

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Nov

21

2015
Should You Search For a Job During the Christmas Holiday?

Should You Search For a Job During the Christmas Holiday?

The Christmas holiday season is usually a hectic time for a lot of companies. Sales people are scrambling to achieve their targets, HR personnel are finalizing their manpower plans and budgets, accountants are closing yearly books, and much more. In brief, one wouldn’t expect companies to make a big effort in their recruitment and the expectation is that most recruitment for the new year will...

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Nov

16

2015
How Many Interviews Does Your Hiring Process Need?

How Many Interviews Does Your Hiring Process Need?

If you’re a recruiter, this question has undoubtedly crossed your mind at some point. Deciding how many times to see a candidate before making a decision is a difficult task, especially if the position is very critical. On one hand, you do not want to make a hasty decision and on the other hand, you do not want to drive away good candidates. From my...

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Oct

16

2015
Should You Accept a Counter Offer After You Resign?

Should You Accept a Counter Offer After You Resign?

I was chatting with a friend of mine a few weeks back and he mentioned that he was actively looking for a new job and going through interviews. Yesterday, he gives me a call to notify me that he got a job offer and submitted his resignation. The next day, he received a counter offer from his current employer with a 15% higher salary that...

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Oct

09

2015
The Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

The Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

If you’ve made it to the interview, it means you’re one of a select few with a chance to personally impress and convince the employer to hire you. Given today’s tough and highly competitive job market, opportunities like these are few and far in between. Therefore, it is imperative that you avoid these common job interview mistakes: Showing up late: This one is quite obvious....

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May

17

2015
Identifying Winning Companies

Identifying Winning Companies

I’m pretty sure that no one likes the whole job search process, whether you are currently employed or not. It’s an inescapable reality that all professionals go through at several points in their careers. Whatever your reason for seeking a new company to work for, it’s safe to say that you want to find an employer that you will want to stick with long term....

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Jan

24

2015
4 Tips for Effective Headhunting

4 Tips for Effective Headhunting

It’s a great time to be a headhunter. With the help of powerful social networks such as LinkedIn, it has never been easier to gain access to top quality talent. But access is not enough to attract the caliber of professionals your business needs. Today, professionals are bombarded with information from around the web and they’ve become accustomed to filtering out the noise. To capture...

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