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How organisations can start building the talent they need for the future – right now

How organisations can start building the talent they need for the future – right now
Hudson’s latest research reveals that only one in two employers are confident their team has the capabilities to deliver what will be required in the future. But before we even think about tomorrow’s technical skills and blue-sky predictions, we need to address what we can fix – and change, and enhance, and radically improve – right now.

The new Hudson Report: Today’s workforce demands tomorrow’s skills finds that significant numbers of employers across the Asia Pacific are concerned their people don’t have the skills required to perform in the workplace today, let alone tomorrow.

 
 
 

Are you making these 7 mistakes when hiring?

Are you making these 7 mistakes when hiring?
Want to find new hires who will perform and stay? Then don't follow these common practices.

In my 16 years in recruitment, I've seen the all-too-common mistakes many hiring managers make when they recruit for new hires. It’s understandable – time is limited and we all naturally fall back on the practices that seem most expedient and commonly used. But unfortunately, these don’t often achieve what you really want: a new hire that goes on to become a star performer in your business.

 
 
 

A good salary vs the right employment offer

A good salary vs the right employment offer
When it comes to wooing quality talent in a competitive market, we all know money talks. When people change jobs, most will want or expect a pay increase compared to their previous job – and a hefty hike can act as a powerful lure.

This is borne out by Hudson research, which has revealed that the number one ‘must have’ in a new role for job seekers is ‘the right salary’ . But what exactly is the ‘right’ salary for a role as opposed to a ‘good’ salary, and how do you determine this?

 
 
 

What's your story? The rise of the personal brand

What's your story? The rise of the personal brand
It’s the wise adage that has stood the test of time: “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”

But it is not your shiny shoes or suit that will leave a lasting impression when you next interview for a role. As anyone in recruitment will tell you, it’s your story, how you tell it and the insights it offers into how you operate, that will linger long after your interview is over.

 
 
 

Employers name number 1 "no no" in social media profiles

Employers name number 1
There’s nowhere left to hide. An online background check by recruiters and employers is common practice these days and unlike with a meeting or an interview, you can’t see who is assessing you.

In recent research for the Hudson Report, we asked hiring managers for their views on the use of social media in screening potential hires; specifically, whether they check candidates’ profiles, and if so why and what they are looking for.

 
 
 

295 Days: How one leader inspired his team to achieve a 'miracle' in under a year

295 Days: How one leader inspired his team to achieve a 'miracle' in under a year
Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing the underdog triumph over adversity to rise to the top of their field. The recent upset win by Leicester City Football Club of the English Premier League is a story not only of great team work but of courageous and inspired leadership.

Leicester City recently stunned the world of football when, after being at the bottom of the table for much of last season and only just escaping relegation altogether, they became English Premier League champions for the first time in their history.

 
 
 

One little word that every aspiring leader should remember

One little word that every aspiring leader should remember
If you’re looking to jump-start your career, your new mantra should include this one little word. It’s one of the most valuable capabilities in the corporate world today, and also one of the most elusive.

That word is ‘action’. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But the skills it encompasses are both highly sought after and difficult to find.

 
 
 

The key to being contacted for a job without even applying? Be 'findable' online

The key to being contacted for a job without even applying? Be 'findable' online
As a recruiter with extensive experience sourcing candidates for roles, there are two pieces of advice I have for job seekers hoping to be approached by those looking to hire: 1) Be ‘findable’; and 2) Make it easy.

The obvious question is: how do you do that?

 
 
 

Why hiring talent from outside your industry can be good for business

Why hiring talent from outside your industry can be good for business
In today’s fluid, dynamic employment market career paths are no longer linear: they can diverge into new directions, and sometimes jump completely from one path to another.

Our recent survey, Hudson Report: Forward Focus 2016, found that across Asia the vast majority of professionals would be willing to change industries for the right role (74% in Hong Kong, 83% in China and 88% in Singapore). It’s clear that job seekers are open to change, willing to take on new opportunities – but are employers equally willing?

 
 
 

Assessing for the best

Assessing for the best
Nothing is more important to an organisation’s long-term health and success than choosing the right people to lead it.

But without a reliable way to gauge leadership potential, too much is left to chance. Assessing for the leadership capabilities your organisation most needs – using methods that are proven to predict performance outcomes – takes away much of the uncertainty. But too often companies fall short on the follow-through.

 
 
 
 
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