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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.

 
 
 

4 keys to a great leadership strategy

4 keys to a great leadership strategy
When a business is developing its leadership strategy, the first thing it needs to look at is its organisational context. It is only by understanding where the organisation is going and then defining the specific capabilities its leaders need to possess to succeed in that environment, that a business can deliver on its overall business strategy and goals.

Recent Hudson research highlighted a sizeable disconnect across APAC: 90% of HR leaders said leadership was very important to businesses yet only 54% of organisations actually had their own clearly articulated leadership strategy. Even those with a strategy and development programs to build leadership capabilities often miss key details that impact the ultimate success of those programs.

 
 
 

What a recruiter is really looking for when they meet you

What a recruiter is really looking for when they meet you
A great suit? A strong handshake? What is a recruiter really looking for when they meet you?

What they’re looking for is you. Not the ‘you’ in your CV but the other one. The one with motivations, successes, strengths, weaknesses. The real you.

 
 
 

Do you really know how to market yourself?

Do you really know how to market yourself?
You may think that modesty is best to avoid appearing arrogant in a resume or interview, but selling yourself short will do you no favours. If you want to get a job, you have to know how to market yourself effectively.

Selling yourself to a prospective employer is an important part of the job application process. Don’t be fooled into thinking a good product will simply sell itself – you still need to get the messaging right.

 
 
 

3 questions every employer should ask in a job interview

3 questions every employer should ask in a job interview
Candidates today are increasingly prepared for classic interview questions. To find out what you really need to know you may need to ask a few unusual questions.

Most employers today are not trained interviewers yet they need to make decisions about talent that will define either the success or the failure of their teams.

 
 
 

Growing your business? Start by knowing what talent you need and when

Growing your business? Start by knowing what talent you need and when
Take a good, hard look at your business: is your company the one always on the back foot, unable to garner resources in time to make the most of a new market opportunity? Or are you constantly scrambling to fill key staffing gaps, often at a significant cost and not getting the best hires? Are your staff worn down because they’re always doing extra work covering for vacant roles? There’s got to be a better way and robust workforce planning is the first step.

 
 
 

Disruption in the 2016 talent market: Are businesses prepared?

Disruption in the 2016 talent market: Are businesses prepared?
If you want to know the key to finding and keeping the best people in 2016, you’d do well to start by getting comfortable with this one word: disruption.

This one word will influence and steer much of the 2016 workplace and its talent, and in more ways than one.

For a start, new Hudson data has the talent year ahead shaping up as one of the most mobile and fluid in recent times.

 
 
 

Mindfulness is key to reflective leadership

Mindfulness is key to reflective leadership
There’s one practice that will add richness and depth to your work life, empower your team members and enhance your productivity and that of those around you. It can be developed and learned, and it’s cheap.

We’ve all heard of mindfulness and its benefits to health and wellbeing, but to me, mindfulness is most useful as a foundation for a truly productive habit that will be enormously beneficial to your career. I’m talking about embarking on the difficult but highly rewarding journey of creating the habit of reflection.

 
 
 

Job hunt getting you down? 6 ways to stay motivated

Job hunt getting you down? 6 ways to stay motivated
Looking for a job can take its toll. Searching for suitable roles, cold calling, writing endless cover letters… and nothing is more disheartening than the deafening silence that can follow an application. So how can you stay motivated?

It’s important to remember that with so many factors at play when you apply for a job, a rejection is not necessarily a reflection of your abilities (or lack thereof). Here are six ways to keep a positive outlook while looking for employment.

 
 
 
 
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