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How to hire the perfect candidate: it takes both science and art

How to hire the perfect candidate: it takes both science and art
What’s the biggest hiring challenge for employers? Recent research from Hudson shows that employers in Singapore rated the three biggest challenges as:

1. Finding candidates with the right technical skills for the roles (29%);
2. Finding candidates with the relevant soft skills (21%)
3. Finding candidates with the right cultural fit for the team (20%).

From my experience talking to clients, the real challenge is actually a combination of all three: finding the perfect candidate with the right technical skills and soft skills and cultural fit.

 
 
 

Hiring for cultural fit: why managers find it so hard and get it wrong so often

Hiring for cultural fit: why managers find it so hard and get it wrong so often
I’m sure we can all think of a time we’ve worked with someone who wasn’t a good cultural fit. For hiring managers, you might even think of a specific person who you hired with high hopes, who turned out to be a square peg for a round hole.

I’ve heard of a case where only three weeks after starting, the new hire decided that the role and the company wasn’t what she wanted. She didn’t share the values, nor did she feel challenged in her role. Yet when she was hired, she had the perfect resume, interviewed well and what she said seemed to point to the fact that she wanted to work for the organisation.

 
 
 

Why you might be missing out on the best hires to take your team into the future

Why you might be missing out on the best hires to take your team into the future
In my role at Hudson, I have a lot of conversations with senior leaders in businesses across Asia about the critical capabilities they need to hire to help their businesses adapt and change in a fast-moving world. No one wants to be the next Kodak.

What we keep coming back to is that businesses need people who are adaptable and flexible in their mindset and in their approach to work.

 
 
 

Beyond the job ad: 5 winning strategies for sourcing the best talent

Beyond the job ad: 5 winning strategies for sourcing the best talent
In today’s hyper-competitive work environment, a key challenge for employers is how to find, identify and engage the talent they need to win: finding employees with the right mix of capabilities and mindsets to help their organisation thrive.

While any recruiter can undertake a search on LinkedIn and identify candidates according to work experience, skills and education in a few easy clicks, securing the best talent in the market is harder than ever.

 
 
 

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?

 
 
 

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?

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Leading from the front

Leading from the front
Wondering how to help your business get ahead? Make workforce planning a priority.

It’s often said that people are the best asset a business can have – it’s called ‘talent’ for a reason. But while many companies claim to value these ‘assets’, many are ignoring a key tool which ensures those assets are ready to be mobilised and are strategically placed to best serve the needs of the business.

 
 
 
 
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Hudson is a global talent solutions company. We help transform the workplace and unleash the full potential of organizations and individuals. Our expert team and proprietary tools provide you with unique insights and services that help you maximize your success. Across 20 countries, we deliver a range of recruitment, talent management and recruitment process outsourcing solutions to get you and your business where you want to be.

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