Lumesse Webinar – 13 November 2014

21st Century Leadership, Is Your Organisation Ready As you may remember from our blog post last month, the Lumesse Talent Akademie is offering a series of monthly webinars – covering all aspects of talent management – to industry professionals and other interested parties. . Our third webinar in cooperation with Deloitte will be held on […]

Facebook has 100m users in Africa

The Real Question? Should you be recruiting on FaceBook?   Facebook has reached a significant milestone in Africa, announcing that as of June 2014, 100m people are connecting to the social network at least once a month. And showing that Africa truly is a “mobile first” continent, Facebook has revealed that 80% of users are […]

How to Get the Job When You Can’t Shake Hands

Digital Interview Tips Picture this: for your next job interview, you might be alone in a small, quiet room speaking to an LCD display. Your prospective employer may be one of a growing number of companies that recognizes the benefits of conducting interviews over the Internet. Web camera interviews are more personal than phone interviews, […]

Choose Between These Two Positions

The following two job posting are advertisements for the same job. Which one would you rather have? (The survey is now running 6:1 in favor of the career version of the same job. Why?) Senior Marketing Analyst Must have 2-5 years in consumer products marketing with emphasis on using metadata for marketing analysis Prior work […]

5 Social Recruiting Tips To Boost Hiring By Franz Gilbert on

  If it feels like you can’t go a day without hearing about social media, you aren’t going crazy! Since 2009, the term “social media” has increased by over 5X in terms of Google Search terms. Additionally, the frequency of the term has increased by over 10X in usage! The challenge is that this term […]

The Five Deadliest Job Interview Mistakes

    A lot of people are confused about job interviews. They think a job interview is like a citizenship exam. They think that if they study hard and give the right answer to each question put to them, everything will be fine. At a citizenship exam, if you answer the questions correctly you’ll get […]

Is Hiring an Art or Science?

 Do you hire based more on information or on gut feel? The easy answer should be “both.” Hiring is both an art and a science. Irrespective of how many hires you’ve made, and how much you’ve honed your expertise, hiring is tough. It’s one of those management functions where you can do certain things to […]

How Rich is Your API?

  No technology vendor can pretend to have all of the functionality you need, across all the sub-processes that are required in order to efficiently manage an organisation. Some firms claim to have mastered this, but no company has actually pulled it off.   Among other reasons, this is why it is critical to invest […]

The Big Bang Theory

  I have recently had several conversations with customers about the roll-out strategy of their renewed talent management processes; some of them were moving from an old fashioned paper process to a new digital process, whilst others were just replacing old systems with new ones. Systems involving Employee Self Service are a specific field of […]

Digital Reference Checking

If you need to hire someone and you want to make sure the references from past colleagues concur with your judgement, Checkster’s collective intelligence gathering will provide that extra degree of certainty in your decision. Checkster’s innovative web-based solutions each use collective intelligence combined with the ease and reach of social networks to deliver fast, […]