How to Hire a Top Candidate

                Know exactly whom you’re looking for. Constantly seek viable candidates. Look for character, not experience. Resilience is the mark of potential greatness. Seek out the self-motivated. Attitude is all-important. Don’t settle for canned references.        

6 High-Impact Activities That Operationalize Sales Enablement

Article | Mon, 06/30/2014 – 00:00 Sales enablement is a nebulous, often undefined term in the world of sales. Since no single definition of sales enablement exists, companies and industry organizations are defining sales enablement on their own terms. One example is Forrester’s definition of sales enablement, which defines it as “a strategic, ongoing process […]

How multinationals expanding in Africa find the right person for the job

Recent years have seen numerous multinational companies expand their presence in Africa. But finding the right skills to support this growth can be a challenge. At the recent International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum, held in Cape Town, representatives from four multinationals discussed the strategies they have implemented to ensure they have […]

5 Clever things to do after your internship ends

If you are a young, career-minded hopeful just completing your internship, don’t close the door on this experience just yet. There are at least five clever things to do after your internship ends. Say thank you This cannot be stressed enough. Say thank you to the company by sending a well-written letter, but also do […]

Lumesse Positioned as a Visionary in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites

London (UK), 23 June 2014 – Lumesse, a global leader in talent acquisition and talent management solutions, today announced it has been recognised as a ‘Visionary’ in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites*. This Magic Quadrant assesses the market for talent management suites, which help enterprises manage the key processes of plan […]

The top 10 talent management trends for 2014

Too often in business we only look back – what happened last month, quarter or year? Progressive companies, though, look forward, predicting what will be and proactively planning for it. As we look forward, here are our views of the emerging trends that will impact HR over the next 12 months, and those already started […]

5 Sales Hiring Tips for Growing Companies

If your company has recently tried to recruit inside sales talent, then you’re probably already keenly aware that competition for all-star reps has never been fiercer. This is the result of a veritable explosion in inside sales hiring over recent years, motivated by data showing that inside (or remote) sales teams offer exponential returns compared with […]

Your Employer Brand Owns The Candidate Experience

  By now we’ve all seen the October 2013 Gallup report on employee engagement, The State of the American Workplace. Words that come to mind when I re-read the report:  bummer, disheartening, bad news.  But I also wonder: what exactly did we expect? Look around you, managers, and you’ll see disengaged employees with the Zombie […]

5 Things Millennials Need to Know About Winning at Work

  Each generation molds the business world into its own image.  The Mad Men era reflected the values and ideals of the World War 2 generation: regimentation and corporate hierarchy. Today’s environment reflects the values and ideals of the Boomer generation: mostly individualism that lapses into selfishness.  The Boomers started gaining power in the 1980s, […]

Striking the Balance Between Innovation and Experience

New technology is changing the way companies recruit and manage talent. To create better results for your business, you need to take a good look at your recruiting process and how it takes advantage of the best innovation available. If factors you can’t control are causing delays, or you’re not getting the most from your […]