10 Questions to Ask When Recruiting New Employees Online

In order to find top talent to fill the most important roles at your startup company, you’ll most likely want to advertise that you’re hiring those positions online. But finding, recruiting and hiring rockstar employees isn’t as simple as slapping a quick job description on a random job board online and hoping a needle will […]

Why Hiring Exclusively for Experience Doesn’t Make Sense

Five-to-seven years of Python experience; 10-plus years of .net; minimum three years of Ruby. In the software development world, nearly every job post seems to include thresholds such as these — prerequisites intended to narrow and create a stronger applicant pool. You see it in virtually every other industry too: 10 years sales experience, five […]

Fully Branded Facebook Career Pages

  Many of our clients have expressed how important it is for their branding to show consistent design and messaging on all of their social platforms. We couldn’t agree more! To help build your brand presence, we’ve added some great new features that give you complete control over customizing your Facebook Career Page. When you […]

If You Want to Leave a Legacy, Start Now

Last week, as Bill Gates watched the company he founded come to the end of a clumsy, inarticulate search for a new CEO, he stepped back in to the frontline, wagering that his personal presence can help revive its momentum. This isn’t an uncommon pattern. In 2000, Howard Schultz stepped down as CEO of Starbucks […]

How I Hire: Trust Your Gut and Take Your Time

  Over the last ten years I’ve hired around 70 people into our organization, many of whom have reported directly to me. And while most of the folks I’ve hired have been a tremendous success, we’ve had our share of strike-outs, too. And not only do I have the opportunity to hire people personally, I […]

Are Performance Appraisals Doomed?

    During the last year there has been a tsunami of interest among HR managers to revamp, redesign, or eliminate the performance appraisal process. And for good reason: our research shows that more than 70% of all organizations dislike the process they have and I have yet to talk with an employee or manager […]

Are You Considering a Career in Management Consulting?

Management consulting is steadily becoming a popular career choice for all types of individuals. It’s also a very difficult industry to get into. From the outside, the news and media will tell you that consulting firms are expanding, which means that there are vacant positions to fill for career-hungry individuals. Yet from the inside, recruiters […]

Top 3 Must Have Hiring Technologies for 2014

As we move into 2014, it can be tempting to simply carrying on doing things the way we did them in 2013, but the truth is that hiring and talent management is becoming technology led. This means that new hiring technologies are emerging which are empowering hiring functions and allowing them to move into directions […]

5 things to do before choosing an RPO provider

RPO or Recruitment Process Outsourcing is an amazing solution to the exhausting and often, unyielding human resource management. Many companies struggle acquiring human resource before they outsource the recruitment process to RPO services provider. It is a brilliant solution but sometimes it doesn’t work as well as expected. There are many reasons for it, sometimes […]

How to Lead Great Leaders

  As a boss or team leader, you have to lead people every day. It makes life easier when you have established authority and your followers are generally compliant. But someday you may find yourself leading powerful leaders, perhaps for a board meeting, a nonprofit, or even a high-level management team. These focused and dynamic […]

5 Reasons Why Outsourcing Staffing Services is Good for your Company

So you are still undecided about outsourcing your staffing services. You have heard a good deal about recruitment process outsourcing firms and the odds seem to be in their favor but you need more reasons before you are fully convinced. Here are a few reasons that will convince you to outsource your staffing services . […]

Companies That Don’t Embrace Social Media Might Be Treading Water, Experts Say

The water’s fine in the social media pool, but many companies are still afraid to allow workers to dive in. Experts say employers should take the social media plunge to buoy their brand and improve productivity.   A couple of years ago, General Electric Co. wasn’t satisfied with how it was bringing good ideas to […]

HireVue acquires Reschedge

Contact Planet10 if you would like a live demo of Reschedge. Last week, HireVue announced its acquisition of Reschedge.  The brainchild of MIT grad and Google alum Jon Kennel , it took a little over a year for Reschedge to build a base of over 50 clients at companies like Quora and Foursquare , an […]

10 Predictions for HR, Learning, Talent and HR Technology in 2014

2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. In summary, this is a year businesses will find it increasingly difficult to attract, retain, and develop their people. Passion, engagement, development, and innovation are key. Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will […]

Transparent Leadership – “Open Salaries”

This is an exciting Concept published by Buffer (Bufferapp.com).  How many organisations big or small are ready for this level of tranparency? What is “Open Salaries”? At Buffer, we have the concept of “Open Salaries”. We have a simple formula to calculate salaries and we share this with the whole team. One of the highest […]

Zappos says goodbye to bosses

Online retailer Zappos has long been known to do things its own way. The customer-service obsessed company calls its executives “monkeys ,” has staffers ring cowbells to greet guests, and offers new employees cash to quit as a way to test their loyalty. The Las Vegas-based retailer is now going even more radical, introducing a […]

7 Things to look out for in your first job

careers24.com | Nov 13th 2013 If you’ve just received your university degree, you’re probably looking out for jobs and trying to figure out where you belong in the working world, right? Well, before you accept any job offer, take a look at these pointers on what to look for in your first job. It might be difficult […]

Interview techniques and tips for graduates

Interviews for graduate jobs come in a variety of formats: competence interviews, telephone interviews, panel interviews, technical interviews and now, strengths interviews. If you’re going face-to-face (or on the phone) with graduate recruiters then knowing what to expect and how to prepare will give you a head start and keep your interview nerves at bay. […]

Why We No Longer Need HR Departments

The time has come for HR (Human Resources) departments to call it a day. HR departments often portray themselves as a valued business partner for management and staff alike. However, how can anyone take a department seriously that refers to people as ‘resources’? Nothing matters more to companies than the people who work there. Companies […]

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Lumesse announces TalentLink 13.2 to streamline the recruiting process and improve time to hire

  London, 31 October 2013 – At HR Tech Europe 2013 , Lumesse , a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, announced TalentLink 13.2, a new release of its SaaS talent acquisition and talent management platform.   This release includes improved contract and document management features to simplify the lives of hire managers and […]

Fast Track New Hire Productivity

Lumesse Accelerator  An effective onboarding process should be a lot more than ticking a few boxes, filling out paperwork and leaving your new hire to “figure it out”. To ensure that your new hire is productive, engaged and able to perform, there are a few essential ingredients: Integration – Welcome new hires to the team […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Sales Team Happy

10 Ways to Keep Your Sales Team Happy How to make sure your most important employees can do the best job possible. If selling your products or services requires a salesperson, your sales team is your most valuable resource.  Here’s how to make sure that they’re both happy and productive: 1. Keep them in the loop. […]

Recruiting Technical Talent is TOUGH

    CODEVUE MAKES IT QUICK & EASY Replace whiteboard excercises, blind interviews & unvalidated code samples. CodeVue removes the guesswork from technical recruiting with a library of coding questions and challenges that allow candidates to demonstrate their ability to work. Responses are automatically validated and scored – no whiteboards, in-person coding screens or computer […]

Planet10 partners with HireVue

  Planet10 has partnered with HireVue to deliver award winning Video Interviewing services to the SA market. HireVue is an amazing new way to interview – on demand! Users simply browse, watch, rate and share the interviews they want, on their own time – just like streaming their favorite movies – even from a smart […]

The Generation Game

Understanding workplace generation gaps For organisations seeking to be market leaders, the ability to attract, develop, and retain talent has become a major factor in their capital investments, business strategies, and organisational growth. To be successful, one strategic management issue that organisations must address is the impact of increasing numbers and differences between generations in the […]

8 Reasons Companies Buy From You

There are eight (and only eight) reasons that companies buy things from other companies. You ability to sell B2B is directly dependent upon your ability to appeal to one or more (or all) of these reasons: 1. Revenue improvement. Every company is interested in the “top line” of how much money is flowing into a company through […]

Two Questions To Ask When Considering An RPO Change

The RPO market offers a range of service models. Companies that are ending their first RPO contracts are often surprised by the selection available to them. And some are realizing that they need a different RPO approach entirely. For example, instead of focusing on driving costs down, a company may need a partner who can […]

Creating the Business Case for RPO

Note – This document is a MUST download for all organisations with recruitment challenges.  Creating a Business Case for RPO While economic uncertainty can stifle progressive strategic initiatives, the current climate is an ideal time to approach your organization’s decision-makers about the benefits of partnering with an external recruitment provider. The business case for recruitment […]

Why is Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) So Attractive?

The recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) industry is growing rapidly! The Everest Research Report found that the RPO market grew over 25% in 2012 alone. There’s something about recruitment process outsourcing that makes it an attractive recruiting option for both large and small organizations. RPO has been proving itself as a solution that works for over 10 years. So, what […]