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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?

 
 
 

Does Your Team Need an Injection of Fresh Ideas? Look Outside Your Industry for Talent

Does Your Team Need an Injection of Fresh Ideas? Look Outside Your Industry for Talent
Anyone who’s ever had to hire knows that you need to cast a wide net to attract and retain the best talent. But there’s something else you should know: a single-minded focus on skills and industry experience alone can often lead employers to ignore the ripe pickings available just over the fence: professionals from other industries with the qualities and potential to be star performers in their business.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

“I QUIT.” What managers need to know about why employees leave

“I QUIT.” What managers need to know about why employees leave
Employers beware: data shows that many new staff members leave before they even finish settling in.

Every manager shares the same goal with new hires: that the hire will not only fill a key gap in the team but slide neatly into the broader workplace culture where they will work productively and be happy to stay for a reasonable period of time.

But Hudson data shows that for many managers a shock may be in store: 13 per cent of employees in New Zealand have left a new job within three months of starting.

 
 
 

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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.