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Our blog is designed to enable us to post our own content, principally in the form of news and resources, and to showcase other parties' quality content in the areas of talent acquisition, talent development, and career development. 

We're also open to publishing guest posts. If you'd like to propose a post, please email us (with 'FAO Anthony: guest post' in the subject line) to discuss the idea.

Recruitment in the modern world: a source of guidance

Anthony Haynes writes: In our previous post we highlighted the central role in talent acquisition of communications. In particular, comms can help to raise the quality of talent acquisition by helping hirers to avoid pitfalls that typically bedevil the recruitment process. Podcast Here we're pleased to announce our vehicle for such communications, namely Recruitment in the modern world -- our podcast providing practical guidance. The opening episodes focus on how to: compose a vacancy...

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What makes comms central to talent acquisition?

"All happy families are alike but an unhappy family is unhappy after its own fashion" -- so begins Tolstoy's great novel, Anna Karenina.* Our (sadly, less literary) equivalent for the world of talent acquisition runs as follows: "When hirers do talent acquisition well, they can be very original; but when they don't, they tend just to fall into the same pitfalls as other people." Corollary for recruiters It follows that when hirers do those things that they shouldn't do, or fail to do those...

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The man behind our photographs: interview with Kevin Dooley

Anthony Haynes writes: When, a couple of months ago, we decided to design a new website, we searched for suitable photographs to use as header images. We were pleased to discover on Flickr the work of Professor Kevin Dooley, who has made his work available Creative Commons licences.  Here we interview Kevin about his photographic work.  Thank you for agreeing to our interview request. Could I invite you to introduce yourself to our readers? I’m a professor of Supply Chain...

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