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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.

How to manage the risk of counteroffers

The fourth episode of our podcast, Recruitment in the Modern World, focuses on combatting counteroffers. During the interview by Sherah Beckley, Fiona Wilson identifies actions that the hirer can take to anticipate counteroffers. They include (1) empathy -- developing an understanding of a candidate's motivation -- and (2) benchmarking your offers against the market. The episode is available here: How to manage the risk of counteroffers.

Providing a great candidate experience

The third episode of our podcast, Recruitment in the Modern World, focuses on candidate experience. During the interview by Sherah Beckley, Fiona Wilson identifies actions that the hirer can take for this purpose. "Candidates themselves," Fiona argues, "are a stakeholder group": "If you believe in the power of the employment brand, then it absolutely makes sense to do the small things that in combination give a positive impression". The tips cover not only those actions to take on the day of...

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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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