Posts Tagged ‘HR innovation’

Happy Hiring

April 24, 2017

Happy Hiring featured on the BBC. “If you had to pick a Mr. Men character that you thought was most like yourself, which would you choose? Mr. Happy? Mr. Grumpy? Mr. Clever? Or perhaps Mr. Impossible?” That is the Timpson approach.

  • You can train someone to do a job, you cannot train their personality.
  • Upside-down management approach, which gives a vast amount of autonomy.
  • All Timpson employees get their Birthday off.

And there is much more. Read on >>>

Quality Nonsense

April 19, 2017

Quality Nonsense – what a brave and quality name for a company publishing websites for webmasters. Kudos! Equally brave and innovative is their recruitment approach for remote jobs:

  • First candidates are expected to send a 4-5 sentence introduction – both the candidate’s and the recruiter’s time is valued;
  • If candidates pass the first step by following the simple instruction, then they are asked a few simple questions online – takes about 10 minutes;
  • Then if a specific assignment follows, they say the applicant will be paid to do it.

In my view this quality approach is more likely to generate a greater engagement both at the end of the recruiter and the job applicant.

Which P to start with?

March 9, 2017

An area that needs disrupting, in my view, is the HR industry: 1. Search; 2. Recruitment; 3. Follow-up communication …

I have written previously of Blind Hiring, which impressed me tremendously and these days one of my favourite bloggers Seth Godin just hit the nail:

“Sometimes, you come up with a project and then find people to contribute. But other times, you find the people or the platform first, and then the project arises.” How simple and awesome!

Which P to start with: People or Project? Read on >>>

Hmmm – “love” letter

February 16, 2017

acuityDear Reader,

I write here on things that impress me one way or another. Lately I came across several different recruitment approaches.

The first strikingly different was Compose‘s blind hiring approach – innovative in many ways – the process itself, the follow-up communication!!!

Recently I came across Acuity Scheduling – apply with a “love” letter. The “vacancy” itself was fun to go through, getting to know Acuity and his expectations in return. Hmmmm … “Love is blind”, they say. Therefore perception acuity is important.

Composing  … or … decomposing … remember – keep Eyes Wide Shut.

Fondly, Me 😉

Blind Hiring

April 15, 2016

I have never heard of blind hiring until I came across this unique way of having it done. At Compose, they work hard to reduce biases as much as possible.

Symbol_thumbs_up.svgEach applicant receives a personal reply, asking if he/she might be interested in completing a work sample. If he/she agrees, Compose generates an anonymized link for the applicant. The link contains questions that are relevant to the role applied for.

Grading the submissions is the most impressive part of the process. To find out how it works, read on at Compose Hiring and maybe you also start composing great things one day 🙂