Follow
Site Search
 
 
 

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture
What questions can you ask in a job interview to help you decide if the organisation is right for you?

 
 
 

How to speed up innovation: collaborate and separate

How to speed up innovation: collaborate and separate

Organisations need more than great ideas to drive innovation: they need collaboration with experts and separation from day-to-day operations. Here’s what Hudson APAC’s CEO, Mark Steyn, has learned from accelerating Hudson’s innovation agenda in 2017.

 
 
 

Three tips for leading a multinational team to success

Three tips for leading a multinational team to success
The way we work together is changing. Globalisation, expansion into new markets and flexible workplaces require diverse teams of people working together: virtual teams, cross-border teams, matrixed organisations.

Working with people you do not see – or who live in a different time zone, or think, talk, feel or act differently from you – can make even simple tasks difficult.

 
 
 

What makes the top Finance Business Partner candidates stand out

What makes the top Finance Business Partner candidates stand out
Finance Business Partners are among the most in-demand and challenging roles for companies as astute financial decision making becomes more and more pivotal in a fast-changing and often volatile world. Whether it be better cost management or the discovery of new revenue opportunities through trend analysis, the role is becoming increasingly crucial to businesses.

 
 
 

How to become a people manager when you haven’t managed before

How to become a people manager when you haven’t managed before
If you haven’t managed before, it can be difficult to apply for a manager role.
When you don’t have the experience, here are the two leadership traits you need to prove that you have.
 
 
 

How looking at data helped strengthen our leadership pipeline

How looking at data helped strengthen our leadership pipeline
Case study: John Holland uses data for succession planning

How do you decide who to promote into senior leadership roles? Here’s how property and construction group John Holland uses data from Hudson Talent Management leadership assessments for succession planning.

 
 
 

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews
Even if you’re well-prepared for a job interview and have rehearsed your answers to common questions, sometimes a hiring manager will ask an unusual question to see how you can think and respond on your feet, as well as find out more about your soft skills and cultural fit.

Here are six real-life examples from Glassdoor of unusual questions people have been asked in job interviews and how to answer them if they come up for you:

 
 
 

Alternatives to redundancy: the four Rs of managing workforce change

Alternatives to redundancy: the four Rs of managing workforce change
In Japan there is a term called mottainai, which expresses regret when something good is wasted. For environmentalists, avoiding mottainai involves the four Rs of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair.

In my outplacement work with organisations, I deal with another form of mottainai: is the waste of talent that can occur when companies don’t proactively manage their workforce. When time is tight and with the imperative to cut costs or patch crucial talent gaps, companies often feel they have no choice but to do it reactively – wasting resources, in-house talent and hard-won morale.

Hudson avoids mottainai in the context of managing workforce change by using another principle of four Rs:

 
 
 

Three career transition lessons from an industry shutdown

Three career transition lessons from an industry shutdown
If your organisation only provides career transition support in the form of outplacement services for employees once they have been made redundant, you’re missing out.

There’s no such thing as too early when it comes to career coaching and transition support – especially for transforming industries.

If you’re in an industry or sector that is rapidly changing – whether that’s due to automation, digital technology or global economic shifts – you’ll know that some roles will ultimately become redundant as a result of changing skillsets and business requirements. For example, we’ve all seen this playing out in postal services, print media and publishing, financial services, and in manufacturing.

 
 
 

What you need to be doing now to stay employable in the future

What you need to be doing now to stay employable in the future
As technology rapidly evolves and job functions change, how do you make sure you remain employable in one, three or five years’ time?

When you have been in a role for a while, it can be easy to become complacent and focus only your current job. However, if you suddenly find yourself faced with redundancy, or your realise it’s time to make your next career move, it can be challenging to find a new role if you haven’t maintained a strong personal brand and network, or kept your skills up to date.

Here’s what you need to do now to ensure you’re at the top of the candidate list for the best job opportunities in the future – if and when you need to make your next career move.

 
 
 
 

HUDSON

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.