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Make your NY resolutions stick in 2015

Make your NY resolutions stick in 2015
Will you make a set of new year’s resolutions on January 1, like so many of us do every year?

And more importantly, will you still remember them a month later?

 
 
 

IT recruitment in 2015: is your business prepared?

IT recruitment in 2015: is your business prepared?
Competitive businesses know they need to stay at the forefront to keep up with ever emerging developments in ICT – but to adopt new technology, you need to find staff with the skills to manage it.

There are several recurring themes in the market when it comes to what ICT hiring managers anticipate will be the most in-demand skillsets in the next year or two – and demand for these roles, in turn, will see them become some of the most challenging to source.

 
 
 

Agents for change: Generation X grows up

Agents for change: Generation X grows up
Generation X has long been cast as a generation lacking character and drive – a cohort of ‘slackers’ refusing to fully grow up. Yet new research paints a very different picture.

Unlike the politically active and ambitious Baby Boomers, or the ‘look-at-me’ social media obsessed Gen Ys, Generation X has often had trouble being defined as a collective, with little consensus about what makes them distinctive.

 
 
 

7 interview mistakes to avoid at all costs

7 interview mistakes to avoid at all costs
It’s not just nerves that can shake an interview. Classic interview mistakes include acting arrogantly or being overly emotional, talking too much or refusing to answer certain questions.

A survey by Generation Success found there are seven “job interview crimes”. Let’s look at them one by one.

 
 
 

Measuring quality of hire: are you missing out on the benefits?

Measuring quality of hire: are you missing out on the benefits?
The vast majority of organisations that measure quality of hire are sold on its benefits, according to a global research report by Hudson.

According to Hudson's Hiring for Success report, 85 per cent of surveyed companies that measured the results of their new hires believed it had a positive impact on the quality of staff they hired over time. It had a "dramatic" impact on hire retention, according to 62 per cent of respondents.

 
 
 

Gen Y: A new kind of leader?

Gen Y: A new kind of leader?
Outspoken, uncomfortable with authority, focused on meaningful experiences rather than careers – what else can be said about Generation Y? A fair bit, according to new Hudson research.

As Generation Y workers climb the ranks, it's worth asking what changes they will bring as leaders. New research by Hudson Talent Management gives an unprecedented insight into how this generation thinks and acts in a leadership context.

 
 
 

5 scary job hunt acronyms

5 scary job hunt acronyms
The path to employment can be an obstacle course full of confusing jargon and acronyms, making the job hunt a hair-raising experience.

Trying to decipher mysterious job descriptions and terminology can make the application process downright scary, but the following list can help you turn the nightmare into job search success.

 
 
 

Horror hiring stories

Horror hiring stories
Outwardly, human resource professionals look much like the average person: professionally attired, tidy desk, pleasant demeanour.

But if you look closely, behind the smile, they are haunted by deep, dark secrets – horror stories of the hiring kind.

 
 
 

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do
There are plenty of life hacks when it comes to job hunting, and if you’re a job seeker you need to take advantage of them. They’re easy, and they may be obvious, but they’re also effective.

Here are some of the simple steps you can take towards job seeking success.

 
 
 

All change in the workforce: The Great Generational Shift

All change in the workforce: The Great Generational Shift
The modern workforce is in the midst of a great generational shift. As Baby Boomers begin to retire and a new generation (Generation Z) start to enter the workforce, the actual nature of leadership could be changing.

This is the thinking behind a new report by Hudson, which has revealed fundamental differences in the ways that Generation Y, Generation X and Baby Boomers think, act and lead.

 
 
 
 

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.