Author:Yasmeen Banu

  “Too many managers over-emphasize the short-term needs of the job minimizing the organizational need to continually raise the overall talent level of the company.” ― Lou Adler, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired[...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

The best remuneration package and the ideal work-life balance are important factors that revolve around the placement of candidates. Of course they want to be compensated well, and of course, they certainly don't want to work for slave drivers. These factors definitely attract top talent, but what are some strong underlying factors that also attract top talents? [...]

Author:Josephine Chia

From the perspective of job seekers, the end and the beginning of the year is always a lull season. This is especially true in Asia where Christmas is followed by New Year and Chinese New Year. It’s hard to move hiring from Dec to end Feb. Consider the year-end parties, home break, then reluctant hiring managers coming back from holidays forced to complete tons of employee reviews for last year, some rushing for their own financial year end in January, February, March to make up for the slack during the hols – you get the picture.So what should a job seeker do from now until March 2018 to get ready? [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

As recruiters, we speak to dozens of candidates on a daily basis and it might not come as a surprise to you but a large part of why people are looking for jobs is that they dislike their current boss. Heard of the phrase – people leave managers, not companies? [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

Someone once said that inspiration is like taking a shower. You need to do it daily. And we agree. There will always be days you begrudgingly get up from your bed just thinking about work – and that’s fine. We’re not conditioned to be upbeat all the time. Accepting that we are only human is a good first step to knowing the gaps you need to work on. [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

Two weeks after working on an assignment, we realised that the market had a pretty negative perception on one of our clients. [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

We were anticipating the results for LinkedIn’s Most Socially Engaged award for months. When October 20th, 2017 finally rolled around, it was a sweet surprise to find out that we ranked No. 9  out of 60,0000 staffing agencies.  We were apprehensive about this not because we won The Top 5 Most Socially Engaged award within Asia last year, but because this time, we were competing within a much larger region - APAC. The competition was much stiffer as there are a lot more speciality firms whom we thought were quite good in the mix this time. [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

How do you make hundreds of thousands of people participate in a nationwide health movement? By gelling together the right hardware and software to satisfy the population health needs. One company did just that. [...]

Author:Josephine Chia

Hundreds of articles talk about what interviewees should do to prepare themselves for an important interview, from dressing well to extending a firm handshake. But not many candidates put themselves in the hiring manager’s shoes and think would they be looking out for if they were to hire that role themselves.[...]

Author:I-Mae Hong

In the digital age where most companies post their job ads online on their career page, on LinkedIn or numerous other career sites, why does it still make sense to go through a headhunter? Wouldn’t it be easier to apply directly at a click of a button? Perhaps. But would it increase your chances of acing that dream job? Perhaps not. [...]

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