A recruiters’ gut vs. automation, AI, data, analytics

Any candidate would like the recruitment process to be as impartial as possible, but as Alexander Pope once said: to err is human. And recruiters are no exception to that rule.

Here is what a Forbes article entitled “Data-Driven HR: How Big Data And Analytics Are Transforming Recruitment” has to say on the subject: “many HR professionals or hiring managers would probably admit that they make appointments based on gut feeling.

Disheartening though it may sound, the good news is that data and analytics are helping employers take the guesswork out of recruitment.

Not only that, but also the rise of people-first approach in recruitment makes the job search experience increasingly candidate-friendly. Here is a short summary of two valuable articles on the subject:

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Hidden Job Market Y18W31

This week we’ve researched job ads for executives across Europe and have found gems like the following:

  • Managing Director – Global Services Center
  • Director, EU Relations @ Novartis
  • Global Talent Acquisition Director
  • European Financial Controller
  • Digital Technology Lead – Global

Here the full list:

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Do’s and Dont’s of Salary Negotiations

The journey of finding a job has (almost) come to an end and you can already see yourself signing the contract and sitting in your new office? But before that prepare for salary negotiations, something dreaded by many.

So what are the do’s and dont’s of compensation negotiations?
On the top of the list – in terms of fears of candidates: that they quote too little.

Here are some more:

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Hidden Job Market Y18W30

This week we’ve researched job ads for executives across Europe and have found gems like the following:

  • Managing Director @ Bright Box
  • Head of Sales, Central & Eastern Europe @ Uber Eats
  • Head of HR – EMEA
  • Group Director – Reporting and Accounting
  • Chief Information Officer @ Deloitte Poland

Here the full list:

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Stuck in a rut? Revive your job search process

From time to time we come across very useful job searching advice put together by organizations like BlueSteps. And we want to share that knowledge as it’s absolutely worth it.

This time their article: “4 Tips to Revitalize Your Executive Job Search” that gives tips on how to maintain high level of effectiveness when your job search process is taking a bit longer than you might have expected.

The advice can be summarized in one word “re-strategize”! Here are 2 highlights we thought were the most important ones:

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Hidden Job Market Y18W29

This week we’ve researched job ads for executives across Europe and have found gems like the following:

  • Regional Director – United Kingdom, Ireland and Benelux @ Sabre Corporation
  • European Sales Manager
  • Director of People & Organization
  • CFO @ Spryker
  • General Ledger and Closing & Reporting Advisor for Poland @ BOMBARDIER

Here the full list:

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What is a “job interview”? (It’s probably not what you think)

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words “job interview”?

Most probably, you will picture a fancy office at a company’s headquarters, a conference room and a desk and a serious looking interviewer behind it. And you, in a suit, prepared for formal questions such as “What is your current situation?” or “What are your financial expectations?”.

And you would be right! Partially.

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