Kathryn Kendall

Up Close and Personnel

Tag: resourcing

‘Flexibility To Travel’. Unintentional Discrimination?

Some of you may have read a blog post I wrote for Benefex last week, in which I talked about the desperate need for us to relook at the way we treat parents and parental responsibilities within the workplace.

The need to provide increased flexibility doesn’t just apply to parents, either. When CV Library undertook a piece of research to understand what employees would cite as their most desired workplace benefit, flexible working came out on top with a massive 47% of respondents listing it. Like it or not, a demand for increased flexibility within the workplace is here to stay. The very best organisations out there have already woken up to this, and are making workplace flexibility a key component of their EVP.

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Recruitment Choices: Why It Never Pays To Settle For Second Best

I’ve blogged before about my frustrations with recruitment. Recruitment, at times, can seem like something of a dark art. You post a job advert which elicits a huge response and end up finding your perfect candidate. You post the same advert just one month later, get merely a handful of responses and are left with the Hobson’s choice of recruiting a seriously sub-standard candidate, or recruiting no one at all.

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Making First Impressions Count: Essential Jobseeker Tips


recruitmentI was recently criticised by a friend. I was bemoaning the standard of job applications and candidates I was getting for a role I was recruiting for. Her – not unreasonable – pushback was: How can they be expected to know what you want, if you don’t tell them in the first place. And, while I would argue there needs to be a degree of common sense in such things… I can’t deny that very few first – or even second or third – jobbers are properly prepared by schools and universities for what it is that recruiters are really looking for.

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Making Recruitment Work: A Two Way Process


Much like buying a house, finding a new job can be simultaneously one of the most exciting and one of the most stressful life events that you will undergo. During the week, you will likely spend the majority of your waking hours at work. Finding and choosing to accept that new job is therefore not something that should be taken lightly – the effects of taking a role or joining an organisation which isn’t quite right for you can be long lived and far reaching.

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How To Master The Dark Art Of Recruitment


I am open about the fact that I find recruitment simultaneously one of the most frustrating and rewarding parts of my role. Rewarding, because when you get the perfect fit between candidate and role, there is nothing more satisfying. Frustrating, because, despite everything you might hear and read, there is no cast iron guaranteed method of getting to that desired outcome.

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