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How to Edit your Video like a PRO

Posted On: October 17th, 2017 by Helen Main No Comments »

Alright, so you’ve read out previous blog about getting your video together, but you’re still having misgivings? Or maybe you’ve uploaded a video, but you’re still not entirely happy with it – maybe you ramble a little, or you’ve got some awkward pauses, even in your best take? If this is you, or you’re simply […]



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VIDEO PROFILES – Stuck? Here are some hints and tips on how to nail yours

Posted On: September 27th, 2017 by Alen Levis No Comments »

So you’ve signed up to Haystack.jobs as a jobseeker, and you’ve filled out your profile, right? Fantastic! But while you might have had a look through the Video Upload option, your video section is still sitting their unused, because… well, let’s be honest you’re not quite sure what to do for it. We get it […]



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Cult of Personality Part 3 – Personality Tests – A Waste of Time, or a valuable Hiring Tool?

Posted On: May 5th, 2016 by Helen Main 1 Comment »

Previously, we’ve discussed ways of using applicant interview time as a way of getting insight into a candidate’s personality. Although personality assessment at this stage is crucial, there are many variables that can sway an interviewer’s perception of an individual, from ingrained prejudices or negative associations, to misunderstandings or even a bad day. If you […]



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The Cult of Personality: Part Two – Which Traits get the Green Light?

Posted On: March 10th, 2016 by Helen Main No Comments »

When it comes to focusing on personality traits during the hiring process, how do we make this a practical approach to candidate selection? While the idea of being able to select people who tick all the boxes in terms of appealing character traits, in reality, we don’t have time to train a new hire from […]



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The Cult of Personality: Part 1 – Should we pay more attention to Applicants’ Character Traits?

Posted On: February 3rd, 2016 by Helen Main No Comments »

When you begin the process of filtering through applicants’ CVs, chances are you use key experiences or qualifications as your preliminary filters. You probably leave examination of an applicants’ personality until you’re at the interview process, which makes sense – it’s hard to establish someone’s character from a few paragraphs on a screen, and there’s […]



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Using Instagram to Tackle Recruiting

Posted On: November 5th, 2015 by Helen Main 1 Comment »

Could Instagram Help You Target Your Ideal Applicants?   I don’t know about you, but up until recently, I never really got Instagram. Sure, it’s fun to scroll through if you’re waiting to go into an appointment, or your bus is late, but it was only recently that I began to understand the draw that […]



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Honest Feedback, Where Do You Draw The Line?

Posted On: October 22nd, 2015 by Alen Levis No Comments »

Honesty is the best policy, but that doesn’t mean it’s always well received. Honest feedback, or what I like to call ‘constructive criticism’ is often needed, even welcomed in the work place. It’s how we improve in all matters, be it social skills or work skills. Every now and then however, an employee takes an […]



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Why Your Business Should Focus On Software

Posted On: September 24th, 2015 by Fiona Hall No Comments »

Having the right systems is a crucial part of the efficient running of your business. They enable you to spend less time worrying about the little things and more time focusing on the bigger picture. Systems are NOT all about technology and software, but, the technology and software available can support and deliver amazing systems. Depending on how […]



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