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Hi, welcome to Real Time’s blog. We hope you enjoy what we have to say and would love to hear what’s on your mind.We will be sharing our 20 + years of knowledge and experience, touching on important and sometimes light-hearted topics that effect the recruitment industry. If you are involved in hiring people or … Read more

Conducting Interviews – How many is too many?

A company’s interview style and the number of interviews required to find that perfect candidate says a lot about the company’s values and its “personality”. Here are some rules of thumb to consider before scheduling your next candidate interview: Some companies believe than an exhaustive series of interviews is a way of measuring resilience and commitment. This … Read more

Conducting Interviews – Different Approaches

A company’s interview style/structure can be an accurate indicator of its personality and values. Interview styles range from the “I-go-with-my-instincts” interview consisting of a single candidate meeting to a gruelling multi-step step interview (“If you survive the interview process, you’re hired.”). Here are our thoughts about different interview approaches and what they tell us about … Read more

Recruitment or Marketing?

Heineken’s video advertisement on how to conduct an interview has already been seen over 13,000 times on YouTube. The video’s setting is in an office during a job interview.  Suddenly, the interviewee is being asked a serious of standard questions one after the other. The interviewees are feeling a bit uncomfortable as s/he is in a … Read more

Adapt or Die: Business Organisation Design in a Fast-Changing World

In today’s business world, the capacity to quickly adapt to a fast-changing environment is what separates successful brands from the rest. Adaptive organisation design is no longer optional for businesses, and neither is it a factor exclusively for tech startups—it is critical for every organisation, regardless of its size, to respond to changes rapidly and … Read more

Job Description Disasters

Companies that want to succeed in today’s world need to be able to adapt quickly, and much of this relates to how you go about making hiring decisions. For many companies, hiring a new employee is nothing short of a disaster, from start to finish. Everything that can go wrong, does go wrong—and in the … Read more

Offer Accepted – You Hope!

Recruitment is not just adding talent to your organization, but sowing the seeds of your reputation. Our Offer Accepted report provides a seasoned insight into the strategy and the best practices that can be adapted during a job offer and how to successfully influence the candidate to agree to your offer. The job offering stage … Read more

Increasing Passion & Reducing Apathy in your Employees

Keeping your team excited to show up to work each morning plays a huge factor in increasing your overall productivity. Take a look at this impressive video created by Intel, which emphasises the excitement factor that their employees feel about arriving to their jobs. https://youtu.be/eCc_NwyI-M4 Maintaining a passionate team within any SME begins during the recruitment … Read more

How to Build a Recruitment Model for an SME

When it comes to creating a successful recruitment model, it’s important that you clearly identify your goals at the beginning of the process. Without knowing what it is that you want to accomplish, you’ll end up wasting time and money on ineffective campaigns that won’t advance your organisation’s interests. It’s also crucial to recognise the … Read more

Job Descriptions – A waste of time or a forgotten art?

Writing a relevant job description seems to be a lost art, driven by HR and the organisation’s bureaucracy to “Tick” boxes and drive KPI’s and reports. I wonder how many hours are wasted creating 12-page job descriptions that are then supposed to support many more hours focused on the “Tick Boxes” to pointless staff appraisals … Read more