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Author Archive for Marc

22nd
May

How Valuable Are Soft Skills To Your Employment Prospects?

Posted by: Marc

Good communication. Initiative. The ability to work in a team. So-called ‘soft skills’ such as these have long received short shrift from bottom-line worshiping monetarists who believe the only assets of any value comes with a price tag that can be quantified to the cent. Luckily, those attitudes are on the way out. Increasingly, employers… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Talent Search & Management

1st
May

Why Did Someone Less Qualified Than Me Get The Job?

Posted by: Marc

Losing out on a job is always painful, but it’s especially hard when you know you were ideally suited to the position. Whoever got it couldn’t have been more qualified. So what’s going on? There are a few reasons why ability, experience and qualifications won’t necessarily get you hired: 1) Nepotism The old ‘it’s who… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

17th
Apr

Why Bad Hiring Costs More Than Not Hiring

Posted by: Marc

The recruiting process is time-consuming and costly. According to MBIE’s (somewhat optimistic) employee cost calculator the average cost per hire for IT workers in New Zealand is just under $7000. To ensure a recruitment drive is ultimately profitable for your business, mistakes have to be kept to a minimum. As expensive as a successful recruitment… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

16th
Feb

Death Of The Middle Manager

Posted by: Marc

Remember managers? They were all the rage last century, when professional advancement equated to the pursuit of authoritative job titles and everyone knew their place in the hierarchy. If you had no discernible skills other than irritating or coddling those who did, you could go far. Not so anymore. A study by job-matching company TheLadders… read more

Categorised as: IT, Talent Search & Management

18th
Dec

Cutting through the cool trends

Posted by: Marc

By Jamie Hamilton from Conversion Foundry Jamie Hamilton is a Web Design Consultant with Conversion Foundry, he creates web based visual designs and solutions for clients and brands. Jamie has contributed a blog for The Talent Hive followers, sharing his experience, approach to design and the importance of delivering what the client has asked for…. read more

Categorised as: IT

12th
Dec

The importance of web analysis

Posted by: Marc

By Laura Stenhouse from Conversion Foundry Laura Stenhouse is an Online Strategist with Conversion Foundry, partnering with her clients to grow SEO and AdWord performance using a data-driven approach to increase online traffic and conversions. Laura has contributed a blog for The Talent Hive followers outlining the importance and value of web analysis to business… read more

Categorised as: IT

9th
Dec

‘Stop Kony’…..and start storytelling

Posted by: Marc

By Marc Denholm Co-Founder of The Talent Hive On March 5th 2012 a 28 minute film made by an American Charity, Invisible Children, was released and within three days it had been watched on You Tube more than 20 million times. The film was about the plight of children in Uganda at the hands of… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management