Top 5 interview questions to remember when recruiting

A job interview isn’t simply a one way street where the onus is on the applicant to turn up, jump through hoops and impress the recruiter.

In fact it is the only chance you, as the recruiter, have to gain an understanding of the applicant.

Sure, it’s like being on Mastermind for the candidate being interviewed but that doesn’t make you Magnus Magnusson.

You’re on the spot just as much as them. The cost implications alone from making a “bad hire” are estimated to run into six-figure sums.

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Collaborative Technology is the future

Many organisations are seeking new ways to improve productivity and work-life balance.  It’s a particular problem for multi-national companies that struggle to recruit IT talent locally and/or make effective use of colleagues spread across the world.  How can their staff collaborate better to achieve their common goals?  VOIP, Skype and other technologies allow global communication, but often the focus is only on the software and not the human element.

Put simply, there is insufficient investment in best-practice training for employees on how to lead, manage and work in teams which have little or no in-person contact. It’s when an organisation invests in the people and the technology to support its globally diverse workforce that it begins to make the technology ROI a reality by engaging and retaining the top talent from anywhere in the world.

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Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland

TradingPlaces2x4cla-300x100 Accountancy firm Campbell Dallas has appointed Shaun Young as director of employer solutions in a move to its range of services for clients.

Mr Young will develop a new employer solutions service line within the firm’s tax consultancy group, offering existing and potential clients expertise in areas such as employment taxation, performance reward and design, share schemes, PAYE audits and tax efficient rewards.

He joins with more than 30 years’ experience in tax and employer solutions advisory services, having worked for Begbies Traynor, Schroders PLC, and most recently at Grant Thornton.

Aileen Gates, head of tax at Campbell Dallas, said: “Shaun’s specialist knowledge of employer solutions significantly strengthens our tax group offering, broadening our expertise and enabling Campbell Dallas to offer specialist advice on all areas relating to employment matters.

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Top Five Rewards of Networking


Networking is an important part of any business. Getting your name out there and talked about for all the right reasons and engaging with fellow professionals can make a real difference in many ways.

  1. The Name Of The Game

Networking provides you with an ever expanding resource of brand new connections. It can also open the door to the industry’s movers and shakers, who can further expand your links.

  1. Money, Money, Money

Networking can lead to lucrative partnerships, client leads and major business opportunities.

  1. Take a Chance On Me

The most tangible benefit of networking is gaining new sales through direct conversations or via subsequent referrals.

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Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland





Change Recruitment Group has made announced a series of senior hires and promotions.

The Glasgow-based firm has promoted Brian Burnett from financial controller to head of finance, and Dean Durrant from senior to principal consultant.

The company has also appointed as two managing consultants, Lynne Strang and Clare Brennan.

The appointments come as the 65-strong firm aims to grow its headcount by 20-25 per cent, move into new markets and expand its Edinburgh premises in the coming year.

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