Candidate Search and Interview Process

Managing Critical Recruitment - Candidate Search and Interview In this article we look at the ongoing management of the Candidate Search and Interview process for your critical recruitment. It is important to understand that there are many types of recruiter in the market and their process is designed to suit the style of recruitment their business is aimed at. In this series I am looking at critical recruitment, this is when you are hiring for a position that simply must be filled with a ...
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Your Recruitment Partner

Managing the Recruitment Process - Your Recruitment Partner The final 3 instalments of this series discuss the recruitment process. This first instalment considers the subject of selecting Your Recruitment Partner.  Whether you will use a contingency recruitment process, where a fee is only paid to the recruiter who is successful in getting their candidate placed.. Or a retained process, where a search consultant is engaged by a company to search the market on their behalf. In both cases...
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Why Use Executive Search?

Executive Search Attracts the Top Performing Talent you Cannot Attract Yourself To answer the question, 'Why Use Executive Search? you have to start by considering what it is and what it does. Other articles we have written have answered this to some extent, but these have been more about the search process.  The very simple answer is that Executive Search will help you to 'Attract the Top Performing Talent you Cannot Attract Yourself'.  To do this you will need to have a different approac...
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Specialist Recruitment

Horses for courses - or, why one size recruiter does not fit all! Perhaps one of the most consistent problems we hear from hiring managers, when they are looking to hire someone with very specific skills & experience  is, 'how frustrating the whole process can be'. They engage two or three generalist recruiters and they just don’t understand why they don't receive quality candidate profiles. Of course the answer is they need to engage Specialist Recruitment and here's why. They have a ve...
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Antal-JFA Two levels of Search Solution

Antal-JFA provides two levels of Search Solution - Retained & Contingency Search The recruitment market is difficult to navigate, with many companies using internal recruitment teams or outsourcing their recruitment. Almost all companies we have spoken to, tell us that they have a great deal of difficulty filling specialised jobs. This is especially so in the technical recruitment market where there is a severe Skills Shortage.   In 2017 in the USA alone there was estimated to be 40,000 unf...
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It might not be a Rolex but I bet it’s not a Timex either?

If you’re a hiring manager in Cyber Security or ICT sectors, what is it that drives your decision about how you recruit, is it Recruitment Costs? And what if the hire you need is critical to your plans for your business success. Or perhaps you need someone that has rare skills and experience? (For both these sectors the talented, highly skilled people you need, are becoming increasingly difficult to find.) Well there is more than one way for sure, you can try to do it yourself. Or maybe yo...
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Recruitment Process – The End Game

So you have identified the person you want to hire and have made an offer. This is now the point when it can all too often go horribly wrong if mismanaged. And its the part of the recruitment process where most companies and recruitment agencies spend far too little effort. The result of this is all too often that the candidate backs out of the deal. (over 50% of recruitment process that reach the offer stage still don't result in a successful hire) The Decision, Brokering the Offer & Resig...
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Mind the Skills Gap

There is a Massive Skills Gap in Cyber Security & ICT that is hurting your business Employment in the tech industry is expected to grow at around 5 times the UK average over the next decade. So unless something is done the skills gap will only get a lot worse. There are many reasons for this but possibly the most worrying is that . This at all levels from schools and colleges to universities and its increased over the past 10 plus years. If this doesn’t change the skills gap c...
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SOC Implementation Engineer

Soc Implementation Engineer - Job Review This review covers a range of Security Operation Centre Implementation Engineer roles. From a specialist engineer covering one or more security solutions being provided in the SOC. For example this could be a SIEM or DDoS Implementation Engineer. Or maybe a more generalist IT systems implementation engineer who has predominantly worked in a Managed Security environment. And it is very likely this latter role type is more of the entry level that w...
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SOC Security Analyst

SOC Security Analyst Job review UK Cyber Security is a subject on virtually everyone’s mind to one extent or another, businesses are increasingly aware of the threat from Cyber Security and they are looking at ways to mitigate the risks. The SOC Security Analyst is critical in achieving this as more Security Centres come on line. They are deployed either directly by the business themselves, or as a Managed Security Service. Depending on the size and scale of the business, the SOC will ha...
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