Blog: Recruitment Insights

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Why employer branding is vital to engaging top talent

Have you been trying for months to attract top talent to grow your company, yet struggle to find the right people? The problem might not actually be a talent gap but your employer branding. Your employer brand is how your company is perceived by future and current employees. Creating a positive and appealing employer brand…


The momentous change; learning and development in the workplace 2022  

Key takeaways from the LinkedIn 2022 learning report (The transformation of L&D)   The LinkedIn learning report 2022 shows us that learning programs are being transformed. Now businesses need to keep pace and accept change as a chance to innovate. Providing employees development schemes with ‘humanity to employee wellbeing, diversity, and inclusivity.’   The report includes urgent…


What’s with the revolving door?

Blog post by Ruby Celine, Country Director, Malaysia A pat on the back can mean a lot more than we think. People sometimes underestimate, maybe even overlook just how powerful a simple act of acknowledgement can be; in our social setting and especially in the workplace. If only I had a penny for each time…


Personal Branding: What’s your story?

Post by Ruby Celine, Country Director, Malaysia Storytelling. A flashing term that seems to be coming up a lot, noticeably in the domain of Public Relations (PR). Though I’ve stepped out of the practice, it’s a subject that remains close to my heart and still resonates with me as I go about my endeavours as…


Don’t wait. Act!

Salt’s Consultant Rich Jee from our Auckland office shares his thoughts on the importance of speed in a hiring process within the current market. In my, albeit short, recruitment career I have heard all manner of excuses as to why my clients wait before they offer a candidate they really want, “We want to see…


How to hire in a candidate-driven market

Currently, it’s a candidate-driven market and globally more companies are in growth mode and innovating their products or services, and therefore, hiring digital experts across their businesses. However, 69% of employers reported difficulty filling roles in a recent survey. There are more candidates per job role at the moment and the reality is candidates are more likely to have…


5 benefits eCommerce professionals value (besides money)

Post by Jade Watson, Senior Principal Consultant, London It goes without saying that when someone is looking for a new position, money is going to be a big driver. But, these days, it’s not all about the money (I know, sounds crazy!). So, what do people want? I speak to a lot of ecommerce professionals each…


The most effective ways to get ‘A Players’ into your Sales team

Post by Emma Lowman, Practice Manager, London Start with a slick ‘go-to-market’ message First impressions count. I had a conversation with a Global top performer at a leading BI Unicorn. He told me that on average he receives 2-3 LinkedIn messages per day about new opportunities. Now, imagine being on the receiving end of that?…


The advantages and disadvantages of internal recruitment

When a position opens up in your organisation, you’ve got a decision to make. Do you choose someone that you are familiar with from within your company? Or do you take the risk of bringing in a fresh candidate who may inject new possibilities into your organisation but may not fit into your company culture, and may not understand your business? The advantages and disadvantages of internal recruitment are worth exploring when deciding your way forward. Similarly, it may be worth looking at external recruitment possibilities outside your business to find the right fit. As a digital recruitment agency, we’ve seen the pros and cons of both hiring strategies, and we’re going to expand on them for you.


Job hunting has become a lot like online shopping!

Post by Ruby Celine, Country Director, Malaysia What’s the first thing you would do when searching for a job? Now that you’ve painstakingly crafted that resume up to speed, where’s the first place you would go? If the words online or research sprung to mind, then you’re in sync with the majority of candidates who…


How the role of a salesperson has changed

Post by Shalini Balraj, Senior Principal Consultant, Malaysia I have always been curious to see how the digital landscape has changed the way the community works. Especially when it comes to sales, we have seen a shift in the way sales is done. Once upon a time, a salesperson was the only go-to point of…


How to recruit and retain top talent

As an employer looking to hire people to join your  organisation, you may have noticed that it is an employee-driven market, more so after the pandemic. Potential employees, especially the top talent in any given field, hold the majority of the decision-making capabilities when it comes to your hiring process. Candidates who have been identified as top performers in their industry are almost definitely being courted by countless competitors, and it’s crucial to refine your recruitment strategies if you want to fill your team with the best of the best. 

You need to be able to keep them satisfied enough to choose to keep working in your organization. Here, we share our top tips on hiring and retaining top talent, and why specialised recruitment strategies and talent retention should be your focus.


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