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Companies spend weeks, months polishing their processes. But some simply get more attention than others. And among the most neglected is recruiting – where the process-based approach is non-existent in many organizations.
Ever since “mother of programming”, Ada Lovelace, laid the foundations of algorithms that underpin modern software, there was no agreement on a single way to do computing. Dozens of programming languages compete, and we will tell you what to expect in the near future!
True enthusiasts love to share. And passionate recruiters we have in bunches. This brought us to the idea of creating a new space, where we could enjoy sharing stories and expertise with you! A podcast! The first episode is at the bottom of this article.
After I finished writing this piece, I thought to myself “It’s about communication, stupid!”. This is an article written for me! A newbie in IT, whether its a dev [developer] or a non-dev [a non-developer] encounters all types of errors much more often – after all, a rookie creates them. And that is normal. But how to relate this message about errors to more experienced peers?
Hey, it’s rather hard writing about yourself. But some happy events deserve a nice write-up. So… why are we so damn happy tonight?
Running a business in a risk environment is always tied to future uncertainty. However, it is possible – and even advisable – to diversify the risk in the areas unrelated directly to client-facing services. How to do this? Through implementing proper corporate governance!
Hey Manager, are you still hating remote work? Well, you would be… at least partly right! Managing remote teams can be a challenge. To make sure you hate remote work for all the right reasons, we bring you a deep interview with Zuzanna Przybyła – an experienced distributed teams consultant and a self-made entrepreneur as well! She teaches organizations how to enable teams to work well regardless of time and space.
Not many people in recruiting can say: “I have no idea who Hung Lee is”. He is one of the most recognizable faces of the industry, the CEO and Founder of Workshape.io.
Outsiders may think that IT is a pretty dynamic sector. But the reality is… probably even more extreme. Technologies and coding languages change, how and where they are applied can vary dramatically from company to company.
We work with a wide variety of clients every year. Sometimes, a lot of the job is done for us
Bee Talents is a partner of HRound The World project by HelloHR – and we have a real treat for you. The leader of the project, Karolina Kołosowska, agreed to sit down with us for an interview.
Learning from others is a must if you want to succeed. Where else to go, but an in-depth tech conference? During summer months we prepare our plan for events we would like to attend, and between our long-form content, we thought you may appreciate some suggestions! 🙂
Human beings are incredibly complex. Processes that govern our brains are still largely a mystery. However, one thing is sure – do not trust your brain. Decisions we make as recruiters are subject to biases – and those can lead to unfair or simply bad hiring decisions.
Howard Schultz – a recent presidential candidate in the US – is a branding phenomenon. Probably, he was the first person to mix a traditional experience of a cafe with uber capitalist fast food joint efficiency. Schultz company – Starbucks – is described as the company that taught America how to drink coffee.
From its nascent days our company is open to international clients – and throughout our couple years of astounding growth, we worked with clients from France, USA, Hong Kong… you name it. However, we are at a junction where another location is key for our further development.
Do you know this feeling, when you have a friend who will just get a GoT or sports reference? You know you can simply use the pool of shared knowledge to convey hard ideas. That is how common culture smooths edges in communication. It is an expansion of common vocabulary. Theories from books and advice from authors we share become important helpers in understanding some problems we face.
Our company would not be where it is today was it not for wonderful mentors we have encountered throughout our journey. While good insights can come from all angles, whenever I have the chance to listen to elite businesses perspective – there is not a second of hesitation.
The last couple of decades have seen huge shifts in how we hire. This change touches all segments of the
I went to Sourcecon before – in autumn 2018 to Budapest. It was a great experience, but this year beats it hands down. For those uninitiated – Sourcecon is an educational conference targeted at sourcers and recruiters. Its high standards and great presentations truly set it apart!
The story of female leadership in business is a difficult one. Despite amazing progress in recent years by talented female leaders, the numbers do not give us a sunny outlook.
Using boolean builders to construct strings is one of the first things that a sourcer should learn. No matter what platform you’re sourcing on, you’ll most probably use boolean to include multiple keywords for the same search.
First impressions can be revealing. Sitting around the office when two months went by recently made me think – how about a short retrospective of the path that brought me to Bee Talents?
Short story on how values and good management can result in a worthy combination – extremely agile teams that know no fear of crisis.
You do not need luck or psychic skills to build a resilient and efficient sales team that brings $$$s consistently. Smart team-building and hiring the right people can get you a long way.
There are more ways to become an excellent IT/Tech recruiter than spending years as a HR intern. How about… farming in Chile or flying 10 kilometres high?
In the competitive job market, employers must do more than ever to convince potential candidates that they are the organization worth investing in. It is no longer enough to pay on time and provide free coffee. A good company needs to present itself as a complete, interesting entity that offers a wide array of benefits.
For the large part of recruiting business LinkedIn is the place to go. However, there are some drawbacks.
Books are wonderfully old-school in the era of ubiquitous screens, but the lessons they convey aren’t by any means outdated.
All around Social Media – no matter if it is a mom support group on Facebook, or high brow LinkedIn post, many women (including those employed in HR) seek out advice how to come back to work post pregnancy and maternity leave. Because yes, your life changes whether you want it or not. I am here to be with you and tell you, you can do it.
Lean Change management can be harder than it seems. Road from a good idea to a well implemented idea is twisted and has many obstacles one may not expect. Make sure to get your strategy in order before overhauling your organization!
No company can grow without new hires, and recruitment agencies promise to make this process pain-free. In most cases – they truly do! However, in order to be upfront with our potential clients, we would love to show you all the benefits, drawbacks, and question marks one should take into account before signing on the line which is dotted.
As an HR Consultant, I repeatedly come across questions on how to increase team’s engagement. Talking to leaders, they point out that it’s initiative and sharing new ideas they lack them most. There are some solutions which companies try to introduce when facing such problems…
Yesterday my colleague said that It’s good to measure things. I don’t agree. Maybe a few years ago it was nice to collect data. Now it is a necessity. LinkedIn in their report about Global Recruitment Trends for 2019 claims that “Data is winning over Talent Professionals”. And with this, I agree.
I used to be organized. By organized I mean, that I was always on time. I have always had my homework done, my room was always tidy. When I was studying for tests at school I used to prepare plans to assess when I need to start learning to have only one topic for a day and one more day for revisions.
Right after I joined Bee Talents some of my teammates noticed that one of my strengths is effectiveness. Thinking about what makes me productive, tasks planning, to-do lists and inbox automatization first come to my mind. It might be also my attitude – I really enjoy making “ticks” on my to-do lists to make sure I did everything. Here I’m sharing with you some of the examples that drive my effectiveness.
75% of candidates research about a company’s employer brand and reputation before applying. More than half of them firstly seek out company’s website. Candidates’ main expectation is to know better what they are getting themselves into. Is your career site designed to support them? If you are not sure, below you can find 7 simple tips for improving the site in order to skyrocket your employer brand.
Before I joined Bee Talents I had worked as a Customer Care Expert for a well-known, European online clothing store. Believe me or not, working in this business for more than 1,5 years has taught me some really valuable lessons. Moreover, I was surprised that I can still use them on a daily basis being a tech recruiter.
You probably, at least once, asked yourself the question “What areas should I develop if I want increase my seniority level?”. Or maybe during recruitment process you asked yourself what kind and level of skills you are looking for in your candidate. I find those kinds of situations rather difficult if your company doesn’t have or follow the career paths.
A few months ago, one of the teammates came to me and said that he’s not going to be involved in some company activities because he didn’t feel his contribution is necessary. Moreover, he referred to one of our values – authenticity – and thus, ended the discussion.
We all know how to use social media for our personal purpose, but there are still some among us that has no idea of how the popularity of Social Media may help you to get new job, but it’s also a great tool for recruiters. This way of finding a new career path has become more and more common because of its effectiveness
You know this feeling? You’re awaiting a great conference, where you’re supposed to listen to interesting and practical speeches and do some networking. The big day comes and… just after the first few speeches you have an impression that the speakers didn’t put much effort into preparation.
What does ‘Customer Care’ mean to you? What kind of service counts for you when you actually need to get in touch with a customer care representative? I bet that If I were conducting a survey, I’d surely have some interesting answers that would lead me to many obvious and not really obvious answers.
Recently, Piotr Nabielec invited me to a meeting within his series of meetings with the CEO / CTO of IT companies. We talked about our tips&tricks used at work. I referred to this as ’How to move from work hard to work smart’. Today I would like to extend this subject a bit further by sharing some practices that help me to better manage my tasks at work.
Two years ago Maciek and Zuza conducted for my previous company a special workshop and I remember that I was fascinated by their passion and innovative attitude to HR. I have never thought that I will work at Bee Talents.