5 years ago
Without a doubt, the common fears in this scenario are:
Getting to the heart of why the candidate is applying is key. Is it to fit in with the demands of family life? To cut down on stress? Perhaps they were promoted a step too far into a more demanding role and wish to regain the feeling of performing successfully again?
Don’t automatically disqualify an over-qualified candidate, they probably will not simply leave when a better offer comes available, they may well stay and bring considerable value to your business. Ask open questions to find out what is motivating their application, probe how the candidate can add value to the role, where they see themselves in the future and consider how you can accommodate this in your organisation.
It is important to understand what motivates each candidate and provide recognition and development opportunities which will enable you to make use of their skills and experience.
June 8, 2018
Thursday 7th June 2018 Cummins Mellor, delivered their bespoke employability packages to staff from the Blackburn branch of HMRC whom are sadly set to be made redundant this year.Read full story
December 8, 2017
We placed 10th out of 70 companies who were eligible to be ranked in the Gold Employer of the Year (2 – 49 employees) category at the annual Investors in People awards!Read full story
November 21, 2017
Michelle Mellor answers the question she's frequently asked since Cummins Mellor relocated..."Why Blackburn?"Read full story
November 3, 2017
Over 50 businesses from across Lancashire including; Graham & Brown, Pierce Accountants, Napthens and Bowker Blackburn, battled it out at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh hotel to be crowned ‘Quiz Quest Champions 2017’.Read full story