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Recruit using Linkedin for FREE

Linkedin is a great way to recruit and approach passive candidates. Yet some employers tell me that they haven’t had any success or that response rates are poor. As someone that has successfully recruited passive candidates via Linkedin without the paid recruiter account (i.e. I’ve been doing it for FREE!), I believe it’s all about using the right technique to approach these candidates and this makes a big difference in how successful you are.

Here are 3 of my top tips to help you be successful when you recruit via Linkedin:

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Radical Candor

Before we jump into how radical candor works, I want to write about the “conventional” or adviced method of giving negative feedback. In my previous jobs, we’ve always been trained to manage communication with colleagues, especially when giving negative feedback, using a common technique where you “sandwich” the negative feedback between positive ones, to get your message across but not hurt egos too much. The idea is that this allows negative feedback to be received without demotivating your team. Continue reading →

Looking Back at Alliance Bank Bizsmart Challenge

Last weekend, I went to YEC KL, organised by the same team from Alliance Bank Bizsmart Challenge, which WOBB was fortunate enough to be in the Top 20 last year. We learned so much from being part of last year’s Challenge, and made so many friends along the way. One year is a long time in the startup scene, so I thought it would bring back some good memories if I got to see everyone again.

I did write a post about the top lessons I learned from the program as soon I finished it, you can also read that post here. And almost one year later, here’s how some of these lessons have turned out. Continue reading →

Being Lazy

I’m sure throughout your career, you’ve come across people who want to do as little as possible to get through life. It’s their self-identity, they tell themselves that they are lazy, and therefore they are. Sometimes  this makes them feel cool. Sometimes this makes them feel smart. Continue reading →

The Gen Y Mind

I was on BFM recently, having a conversation directly with Gen Y talent about their careers. We had honest discussions about work-life balance, job hopping, taking a gap year, find work that you are passionate about etc. Many important topics that are on many Gen Y’s minds, yet they’ve never had the opportunity to speak out and actually get feedback about how these ideas work in reality.

Have a listen here, and if you have friends who may benefit from listening to this conversation, share it with them too!