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5 reasons to losing top applicants [CrazyEgg & Transformify analysis]

Ever wondered why your perfectly written job ads don’t attract top applicants? For a long time, starting the job listing with a company self-introduction paragraph has been considered a best practice. The bigger the brand, the higher the interest of the candidates. BUT… Somehow, the job listings of our tech and startup clients always attracted more top applicants who were genuinely interested in the job and the company than the big brands.  Indeed, the big brands attrac

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What equality in tech looks like in 2017

The tech industry is often associated with startup offices packed with young men in their twenties or thirties working long hours on the next Facebook or Google.  Unfortunately, this perception is not necessarily misleading.  A PWC research reveals that only 3% of the female students would consider a career in tech as their first choice. Why? A quarter of the participants stated that the industry is too male dominated. Assuming that the chances of getting a high paying job in a male do

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Skills Development in Africa: How Wide is the Skills Gap?

70% of Africa’s population is under the age of 25 shaping one of the largest untapped talent pools in the world.  At the same time, 75% of all university graduates in Kenya and Nigeria are likely to be unemployed for up to 5 years after graduation. What are the drivers behind these figures and why Africa is so polarized when it comes to skills development and unemployment rates?   A closer look at the African countries with the lowest and highest unemployment rates reveals inte

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17+ Remote Work Blogs and Resources to Follow in 2017

Whether you’re a remote worker or just embarking on this journey it’s always good to have useful resources at hand. Being a team working remotely ourselves we’ve decided to put together a list of great blogs where you can find information on different aspects of working out of the office. 1. CareerMetis This blog offers the ideas, tips, strategies, and resources you need to help you land that dream job. Though the blog is not focused on remote work you can easily read

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The cost of a bad hire – are you ready to pay it?

We have all been there – after a long series of interviews, and running understaffed for months, we extend a job offer and feel relieved. Just a month later, ‘’the promising candidate’’ already falls in the ‘’bad hire’’ category.   What happened? It’s still the same person, right? A survey conducted by accounting and finance recruitment specialists Robert Half revealed that 1 in 10 recruits were considered a ‘poor hiring d