why considering temporary work is a good idea.

Day after day, I talk to exciting people who are looking for a new job or simply want to assess their own value on the job market. I often hear: "I'm only interested in a permanent position with the company as opposed to temporary employment through a recruitment agency."  In this blog, I'll explain how temporary work has developed and why there are situations in which temporary employment is the best solution.

video interviews: how to do it right.

Applied for your dream job and been invited to a video interview? Congratulations! The video interview is one of the many tools employers use to get a better sense of who you are. Check out the following tips to ensure everything goes smoothly.

why your employer brand matters to recruiting.

Just because you have a widely respected consumer brand doesn’t mean that your organization is perceived as a great place to work. Discover how your employer brand differs from your consumer brand.

the right way to integrate employee referrals at your company.

How often do we discuss our jobs or our employers with friends, family, or acquaintances? It happens all the time, right? Whether we wax lyrical about our jobs or complain, we know our employers best and understand what it takes to be able to work for them. In this blog I'll explain why this is exactly the reason your employees are your best recruiters.

5 big vacation misconceptions.

Mile-long traffic jams, empty commuter trains and packed outdoor swimming pools – it's clear that the vacation period has reached its peak. From a legal perspective, the topic of vacations results in heated discussions time and again. Below we have listed five misconceptions.

wage negotiations – tips from randstad recruiters.

Wage negotiations can be a tough part of the application process or your annual appraisal. We've asked five Randstad recruiters to give us the inside scoop and share their best tips with you.

why work with a recruiter?

This question is one I often face. Let’s start off by being open. Like all walks of life there are the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’m going to focus on the main benefits that a good recruitment firm will bring you.

this is why employees stay in their positions.

Swiss employees are loyal. Last year, 78% of employees in Switzerland continued working for their current employer. Getting employees to stay for the long term has a positive financial impact on companies. But how can you influence this without knowing what employees value about their roles?

unhappy in your job? here's what to do.

Recently a candidate, a talented young man which I had been working with for a month or so, made me aware he was no longer looking for a job and wasn't interested in hearing about opportunities anymore. From a professional point of view this was disappointing. I could definitely have secured him an improved role. However I was happy for him because he did the right thing. He did what a lot of us don't do when we are unhappy at work. He told his boss, eventually.

“the positive spirit among our employees is contagious”

Zurich Airport was named Switzerland’s second most attractive employer this year. After coming in fifth place in previous years, Zurich Airport managed to break into the top 3 this year. I spoke with Bruno Zanella, Head of Human Resources at Zurich Airport, about their employer brand.

swiss on the winners' podium

This year’s Randstad Award for the most attractive employer in Switzerland has gone to Swiss International Air Lines, for the first time in the company’s history. Just last year the company was in fourth place but has now made the leap to the top of the standings. That’s why I interviewed Christoph Ulrich, Head of Human Resources at SWISS.

be creative to find creatives

As an employer, you’ve reviewed countless resumes, and as time goes on, they start to look the same. Finding the gem of a candidate is no small task, but you know the right hire will help you business solves problems better, create and engaging atmosphere, and improve company culture. So how can you attract great talent to your company? Consider these easy tips to get better results.

the changing face of job adverts

There was a time, years ago, where a great place to look for a job was a newspaper. Thursday was "jobs day" in my hometown newspaper, in fact, it was how I got my first job. The newspaper has stopped "job's day" now.