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January 30, 2023

Job Alerts: Make the most out of Manfred

To what extent should we let you know when we have a job position that matches your profile? This is a question we ask ourselves a lot. Meanwhile, you also made it clear to us that you wanted the chance to opt into some kind of notification system when new job listings were published so […]

January 19, 2023

Battle Report: December 2022

We are sharing with you our key financial numbers and business objectives in the December 2022 edition of the Manfred Battle Report, as well as any big learnings and key advice we have collected along the way. We hope all this will prove useful in providing important lessons for others who are in similar situations […]

December 27, 2022

How to do an offboarding process

How to manage onboarding is a popular theme (although it has to be said that most of the time, onboardings aren't actually managed all that well). However, very little is said about its alter-ego, offboarding. It is often “that great forgotten one” in the HR world. Probably because until one comes to the kitchen because […]

December 20, 2022

Battle Report: November 2022

We are sharing with you our key financial numbers and business objectives in the October 2022 edition of the Manfred Battle Report, as well as any big learnings and key advice we have collected along the way. We hope all this will prove useful in providing important lessons for others who are in similar situations […]

December 5, 2022

Our Recruitment Process Comparator

Facing a job selection process is not exactly a pleasant experience. Most of us have been there and know this first hand. A lot of the time, the problem is that we are “heading to the battle field with a wooden spoon in hand”. Well, we can tell you that this is over (serious tone). […]

November 28, 2022

The Structured Interview [Recruitment Process]

Structured interviews are used in some organisations to compare candidates better and make more objective, unbiased recruitment decisions. In a structured interview, the interviewer is asking the same question in the same order to every single candidate. There are no unplanned follow-up questions. This way, the organisation can compare candidates' answers more easily. Preparing for […]

November 28, 2022

The Bar Raiser Interview [Recruitment Process]

Amazon introduced the bar-raiser interview back in 1999 to basically keep up a certain standard when recruiting new team members. The aim is not trying to just fill positions with people that can do the job, but with people that can actually improve Amazon. They called it "bar keeper" back in the day, but it […]

November 28, 2022

The Screening Interview [Recruitment Process]

A screening interview is often the first step of the interview process. If your profile is promising and you fulfil most of the requirements for the open position, you might get invited to do a screening interview. The interview is often conducted by a recruiter or the HR manager by phone or video call. Why […]

November 28, 2022

Trial Projects [Recruitment Process]

A lot of companies are asking themselves: How can we hire a new employee by just interviewing candidates? Talking about the job doesn’t show if the interviewee can actually do the job the way it is expected. The skills required on the job are rarely the ones that are tested during an interview. Doing well […]

November 28, 2022

The Culture-Fit Interview [Recruitment Process]

Often called the “Culture-it” Interview”, a lot of companies are now dubbing this kind of interview the “Culture-add Interview” or the “Value-fit Interview”. The reasons are pretty obvious: Companies don’t want to hire people that very similar to other employees in the team. In its worst form, “Culture fit” interviews are used as a tool […]

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