Dan Boyden

Amberjack’s Immense Data Sets: Analysing and Utilising Data Correctly

In the best film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the 1971 version – this is not open for discussion!), when Willy Wonka is showing his guests into the first room in the chocolate factory he sings hypnotically:  “If you want to view paradise, take a look around and view it”.  Growing …

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The Diversity of Diversity: Improving Your Recruitment

So, you finally hit that 50% male and female hire ratio. You did it, well done! Diversity? Completed it. Or maybe not… You increased your BAME candidates? Nice. Pipeline looking good? Even better. Diversity? Completed it again. Or not so much… The Changing Face of Diversity Diversity has changed. It’s now, believe it or not, …

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The Real Experience of an Early Careers Job Search

The experience of entering the professional world as someone in the first stages of their career can be daunting. As an organisation looking to attract new talent and continually develop, insight into the experiences of these young professionals can be invaluable.  Each year at Amberjack, we recruit placement students and graduates into our business. Here’s …

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Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your Early Talent Recruitment

Early Careers recruitment is an important process. Welcoming the next generation of talent into the workforce and assessing who has the potential to thrive in different sectors is no small task. Especially when your organisation is looking to grow and evolve with every new hire.  This is why outsourcing your recruitment process can have huge …

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Reflecting on My First Year in the Early Talent Marketplace

Having worked in recruitment, assessment, and more recently the field of psychometrics for many years, joining Amberjack, with a laser focus in Early Careers, was a new challenge! It has proved a fascinating and innovative space, that many experienced hire recruiters could learn a great deal from, and many are starting that learning journey, including …

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Benefits of the Pandemic – Is Your Contact Centre Using Potential-based Hiring?

The downfalls of the Coronavirus pandemic have been undeniable. Yet, for some, advantages and opportunities have presented themselves, like little lights at the end of a depressing and dark tunnel.  For Contact Centres, the sudden and lasting upheaval caused by Covid certainly shook things up, but the result is not entirely negative. While uprooting an …

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Early Talent Recruitment Trends 2022 – Is Uncertainty Here To Stay?

Amberjack works with organisations globally to hire Early Talent using our unique model for potential. Our position allows us to regularly reflect on the market and offer our clients valuable insights on recruitment trends. This is exactly what we did on February 10th, 2022.   By gathering and anonymising data from 25 organisations and over 200,000 …

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Recruiting Women: The Importance, The Struggles, and The Solutions

Here at Amberjack, we want to help build a better working world and provide candidates for the workforces of the future – but this doesn’t come without being committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This is why we’re passionate about helping organisations recruit early talent with DE&I in mind, and why for International Women’s Day …

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Identifying Candidates with the Potential to Succeed

The disadvantages of CV filtering and the alternatives for a more effective recruitment process.   So, you’re looking for new talent with the potential to succeed in your organisation? A candidate with the enthusiasm to make changes and drive development? Someone with a willingness to learn and master new skills?  Then why are you still …

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Word-of-Mouth vs. The Power of Potential

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, hiring directors and recruiters relied heavily on “word-of-mouth” hires. In the future talent space, accusations of nepotism (in which friends or family members are given or favoured for jobs in organisations) have been rife for years. Despite government legislation in different parts of the world to prevent this, the pandemic seemingly exacerbated this ongoing issue.  But why …

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