Catherine has recruited across the globe, over many industries and from duck pluckers to CEOs. She has also been Guest Lecturer at Deakin University on Employment Branding.
So you won't be surprised that she's the lead designer of the Recruitment Toolkits and the Recruitmetn Training programs that we've delivered to some big-name clients.
Most clients who utilise our Recruitment Support already have strong recruitment teams in place - but their time is limited. By engaging Catherine Nolan Consulting you boost the hiring capabilities across the hiring managers of the busienss.
A higher quality of new hire, more positive brand experience for unsuccessful applicants, new employees are productive faster and the line managers and HR teams save time and frustration.
Business owners are highly attuned to their consumner brand: how their customers percieve them. But what about your employment brand: how do your current and future employees percieve you, as an employer?
"CATHERINE GUEST LECTURED FOR DEAKIN UNIVERSITY ON THIS TOPIC. IT WORKS BRILLIANTLY AS A KEY NOTE TOPIC. DO HAVE A BREAKFAST FUNCTION COMING UP & NEED A PRESENTER?"
A strong employment brand will lead the best quality applicants to want to work for you. While we've worked with some of the world's most well-known brands, we've also helped some of Australia's smallest businesses to apply those principals. Having a clear vision of what the business stands for is Step One. Understanding what drives your people (not just what you think they value) is the critical Step Two in presenting an appealing offering to both your current and future, highly engaged, commited workforce.
Many award - winning and successful businesses report that the #1 factor in their success is their people. We have an immense passion for ensuring that you have the right people on your team, to help bring about that success. Outcome focused, CN Consulting specialises in enabling our client partners to successfully recruit their own.
We partner with our clients to train groups of line managers, either in the full recruitment process or parts of the process such as Interview Skills. With a strong collective background in recruitment, we can also assist with recruitment projects in a hands-on capacity, either as coach or managing part of the process for you.
Wouldn't every HR team love to clone themselves so that they could participate in each interview across the business? Recruitment / Interview Training for line managers is the next best thing!
For some of our clients training all line managers is just too big an undertaking. See the free downloads as well as our Case Studies for some examples of where we've created standardized templates and standardized guides in plain-speak for our clients, so that all employees can independently follow an objective, effective and legally defensible process.
For an indicative list of projects and how we might help, see the finding people product brochure.
There are many, many job ads competing for the attention of the best candidates. In order to be noticed, your job ad needs to really speak to what's important to your #1 prospect, rather than what's of value to you. Great advertising will portray an attractive but realistic view of your offering, as well as cut down on the cost and time required of you, for the rest of the recruitment process.
Our Job Advertising Workshops typically cover both paid and no-cost operations and can include innovative approaches for regional or international locations, difficult to fill jobs, etc. Advertising workshops and coaching can be run for either in-house teams, business groups and networks and recruitment agencies.
Effective advertising is NOT about attracting more people. It's about attracting THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
Effective interview techniques are a vital skill for all managers of sustainable business. Interviewers need to be able to conduct appealing, warts and all, legally defensible interviews that enable applicants to present an acurate picture of their skills and abilities. They need to make good decisions about whether or not to hire.
This is our #1 recommendation for a quick fix to a recruitment problem. This workshop, ideally partnered with good internal interview resources, gives managers the skills and confidence to appropriately sell the job and to ask the right questions to sort the fools from the gold. Just because someone is great in interview doesn't mean they're the best fit for the role, unless you've asked the right questions.
A robust partner to Interview Skills Training is an up to date set of Position Descriptions and Interview Guides. We can advise you on creating your own, or we can do it for you. See the free downloads button to your right for an example.
Psychometric testing combined with systematic, behavioural - based interviews and reference checks, provides the most robust recruitment and selcetion process. Conducted online and interpreted by an accredited practitioner, psychometric testing is quick to obtain, yet is entirely objective and provides a description of the individual similar to one their close friends might give. This degree of insight adds enormous value to the questions you can ask in interviews and of referees. It's an exceptional way to objectively validate your 'gut feel' and to improve the robustness of your recruitment processes.
Paired with a job briefing, and with an option of targeted interview questions, our psychometric reports look to the individual's likely behaviours in specific, relevant skill areas.
"We facilitate a range of psychometric tools, depending on the circumstances."
Catherine this recruitment training alligns with our internal HR policies beautifully. We've observed an immediate increase in line managers successfully recruiting a higher quality of team member, without the need for HR intervention. We are looking forward to putting many more through the program.
[ Mrs B ]
"I founded CN Consulting in 2007 to work with like-minded clients. Clients who wanted to exceed performance goals by getting the best
from people - either themselves, their teams or both. We worked with fabulous clients on really cool projects and saw ipressive outcomes.
Our processes were working well. By 2015 though our way of working had changed. We needed to deliver online in order to engage our
clients at the point of impact. So we gathered a wider range of collaborators and launched Gender Gap Gone, our Womens
Leadership & Diversity business, Gender Gap Gone to huge interest. For all the boys who said "Looks great but what about me?", we're
pleased to announce that in 2016 we're kicking off online career management for everyone: Job Snob. With a
stellar team and awesome clients, we're able to continue achieving great results and breaking new ground."