RECRUITMENT RETHINK: Getting the right nurse into the right role (Nursing Standard, July 2017) features Engaging Minds strengths-based recruitment work in the UK NHS. “Leading NHS trusts are recruiting ward sisters and charge nurses using an interview technique that focuses on innate strengths rather than competencies. The approach recognises that even a great nurse will struggle in the wrong job.” The article includes great real-life stories that illustrate perfectly why strengths-based recruitment works and some of its benefits in practice.
Strengths Based Recruitment: The Evidence is the title of the Sally Bibb guest blog post published by The HR World in July 2016. “Organisations that adopt strengths-based recruitment (SBR) are seeing an incredible impact on their bottom-line, their customer service and employee engagement.” The article includes 10 benefits reported by organisations who’ve adopted SBR, said to be “The management innovation of our time”.
Retail Week’s June 2016 article Be Inspired: The industries that can teach retail about nurturing female talent suggests that “Where companies do need to recruit women, they could try heeding Sally Bibb’s [Engaging Minds] approach… a “strengths-based” method of recruiting, which helps to cut through the unconscious bias that can keep women out of prominent roles, especially if men are doing the hiring.”
In this HR Zone article Strengths-based recruitment: are you hiring people for the wrong jobs? (14th June 2016), Sally Bibb outlines the strengths approach already adopted by likes of Starbucks, Acromas Group (the former parent company of AA and Saga), The Shelford Group of NHS Hospital Trusts and Standard Chartered Bank, and how it ensures you get the right people in the right roles, for transformational results.
“The responses of those involved in strength-based recruitment at King’s have been incredibly positive” — The Nursing Times article Strength-based recruitment has changed our nursing quality, published on 7th June 2016, details how working with Engaging Minds to introduce strengths-based recruitment is helping to transform the quality of patient care at King’s, and explains the key learnings from the process.
“…for one of the roles we profiled for the AA, we discovered that their best performers had 13 strengths in common. A brand new pool of talent was opened up when ex-servicemen and women recognised themselves in this profile” — in How to spot top performers during the recruitment process for Call Centre Helper (1st June 2016) Sally Bibb explains how call centres can benefit from strengths-based recruitment.
“For small and medium-sized enterprises SBR presents an opportunity to find and hire people that will help achieve their goals, whilst eliminating the risk of wasting time and money on people who may not be right.” In What the latest innovation in recruitment could do for SMEs (Business Zone, May 2016), Sally Bibb explains why a strengths approach improves the bottom line, whatever the business size.
Ahead of her new book Strengths-based Recruitment and Development coming out on 3rd May 2016 (published by Kogan Page), Sally Bibb was interviewed by People Management, on the topic of why strengths-based hiring is driving a shift in how organisations source talent. People Management asked Sally to explain why she believes a shift from traditional hiring methods is just around the corner.
“What it takes to lead a revolution” is the title of Sally Bibb’s guest blog for HR Magazine, published on 4th April 2016. In it she says, ‘It can take time for new approaches to catch on, even when there is compelling data demonstrating their worth. Strengths-based recruitment and development is no different. Early adopters are, by definition, pioneers. They are the types who don’t wait to see how others react to something new.’
This article in the June 2014 Director magazine explores the return on investment (ROI) of SBR. It looks at how strengths-based recruitment boosts the bottom line and features case studies from Engaging Minds’ clients Starbucks and the NHS.
“Playing to their strengths” in HR Magazine May 2014, explains why organisations are switching to strengths-based recruitment and features case-studies from some Engaging Minds’ clients including UCLH, Starbucks and Saga.
This article “Recruit better with strengths-based interviewing”, featuring Sally Bibb, Director of Engaging Minds, was published in the CIPD’s People Management, the UK’s number one human resources magazine, May 2014.
Engaging Minds Consultant Debbie Whitaker’s article “Playing to strengths: time for a sea change?” advocating a strengths-based approach to recruitment and development was published in Recruiter magazine, April 2014.
Sally Bibb, Director of Engaging Minds, was quoted in the article “Strengths-based interviews: what are they and how do they work?”, published in The Guardian newspaper’s Professional section on 17th February 2014.
“Transform nursing with strengths-based recruitment” in the February 2014 edition of HSJ – the UK’s primary journal for healthcare leaders, featured Engaging Minds’ ground-breaking work in the healthcare sector.
Strengths-based recruitment and Engaging Minds were featured in the article entitled “Strong”, published in the November/ December 2013 edition of Flybe’s Business Uncovered, the in-flight magazine for Europe’s largest airline.
Sally Bibb, Director of Engaging Minds, was interviewed about strengths-based recruitment for the London Evening Standard’s Business Recruitment section piece “What to do if you are in the wrong role?”, published in October 2013.