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2015 Inside NGO Conference: Washington, DC

Suitcases packed with Oxford HR pink clothing (an official shade!), on Monday 27th July our Managing Director, Hazel, and Founder/Non Executive Director, Michael, travelled to Washington DC for the InsideNGO Annual Conference.  This three-day long event is one of the largest gatherings of professionals in the international relief and development…
Maria Grigore
7 August 2015
Articles

Beyond Conflict for Oxford HR

Working with Oxford HR to offer consulting services in conflict management, mediation and peacebuilding, Beyond Conflict is a company dedicated to enabling people to work and live together well. The founders of Beyond Conflict Limited, Gavin and Katherine, have over 45 years of experience helping people to creatively transform their…
Oxford HR
4 June 2015
ArticlesCandidates

Employers treating CVs like Tinder

Employers are treating CVs like dating app Tinder and spend less than ten seconds on each, according to new research. Employers spend just 8.8 seconds looking at potential candidates' CVs, in a process that has become “Tinderised” according to a survey from the UK’s youth programme, National Citizen Service. The…
Oxford HR
20 January 2015
Articles

The Story Behind our New Logo

Oxford HR was founded in 1995 by Michael Wills who, having worked in organisations like VSO, the Harold Macmillan Trust and the World Bank, experienced first-hand the need for support in finding highly skilled people to work in senior and specialist roles in INGOs, charities and social enterprises. Oxford HR…
Oxford HR
3 November 2014
ArticlesClients

How to use an Executive Search firm

Recruiting key staff is an important undertaking with serious cost, morale and performance implications. It requires careful preparation, briefing, articulation and above all, consistent and effective communication. Working with an appropriately skilled Executive Search firm should lead to a successful outcome but the search firm will need your full participation…
Thibaut Mills
2 October 2014
ArticlesClients

How to write a Job Description

A well-written job description improves an organisation’s ability to attract and select the most suitable person for the role. You are selling your job to the best candidates just as much as they are selling themselves to you. In brief, job descriptions should be easy to understand and should provide a…
Thibaut Mills
2 October 2014
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How to write a Statement

GENERAL GUIDANCE It is essential to tailor your statement to the position and employer. It really does not give a good impression if your application for the post of Director of Oxford HR is headed “Sales Director - Alpha Sales.” Keep it succinct (no more than 2 sides of A4)…
Thibaut Mills
2 October 2014
Articles

How to be Interviewed on Skype & Phone

THE PROBLEM Many Candidates who are apparently competent and skilled, present themselves very badly on Skype and international telephone calls. Please also read, “How to Prepare for Interview”. SOME OF THE ISSUES Poor phone and Skype connections causing interruptions. Poor interview skills on the side of candidates. Too many interviewers…
Thibaut Mills
2 October 2014