True or False: The Best Performers Make The Best Managers?

Nearly half a century ago the Canadian educator Laurence Peter described what became known as the ‘Peter Principle’. This suggested that managers “rise to their level of incompetence” because they are promoted on the basis of performance in their current role, even if that is not likely to translate to success in the next one.… Read More


What is the RAF Rejoiners Scheme?

Why Rejoin? While many people leave the Royal Air Force (RAF) for many different reasons, all are welcome to apply to rejoin. Whether an applicant wants to put the skills they have already learnt in the RAF back to use or want to rejoin in a completely different role, there may be a position open… Read More

What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)?

What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)? The NCS plays a vital and respected role helping to nationally recruit the right number of suitably committed and capable young people to join the Naval Service: Royal Navy; Royal Marines; RM Band Service; Maritime Reserve Forces; and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). What is the Role of the… Read More

What is the Number of Potential Army Applicants who Failed a Counter-terrorism Check in 2016?

During 2016, less than five British Army applicants that underwent a counter-terrorism (CT) check were rejected on the basis of failing to meet this element of their security check. As per Defence Statistics rules, the number has been rounded to avoid bias and preserve anonymity. Reference FOI 2017/05024 dated 22 May 2017.

Outline of the British Armed Forces Recruitment & Selection Process

Below is a brief outline of the British Armed Forces recruitment and selection process. Attraction method. Call centre contact. Basic filter checks: pass/fail. Personal details contact. Residency application required? Eligibility trade test: pass/fail. Selection interview: pass/fail. Medical: pass/fail. Fitness test: pass/fail. Security checks: pass/fail. Pre-joining course: pass/fail. Enlist and start training. Detailed information on the… Read More

Recruitment & Selection: AI, CV’s & Bias

In 2016, Goldman Sachs received approximately 250,000 job applications from students and graduates. That means not only tough competition for the applicants, but a headache for the Goldman Sachs human resources (HR) team. For example, if a team of five HR staff worked 12 hours everyday, including weekends, and spent five minutes on every application,… Read More

Employment Interview Questions (For Fitness Businesses)

Introduction An employment interview, whether using a structured or unstructured format, is an important element in the recruitment and selection process – with it usually being the first time you will have met the candidate face-to-face. It is also important to have consistency regarding the questions you ask each candidate so that you can compare… Read More