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WP Mobile Detect Shortcodes

WP Mobile Detect is a plugin which can ensure your WordPress website visitors view content on your pages which is specifically target to they device they are using to view. Here’s how the shortcodes, available with this plugin, can adapt to devices. [phone]Put content here that you only want displayed on Phones NOT Tablets or...

MY 3 LINKEDIN TIPS FOR RECRUITERS

SPEEDY SHORTCUT TO LINKEDIN INVITES You probably know already that it only takes 5 “I don’t know” replies to Linkedin invites to get your account restricted. Rather than inviting multiple people to connect, how about giving all your new contacts the easiest possible way to INVITE YOU? First copy this URL:   http://www.linkedin.com/inviteFromProfile?from=profile&firstName=stephen@norauk.com&key=5840201&lastName=ODonnell Now find...

#TalentNetLive and #TRULondon8 Review

As promised, I’m going to follow up my blog last week with a thorough review of #TalentNetLive and#TRULondon8, which were held on Thursday and Friday respectively last week. However, such was the depth of knowledge gleaned in only 2 days, it’ll be impossible to do so in a single blog. Let’s start first then with the schedule,...

Embed Social in Everyday Recruitment

All too often I hear recruiters say how enthusiastic that they are about using social media channels, but still find it difficult to maintain, whilst keeping up standards and essential activities of their long established recruitment methods. They just don’t feel confident enough to make the jump, and potentially lose out on placements, let down...

Top 10 List…

…OF PEOPLE WHO MOAN ABOUT TOP 10 LISTS First of all, I’d like to make it clear that this list is an entire fabrication. I made it up just for fun. It’s not true. This list has been compiled entirely at random, and those listed have no idea I’ve listed them, and have not, to...

Who said recruitment had to be fair?

How would jobseekers feel if employers were compelled to only recruit the quantifiably, measurably and definitively very best candidate for each job?  How would employers feel if a substantial amount of choice and discretion was taken from them, and they had to justify every recruit in terms that could be described as scrupulously fair? Being...

IT’S NOT A COMPETITION – (yes it is)

I hold these truths to be self-evident.  Confidentiality between a recruiter and client, and between recruiter and candidate is sacrosanct. A good recruiter must represent the client employer with the utmost professionalism, and must act on behalf of each candidate with absolute probity.   Any and all information, given in confidence, must only be relayed to...

WordPress 3.6

As with smartphone operating systems, we have all become used to the free software upgrade, and may even take them for granted.  Usually most of the improvements are under the hood, and address bugs, glitches and security holes.  This is mostly the case with the world’s most popular website platform too, WordPress.  However version 3.6,...

A New Chapter

This is a response to a very interesting article published here, which discusses the ways in which job boards need to evolve to stay relevant, and avoid becoming the old-school media dinosaurs that they previously usurped.   We live in very interesting times. Differentiation is key. Recruitment agencies are coming to the realisation that in...

The Naked Interview

Nekkid as a jay bird This was no ordinary interview. I was given last minute instructions; “Enter the room, acknowledge the recruitment panel of 8 elderly men in uniform, hang up my robe on the hook provided, and stand, facing the panel, on the footprints marked on the floor, NAKED AS THE DAY WAS BORN!...
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