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If you have only read modern media, you might be forgiven for thinking that discrimination, particularly in the employment arena is the very definition of a bad thing.  All recruiters should be aware of legislation covering this subject, and ensure their professional activities do not make them liable to either prosecution of even criticism. However,...
Ordinarily I wouldn’t think this stuff needs explaining, but following my last blog about the government’s new Universal JobMatch job board, it’s clear from the responses that there are still a great number of misconceptions about our industry. If you think I am stating the bleedin’ obvious, then this blog is not aimed at you....
Job board owners of the UK, how fantastic and spectacular a job board could you build for £17m?  You might say “that’s crazy money. You could build a world beating job board for half that.  You could even purchase any one of the technically brilliant, but commercially failing established recruitment web sites in the UK...
At this time of year, and for the last 12 years, I am usually immersed in a sea of recruitment websites.  This is a lot less fun than you’d imagine, but far more fascinating too, and often involves very late nights squinting my eyes at spreadsheets and job boards.  Whose stupid idea was it to...
A ship at sea relies upon 3 things: propulsion, steering and navigation. Without any one of these it will never reach its destination, cannot avoid immediate obstacles or can only go where the currents dictate, and eventually run aground. These three components are also vital to any individual’s career.  Propulsion, or power.  Even the very...
Just as Mondays are traditional starting employment days for new members of staff, Fridays are most commonly seen by the HR department (and recruiters) as Resignation Day.  In fact the last Friday of the month, immediately following payday, is usually that day.  However, being Lords of all they survey, HR Managers would prefer that they...
Guess what? Every single active recruiter in the UK is listed on LinkedIn.   That may not come as a surprise to anyone, as Recruiters are professional networkers, and LinkedIn is the biggest free CV database.  By definition, it is the job of a professional recruiter to market themselves to their chosen industry sector, clients...
You may have noticed the shitstorm of controversy sparked yesterday by an online article in the Daily Mail, entitled “Why women hate me for being beautiful”.  Samantha Brick, for it is she, contended that ordinary and ugly looking women discriminate against her because of her looks.  A separate article in The Economist last week, takes...
This is an article I’ve had published in the March 2012 edition of Recruiter Magazine.   What does every recruitment firm have in common with social media platforms like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Google+?  We all maintain a large, and growing, database of individuals.  Doing so confers a list of responsibilities which we share, and...
So we discover in the last week that some of the world’s largest and most influential tech companies, had entered into non-compete pact, with regard to recruiting staff from each other.  In this instance Google, Apple, Pixar, Adobe, Intel and Intuit are the co-accused in this particular cartel.  Of course these companies are all headquartered...
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