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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...
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!...
How much do you know about Psychometric or Personality Profiling? Everyone in the recruitment sector will have at least some experience of this subject, and yet the views of so many people will often be wildly different.  There really is no universal understanding of Profiling. The term psychometric profiling actually refers to a whole range of...
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,...
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...
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...
OK, so it seems like the English FA are embarking upon an extensive and far-reaching search for a successor to Fabio Capello (hat in Italian), before offering the job to Harry Rednapp.  Almost everyone agrees that the outcome is a foregone conclusion, so why bother going to extraordinary lengths, and expense, to arrive at the...
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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