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I’ve been attending networking events for the online recruitment sector since 2001.  They have been a staple in my annual calendar, and have been an invaluable part of what I do.  Because I live 400 miles away from the throbbing metropolis, (the big smoke, that Laandon town) they have given me the opportunity to meet...
Ever since Jeff Taylor launched Monster, and Robbie Cowling founded Jobserve, it has been generally accepted that job boards are merely replicating the print media model of advertising vacancies.  Enabling employers and recruitment agencies to broadcast their available jobs to candidates, who were actively looking for a career move was very civilised, but meant that...
As a recruiter, and professional nosey-parker, I always loved finding out intimate details of individuals’ working lives, which they would never reveal to other people.  One of those, of course, is the biggest taboo subject in the workplace –salary.  A spokesman for the Government Equalities Office says: “From October 2010 the Equality Act will make...
This is a response to the blog post by Mervyn Dinnen here. There is inevitable duplicity built into the entire recruitment process.  Would you advise a candidate to be scrupulously honest, and offer “full disclosure” in a discoverable way online? Lies being told. 1. Candidates appear at interview, pretending that they already want the job,...
I love Formula 1 motor racing, and have been staying up late to watch races from far corners of the world since the days of Nigel Mansell, Prost and Senna.  The events of the past few weeks have demonstrated that the biggest rivals are often within the same team;  Vettel and Webber have crashed into...
Ten years ago this very month, I started a new online business, AlljobsUK.com.  It was a pretty stupid thing to do, as I had already started a new recruitment agency just one year before. Especially stupid, because this meant that I was effectively trying to ride two horses with the one backside.  And two unbroken horses...
True story with a purpose. Years ago, I was recruiting for a client in Ayrshire, who needed a Design Engineer.  As per usual I took on the job, quoted our fees, yada yada yada.  During the process of sourcing candidates I networked through to a candidate who seemed to match the requirement perfectly.  I approached...
Credit Control.  No, bear with me, this gets interesting.  This is the dullest blog subject ever, surely?  Until, that is, you are waiting interminably for some tight-arsed penny pinching client to cough up money that has been promised for months.  Then it gets absolutely vital. Worse still, when they outright refuse to pay, and dispute...
So Geoff Hoon, Stephen Byers and Patricia Hewitt have been caught going for interviews, whilst currently in the employ of the British Parliament.  None are presently Ministers of State, but all are serving MP’s with, presumably, a full workload until 6th May.  With time running out on their current contract, these three have taken a...
For my sins, I seem to spend every waking hour visiting, testing, and analysing recruitment websites of all kinds.  Through AlljobsUK.com, I monitor developments in the websites of recruitment agencies, job boards, publications and employers.  My purpose is to consult with these companies, and to deliver targeted candidate traffic direct to where vacancies are being...
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