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Online Recruitment
You know that point when you’re sitting in the barber or hairdresser’s chair? You are maybe half way through your haircut, can see exactly what’s happening in the mirror, and you’re thinking “I’m not sure I like where this is going”.  It would be pretty tricky (or impossible for some) to criticise the person standing...
DWP plans to ditch ridiculed jobs website Universal Jobmatch set to be jettisoned after it was found to be carrying a series of fake, repeat or fraudulent jobs ads The government has drawn up plans to scrap its official jobs website, Universal Jobmatch, after recognising it is too expensive and that its purpose is undermined...
T’is the season to be … well, predicting what could happen in our industry in the next 12 months. There will be a slew of these, and perhaps where our predictions overlap, there may be some agreement. Anyhoo, here’s my take. It will become clearer that Greater London and the rest of the UK are...
Who ever heard of a Recruitment CRM system which was Open Source? Seriously, one of the biggest problems recruitment companies have with their Recruitment CRM is that they find it extremely difficult (and expensive) to develop further than the product they originally purchased.  If it really is true that all recruitment companies are unique in...
Recruiters take it for granted that the technology to manage the three-way relationship between clients, candidates and themselves should be simple and intuitive; and so they should. Despite the complex web of communications between these three parties growing exponentially, we assume that any system should stand up to regular and flagrant abuse, and yet still...
Below are extracts from the much longer transcript of evidence being given by Kevin Green, CEO of the REC, Monster Government Solutions, and the CBI to the Work and Pensions Commitee. I’ll try to highlight the relevant parts, where it is made clear that the website, Universal JobMatch, was specified by civil servants to a...
I don’t believe in SEO, at least not in the way I’m supposed to. The very best Search Engine Optimisation is website activity, not the black arts of keyword stuffing second guessing Google’s algorithms. The central premise of SEO is not specifically to optimise your website for search engines. Rather, it is to put in place a...
Last week I was  acting as Roving Reporter for UKRecruiter, at the Innovation in Recruitment Summit 2013 at Canary Wharf, London.  Here is his my event review.. Thirteen years ago I wrote a business plan, which included my predictions of how the recruitment industry would evolve, accompanied with the appropriate graphics to make it clear. However I...
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,...
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...
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