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Recruitment Agencies
No-one with even half an eye on the employment marketplace over the past five years will have failed to notice a material shift in the balance of power and influence between employers and recruitment agencies. This is as a result of a multitude of factors, but mainly the following in particular. Let’s take them one...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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 Age of the Meander If asked to list the most popular websites on the planet, you would probably say Facebook, Amazon, YouTube, Twitter, The BBC, and LinkedIn. People not only visit these sites frequently, but can rack up hours in a session, moving from one interesting item to the other. What these sites all...
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....
Look, I’d very much like these statistics, published today in the Sunday Times, to be true, but frankly, I just don’t believe them. Is this the first year these statistics have been collected, from the same demographic sample?  If so, we might properly ask if women business owners have different attitudes (on the whole) to...
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