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IF YOU DEFINE ME, YOU NEGATE ME

This phrase is famously quoted in the seminal (in my opinion) movie, Wayne’s World, and attributed to either “Kierkegaard or Dick Van Patten”.  It’s not always easy to control how we are defined by others, but we all make attempts to do so.  Often random events or idiosyncrasies become how other people relate to you,...

What would Jesus Tweet?

I’ve changed my mind about something this week.  The germ of an idea had been growing in my mind about religion and recruitment.  In many countries there are constitutional laws enacted to keep religion and state separate, for many reasons, but largely to ensure that the governance of a country is neither swayed, nor (more...

Online Recruitment – Code of Practice

Below is the document, currently under review, for the establishment of a BSI Code of practice for Online Recruitment – BS 8877. The original, and user comments, can be viewed by registering at http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/695 ————————————— BSI DRAFT REVIEW Draft title:                           Online recruitment – Code of practice Number:                              BS 8877 Sector:                                  Manufacturing &...

How employers exploit your networks

This is not always a bad thing, and is implicit in the employment deal struck between many individuals and their employers.  Many, but not all, jobs are very dependent upon your ability to interact with other people outwith your own company; clients, suppliers, candidates, government bodies etc etc. Before the advent of social media, companies...

#TRULondon Imagineering

This is only one of the many reviews you can read of the #TRULondon Unconference, which took place near Brick Lane, in London’s East End, from the 16th to 18th February.  Slap bang in the middle was the first UKRecruiter Networking event of the year, at the same well-appointed venue. I’ll leave it to others...

Which Conference?

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...

Facebook Privacy Alert

Facebook ALERT.  As of today, New Privacy setting called “Instant Personalization” go into effect. The new settings shares data with non-Facebook websites & it is AUTOMATICALLY set to “Enabled”. Go to Account>Privacy Settings>Applications & Websites>Instant Personalization>Edit Settings & uncheck “Enable”. BTW If your friends don’t do this, they will be sharing information about you as...

My Twitter People of 2010

This has been a very busy year social-mediawise, and these 25 people have made Twitter a very interesting place to be.  I shan’t go through all the why’s and wherefores, save to say I’d happily spend lots of time in their company (probably arguing the toss).  I’m not so sure they’d all say the same...

THAT’S NOT MY TWEET!

The past week has thrown up a couple of instances where the content of your Twitter account can be grounds for prosecution (or persecution, depending on your perspective).  Paul Chambers was charged with “Menace over a communications network”, found guilty and fined £2,000. Tory Councillor, Gareth Compton (a barrister no less) was also charged after...

Unlucky Break

If you are connected to me on Facebook, you’ll already be aware of the details of my road accident last Friday, 24th September, whilst riding my scooter home from work.  If so, there’s no need to read on, but several people have asked for information, so here goes.  Also, if I don’t blog about this...
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