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Seemingly out of the blue, I’ve lost all my frequently used extension icons, which typically appear to the right of the address bar. Where I used to see icons for things like HootSuite, LastPass, and Screen Capture, now there’s just a little double-arrow I have to click in order to see a drop-down list of...
In recruitment, we have become used to technology that performs at least some of the tasks we need, and then trying to match that solution with other technology we might use, to fill the gaps. In an industry which once relied entirely on paper based systems, we have always been keen to use tech solutions...
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...
Google Chrome has just updated. As some people are having difficulty using the omni-search / address bar, they have added a humongous Google search box in the middle of the page. If, like me, you don’t like it, here is the ‘fix’ to revert the behavior: 1. Go to chrome://flags2. Find:Enable Instant Extended API Mac,...
As with smartphone operating systems, we have all become used to the free software upgrade, and may even take them for granted.  Usually most of the improvements are under the hood, and address bugs, glitches and security holes.  This is mostly the case with the world’s most popular website platform too, WordPress.  However version 3.6,...
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...
So many logos I see these days are absolutely terrible, and have clearly not been designed for use online.  I’m no designer, but have had occasion over the years to produce product and company graphics for a variety of purposes. The skills and talent of design professionals is not in any doubt, but as a...
This is an article I’ve had published in the March 2012 edition of Recruiter Magazine.   What does every recruitment firm have in common with social media platforms like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Google+?  We all maintain a large, and growing, database of individuals.  Doing so confers a list of responsibilities which we share, and...
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...
Much as I detest self-referential blogs that only ever talk about the “art of blogging”, and how hard it is, their social media stats, bounce rates, comment ratios etc, I’m going to go ahead and write one now.  Forgive me. I’ve been writing running and contributing to blogs for a couple of years, but only...
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