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Embed Social in Everyday Recruitment

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...

Top 10 List…

…OF PEOPLE WHO MOAN ABOUT TOP 10 LISTS First of all, I’d like to make it clear that this list is an entire fabrication. I made it up just for fun. It’s not true. This list has been compiled entirely at random, and those listed have no idea I’ve listed them, and have not, to...

Who said recruitment had to be fair?

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...

IT’S NOT A COMPETITION – (yes it is)

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...

A New Chapter

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 Naked Interview

Nekkid as a jay bird This was no ordinary interview. I was given last minute instructions; “Enter the room, acknowledge the recruitment panel of 8 elderly men in uniform, hang up my robe on the hook provided, and stand, facing the panel, on the footprints marked on the floor, NAKED AS THE DAY WAS BORN!...

Do Women Ever Do This?

You know the stance; either standing or sitting, often recumbent with feet up on the desk, arms raised and hands clasped behind the head.  I personally do this often, whether in the company or others or alone. It has the effect of stretching the shoulders and opening the airways. Now I don’t have anything smart,...

What Are The Odds?

I’m no gambler, but lets see if I can explain this correctly. The betting favourite to win a race, or any other competition, isn’t necessarily the one most likely to win, but rather the one the bookies can’t afford to win and payout on. A “favourite” is simply the horse which the bookies give the...

Needle in a Haystack

The most effective way to find a needle in a haystack, is to burn the haystack.

What do you know about Personality Profiling?

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...
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