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At this time of year, and for the last 12 years, I am usually immersed in a sea of recruitment websites.  This is a lot less fun than you’d imagine, but far more fascinating too, and often involves very late nights squinting my eyes at spreadsheets and job boards.  Whose stupid idea was it to...
Guess what? Every single active recruiter in the UK is listed on LinkedIn.   That may not come as a surprise to anyone, as Recruiters are professional networkers, and LinkedIn is the biggest free CV database.  By definition, it is the job of a professional recruiter to market themselves to their chosen industry sector, clients...
This is a very simplistic theory, but I think it bears exploring.  In my experience there are two distinct types of recruiters; those who naturally thrive in the recruitment of Permanent Staff, and those who excel running a Temp Desk.   Perms recruiters typically handle 10 to 15 concurrently running recruitment projects, which can each...
So we discover in the last week that some of the world’s largest and most influential tech companies, had entered into non-compete pact, with regard to recruiting staff from each other.  In this instance Google, Apple, Pixar, Adobe, Intel and Intuit are the co-accused in this particular cartel.  Of course these companies are all headquartered...
If unemployment rates are at a 17 year high, and youth unemployment (16-24 year olds) especially has risen to 991,000 or 21.3%, then how can it be that businesses are struggling to find talent?  Perhaps businesses are being too fussy, or maybe even a higher proportion of the young demographic are unemployable.  Surely not, you...
As a recruiter of some 24 years now, I have become wearily familiar with my chosen profession being traduced and derided, along with other careers and jobs, such as estate agents, lawyers, and traffic wardens.  24 years ago this week, I got married.  I was only 21, and immediately afterwards (the next week) joined HMS...
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 &...
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...
As a recruiter, I’m well aware of the pitfalls of considering and accepting a counteroffer from an existing or other employer.  However, there is very little available advice for employers who want to avoid the dreaded “No Start”. Don’t believe anyone who says that recruiting is easy right now, and that any employer can pick...
Know this. Each of the major job boards in this country firmly believes they will ultimately be the last one standing. Or at least they would, if job boards were sentient beings.  Their management teams not only believe it too, but also have the declared intent of making it so.  This is not such a...
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