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No More Than They Deserve

It’s a competitive world, and never more so than now.  We all want our fair share, or at least what we think is our fair share.  Employers want to attract better employees, candidates want to get better jobs, with more pay, and websites want more traffic.  However, very few of us actually believe we are...

Social Media Creep

No not you, and I hope not me.  I’ll try and keep this short, as there are already way too many blog articles discursively annotating the onward march of the social media phenomenon.  Pop is indeed eating itself. In my view, the Network Effect, that is the key to the success of Linkedin, Facebook and...

Website Personalisation MKII

“Whoah! Hold on a minute”, you say, “not all websites are suitable for that kind of personalisation. It won’t look professional to our clients, and will only encourage Rec to Recs and rival agencies to headhunt my best recruiters”. I’ve got news for you, your rivals, and headhunting agencies already know who all your recruiters...

Agencies – Personalise Your Website

As Chairman of the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORA’s), it is my job to view as many recruitment websites as possible.  Right now, more than at any other time, recruitment agencies need to differentiate themselves online, and not simply try to impersonate the larger job boards.  It is essential that they fully exploit their unique...

Agencies – Evolve or die, 8 crucial issues

In the 1960’s my dad worked as a trainer in the Scottish School of Salesmanship. For Thirty-Bob (£1.50 payable by jobseekers), he would train individuals and guarantee interviews for jobs as travelling salesmen (yes, they were all men).  The training was very basic, but such was the appeal of working in sales in the ‘60’s,...

Gary wants a job

Gary is an average jobseeker; currently in employment, working in an insurance company in Manchester, aged 33, wife, 2 kids etc etc.  He’s not looked for a job for 4 years, and has stayed longer than he’d planned with his present employer, rather than risk a move during the recession. So like 87% of jobseekers...

The secret joy of recruiting

Only very occasionally in a lifetime do we find ourselves at the very start of something special.  Usually, we don’t even realise it at the time.  A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but we rarely realise this at the time we are taking it.  I’ve been fortunate enough to be...

Do we help or hinder jobseekers?

This may seem a no-brainer to anyone in the online recruitment industry, and perhaps even a preposterous question for me to ask, given my role in the sector over the past decade.  In the picture here “La strada per l’inferno e lastricata di buone intenzioni” translates as “The road to hell is paved with good...
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