Pokémon Go ™… talk about candidate short markets…

I know… I know… a blatant attempt to increase readers by referencing perceived current pop culture… sue me. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock recently you will know all about this Pokémon Go™ craze… right? Most of you will have a strong opinion on the phenomenon… varying from how the hell can grown adults … Continue reading “Pokémon Go ™… talk about candidate short markets…”

The only 3 questions any recruiter needs to ask….

Most of us recruiters these days, will be operating in a candidate short market. So, regardless of how well you have adapted to new sourcing channels and technologies, for most of us the major challenge is finding the quality of talent in the volumes that our clients require. It would be nice if our markets were … Continue reading “The only 3 questions any recruiter needs to ask….”

When Recruiters are Sick…

So I’ve been off work for a week today! I had a cold… that progressed to flu… that scurried on to pneumonia… Pneumonia!!! I know right… 1868 wants its disease back. Anyway, facts are I am bored shitless. I am confined to bed, with no voice and a box and a half of empty tissues … Continue reading “When Recruiters are Sick…”

Recruiters – you’ve kicked your last goal for the year….now do this…

It’s that time of year again recruiters. You’ve turned up week after week in all conditions; you have put yourself through the wringer in pursuit of glory; taken the knocks and got back up time and time again; and here you are ….at the end of the season again…..otherwise know as end of financial year (for may … Continue reading “Recruiters – you’ve kicked your last goal for the year….now do this…”

2 things… Do them… Do them Now!

Down here in this part of freezing Australia 2 things happen this time of year. We finally pass the winter solstice. Days will become longer and we can kid ourselves that they will become warmer too… ahem… that’s not an invitation for our Queensland friends to bang on about their year round beach weather… or … Continue reading “2 things… Do them… Do them Now!”

“There is no place for ethics in recruitment”

According to a prospective client that I met this week, there is no place in his business for someone who puts ethics high on their list of importance, and any agency that says the opposite are either liars or on the fast track to going bust. Took me a little while to digest this. It … Continue reading ““There is no place for ethics in recruitment””

5 things Recruiters must stop doing… now.

We’re an oft maligned bunch right… usually unfairly. I mean the stuff people say about us – mainly by job seekers – is inaccurate, insulting and sometimes bordering on defamatory. We are not the hideous monsters they make us out to be… the blood-sucking leeches who would sacrifice their grandmother for a placement. That’s not … Continue reading “5 things Recruiters must stop doing… now.”

Recruiters – why do what you do?

The standard answer to the question “How did you get in to recruitment?” is something along the lines of “I fell into it”. For some, that experience doesn’t last very long. But why do those of us that stick around, stick around? At the end of the day it’s not the easiest gig in the … Continue reading “Recruiters – why do what you do?”

Success begins with an ‘I’

Not such a catchy title right? But this is one of the most important bloody blogs I’m likely to write this year… Ask yourself a question… When was the last time you truly innovated at work? We all crave for that point of difference to take to the market, but what is yours? Please don’t … Continue reading “Success begins with an ‘I’”

Recruiters – don’t crack the sads when it goes wrong.

People eh…they can be very frustrating… especially when they don’t do what you expect or want. And  for recruiters, that can be a nightmare. If you haven’t had someone ‘no show’ for an interview, turn down an offer, accept a counter offer or something similar then you probably haven’t been in recruitment long enough to legitimately call … Continue reading “Recruiters – don’t crack the sads when it goes wrong.”