Post-truth recruitment

Post truth: Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief: The ‘post truth’ phenomenon has been popularised on the back of the fun and games that was Clinton v Trump. Apparently, post truth articles got more views and shares on … Continue reading “Post-truth recruitment”

Would you allow this?

Imagine if you will… you have met with a new client. Taken the time to completely understand their business and their pain… agreed terms of business – both verbally and in writing… Spent hours & hours sourcing… you know… mapping markets, job boards, referral, social media, head hunting. Further hours phone screening… interviewing… preparing profiles… … Continue reading “Would you allow this?”

9 common misconceptions recruiters have….about recruiters

There are a lot of misconceptions about recruiters from ‘the outside world’. But there are also quite a lot of misconceptions from within the industry….things I hear and read about which bare little resemblance to the actual reality of recruitment today. Here are some of the more common ones: Employing more ‘sales’ type people will mean you … Continue reading “9 common misconceptions recruiters have….about recruiters”

Clients backdooring Candidates… it’s not what you think.

There are so many things I could have blogged about this week…. Like the client who took too long to offer the perfect candidate and missed out on him… my fault apparently… or the candidate I’ve been chasing for a few months who finally agreed to meet with me, only to have her grand mother … Continue reading “Clients backdooring Candidates… it’s not what you think.”

It’s not about the size of your network…

Some recruiters seem to have a pretty loose interpretation about certain things. They refer to businesses that they have never done work with as ‘clients’. They claim that they are ‘specialists’ in their sector after just a few months of experience. They brand themselves as ‘the market leading agency in the sector’ based on absolutely nothing. They also have some odd ideas … Continue reading “It’s not about the size of your network…”

Stressed? Sleep deprived? Welcome to Recruitment…

Put simply if you are looking for an easy gig – steer clear of the wonderful world of recruitment. We all have things going on in our lives right? Family? Sport? Macramé? Doesn’t really matter what it is… what does matter is that you have your priorities right. For those of us in the recruitment … Continue reading “Stressed? Sleep deprived? Welcome to Recruitment…”

Anyone can recruit, right?

I think the idea of hiring someone is largely seen by most as something pretty much anyone can do. It doesn’t really take a lot of skill or experience, not like being an accountant or engineer. It’s the sort of thing anyone can turn their hand to. A bit like karaoke. Right? Wrong. Most non-recruiters really don’t … Continue reading “Anyone can recruit, right?”

Is your Boss a Psycho?

According to a recent study… (I know it’s very rare that I start a post with ‘According to a recent study…’ Kind of makes me feel smart… well less stupid anyway). Anyway… according to a recent study by Bond University & University of San Diego 21% of Bosses exhibit psychopathic tendencies… as opposed to 1% … Continue reading “Is your Boss a Psycho?”

Partnership…or partnershit?

As those of you that regularly tune in to this blog will know, one of my biggest gripes with the recruitment industry is the over use of certain buzz words and phrases. You see them commonly appearing in job adverts and on LinkedIn updates, often churned out by unimaginative recruiters who have just picked up the … Continue reading “Partnership…or partnershit?”

Recruiters are not Mind Readers…

I read a LinkedIn article last week that really p*ssed me off. Yes it was another recruiter bashing post… yes it was a poor me candidate rant… and yes it garnered the expected support from job seekers who have had a similar poor experience from the recruitment fraternity… but… it was an absolutely stupid argument. … Continue reading “Recruiters are not Mind Readers…”