Recruitment… jobs for people… or people for jobs?

I’m back! After a short blog hiatus I’ve got something to say… hope you like it! It doesn’t matter what click bait you throw on LinkedIn… if it’s controversial enough… and divides opinion enough you will go viral. A couple of weeks ago I posted the below observation. Over 630,000 views… 2,500 likes and 600 … Continue reading “Recruitment… jobs for people… or people for jobs?”

Don’t Pay the Ferryman… A Recruitment Industry Parable…

Who would have thought? Back in ’82 when Chris De Burgh penned the classic tune Don’t Pay the Ferryman he was actually… consciously or otherwise… responsible for the most concise… yet overreaching… thought process clients run through when dealing with the recruitment industry in history! Don’t pay the Ferryman (substitute Recruiter) Don’t even fix a … Continue reading “Don’t Pay the Ferryman… A Recruitment Industry Parable…”

Lost your mojo? You’re not alone…

It happens to all of us… and it’s bloody scary. First it’s a little set back… a candidate backs out after accepting a role… or a client calls to tell you they’ve offered to someone else’s candidate… nothing BIG… nothing earth shattering. And then it happens again… you buckle down and remind yourself of the … Continue reading “Lost your mojo? You’re not alone…”

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…”

Polishing the Turd…

One of the biggest mistakes recruiters make is trying to polish the turd. I agonised with whether or not I should use the word turd in the title of a professional blog post. It conjures images of… well… turds. And turds aren’t professional right? But as you can see, I managed to get over my … Continue reading “Polishing the Turd…”

Recruitment… why would you?

Hands up if you work roles contingently… to the layman, that’s when you are competing against 1 or more other recruiters and sometimes the client, on the same role. Put your other hand up if you use job boards as your primary candidate sourcing tool. Got both hands up? Wow… it sucks to be you… … Continue reading “Recruitment… why would you?”

Christmas… again?

I’m conflicted. Part of me loves Christmas. The parties, the pressies for the kids, the beaches (apologies to our northern hemisphere friends). It’s a chance to celebrate the year that was and recharge the batteries for the year to come. But the other part of me hates Christmas. Catching up with family you only see … Continue reading “Christmas… again?”

Recruitment Bad Boys… & Girls…

You’re hardly likely to see me on a Friday afternoon at the Mitre Tavern… mumbling across the bar towards one of my competitors… say… Pete Watson… (no relation and all around good bloke), something like. ‘Luke banged your missus… sorry to have to tell you.’ No… you’re hardly likely to see me do that. For … Continue reading “Recruitment Bad Boys… & Girls…”

Recruitment & The Game of Thrones…

I know what you’re thinking… Come on Craig… You’re better than that… trying to trade off the most popular TV show on the globe to boost your readership… Well you are right… and wrong. Yes… I am trying to trade off the most popular TV show on the globe to boost readership… but no… I … Continue reading “Recruitment & The Game of Thrones…”

You snooze… you lose…

In case you hadn’t noticed… very subtly over the past six months the market has slowly changed. Candidates seem to have more opportunities… clients who went missing are back… and new clients are appearing like flies at a barbie. (disclaimer… I am not for one moment suggesting that new clients are like a swarm of … Continue reading “You snooze… you lose…”