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”

Candidates… or Clients… who’s more important?

I posed this question on LinkedIn a couple of weeks ago, and sat back like a disinterested vegan at a butcher’s barbecue to watch the ensuing fallout go on… and on… and on. At the time of this post being published there has been 26 likes, 28,889 views… but most importantly 106 comments. That’s right… … Continue reading “Candidates… or Clients… who’s more important?”

Recruiters… why aren’t you listening?

I had an ear infection last week… quite a funny story really… I went swimming and managed to get water in both ears, and they became instantly blocked… then infected. Basically I walked around (albeit with the balance of an hour old lamb), for a whole 5 days unable to hear anything… except a dull … Continue reading “Recruiters… why aren’t you listening?”

It’s not dead… until it stops breathing…

You thought that the Essendon Saga took forever… seven months of back and forth, thrust and parry, denial and acceptance. Most of the AFL loving public was over it by Easter… I know I was… Finally, though… after what seemed like an eternity, we have a resolution… some people think it’s the right outcome… others … Continue reading “It’s not dead… until it stops breathing…”

Yes Sir… No Sir… Three Bags Full Sir…

What the Hell are we – as a collective group in recruitment – doing? (Come to think of it what would be the collective noun for a group of recruiters? Maybe a ‘clutch’ of recruiters… or a ‘rabble’ of recruiters… or a ‘deceit’ of recruiters… Maybe it’s a topic for another blog… and maybe, just … Continue reading “Yes Sir… No Sir… Three Bags Full Sir…”

Recruitment Horror Stories… we’ve all had one…

Been in the industry long enough and you can be sure you’ve had one… at least one. An experience, story, confrontation, client visit or interview that sends shivers down your spine… You like to whip it out at parties and social gatherings to get the mood moving… Go on, admit it… The one I go … Continue reading “Recruitment Horror Stories… we’ve all had one…”

There’s a Rather Large Elephant in the Room…

How easy would it be for me to write a blog this week about the mind boggling political situation we find ourselves in in Australia? Or, what about the sacking of the national cricket coach less than 3 weeks before the Ashes? Or maybe that Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s new film, action-comedy 2 Guns, will … Continue reading “There’s a Rather Large Elephant in the Room…”

Recruitment Dead? I’m sick of hearing about it…

Before I start this week’s blog – I want to address something Luke touched on in his post from last week… ‘I was at the RCSA ball last week. It was a good night – a few too many speeches and not enough dance floor action for my liking, but a fun night anyway…’ Hmmm… … Continue reading “Recruitment Dead? I’m sick of hearing about it…”

No one likes to be told their kids are ugly…

It’s true you know… No one, and I mean no-one likes to be told their kids are ugly – and let’s face it… there are some damn awfully ugly kids out there… Sometimes though, you just need to man up and call it like it is. Ok… enough of the vague innuendo, what I’m really … Continue reading “No one likes to be told their kids are ugly…”