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Ugly Candidates - what is a client to do?

Today it was announced that in China a man successfully sued his wife after she gave birth to a baby the husband considered so ugly he insisted she must have had an affair. When it surfaced that the woman had had a lot of plastic surgery before they met and the new daughter merely inherited her old face, the man not only divorced his wife, but sued her for the equivalent of $120k -- and he won. The judge ruled the man had married the woman under “false pretenses.


If that is…


Posted on November 1, 2012 at 3:55am — 3 Comments

Its not social media's fault, that's a business issue!

I presented alongside a law firm today in Dublin on Social media, I gave the introduction to social media and they spoke about the legal challenges that social media seems to present.

I spoke about all the positive effects social media can have on:

Your brand - using blogs, video and other ways to humanise your brand especially for the next generation

Selling: how through referrals by others as well as an availability of data online can really help firms sell and improve…


Posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:14am

Searching for new candidates – they may not be like you

As I was training some of our staff on some Boolean searching techniques I was explaining the importance of brackets and the problem if you omitted them

5*3+2, could equal either 17 or 25.


So I mentioned the arithmetic rule brackets  “BOMDAS”, which explained what to do first in an arithmetic sum




Posted on November 24, 2011 at 11:00am

The recruitment database is far from dead....

As the largest recruitment agency in Ireland we place over 4,000 permanent jobs every year. As a snapshot my IT Director took the last 20 professional placements by salary level and analysed where we had found the candidates:I understand this is not a representative sample but here is where we sourced them from:


Only one applied through a job board

Two came from a cv database such as monster

3 came from our own Cpl website

2 were found on…


Posted on November 23, 2011 at 11:51am — 8 Comments

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