For those of you that don't know what I am referring to, when I talk about 'Tipping Point': The Tipping point is when the event of a previously rare occurrence become rapidly and dramatically more common (If you want to understand this in a commercial context, then Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller… Continue
Over the course of the next week, I am meeting with many different companies - all with the same question wanting to be answered - does my business need to be using social media to recruit - social recruiting?
One of the first questions I shall be asking is whether their company is ready… Continue
Within the workplace, there is still - I believe - one subject that creates very strong opinions and pre-conception discrimination when it comes to new colleagues and even worse prospective employees... and that is tattoos. Tattoos used to be considered taboo, connected to…
The last decade has, in my opinion, seen one of the biggest seed changes the recruitment industry has seen for many years. While I am referring to social media, I also combine that with the evolution (it took it's time but now has real momentum) that has been online recruitment.
Do you know what is being said about you, your brand or your company online? Judging by the response I get from people - individuals and companies - I already know the answer.......and it is invariably no!
Many people don't actually seem to bothered either!
Over the last week, I have had cause to ask myself what planet many recruitment consultants are on! And I have levied this point right at a good few of them - "Are you barking mad or just plain stupid? Why are you not using a primary tool that was 'created' for YOU as a recruiter!"
One of the questions I get often asked as a blogger, is what to right about. So in preparation for the blogging track I led at the Recruiting Unconference, I put together a take away for the bloggers that attended my tracks.
So if you blog about recruitment, in any way and constantly get stuck for subjects to blog on, take a… Continue
One thing that many years in the recruitment industry has taught me, is that actually in the big scheme of things we know comparatively little. Yes of course we know our industry, our marketplace and even our industry sector very well, but anyone who professes to know much more than that is, quite frankly, stretching the truth a little!
There is more to know about the recruitment industry are than any of us involved in it can ever hope to learn – social recruiting has shown us how… Continue
This post started out as a flippant remark made to someone yesterday, but it made me think further.
There seems to have been another influx of new job boards coming into the already crowded space recently. My question is simple and worrying at the same time. What would stop a foreign owner (doesn't have to be foreign of course) setting up a job board? Then building up a database of CV's quickly, with some fancy promises, only to disappear to 'farm' all the personal information they have… Continue
After sharing with everyone some of the crap that comes out of candidates during the interview process, I thought I should even it up with some b******s from the recruiters angle!! Of course this is all hearsay (!!), as I just can't believe we have been known to use any of these, can you??!! Go on, how many have you heard us utter?
Anyone who has been involved in recruitment, agency or client side will have heard most if not all of these in their time. They are of course statements from candidates to recruiters that are of course blatant b******s!! So you fellow recruiter, how many of these can you say you have heard?
I need to speak with my wife = It's a no
I'm perfect for the role = You can't afford me
Can you call me back in ten minutes..... so I have time to…
Do you hunt, implement or influence? Your personality type can define your character, what you will achieve and how you perform in the business world. Matthew Baysfield from Tree has defined nine different personality types - can you identify which of these apply to you?
1. The High-flyer. You're at your best on the move, juggling several tasks and deftly changing plans when you need to. Freedom and flexibility suit you more than… Continue
I read an article today by Matt Asay, which makes me wonder if Google are turning to blatant sexual stereotyping to aid their recruiting? Surely not I hear you cry, Google exploiting certain market sectors to get what they want?
Matt mentions that one of his friends was in San Jose for a corporate event. While waiting at the Marriott, he ran into a "swarm of beautiful young girls" that were "uniform in their good… Continue
As it is a Friday and it is always good to have a laugh on Fridays I thought I would share some mad, wacky and strange ' interest's, that I have come across on CV's this week. These are all definitely classified as "don't put these interests on your CV" :
1. Chinese Folk Dancing
2. Dog Surfing (???)
3. Painting toy soldiers from the Crimea War
4. Abnormal psychology of sharks
5. Ladybirds (??)
6. Medieval Re-enactment Society