Racism is alive & well in Recruitment… or is it?

I live on LinkedIn. I follow my clients on LinkedIn… I source many of my candidates from LinkedIn… and I track my competitors on LinkedIn… And you know what? Occasionally… in between all of those inane maths problems and those annoying motivational memes, my feed throws up a little gem of back & forth… of … Continue reading “Racism is alive & well in Recruitment… or is it?”

Work life balance…you probably have it wrong.

We have all heard the phrase ‘work life balance’. But what does it actually mean? Most of us simply think of it as the time we don’t spend in the office versus the time we do. The more biased it is to one side of the ledger, the better or worse. But that is just a small … Continue reading “Work life balance…you probably have it wrong.”

So a guy walks into an interview… with his mum.

You couldn’t make this stuff up! Well you could, but then it would be just a made up story… with no redeemable features… and no substance… kinda like Oscar Pistorius’ little tale. Let me frame it for you. Recently there has been a shift in mindset with some of our clients. They are looking to … Continue reading “So a guy walks into an interview… with his mum.”

Recruiters…give thanks to the crazy, weird and odd…

After writing a blog a week for the last couple of years, you might have thought that by now we would have run out of recruitment stuff to talk about. It often feels like that. But, just when you think that you have exhausted every topic, the wonderful world of recruitment has an uncanny knack of … Continue reading “Recruiters…give thanks to the crazy, weird and odd…”

Recruitment… If you want to be a profession… act professionally!

I’m pissed off… no pissed off is wrong… I’m… disappointed. Yes… disappointed… that’s it. You see I thought we’d come a long way as an industry… as a profession. I thought that recruiters understood that the pillars of success and respect begin with: Deep network of specialisation Understanding your clients, candidates & prospects. A level … Continue reading “Recruitment… If you want to be a profession… act professionally!”

Ignore this and it might kill you…..

There is one thing that is unavoidable in recruitment. It is something we all have and it is one of the biggest things that will affect your business and career. It can be good or bad, and sometimes it can be both….   I am talking about your reputation. A lot of people mistake reputation … Continue reading “Ignore this and it might kill you…..”

Oh For Christ’s Sake!

Seriously… I just had a recruiter tell me she… or he… didn’t need me to help her… or him… uncover their next opportunity… ahhhh Wrong! In his… or her… own words… he… or she… said. ‘Craig, I’m not sure you know your market that well. I’ve been a recruiter for over 3 years and my … Continue reading “Oh For Christ’s Sake!”