social experiment… prank… or just mean?

Earlier this week I did something terrible. I decided to create a fake cv… from a fake candidate and post it on LinkedIn to see what reaction it would get. I call it a social experiment… I’m sure some of the people who wrote provocative comments and privately messaged me with their thoughts might feel … Continue reading “social experiment… prank… or just mean?”

2 things… Do them… Do them Now!

Down here in this part of freezing Australia 2 things happen this time of year. We finally pass the winter solstice. Days will become longer and we can kid ourselves that they will become warmer too… ahem… that’s not an invitation for our Queensland friends to bang on about their year round beach weather… or … Continue reading “2 things… Do them… Do them Now!”

Everybody Wants to Rule the World…

And believe me, it’s just as true today as it was back in 1985 when the good folk from Tears for Fears smashed out that massive hit! It’s that time of year Down Under when recruitment businesses are rolling out their plans for the next Financial Year. They have been in strategy meetings, setting goals … Continue reading “Everybody Wants to Rule the World…”

Recruiters… how do you get better?

I was sitting on a beach in glorious sunshine in Phuket this time 2 days ago… Absolutely no relevance to today’s post… I just wanted to brag. Hi ho back to reality… So I’ve been thinking… while I was sitting on a beach in glorious sunshine in Phuket… how do you make recruiters better? Simple … Continue reading “Recruiters… how do you get better?”

Take a look at me… I’m Yesterday’s Hero…

We’ve all met them… we’ve probably worked with one… hired one… hell… we may even be one ourselves. I’m talking about Yesterday’s Recruitment Heroes. In the space of a week I’ve interviewed one… I was faced with a client demanding one… and then I had an epiphany (love that word!), at a conference where we … Continue reading “Take a look at me… I’m Yesterday’s Hero…”

7 Traits of Great Recruiters…

So… you want to be a recruiter… or… you want to be a better recruiter? Well listen closely my friends… I speak conservatively to 5 recruitment people a day – Consultants, Managers & Owners. Well I don’t speak conservatively… I conservatively speak… if you get my drift… Geez… how 70’s is that? Drift… These Consultants, … Continue reading “7 Traits of Great Recruiters…”

Break even… or leave.

It will be a short post today… for 2 reasons. I’m flying solo in the office this week… Luke’s enjoying some time back in the UK & honeymooning in Crete, whilst Jen is over in Perth… showing off her bubba belly to friends & family (am I allowed to say that?) I wrote a blog … Continue reading “Break even… or leave.”

The Passive Candidate… Golden Goose… or Slippery Sucker?

I read a stat this week that gave me real pause for thought. Apparently 12% of the workforce is actively looking for a new role at any one time… interesting yes… but a stat that gave me pause for thought… no. I also read that another 73% of the labour market is passively in the … Continue reading “The Passive Candidate… Golden Goose… or Slippery Sucker?”

Selfie’ Inflicted Recruitment Fails…

It’s Saturday morning… you gingerly peel one eye open… slowly… very slowly.  You know the pain is coming… yep… there it is… right behind your left eye. You wonder what time you made it to bed… you wonder how you got home… you wonder how you woke up with a random street sign… right there… … Continue reading “Selfie’ Inflicted Recruitment Fails…”

An Open Letter to (*Some of) My Clients…

Dear Mr Client, Believe me, I understand it is a tough market out there. I also understand that you are under immense pressure to cut costs where you can. At the same time I recognise your need to grow your team and to improve productivity – and profitability. It’s a competitive market, and increasing market … Continue reading “An Open Letter to (*Some of) My Clients…”