Pokémon Go ™… talk about candidate short markets…

I know… I know… a blatant attempt to increase readers by referencing perceived current pop culture… sue me. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock recently you will know all about this Pokémon Go™ craze… right? Most of you will have a strong opinion on the phenomenon… varying from how the hell can grown adults … Continue reading “Pokémon Go ™… talk about candidate short markets…”

You snooze… you lose…

In case you hadn’t noticed… very subtly over the past six months the market has slowly changed. Candidates seem to have more opportunities… clients who went missing are back… and new clients are appearing like flies at a barbie. (disclaimer… I am not for one moment suggesting that new clients are like a swarm of … Continue reading “You snooze… you lose…”

Recruiters… maybe my hips do… but the stats don’t lie…

So… we’re all sick of being told how crap we are right? Next to politicians and Lindsay Lohan… and maybe the Bieber, recruiters are right up there at getting a pretty universal bad rap… I hate it… I hate the fact that a very small percentage of bad recruiters spoil it for the rest of … Continue reading “Recruiters… maybe my hips do… but the stats don’t lie…”

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…”

Do you believe in recruitment? Really believe in recruitment? I do…

I consider myself a man of ok intelligence… I reckon I sit somewhere on the scale of genius between Dr Stephen Hawking & Lloyd Christmas… depending on topic and whether or not alcohol is involved… If we were talking about… ummm… I don’t know… say… Melbourne Cup Winners since 1861 I go ok… 1861 – … Continue reading “Do you believe in recruitment? Really believe in recruitment? I do…”

The most annoying phrase in recruitment…

‘We have cut down our use of job boards and recruitment agencies by 95% in the last 18 months…’ I hear phrases similar to this bandied around like confetti at a 80’s wedding these days. Here is my problem with it… So what!!!! I don’t really care where my candidates come from as long as … Continue reading “The most annoying phrase in recruitment…”

Put your hand up if you’re different…

I just returned from a new client visit… well… given that it is 7:30am, as I sit in front of my sexy little MacBook Air (cash for comments if you’re reading Apple ™ – don’t be afraid to send a newbie my way), I didn’t really just return from a new client visit – it … Continue reading “Put your hand up if you’re different…”

Sometimes… it’s like a Death in the Family…

Bit morbid isn’t it? Sometimes… it’s like a Death in the Family… I mean it’s not really like a Death in the Family, unless there’s actually a Death in the Family… And… in this case… there’s been no actual Death in the Family… You’ve probably all heard it – or even said it to your … Continue reading “Sometimes… it’s like a Death in the Family…”

The Recruitment Holy Grail…

A recent conversation with a client went something like this….. ‘Craig, I need someone now! We’ve just picked up a major PSA client with volume roles.  At the moment I’m working the desk and it’s taking me away from what I need to do…’ Note the tone of desperation in this Manager’s voice….. ‘Sure, John, … Continue reading “The Recruitment Holy Grail…”

Recruiters are the modern day Slave Traders…

So anyway… I was at a party recently. I found myself talking to an Accountant… I’m not going to prejudice this blog by applying sweeping generalisations like… ummm… Accountants aren’t boring people… they just get excited about boring things. Let’s just say the conversation was about as interesting as a sightseeing bus on the Nullabor. … Continue reading “Recruiters are the modern day Slave Traders…”