Recruitment Horror Stories… we’ve all had one…

Been in the industry long enough and you can be sure you’ve had one… at least one. An experience, story, confrontation, client visit or interview that sends shivers down your spine… You like to whip it out at parties and social gatherings to get the mood moving… Go on, admit it… The one I go … Continue reading “Recruitment Horror Stories… we’ve all had one…”

There’s a Rather Large Elephant in the Room…

How easy would it be for me to write a blog this week about the mind boggling political situation we find ourselves in in Australia? Or, what about the sacking of the national cricket coach less than 3 weeks before the Ashes? Or maybe that Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s new film, action-comedy 2 Guns, will … Continue reading “There’s a Rather Large Elephant in the Room…”

Recruitment Dead? I’m sick of hearing about it…

Before I start this week’s blog – I want to address something Luke touched on in his post from last week… ‘I was at the RCSA ball last week. It was a good night – a few too many speeches and not enough dance floor action for my liking, but a fun night anyway…’ Hmmm… … Continue reading “Recruitment Dead? I’m sick of hearing about it…”

Recruitment Consultants & Recruitment Managers… Someone is fibbing…

Interesting isn’t it? You survey two different groups within the industry and get two very, very different sets of data… I talk with recruiters all day long. Consultants, Managers and Business Owners. Some may say I’m a masochist… even I think I’m crazy sometimes. You see, on one hand I have my clients. And their … Continue reading “Recruitment Consultants & Recruitment Managers… Someone is fibbing…”

Recruitment X Factor… or Recruitment’s Got Talent… or…

My wife makes me watch some real crap on TV… ok, let me re-phrase that. On occasion I lose control of the television remote, and instead of choosing to do something else, like… exercising… mucking around with the kids… playing stalk the ex on twitter… etc… I stay on the couch and immerse myself in … Continue reading “Recruitment X Factor… or Recruitment’s Got Talent… or…”

When I Grow Up I want to be a… Recruiter… really?

I took my 8 year old nephew to school last week.  He took me into his classroom, introduced me to his teacher and showed me some of the work they were doing. On a wall at the back of the classroom there was a display entitled – When I Grow Up I want to be … Continue reading “When I Grow Up I want to be a… Recruiter… really?”

Street Smarts or School Smarts… The Recruiter’s Dilemma

It always surprises me when I meet a client, (don’t forget I’m a Rec2Rec), who insists on only seeing candidates who are ‘Degree Qualified’… and I ask one question… Why?  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an ‘Academiaphobe’ – I have ultimate respect for those who are degree qualified… It’s a hard slog attending lecture … Continue reading “Street Smarts or School Smarts… The Recruiter’s Dilemma”

Recruiters… Where do Nice Guys finish?

I feel ill when I find out that people don’t like me… come to think of it I’m probably lucky I’m in recruitment – a lot of the time in our game people pretend to like you even when they don’t… and that suits me fine. Over the journey though, I have had to drink … Continue reading “Recruiters… Where do Nice Guys finish?”