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Recruiters from 'Generation C'. Are YOU in the club?

Only hire recruiters from ‘Generation C’.

Forget Millennials, Gen X and the Baby Boomers. The only group of recruiters that have any chance of success as we enter a brave new world of recruiting, will be most certainly be from ‘Generation C’. Yes indeed, there is only one group of recruiters that will thrive in a world where talent shortages get […]

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Keen for the weekend? Can you wait 224 days?

Recruitment is a tough job. This is about 100 times tougher.

I went on a cruise. Not my normal ‘thing’, but it was pretty good. Saw lots of cool places and ate too much. The usual, I suppose. I also met some of the most fascinating, hard working and impressive people I have ever met. And none of them were passengers! You see I am fascinated […]

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The London cabbie who put me to career shame

The London cabbie who put me to career shame

This is a true story. Every word. It was my last night in London after two weeks of hard work (OK, and a bit of RWC). A few beers, and into a cab. It was there, in that taxi, that I met one of the most extraordinary people I have ever encountered. The cabbie and […]

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Calling a candidate to tell them there is no news IS news to the candidate.

Calling a candidate to tell them there is no news IS news to the candidate.

I placed this status update on LinkedIn the other day. ‘Calling a candidate back to tell them there is no news IS news to the candidate.’ The response I got will shock you. Or, maybe it won’t.

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The Best Recruiter Christmas Party. Ever!

The Best Recruiter Christmas Party. Ever!

I don’t like recruitment Christmas parties. And I have been to a few. At least 50 I would say. 50? How old are you Greg? 100? No, not quite. But 35 years in this biz, and many years where I went to several parties, across various offices of the businesses I ran, means I have […]

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20 reasons your boss hates you

20 reasons your boss hates you

Does your boss hate you? OK, hate is a strong word. I am sure she does not actually hate you. (Well, maybe not). But let’s say you irritate her, disappoint her, and ultimately incline her to regard you more as a liability than an asset. And that can only end in tears. 30 years of […]

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