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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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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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Somebody resigned? Don't be a fool. Stay cool.

Somebody resigned? Don’t be a fool. Stay cool.

A while ago I wrote what proved to be a popular blog about how to resign with grace. But what about the manager who gets a resignation? How should they behave? Sad to say, the commercial world is rife with mind-blowing tales of how badly bosses react when an employee resigns. In the recruitment industry […]

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Can we trust LinkedIn?

Can we trust LinkedIn?

I love LinkedIn. But I do not trust LinkedIn. For recruiters, it’s obviously a key tool, and clearly a brilliant invention that is part of a seismic shift in the way recruitment works. I wish I had invented it. But I believe, that for agency recruiters, LinkedIn is not your friend. Don’t get me wrong, […]

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What all recruiters WANT to say to their dopey clients...

What all recruiters WANT to say to their clients, and should – but don’t!

For agency recruiters, it often feels like clients are toying with them these days. It feels for all the world that some* Line Managers, Internal Recruiters and HR types have conspired to make life for recruiters as hellish as possible. Job briefs given out to 6 agents, ‘urgent’ orders postponed after weeks of work, interviews […]

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This person cleans up your mess for $8.50

This person cleans up your mess for $8.50

I had a vague understanding that we ‘had a cleaner’, but I took that service for granted, and certainly gave the person who cleaned up our mess little thought. I have always considered Australia a highly evolved industrial democracy, with many laws protecting people from exploitation, but as I dug deeper, the more shocked I […]

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