EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Big Brand Theory

It’s lucky for you, the reader, that these blogs are scheduled into my diary for every three weeks as my recent Internet fame has got me running about like a blue arse fly! Opening shopping centres, turning on Christmas lights, starring in panto! In reality, not so much BUT if…
Scott Burnett
March 28, 2019

A Week of Winners and Losers

Quick one from me this week as I'm off on me 'olidays after today (as I'm sure many other recruiters with kids are also planning on doing too!)  For the rest of you, enjoy the free flowing traffic for a couple of weeks and try not to get too frustrated…
Jonathan Rice
July 6, 2017

Look At Me, I’m A Recruiter

We live in a vainglorious world.  Technology has brought us the phenomenon of selfies and social media provided the platform for us to share our pouting selves with all and sundry.  Even in recruitment we talk about how essential personal branding is to be a successful recruiter these days, whatever…
Jonathan Rice
October 6, 2016

Recruiters, The Great Pretenders

I was asked a slightly strange question by an HR Manager I know this morning.  They asked me if we ever pretended that we worked with clients in order to get a foot in the door and maybe get a chance to send in CV's for open vacancies.  I replied that…
Jonathan Rice
March 17, 2016

Wham! Bam! Thank You Spam

I received an interesting email this week. Although we work hard on “getting out there”, like a cold beer when your mouth feels like Ghandi’s jandal, it’s always refreshing to receive an enquiry from an as-yet-unheard-of new client. Especially when it’s a referral from a “business acquaintance”. Lacking the good…
Jonathan Rice
February 25, 2016

All That Glitters Isn’t Recruitment Gold

Recruiters must evolve. That's the mantra getting chanted with ever increasing volume around the blogs, speaking circuits and self serving espousals of supposed thought leaders of our industry. It's also a mantra I have subscribed to, and championed myself, for a number of years now. But has it got us…
Jonathan Rice
April 16, 2015

More Recruiting Shock Tactics

Vend's use of the F-bomb in a job advert got lots of air time across various social channels recently.  So much so that it probably helped them attract the right type of applicants and no doubt they're close to making a great hire by now...fancy that eh?  We're increasingly told…
Jonathan Rice
March 19, 2015