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Count Eroffer

A demonic figure that makes Bram Stoker’s Dracula seem more at place with his numerical namesake on Sesame Street. Much like the folklore perpetuated in Lost Boys this evil presence can only harm you if you invite it in your home. For those who are in the dark let me…
Scott Burnett
August 15, 2019
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Prep School

"Failure to prepare, prepare to fail" – Benjamin Franklin – Scott Burnett It’s always been a mantra close to my heart. Last year I was honored to be given the title of best man at my best friend’s wedding back home. I’m a visual learner and the only way I…
Scott Burnett
July 18, 2019
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Ref! Ref! Ref!

No, this isn’t going to be a blog that brings to light the officiating of a particular Champions League tie that allowed a once doomed team from the North West of England to prolong the inevitable. The ref I’m ‘referring’ to is reference. A crucial component of what we do…
Scott Burnett
March 7, 2019
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

What’s in a name?

That which we call a rose, would by any other name smell as sweet... Unless the rose in question is a human, and the name you're considering is ridiculous, in which case the Department of Internal Affairs says no. All names were most certainly not created equal and there is a line to…
Natasha Foster
February 7, 2019
Human ResourcesRecruitment

Bye Bye Bye, 2018

It's Friday the 21st of December, a date marked in many calendars and eagerly awaited as the end of the working year. We are here, everyone! Pat yourselves on the back - we made it. 2018 was a year of change for many. Here at Rice, and in the world of…
Natasha Foster
December 20, 2018
EmploymentPoliticsRecruitment

The Mishandling of Handley

Recruitment agencies cop a lot of flak for not keeping candidates informed throughout a process. “I’m sorry, the role is being re-scoped,” “They think they might actually need somebody at a different level,” or my personal favourite, “An unforeseen recruitment freeze has just been put in place” are lines we…
Natasha Foster
September 27, 2018