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Recruitment

Telephone vs Email in Recruitment

Phone or e-mail?  Which form of communication works best in recruitment?  It's an age old argument that will have many recruiters gushing forth their own pre-conditioned response that the phone, of course, is the best and most effective tool for communication.  I wrote a blog over a year ago reviewing…
Jonathan Rice
July 21, 2011
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Gender Pay Equality in Recruitment

And so, surprise surprise, the Chief Executive of the Employers & Manufacturer's Association (Northern), Alasdair Thompson, was finally sacked by his board this week after a radio interview in which he attributed the gender pay gap to women's monthly period pains and childcare requirements.  For those of you living under…
Jonathan Rice
July 7, 2011
Recruitment

Top Five Fails with Cafe Interviews

Before I crack into this one it is worth noting that there is a very valid argument that recruitment interviews should never be held in public places such as cafes for basic confidentiality purposes.  I am sure there are many of you out there that would never dream of conducting…
Jonathan Rice
April 14, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Fee Splits: Right or Wrong?

I received a call this week from a highly experienced and long-standing Executive recruiter whose nose had been severely put out of joint and they wanted to tackle me on a certain issue.  I know what you’re all thinking but sorry to let you down – it wasn’t me or…
Jonathan Rice
March 31, 2011
EmploymentRecruitment

Is Your Hiring Process Quick Enough?

One of the strongest arguments against the practice of contingent recruitment is that the speed of response required to beat your competitors and get the wins up on your whiteboards dilutes the quality of service to your clients and candidates.  Smug, goatee-beard-stroking, retained assignment recruiters brandishing exclusive deals with their…
Jonathan Rice
March 24, 2011