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EmploymentRecruitmentSourcing

Salary Cap

No, the industry isn’t going all NBA with an imposed salary cap. I’m using the patois of my peers, the cultural casual vernacular where ‘cap’ effectively means bullshit. Those of Sean’s age feel free to thank me for keeping you relevant. It’s time to bring to light some of the…
Scott Burnett
August 1, 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
Recruitment

Applying Your Recruitment Superpowers To Real Life

Every time I browse through Netflix nowadays there seems to be another film or TV series about seemingly normal people discovering they have hitherto undiscovered superpowers.  Things like The OA, Daredevil and Sense8, and doubtless countless more all tap into the boring drudgery of many people's modern lives and briefly light…
Jonathan Rice
February 9, 2017
EmploymentRecruitment

Fake Referees Make Cynics of Recruiters

Back in 1889 Oscar Wilde philosophically mused that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life".  The notion that events in the real world are inspired by creative works, rather than the other way around, manifested itself rather topically within my own business this past week. Well that is if…
Jonathan Rice
September 15, 2016
Recruitment

It’s The Size That Counts

Well that's how it seems over here in the UK recruitment industry anyway. After three weeks immersed into the London recruitment scene and many recruiter conversations over coffees, teas, beers (and one dangerously purple beetroot juice), the sheer scale of the UK recruitment market seems to feature in every encounter.…
Jonathan Rice
September 8, 2016
EmploymentRecruitment

The Farce of Verbal Reference Checking

I flew to England last weekend on something of a busman's holiday that, when factoring in the unscheduled landing in Bali to jettison a sick child and consequent rush through Dubai airport to make the connecting flight, was pretty much 28 hours on a plane.  This provides an unbridled opportunity to…
Jonathan Rice
August 25, 2016
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Recruitment: Your Fantasy Career

Once again, The Whiteboard marker is in my hands this week. Promising Jon that I’d avoid any controversial topics, my beady eyes were drawn to the recent “is she/isn’t she black” race scandal currently dominating most media channels. For those living under a rock or running too many unreliable temps,…
Jonathan Rice
June 18, 2015
Recruitment

Maxims for a Modern Recruiter to “Get On”

Have you ever wondered how we managed to cope in the pre-internet years?  Without being bombarded with constant streams of cleverly curated content, compiled into numbered lists (for ease of consumption, and to get more hits), about how to do this and that better, smarter, cheaper, faster?  How did we…
Jonathan Rice
April 30, 2015
Recruitment

The Demise of Reference Checks

My week has been filled with reference checks.  Giving references.  Taking references.  Four references for one candidate and still no offer.  One reference  for a candidate with an immediate offer.  Nominated referees not returning messages.  Un-nominated referees begrudgingly giving references.  Extra long references peppered with drilling-down questions thrown up by…
Jonathan Rice
November 27, 2014
Recruitment

Dodgy Recruitment Referees

The issue of dodgy refereeing has been prevalent at the World Cup over the last couple of weeks.  Even our very own kiwi ref Peter O'Leary has become enemy number one in Bosnia by upholding an incorrect offside decision, effectively denying Bosnia-Herzegovina a route through to the last round of…
Jonathan Rice
June 26, 2014