Fast Track Recruitment

“Failure is not an option”

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People who say “failure is not an option” are idiots.

Failure (along with its omnipresence) is a fundamental and necessary part of the human condition.

It’s the engine room of what gets us out of bed in the morning and on a train with thousands of other failures.

If there was no failure, we’d all be sipping margaritas somewhere in Barbados.

Or living in a hut made of our own feces.

The most important thing I’ve learned in the past 6 months.

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The one piece of learning that I’ve nailed to my brain is this.

Classroom training courses don’t work.

Without high-intensity reinforcement work, it’s little more than a days ‘entertrainment’. Entertrainment is when a trainer entertains you for 6 hours with funny anecdotes illustrating why their tips and tricks might work.

The ‘entertaining’ thing is so you remember it. It’s a replacement for the ‘high-intensity reinforcement’ thing.

It’s why most…

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Candidate Experience - A Case Study

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The other day I remembered that I applied for a contract recruiter role at Amazon 5 years ago and heard nothing back.

If that wasn’t bad enough, now I’m going to have to stop buying books from them.

Because that’s what a bad candidate experience requires me to do. Apparently.

What I’m really trying to say here is that candidates need to grow a pair.

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