Fast Track Recruitment

When are the clients going to start taking some blame?

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In the early days of my social media career, a lot of agency recruiters used to label me a “recruiter basher”, mostly because I used to promote the idea that companies should do whatever they could to bring their recruitment inhouse.

Given the amount of recruiter bashing that’s been going on over at LinkedIn these past few years – nearly all of which has been from candidates by the way – my criticisms of the 3rd party sector look positively anaemic.

I wonder when the hiring…

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England, my England…

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I stopped watching England play football 2 years ago.

The Iceland Incident was the final straw for me. It’s not that I hadn’t seen England bottle it in big games before – it’s just that the Iceland game bore witness to a level of mindfuckingly gargantuan incompetence that took me by surprise. It was so bad, I didn’t even shout at the telly.

I’d been watching England play football as far back as the 1970 World Cup. That was the World Cup won by what many experts believe…

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Is LinkedIn contributing to the retardation of the recruitment sector?

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Today I saw this doing the rounds on LinkedIn. It’s an article on how to attract candidates to your job postings, written by one of LinkedIn’s staff writers.

Judging by some of the responses, some people were getting giddy with excitement – presumably about how they’re now going to be able to write better job ads.

And to be fair, they will. But only marginally better. In fact, so marginal that it will make very little practical difference for anything other than those job ads…

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