Fast Track Recruitment

Championing the underdog

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A year or so ago I saw an internal recruiter from Hewlett Packard bragging on LinkedIn about how successful he and his team had been in filling open job requisitions. He even provided stats.

Amid all the back-slapping and sycophancy – much of it from other inhouse recruiters and, depressingly, some of it from agency recruiters hoping to be fed a few scraps from the HP banquet table – I turned-up and suggested that he’d omitted to mention the biggest contributing factor to his…

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“Job ads don’t work”

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I hear this a lot from recruiters.

Yet it doesn’t seem to stop them posting lots of job ads.

Clearly they’ve bought into the ‘chuck enough mud’ recruitment principle – made popular by the invention of job boards.

Another popular phrase I hear from recruiters is “We don’t advertise much because we’re really headhunters.”

Yeah, right. Presumably these headhunters just read-out the job spec when they call these hard to find, talented, passive A-players.

So, in keeping with a…

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Who’s The Boss? - 3 Years On

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News Report, March 2019…

Three years after the BBC programme ‘Who’s The Boss?’ first unleashed the innovative new recruitment procedure of “collaborative hiring” onto the world, it now seems to have taken root as the de-facto way of making hiring decisions.

When asked what collaborative hiring was, Kevin Green, the ex CEO of the Recruitment & Employers Confederation (REC) replied “It’s the act of getting lots of people to choose a candidate based on…

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