Fast Track Recruitment

Bridging the Sales and HR gap

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Recruitment is, at its most critical end, a function of sales and performs best under a well-defined brand and when underpinned by a decent marketing strategy.

This is an ethic that is largely embraced in the better recruitment agencies (and in many cases is taken way too far) yet isn’t in the corporate sector. In most companies there is little or no interaction between the Sales & Marketing function and the HR/Recruitment function.

I’ve heard a lot of people speak in…

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Hiring

Interest and timely advice for job-seekers from Richard Alberg at his blog site here.

Whilst I totally agree with the sentiment, I wonder how much effort is actually expended by recruitment consultants, HR people and hiring managers in reading CVs …and I mean really reading, as opposed to scanning for keywords that appeared on the job spec.

I read a lot of advice for job-seekers intended to improve the way they present themselves to prospective employers, but rarely read advice…

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Corporate Social Responsibility Base Camp

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I rarely ever hear of medium to large sized SMEs ever attempting to develop any kind of employment brand or being bothered about their employer reputation. I hardly ever see any evidence of it in any of their external recruitment communications either.

Amazingly, they then compound the problem by treating those applicants (i.e. human beings) who do respond to their self-indulgent job announcements with very little respect. These applicants are people who invariably live within…

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