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The size of your network doesn't matter, but here's what does.

The size of your network doesn't matter, but here's what does.

June 24, 2014

Take a look at our Twitter account and let me ask you something — did you look at the number of followers we have and more importantly did you make a judgement based on that number? We all do it, it’s natural. While these vanity metrics can tell us something they are far from the who …

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Tap into your network to find the real recruiter troopers

Tap into your network to find the real recruiter troopers

June 13, 2014

By Robin Chambers I may have been playing toy soldiers with my wee boy the other day, so please indulge me for a few minutes… There is a war going on, a war for talent, and you are in the thick of it. You need to arm yourself with all the right weapons and the right people, and be confi …

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Every job is temporary (whether you realise it or not)

Every job is temporary (whether you realise it or not)

May 23, 2014

Today’s guest post comes from Scott Torrance, the founder of Flux Insights. Loosely labelled as a content marketing consultancy, Flux Insights works with businesses to improve their thinking and share those thoug …

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Your approach to attracting, developing and retaining people isn't working.

Your approach to attracting, developing and retaining people isn't working.

May 14, 2014

We have been writing a lot recently about the need for a change in how we think about attracting, retaining and developing people in the ever-changing business world. This goes way beyond the recruitment industry, and it is more than just theoretical pondering or hyperbolic futurist thinking. This is affecting businesses at all levels, in all industries across the globe. The simple fact is …

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Experience does not equal excellence.

Experience does not equal excellence.

May 2, 2014

We’ve written about why what you’ve done is better than ‘experience‘ before, and why you should focus on these things on your CV, but there are two sides to this coin. Recruitment has this problem too, whether it’s a human or a computer system determinin …

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The new war for talent.

The new war for talent.

April 30, 2014

Much of the thinking around modern understanding of talent in organisations can be traced back to a book written by three McKinsey execs called The War for Talent. As we have discussed previously, many of our notio …

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Money is a motivator... but not how you think

Money is a motivator... but not how you think

April 24, 2014

Now, there is little denying that as an industry recruitment is seen to be largely motivated by money. That is why our recent post Recruitment needs to move beyond carrots and sticks stirred up quite a bit of …

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Recruitment needs to move beyond carrots and sticks

Recruitment needs to move beyond carrots and sticks

April 15, 2014

If the recruitment industry is going to change, where do we start? These changes are likely to come from increasing pressure to adapt – escalating the rate of change and volatility – defining a new normal …

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Is the recruitment industry going to change as much as they say?

Is the recruitment industry going to change as much as they say?

April 11, 2014

There is a lot of discussion about the future of recruitment consultancy and the changing nature of the industry. These conversations largely focus on the threats posed by insourcing or social media (specifically LinkedIn), and throughout these conversations people and businesses are thrown into either one of two buckets: •  The innovators – those embracing the new technologies •  The ostr …

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A history lesson in recruitment from the Roman army

A history lesson in recruitment from the Roman army

April 8, 2014

When do you think the recruitment industry was born? Most people would think it was a 20th Century creation, but many of the practices have been in play for thousands of years. Raghav Singh, in a piece on Take a peek.

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