Killing Me Softly – Is Tech Destroying Recruitment?

Technology. You can love or hate it but you can't ignore it. As writer and TED speaker, Stewart Brand points out: “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.” This is especially relevant for today’s recruiters. With the likes of Google and Facebook dipping their toes into the industry with their algorithms, use of Machine Learning (ML) and clever job-searching tools, where does that leave us? With opportunity. Sure,…

Onboarding: Just a buzzword or genuine added value for your business?

I’ve worked with several business on the subject of Induction and on-boarding. It’s something that some companies are incredible at but others really struggle. The truth is, the recruitment process is only as good as your new starters first day – get the on-boarding process wrong and you could end up back at the drawing board in a matter of weeks. So what exactly is ‘on-boarding’? You might think it’s a bit of a buzzword but it’s actually vital that…

Dealing with troublesome teammates

I'm fortunate to have had a fair amount of help and experience in dealing with colleagues, team mates and employees that are simply hard graft (they know who they are...).  Every workplace has at least one challenging colleague – Come on this is recruitment, there’s definitely more than one!  You know them, they’re the person on the team that you don’t want to have to sit next to, likely last to be picked for any team event.  They can be whiny,…

Going it alone…

So here I am... a rec2rec... all alone... swimming in a world of sharks... dealing with recruiters all day... now trying to make a living building a recruitment to recruitment business. Some people would ask if I need my sanity checking.   I love working in recruitment and I love speaking to recruiters, finding out what makes them tick, what motivates them and helping them towards achieving that.  Thankfully, the response from those who know already has been really supportive and…