Recruitment – The Blog

He’s the nicest person, but I wish we’d never hired him…

Some of the nicest people I’ve worked with have been useless at their jobs. Sad, but true. I’m sure you’ve known people like that too.   How does this happen? After all, you know you went through a tough selection … Continue reading


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How do you use résumés and CVs in recruitment?

  How much should you rely on CVs and résumés? Are they any good at all?   I recently talked to a man from a recruitment agency who had stopped using them.       The recruitment basics   You … Continue reading


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How many years experience should a candidate have?

  Often our recruitment clients are very specific about how much experience they need candidates to have. They say they want 9 years of experience in one area 5 years of something else and more years of yet another area. … Continue reading


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Is recruitment an art or a science?

  Here’s a question I needed to answer recently, along with what store you should set by résumés / CVs and how much experience you should be looking for or if experience even counts at all.   A few principles … Continue reading


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How do you measure ‘soft’ skills?

    One of the things our recruitment clients often ask about is how to measure ‘soft’ skills.     Yes, they are more difficult to measure than some of the more technical skills. However, there are ways. Today I’m … Continue reading


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The thin end of the recruitment wedge

  Have you ever noticed how easy it is to start letting your standards slip without realizing it’s happening?     The Ugg boots   My colleague, Dave Nicol, recently confessed to me that he had become an Ugg boot … Continue reading


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Why impatience can cost you $100k

  Most mornings I go for a run along the lanes where I live. I don’t particularly like running, but I know it’s good for me. So I’ve found ways to make it less unpleasant, I don’t expect it to … Continue reading


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Personnel Problems and the Tasmanian Tiger

  We went to Australia in March and while we were there, we went to visit the fabulous Jewel Cave near Margaret River.   The tour guide was particularly well informed and skilled at making the whole visit extremely interesting … Continue reading


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