Today’s environment is challenging. With an increase in demanding customers, global competition, increasing technological requirement, and need for fast innovative change. The key to these challenges are motivated employees and active engagement...
Just when we thought we finally understood Millennials, a new breed of animal has joined the workforce. Gen Z is here. Every time I get a CV and the birth date listed is 1996, I do a double take and realise just how very old I am. I was a fledgling...
When I grow up, I want to be a … I remember wanting to be numerous things. A ballerina, then a doctor, a vet and at age 7 an artist. Long term studies have determined that what you predict at age 7 is what you will inevitably become. At age 7, I...
Recruitment fidelity is a thing. So much so that recruiters have been known to drop their rates and extend the guarantee period just to be in a monogamous relationship with the client. There is something to be said for exclusivity, much like swans,...
Finding the elusive IT unicorn It doesn’t take a genius to see that the IT industry is booming. Look on any job site and you will see that IT professionals are high in demand. Once upon a time, parents encouraged their children to become accountants...
He’s just not that into you… and other ways to reject candidates Nobody likes to be the ‘bad guy’ and unfortunately, recruitment is full of ‘bad guy’ moments. When I was a fledgling recruiter, I envisioned the job to be one of happy moments and...
Congratulations! Your business is growing. It’s time to celebrate, but it’s also time for you to hire more employees. Although business growth is an exciting phase, adding headcount can be tricky because it carries its own share of risks. Your...
Anyone can find good staff, so why use a recruiter? Would you extract your own teeth with a garden tool? Would you legally represent yourself at a trial? Would you operate on your dog because you learned how to dissect a frog in biology 15 years ago...
The last month of each and every year, everywhere you go, you hear people talking about their New Year’s resolutions. Soon it will be a starting line of conversation. Okay, we might be exaggerating a little but all this over thinking about...
The Holidays are coming up, and you were just informed that you will be stuck at the office or at the store, while everyone is out enjoying the festive time with their loved ones. It’s a hypothetical scenario but nevertheless, taken from real life....

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