Any form of stereotyping and discrimination in the workplace is not only frowned upon, but also unlawful in many parts of the world. As recruiters, we have seen it all. Let me rephrase, as recruiters, we have been asked to screen it all – gender,...
Looking for a new job doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. Alas, a change is seldom a bad idea. If you’ve been stuck in the same role within the same company for years, no matter how happy or content you may be, it’s wise to check the market....
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...

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