What I learned from the most famous person you’ve never heard of.

I was very excited about my peer group meeting in London yesterday. I was one of only eight like minded professionals fortunate enough to have an audience with one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. And yet I didn’t know this person, had not heard of him before and didn’t even know what he looked like. I did however know him by one of his notable achievements. I was about to be educated in a number of others...

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Recruitment is Dead – Long Live NEW Recruitment

Some of my contemporaries are going to dislike what I am about to say and will no doubt defend their positions fiercely. But that’s ok, because my message is not for them, it’s for you: the hiring manager. So here’s the thing; in today’s tech world where everyone can find everyone else and where most have a digital footprint, why is it recruitment companies continue to trade on their ability to find candidates. Does that really offer value? (I didn’t...

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Increase Your Effectiveness at Work for Life Long Benefits

Are you effective at work? Right now is always a good time to take a step back and assess. We all have different strengths and weaknesses that might impact our effectiveness, and we can all benefit from a re-think to help develop skills to make us even more effective in our work. First, you have to be honest with yourself to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps you are great with the day-to-day tasks but find yourself struggling with high-pressure...

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Hiring? How to Get the Best from Your Recruitment Consultant in Seven Steps

You’ve got roles to fill and a limited amount of time in which to do it. Aside from posting on an online job board, you’ve got no idea what to do next. It’s time to call in the recruitment consultant, but what does that entail? A quick phone call and a couple of interviews? As with all working relationships, it’s a two-way street. Your recruiter can only shine with your cooperation. And here’s how you do that. Provide Full and...

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How to Compete with the Big Firms for Talent

In order to compete for top talent, big firms will always be able to offer things that smaller firms cannot, such as a vast array of promotional opportunities varying lists of benefits and the kudos that goes with a big brand name and perhaps even a job that matches the job description without deviation. So what is it that smaller companies can do to compete in the marketplace against the large corporations? The key is to identify and play to...

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