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Recruiters and their handcuffs

We're all mature enough to admit that sometimes nothing beats being handcuffed to a bedpost and spanked by a friend, colleague, or loved one. Not all handcuffs provide stressed-out recruiters with kinky relief however. Some bind us to doing jobs we really don't want to be doing. Actually, it's not…
Sean Walters
May 10, 2024
Human ResourcesRecruitment

Who killed Internal Recruitment?

It's been a week here at Rice & Co. Claudia is attacking the agency rec to rec desk like a woman possessed. We made a big placement which will set tongues a-waggin' across the industry. And I received a call that vindicates the many hours I spend writing opinionated nonsense…
Sean Walters
May 3, 2024
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

The dreaded “handover”

If you've worked in the recruitment industry for any length of the time, you would have been a player in the following scene: A recruiter or recruitment manager contacts a client to say that they or a staff member are "moving on". The recruiter or recruitment manager requests a meeting…
Sean Walters
April 26, 2024
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

What’s your favourite “ism”?

I've been thinking about "isms" this week. No, not prisms, organisms, or specialisms. More so sexism, racism, ageism, and..errm..homophobia-ism. It's always difficult to write a blog about isms however, especially when you fit squarely into a demographic which has never been on the receiving end of one. I'm an (annoyingly)…
Sean Walters
February 9, 2024
EmploymentHuman ResourcesPoliticsRecruitment

How Awful Are We?

If you spend any amount of time on LinkedIn, you'll see that Recruitment Consultants are almost universally disliked. Recently I've spent a bit of time dealing with other industries who are also perceived as being awful. Here's my ratings: Real Estate Agents I've just sold and bought a house, so…
Sean Walters
January 26, 2024