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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

The Ten Commandments of Recruitment

The last few years have not presented ideal conditions to learn the craft of recruitment. The post-Covid bounce, coupled with the dearth of candidates has skewed the nature of what recruitment really is. If you have started your career during this period, and forgetting the past 12 months, you could…
Sean Walters
February 23, 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

“Sorry. We’ve already got their CV”

...and this is where the average Recruiter moves on. After advertising a role, or perhaps headhunting a candidate, phone screening them, interviewing them, selling them on an opportunity, and finally presenting them to a hiring manager or internal recruiter, we stop dead in our tracks. For those of you not…
Sean Walters
January 19, 2024