Recruiters, what message are you sending? Real-life horror stories.

Your company reputation should be a consideration in every aspect of your business. Many stories, from clients and acquaintances, tells us that there are lots of companies giving no thought to protecting their reputation when recruiting. If disorganised, incompetent, dishonest, stupid, or bullying is how you want your company to be known all you need … Continue reading Recruiters, what message are you sending? Real-life horror stories.

Interviewing – Tips from the Barefoot Recruiter

The world has no shortage of advice. A quick google search will find you a million tips on interviewing: some of which is good advice some ... not so much.  No harm in checking it out and seeing what will work for you.  However do remember these barefoot basics: Aim with precision At the risk … Continue reading Interviewing – Tips from the Barefoot Recruiter

Work life-integration matters for employees AND employers!

Since the 1960s the family dynamic has been changing, with women more involved in the workforce and men more involved in family life.  This shift in balance is a shift in the right direction for equality. However, research demonstrates workplaces have not kept up with these trends, making work-life integration difficult (especially for families).  Why … Continue reading Work life-integration matters for employees AND employers!

Too Old? Reject Pile? Are you sure?

Are older applicants always a liability?  You have a large pile of applications for a role you want to be filled yesterday.  You are trying to get this down to a small pile.  Some re-thinking on previously held beliefs could save you rejecting the perfect applicant in haste. We all know its illegal to discriminate … Continue reading Too Old? Reject Pile? Are you sure?

Overqualified? Reject pile? Are you sure?

You have a large pile of applications for a role you want to be filled yesterday.  You are trying to get this down to a small pile.  Some re-thinking on previously held beliefs could save you rejecting the perfect applicant in haste. Is overqualified always a bad thing? Yes, if they are overqualified flag it … Continue reading Overqualified? Reject pile? Are you sure?