Taking a break from recruitment              

So it’s Christmas. And boy am I glad for an excuse to get away from the soft blue glow of my monitor for a while. To be honest I’ve been feeling in need of a break for a while now. It’s been a fair old slog from the Summer, through an industrious Autumn and now it’s time to hang up the Recruiters cape and kick back with the family.

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Why cultural fit shouldn’t be the be-all and end-all when recruiting

Recruiting the right person for a position, any position, is not an easy task. If it were, there would be no need for recruiters and solutions like Recruitment Juice.

Different recruiters approach the mission of finding the right person for the right job in a number of different ways and it can safely be said that this is a field that has been developing for a long time now. New practices and concepts have been introduced over the years, some of them purely theoretical and some more applicable.

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Recruiters: Do you have an engaging daily structure?

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In a busy sales orientated role such as a recruitment consultant, some degree of structure is normally a good thing.

I am no fan of those recruitment organisations that like to structure every minute of your day (naming no names but we all know who they are!) but in my experience, salespeople are normally more effective where they have some structure to their day.

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How does the Autumn Statement impact recruiters?

The Autumn Statement can sometimes be a bit of a non-event with most of the significant tax changes announced in the Budget Statement earlier in the year.

This year had the potential to be very different! Recruiters who place contractors were especially interested to hear what the Chancellor had to say in his speech last Wednesday, after a whole string of rumours and predictions in the build up to the statement.

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4 simple tips for becoming a great listener

Do you ever finish a phone call or leave your client’s premises and think that they just weren’t listening to you? If you’re a manager or leader, do you ever think that you are talking to yourself? As a parent, do you sometimes wish that your children would just hear what you were saying?

As a speaker, coach and human being I hear these kind of comments and frustrations regularly. People feel that when they talk, the other party just isn’t listening. And this translates into unwanted situations whether lost sales, unsatisfactory team performance, or unruly teenagers.

If only you could be more persuasive, more influential or more impactful. If only, then people would listen to you…

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