Entries by Alex Babic

New Year Resolutions

Well, mine lasted 10 days (No wine or chocolate during the week) then something happened, can’t remember what and before I knew it I had a glass of something nice in my hand.

Be lazy. Listen.

Ok, I know it’s a slightly odd title to have in a recruitment blog, but as the comedian once said, “a funny thing happened to me on the way here today….” Actually, I was shopping for sunglasses. What unfolded, was a lesson to me that had distinct parallels with recruitment.

Rules for Recruiters

I’m just emerging from a particularly lengthy session of clearing out my emails after my holiday break. I have to say I was a bit nervous about turning the computer back on. It was lovely to be away (we went to Wales). I had fun with the family, took in lots of fresh air and […]

Automating Recruitment

I had an interesting conversation with a client the other day who told me they were automating their recruitment system. They wanted to cut down costs and reduce the in-house recruitment overhead. I think they felt that they would be able to effectively recruit by filtering CV’s based on relevant word searches.

You win some, you learn some

My New Year started with a turn down. For those of you new to the industry, I‘m not talking about having my bed made in a posh hotel. No, this is a lot less pleasant. It’s ONE of the banana skins (and there are lots) in recruitment that one experiences from time to time. This […]