Entries by Alex Babic

Other offers and the Panic-Euphoria spectrum

The ‘other offer’. Even as I write those words I can feel my face begin to itch. It’s like the other wo(man) in a marriage, because, let’s face it, the interaction between a good recruiter and a candidate is a relationship (of sorts). You just want their sole attention, their focus, them to only use […]

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.