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 […]
About Alex Babic
Been recruiting for nearly 20 years covering international and domestic markets. Outside of work I enjoy (trying to) keep fit, cooking for the Family and taking our ebullient black Labrador for long walks. Also got a side interest in motorcycling.
Entries by Alex Babic
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.
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.
A couple of weeks ago I got a poorly worded, grammatically inept marketing email clearly sent out to thousands of recipients. “Dear Sir/Madam”, gave it away…
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 […]
Leaving the EU reminded me of break up where one party just didn’t want the other to leave.
OK, I’ll be perfectly honest, the jury is still out for me on social media.
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.
So it’s that time of year when everything is kicking off. Too many emails, too many calls and not enough time. A familiar sounding story I’m sure.
Last week was brilliant. It reminded me of how exciting it can be to work in recruitment.