Category Archives: A.T.S.

Some Recruitment Myths 2021 Debunked

I have tackled this topic three times before in 2009, 2013 and again in 2020 to manage expectations between job seekers and recruiters. There is a massive chasm in expectations which I believe is the source of miscommunication and frustration. I am revisiting the topic now in 2021 because the issue is as entrenched as…

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Is it time to rename the hidden job market?

I’ve seen some hot discussions between recruiters around terminology and data used in the career coaching sector. The one that makes temperatures rise is the phrase “the hidden job market.”  As someone who sits on both sides of the table, I have sat back in reflection mode monitoring what has been going on. I’ve also…

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Social recruitment makes relationship building vital

Relationship building has always been a key part of any recruitment process. But today technology has shifted the focus as the process becomes increasingly social. Organisations who don’t keep up with the pace and direction of  these social recruitment changes are going to get left behind in their search for top talent. CV Black hole Despite high levels of unemployment recruiters and…

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The CV black hole. A hiring manager says “give me a break!”

One of the consistent comments and causes of distress and frustration for all job seekers, is falling into the candidate  CV black hole of no communication. This might be with executive search and recruitment consultants or corporate hiring managers. Automated responses generated by an impersonal CRM system come a close second for most, but in some cases despite their impersonality…

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