Some of you may have seen me actively participating in discussions over the past year or so but this is the first one I have started so hopefully its of interest to some of you. We are expecting a…Continue
Some of you may have seen me actively participating in discussions over the past year or so but this is the first one I have started so hopefully its of interest to some of you. We are expecting a large requirement for highly qualified teachers/lecturers that are TESOL certified for the Saudi Arabian market. If you have strong networks in the TESOL sector I would love to make contact with you and discuss opportunities to work together on this project. We are especially interested in those of…See More
"Hi Alasdair, great blog. I am sceptical of social media as most others also appear to be. But i would like to answer one part of your question about "global talent pools", do they really exist and do they really matter to anyone? This is…"
"Morgan - caller ID is not so common with the clients and markets i cover (NZ, Australia, UK, Middle East). Missed calls are only recorded on mobile phones but not on landlines. So if i call a landline, get voicemail and hang up before the beep…"
"Its great to hear everyones approach. it seems the majority leave a message. I typically do not leave a message. I will call 3-4 times in a short space of time (maybe over 2hrs). If i am unsuccessful speaking to the person i will then leave a…"
"Her CV must have been horrendously written. Engineers are on the most wanted list in Australia and if a recruiter can sniff a good candidate behind a CV (even a poorly written one) they will jump on it to give her advice and ultimately make the…"
"A slightly different angle but we are an exporter/sourcing agency. We solely source candidates for recruitment companies. Our clients dont care where we get talent from just as long as they are great and they dont already have them. But when it…"
"Cheers Alban. I'll give them a go. I used to go for a run and i found the endorphans would pick me up. But i've had a back problem for a few months that has tied me down so need to find an alternative that works."
"Great reply. Its the first time i have seen the topic discussed and sounds very interesting. Regarding "gaming" the system, the assumption is that the software is screening a candidate for a particular job. If the system is screening to…"
"I've typically worked with the UK market and the norm has been 3 pages with lots of white space for ease of reading/scanning. Page 2 is the main point of interest containing all work experience. If they pass the test, then you look at page 1…"
"Great to see short summaries of some of the tecnologies being developed in the market. It will definitely be interesting to see who flourishes but the more ideas that keep flowing through the better the market will become."
"Yep, reflected in our sourcing business too! We typically deal with up to 5000 high end candidates each year. Over the past 2yrs they have been few and far between because everyone preferred the security of the "devil they know". So true!"
"A great discussion Jason. I completely agree with your strategic recruiting best practice tips. But also realise that many recruiters are constrained by time and competitor pressures and are unable to perfectly follow best practice. It is great to…"