Exemplary Insight

On Diversity Of Thought & Hiring People You Disagree With
On Diversity Of Thought & Hiring People You Disagree With

Do you like to hire people who challenge your opinions? I've often tried to find candidates for our clients who (and I hate this word), align. As in, there's a…

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When You Know, You Know…
When You Know, You Know…

How long does it take you to hire someone? Or - let me rephrase that - how long does it take you to know that you want to hire a…

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It’s Not Me, It’s You. When Candidates Revolt.
It’s Not Me, It’s You. When Candidates Revolt.

What do you do when not one, not two, but THREE candidates turn round - independently of each other - and say that there's no way they'd work with your…

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The Passion Trap – Why The Best People Aren’t Always Following Their Passion
The Passion Trap – Why The Best People Aren’t Always Following Their Passion

If I were truly following my passion, I'd be riding my bike around France and writing books about cycling. But it doesn't make any money, and I have a mortgage…

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On Doing Things That Are Hard and Slow
On Doing Things That Are Hard and Slow

What's the difference between a good candidate and an exceptional one? Sometimes, it's not necessarily the fact that they can - for instance - run some Google Ads or build…

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Good People = Growth, A Financial Analysis
Good People = Growth, A Financial Analysis

Not so long ago, I was helping run a digital agency - and our paid media guy was the bees knees. He knew it too. He'd grown our biggest account…

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The Danger of Incentives
The Danger of Incentives

Everyone loves a bonus, right? Bonuses are good. If you're a student of languages, it's right there in the word. It's good (bon). And yet, here I am building out…

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Why We Should All Aspire To Inbound Talent Acquisition
Why We Should All Aspire To Inbound Talent Acquisition

It's always surprised me that more marketers haven't gone into recruitment or talent acquisition. After all, if we're aspiring to perfection in our role as the hybrid marketer/recruiter, then the…

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Talent Doesn’t Just Want A Job…
Talent Doesn’t Just Want A Job…

I once had a client who was baffled that candidates didn't want to work for him. He'd put out several offers, only to be rebuffed. The more we looked into…

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The Insult Of Anonymous CVs
The Insult Of Anonymous CVs

There is a trend these days towards anonymising candidates, towards stripping out information that may - one way or another - bias a hiring manager. LinkedIn Recruiter can do this…

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The Art Of Finding Extraordinary Talent
The Art Of Finding Extraordinary Talent

I once asked a graphic designer when she knew her work on a specific task was finished. Her response was: When there's nothing left to take away I like that.…

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Some Perm Recruiters are Cheaper Than Other Recruiters (Why?)
Some Perm Recruiters are Cheaper Than Other Recruiters (Why?)

How is it that one recruiter charges 10% for permanent hires, when another charges 25%? They supply the same product - people. So what is driving the price? Now, we've…

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