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Bullshit 101 -

By MITCH SULLIVAN Published 5th Feb 2014
This has to be one of the great modern-day corporate lies and I suspect most companies spend more money and invest more time in installing a suite of office printers than they do in hiring for a specialist vacancy. So why the big disconnect with what companies say and what they actually do? I think what sits at the root of this is that most people hate the process of finding, assessing and rejecting people. Doing it properly just isn't a lot of fun, for the most part. So people cut corners,…
I get asked this question from time to time and I have two standard responses to it. The first is “I’m not” and the second is “Fuck off”. Today I’d like to expand upon the first response. I’m often perceived as being someone who hates the recruitment industry – and agencies in particular. That perception is, I believe, caused by the fact that I quite often criticise the industry, its practises and what I perceive to be its delusions of relevancy. I…

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Today I saw a job advert for Trainee Recruitment Consultant. What drew me to look at the ad was the pre-sell that the agency is "ranked 19th on the Recruiter Hot 100 list", whatever that is. The ad mostly talked about how lovely their offices are, which is fine if that's what you think is going to be the most appealing aspect of the job, but it was this sentence particularly caught my eye: "As a trainee recruitment consultant you will be doing a full 360 recruitment role."…
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