Your first 100 days as a new leader

Donald Trump has signed more executive orders in a week than Obama did in years. His first 100 days as a newly-appointed leader will be closely watched, and they are bound to be ground breaking. On an obviously lesser scale, newly-appointed leaders in organisations will also be under intense scrutiny. Here’s how you can make …

Amazon Go: Lessons recruiters need to learn

Amazon’s new ‘legal shoplifting’ venture sent everyone into a tizzy when the news of its release first came out. Imagine, a shop where you just pick up your stuff and walk out! It’s like something straight out of Back to the Future. However, now that the concept has started to sink in, retailers are taking …

Confessions of a Recruiter – should we stop using buzz words?

By Kelly Laine, BPS World   Are you a highly-driven, passionate team player? In recruitment we get to see a lot of LinkedIn profiles and work with many of the people behind them. As you would expect, there are many words and phrases that are used a lot. You think by using buzz words you’ll …

How mumbo jumbo is killing recruitment’s reputation

By Paul MacKenzie-Cummins   Mitch Sullivan is a recruiter. That’s the title he has on his LinkedIn profile because that’s what he does. He’s not a specialist in the intersection of work and technology, nor is he leveraging unparalleled industry expertise to form a perfect marriage between clients and candidates (these are both actual job …

Why your press releases are failing to get media coverage

by Paul MacKenzie-Cummins The media are a ruthless bunch, and quite right too. In today’s content-obsessed 24-hour news cycle, many journalists and editors can find themselves inundated with literally hundreds of emails every day. Indeed, it is not unusual for editorial teams to receive upwards of 20-30 emails from various PR agencies and businesses – …