EDITOR’S SOAPBOX: Election 2017 – Why Recruitment’s reaction is baffling (and naïve)

Yesterday it was announced that there is to be a general election in June. Yet take a read of any of the recruitment press and the news would appear to have been a surprise to many within the industry followed by a collective sense of naivety too. The overriding message from recruiters was this: The …

Why your poor rejection process is losing you money and damaging your employer brand

by Paul MacKenzie-Cummins   Rejection. All of us will have been subjected to it at some point in our lives, whether it was being turned down for a job we really wanted or when we were subjected to an outright No after asking someone out on a date. Being rejected is hard – doing the …

Will anyone actually care if you win prestigious awards?

Clients often ask us if they should bother going for a recognition award. Often, it’s modesty holding them back – sometimes a lack of confidence or a case of imposter syndrome, a belief that they’re not ‘up there with the best’. Others, who are more confident of their chances of winning, still wonder: ‘is it …

When it comes to PR, just get on with it

by Paul MacKenzie-Cummins, Editor and magaging director at ClearlyPR   I read a great interview in The Telegraph over the weekend, the title of which I have blatantly plagiarised and attributed to this article. The interview was with Patrick Drake, co-founder of HelloFresh – the fresh food delivery company. The company was set up in …

5 ways to increase your chances of being a recruiter of choice

by Paul MacKenzie-Cummins, Editor and managing director of ClearlyPR   As recruiters the number of agencies you’re up against is at a record high, with an average 85 new agencies starting up every week. Whilst competition is good for business, it also means that you need to be on your game if you are to …