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Blogs & Vlogs

When recruiters become cheerleaders!

“Oh, I’ve got the perfect job for you with the most amazing business, you’ll love it!” How many times have you heard that from a recruiter? And when you actually get talking to them, they have no idea who are or what you do?

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Jo Richardson
I'd like a free replacement please.

A few months ago, I was approached by a new client who wanted me to help them with a piece of recruitment. We agreed on terms of business and then they asked if they could have a free replacement if the candidate I placed didn’t work out.

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Jo Richardson
As a business owner, how honest are you about your business?

A few months ago, I went to a recruitment networking meeting and the question was asked “How is business?”. The room went silent. Everybody looked around, desperate for someone to say something which they didn’t, except little old me did, and the words “It’s really bloody tough at the moment” came out.

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Jo Richardson
Why work in the food industry?

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. In June 2011 I worked away from job as a Commercial Manager in the Food Industry to work in Recruitment. Some people thought I was insane and some people grinned from ear to ear in the same way I was. It had broken me. Not one part of it, a whole barrage of it.

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Jo Richardson
Being accused of Discrimination......

Quite a strong accusation which really really shook me to my core. And something I don’t brush off lightly, so when I received an email recently accusing me of this I was completely gobsmacked, then I felt defensive, and then I put myself in the shoes of the person accusing me of it. They must have felt either really desperate, sad or frustrated, maybe all three to accuse me. I took a big breath and did what most of us do…..I ‘Google’d it! And this is what I found:

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Jo Richardson
So many Interims……

It’s on my Friday morning swim (I must go on a Friday if I want a glass of wine on a Friday evening, that’s the deal!) that I usually get my thoughts together about what I’m going to write about and this morning once again, delivered a few ideas. But then a chat with a candidate this morning cemented the exact topic of something that I’ve been giving a lot of thought to. The Interim market.

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Jo Richardson