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Does the whole email system need a re-think?

Am I alone in becoming increasingly concerned about the inability of email systems to take and deliver messages these days? It seems that spam email has led to a myriad of spam filters becoming so popular that emails simply don’t get through to people unless you have known them for at least 25 years and can prove it – even then it can be hit and miss. Attempt to contact anyone for the first time, even if simply answering their Read More
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February Recruitment Survey shows that getting the best people remains a challenge.

The results of the February Recruitment Industry Survey by KPMG to which Badger Associates contributes suggests permanent placements are rising at their fastest pace in four months. Temp billings have increased at their sharpest rate since last September although we are not in that marketplace. Salary growth remains marked.  Recovery in the job market is gaining real traction, and this should help shore up consumer confidence in the run Read More

What do interviewers dislike most about candidates?

Whatever your area of expertise, when it comes to job applications and interviews, it seems some ‘pet hates’ are universal. Whether it’s a stock CV phrase (a personal "unfavourite" of mine!) or an interview bugbear, most hiring managers know exactly what they like and what they don’t like. A recent survey of over 300 recruiters attempted to identify their biggest recruitment turn-offs and exactly what Read More
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