Note From The Editor
It’s COVID’s 1st birthday! Happy birthday, you sonuvabitch. Hats off to you for changing the ENTIRE WORLD within a few weeks, for keeping us on our toes, and for making me gain 10kgs. Impressive.
Reflecting back over the past year … is insane. To think this time last year we thought the lockdown would only last 2 weeks? I remember coming home with all my work stuff, and setting up shop sharing a desk with my boyfriend. Ohhhh the novelty of it all. Every morning we’d laugh about how we were now workmates. How quickly that novelty eventually wore off … 1 year, 10,000 bottles of red wine and 500 vegan curry laksa’s later … here we are. Welcome to the future.
Speaking of the future – I’m working on producing a funny video with Reanna Browne. Reanna is a futurist and will be speaking at ATC2021 Digital this year. She is, by far, the most interesting person I know. And the smartest. And just … the bestest. Well worth coming along to the event for. Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for her video!
This is a fantastic initiative. I can’t speak from experience, but I thought this was worth sharing as it had never crossed my mind before. A new initiative that I feel every company should adopt, and would be a huge benefit and draw card for anyone trying to conceive and start a family.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – do not work in HR/Recruitment if you can’t empathise with people. I’ve met recruiters and HR professionals before that obviously hate people … and it’s just a shitty experience all round for everyone involved INCLUDING them. If you can’t put yourself in someone else’s shoes, you have no business working in a role where people rely on you to make their lives better. Period. Anyway … enough of my rant, read this article!
A recruitment agency owner talks about how she ensures her company can withstand a crisis, and OH BOY we’ve had a few of those recently. It’s interesting to read articles like this … could anyone have planned for COVID? Some companies handled it well, whilst others either folded or just REALLY struggled with the idea of remote work.
Okay I included this article even though I’m that person that almost gave their credit card details to a phone scammer last year. I like to live life on the edge. This article is for people that aren’t like me, and are actually interested in things like cyber security and secure file sharing. Tech/data nerds. **Falls asleep and starts snoring while sitting upright at desk**
This was a great read following on from Jodie Le’s volume recruitment article 2 weeks ago (on our blog). There’s nothing more dehumanising that attending a group interview/assessment centre, and being treated like a number throughout the whole process. It’s a hard task to ensure that every candidate in a volume recruitment process receives a positive, tailored, human experience. It’s near impossible, but .. it is doable. To do it though … you either have to hire more people for your team, or invest in some swanky AI.
OH well if science says so, then I better start booking some holidays then.
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