I’ve written before about mental wellbeing on Hunted. We’ve also started a campaign to look at mental health in recruitment. Because at the end of the day, if you’re not enjoying this job, it becomes laborious. In fact, if you’re not enjoying anything it becomes hard work.
It’s hard to start articles at the moment. I’m reticent to start articles with the same tagline prefacing every internet statement at the moment. The… “Theses are strange times…” or more common, and more ominous “unprecedented times…” But they are. And last week I’d imagine, was close to the worst week in recruitment for a large percentage of recruiters reading this. This week’s probably a close second.
Sometimes you really love having the kids around. They play nicely. They’re kind, considerate. They tell you they love you. They eat their dinner and do their homework. They’re good kids, really. The best thing you’ve ever made in fact. They’re part of you and without alternative, the most important thing in your life. Sadly, none of the above is going to make the next few months easier.
You ever find it’s the most surprising life events have the most profound repercussions? It’s never the stuff you plan, the things you work for or meticulously plot in detail. When I look back, the surprises have done the most to me. At the top of my ‘Things I Didn’t Expect’ list, would be a daft pedestrian stepping in front of me two years ago, cycling to work.
Chances are, you’re reading this in an office. Most of our days are spent in an office. And working in recruitment, you’re more likely to have a boss who sees the link between ‘time at desk’ and ‘success’ as inextricable. It’s not obviously.
If you’ve been online in the last ten years, you’ll have seen the really smashing analogy of having £86,400 in your bank pondering whether it would ruin your day if someone stole a tenner. The analogy of course is time. There are 86400 seconds in a day. Fairly obviously, I’m not going to steal that tired cliché in this article. The first thousand people to do so, probably annoyed you for longer than that.
You know that old classic recruitment catchphrase? No, not the one about it being uncapped. Nope, not anything involving bespoke. Oh, sorry, no not the one about being the fastest growing, sorry I should be more specific. I meant the one about managing a business, within a business.
Hunted’s Productivity Hacks series brings you the latest tech to upgrade your recruitment game. And this month, we’ve got a handful of branding hacks, recruitment tools, and handy apps for recruiters to add to their arsenal in the run up to Q2.
I’m not sure I can think of anything worse than being famous. I’ve been banging this drum for years and it’s something I assume people will agree with, but they never do. Despite my job, I’m actually quite delicate about putting things out there. I think that’s human nature, until I’m reminded otherwise.
Equity can look like a fantastic deal, and in many cases it is. But it can equally be quite a complex subject that needs research before you accept any offer put in front of you.