Networking can be daunting. You’ve got nothing but your wits, a lanyard with your name on, and a flute of champers to make friends for the day and potentially – hopefully – new business connections for the rest of your career. So what’s the secret to working a room? These five TED Talks have the answers.
Hunted attended Drift’s HyperGrowth event in London on Monday 10th June 2019. Here are the top takeaways for any Recruiters looking to up their marketing game.
In Ancient Egypt, papyrus was used to make ads. This same material, found in Ancient Greece. And in Ancient Rome. And in these ads they used images. Why? Because, firstly, not everyone could read. So including images made them more inclusive. But also, even back then, thousands of years ago, they knew the appeal of images to their audience. Images capture attention. They intrigue. Which is, the main intention of any ad, ever placed.
The Friday Fix is a hand picked email that signals the start of the weekend in recruitment. A few hours before the beer fridge opens, it drops into your inbox with a rundown of the best apps and programs to augment your recruiting day. Here are the best of 2019 so far.
In some recruitment businesses there’s a starting Founder who still puts numbers on the board. When you have two staff, it’s imperative to keep a flow of billings coming in. But any business in its infancy will rely on the dedication and fervour of the person who started it. When the business grows, it’s less likely the owner will hit the phones.
I bet there’s one thing you struggle with more than anything else. I bet it’s the same thing the vast majority of recruiters, all over the world, struggle with. Namely, not working for free. How many times have you picked up a role from a client, ran straight to the phone and started working like a busy little mouse without any idea of whether you’re going to get the fee? I’d guess, if you’re a contingency recruiter it happens daily.
Biases are the mental shortcuts we take every time we meet someone new, read the news or think about the future. They’re necessary to survival. They help us process information, make sense of the world, act in the face of uncertainty and remember what’s important. But biases also skew perceptions and affect decision making. And in recruitment, that can be the difference between making decisions that FEEL right in favour of those that ARE right. The former will only get you by for so long. The latter means you’ll be more successful.
Sometimes disaster strikes. You screw up. You make the wrong choice. Say the wrong thing. To the wrong person. Regret descends over you. A thick grey mist that clouds your everyday life. To misquote a common turn of phrase… it happens.
TED Talks. A source of inspiration for philosophical types in the fields of tech, leadership, culture and politics. I went digging for what they’ve got on Mental Health issues and came up with these five doozies. Get involved.
Technology’s often first in the firing line when it comes to putting the blame on poor mental health. But if there’s a way to support your mental health using technology, it’s worth rewriting the rulebook. So here are 5 of the top apps and programs for maintaining good mental health in recruitment.