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#HRCarnival Part Deux

Day 1 of the #HRCarnival Video Blog was very well received judging by your comments and  tweets. If you are joining the show on day 2, you can still view and vote on day 1 here. To remind you, there are 2 categories to vote for each day. 1: Most entertaining video. 2: Best message for […]

H.R. Helping Hands.

Whilst attention from the H.R. and Recruiting community is on this blog for the #HRCarnival, and in the spirit of the season, I want to offer some help and encouragment to job seekers in these sectors. This came about because I posted quite a long response on Margo Rose’s blog advising how she might be […]

The other “Avatar” movie. #HRCarnival 2010

After much asking, pleading,bullying, mentioning and twittering, the 2010 Video Edition of #HRCarnival is here. Thanks to everyone who contributed, sent out the message and made this possible. Without sounding like an oscar speech, VERY SPECIAL THANKS to 2 people who have made this possible: Lisa Scales from Talent On View who provided the technology. […]

What will you be talking about in 2010?

I’m hoping 2010 will follow my forecast and slow recovery will continue to be the trend globally. Thats not being over bullish, the indications from the Recruiting businesses I track are showing week on week growth of the number of companies using temporary staff, contractors and interim’s. This shows an increase in employer confidence in the […]

Merry Christmas Chris Brogan

On Christmas Eve, as I was wrapping the last gifts and uploading some video to #HRCarnival, I had a bit of a social media epiphany. The message “Have a great Christmas” came up in my twitter stream from @ChrisBrogan. Not to me exclusively but to the many thousands that follow Chris . Unless you live under a […]

Rage against the machine

Today it was announced that American rock band “Rage Against The Machine” have secured the Christmas number 1 single in the UK against all expectation. This sums up the year for me.  2009 has been a year that has had 3 clear themes, the over-riding one being disenchantment as a result of the recession, followed by the networking that the […]

Tru Stories- The story behind #trulondon

I didn’t start with a great dream to create a global community. My background is 27 years in and around Recruiting. The last three years I have been running a consultancy and training business supporting recruiting businesses across Europe. When the market went quiet I ventured in to Linked In and began building a network from 50 […]

Employee Branded?

One of my learning points from #trulondon 1 was the issue of employer branding. I made a statement in my 10 take- away’s  from the unconference, “The employer brand is dead.” What prompted this was the question posed by Keith Robinson: A.K.A: @Siteadvisor as part of the “Recruiter Cast series”, “Is the employer brand relevant?” My […]

Who do you want to be in 2010?

This is a bit of a random blog following a twitter stream  started yesterday. It’s not important really, but it does make you think about who and what you want to be in 2010. If I think back to this time in 2008,I had no idea that I would be flying to America and Canada to lead tracks at […]

Talking Heads

If you read my last post you may have noticed a comment from Gareth George that expresses concern about the position i took over Recruiters use of social media, even though he agreed 100% with the points made. I’m glad Gareth posted his view, in much the same way as i’m glad Peter Gold commented on […]