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Our blog is designed to enable us to post our own content, principally in the form of news and resources, and to showcase other parties' quality content in the areas of talent acquisition, talent development, and career development. 

We're also open to publishing guest posts. If you'd like to propose a post, please email us (with 'FAO Anthony: guest post' in the subject line) to discuss the idea.

Recruitment today: massacre of the zombies?

Anthony Haynes (pictured) writes: A recent article in Recruiter points to an increase of insolvencies amongst recruitment companies. In 2023-24, 413 agencies went under. Insolvencies are obviously very bad news for the owners, investors, and employees of the businesses concerned. But the harsh fact is that they are less obviously bad news for the sector as a whole. The article points out that "The slowing of the recruitment market is seeing more recruiters struggling to service the debt that...

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Got to give a presentation for a job? Let us coach you!

Anthony Haynes (pictured) writes:  Increasingly, employers are moving beyond using interviews as their only tool during the recruitment selection process. Probably the next most favoured tool is presentations - the candidate is asked to give a shortish presentation to members of the employer's staff, followed by questions and discussion. It makes good sense for employers not to rely on only one method of assessment. But if you're not wild about the prospect of having to give a...

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