Labs ensure interviewers aren’t barking up the wrong tree

Prospective vet student applicants to Edinburgh Napier University are facing a rather unusual interview panel.

Above: Not the actual Labradors on the panel...

And why is this, you ask? Well, because the panel is comprised of Simba, Tia and Fern – who are all Labradors.

The BBC reports the trio assesses applicants' ability to communicate with both animals and humans.

Jodie Smith, lecturer and programme recruitment officer, told the BBC: "Having dogs present in interviews, in particular good quality Labradors, tests the aptitude of potential students for dealing with animals.

"Their presence also helps the assessors hone in on candidates' intuitive skills for working with dogs, which make up a large proportion of the patients in any veterinary practice."

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 9-13 APRIL 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Abacus Professional Recruitment, Immersive Labs, Optionis

Contracts 9 April 2018

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A recruitment agency in the Netherlands has hit upon a rather unusual approach to get candidates to relax at interview – by offering them a joint or shot of alcohol.

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Graduate raps her way into work

We’re not sure whether this is becoming a trend but we have been sent another example of a job rapplication.

Lighter Side 22 March 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 19-23 MARCH 2018

This week’s appointments include: Acorn, Ducatus Partners, Eames Consulting Group, Eden Scott, McDonalds, Opus Talent Solutions, Remedium Partners, RS Components, Talent Plus, Textkernel, Thomas International

People 19 March 2018
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