Lighter Side

Social recruiting September 2017

From running triathlons and checking out new surroundings, we’ve all been busy outside of recruiting!

16 August 2017

Applicants flood in to become global whisky ambassador

Grant’s Whisky’s recruitment campaign, aimed at finding three candidates to travel to a trio of countries to promote its whisky, has had a “really good” response.

Marketing & Sales, Retail 14 August 2017

Toronto shoplifter lands job after kindly cop buys him suit

A Toronto shoplifter caught stealing a suit for a job interview has landed a new job.

14 August 2017
Hot 100

Last call for HOT 100 entrants

Time is of the essence for your company’s inclusion in Recruiter’s HOT 100 2017. Produced in association with Agile Intelligence, the 11th iteration of this highly regarded and prestigious league table of UK recruiters is set for publication in the January 2018 issue of Recruiter.

11 August 2017

Football and recruitment have much in common, says member of Spurs women’s team

The skills required to be a top-flight footballer and a successful recruiter are not as far apart as you might think, according to Madelene Wright, a media/exhibitions resourcer at Ascension Global Recruitment and Tottenham Hotspur women’s footballer.

11 August 2017

Feline a bit down? Trevor the cat will cheer you up

A Berkshire-based recruiter is reaping the rewards of having a moggy mascot.

Work for NASA? It’s child’s play

NASA’s search for a planetary protection officer has attracted an application from a nine-year-old New Jersey resident.

Engineering 9 August 2017

Kindly Canadian cop buys jobseeker suit he was stealing for job interview

A shoplifter in Toronto, Canada, caught stealing an outfit for a job interview was given a second chance by the arresting police officer, who then bought the outfit for him.

8 August 2017

Ex-Love Island contestant’s advice to recruiters

Being true to yourself and making the cast and crew laugh are some of the secrets to successfully landing a place on the 2018 series of dating reality show Love Island, according to past contestant and recruiter Adam Jukes.

4 August 2017

Pack your suitcase for Grant’s Whisky’s best interview in the world

Grant’s Whisky is seeking three lucky candidates to take part in an interview process involving a 10-day world tour, which could take in locations as far afield as Colombia, Poland, India and South Africa.

Retail, HR 3 August 2017

Hospitality firm seeks Trump lookalike

A boutique corporate hospitality company is seeking to recruit a Donald Trump lookalike to feature in its Apprentice-themed teambuilding programme.

Hospitality/Leisure 2 August 2017

Scrabble championship moves to Nottingham

Anyone who wishes to follow recruitment’s very own World Scrabble Champion progress in person as he defends his title will now not have as far to go.

Executive search 2 August 2017

All aboard for a steam train driver job down under

Ever wanted to drive your own steam train? Well, Recruiter could have the dream job for you.

Ex-recruiter Honey G back in da tabloid spotlight

Recruitment’s second most famous X Factor contestant has become the subject of a racy photo shoot with a UK tabloid.

27 July 2017

Panda cuddler: best job in the world?

Is professional panda cuddler the best job in the world? It’s an actual job, apparently, as the BBC revealed this morning to a cooing audience.

25 July 2017

Public finds hospitality sector has most intimidating professionals

Recruiters could carve out a niche for themselves by supplying non-intimidating candidates to hotels and bars, if new research is anything to go by.

Recruiters spill the beans on candidates’ worst CV lies

Ever jumped out of the window to escape the porkies you’ve told on your CV catching up with you at interview?

IT/Telecoms 21 July 2017

The English top the interview honesty list – so they say

The English are the most honest UK candidates at interview – well, at least they claim to be.

19 July 2017

Social recruiting August 2017

From skydiving to karting, It’s a Knockout-ing to gunging, recruiters have certainly been busy over the summer…

19 July 2017

Take a break but make it later if you want to contact candidates

Do you take your lunch at 1pm sharp? You may want to rethink the timing of this, particularly if you’re seeking to contact a candidate with the perfect opportunity.

18 July 2017

Remarkable feet of loyalty by Be-IT Resourcing manager

An operations manager at an Edinburgh-based agency Be-IT Resourcing has become the latest recruiter to tattoo his company logo about his personage.

Friendship not love blossomed for recruitment consultant’s Blind Date

Cupid’s arrow fell short of the mark, according to the recruitment consultant that has been entertaining viewers over the past couple of weekends on TV love match show Blind Date.

Calibre reveals its Wimbledon’t winner

Calibre Search has revealed the winner of its Wimbledon’t challenge.

14 July 2017

It’s Blind Date – so what’s your name and what recruitment company are you from?

Recruiters get everywhere and there’s no greater proof of that than tomorrow’s edition of TV love match show Blind Date.

Eddie drops in to open Red Eagle Recruitment’s new head office

1980s Winter Olympics star Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards swooped down on Folkestone this past week to officially open Red Eagle Recruitment’s new head office on Sandgate Road.

4 July 2017

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