Top Tips for Hiring Managers

Like many thousands (maybe even millions) of others, I have spent much of this year job hunting. And I have to say, in my long and varied career I have never known a job market like it. The market is over-supplied with very good candidates, so competition is fierce, and rates are depressed. There are people leaving permanent jobs who want to move to life as an interim, and vice versa, and it’s hard [...]

Bad job interviews and lessons from the pitch process

I want to share a tale of a terrible job interview, as it made me think about how badly structured so many interviews are, and how applying some of the best-practice from the agency pitch process could lead to better outcomes all round. Let me start by saying that the agency pitch process is far from perfect. As I discussed with the lovely Jenny Plant in my recent podcast interview,  it’s like asking someone [...]

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