Social Media Powered HR: Are Resumes Finally Obsolete?

My business is growing and I’m finding myself in a steady hiring mode. So far I’ve hired, managed and let go of a few people – all without ever seeing their resume. My latest hire is a digital marketing manager, who I discovered when reading an article on For those who aren’t in the […]

3 Reasons Why Hiring Freelancers Makes Sense For Corporate HR

I was working from a Berlin cafe a few days ago when I noticed a young man at a table next to me. He was that typical creative, preppy type. As I glanced across his laptop screen, I spotted the familiar interface of oDesk. He was looking for freelancing gigs. Next to him was a pair […]

4 Ways To Increase Your Personal Brand’s Exposure & Find Jobs.

Today I woke up in a complete stranger’s apartment in Paris. I’m writing to you from her super-comfy couch; she isn’t home and I have the keys. Before you get excited thinking that this is a twisted romance story, let me spill the beans – I’m in this town for a week and I rented […]

Web 3.0 And What It Means For The Future Of Recruitment.

Like many HR professionals, I’m very inspired by the evolution of the recruitment industry. Recent years have brought many changes, however I believe it is the next 10 years that will be most important. The forthcoming decade will bring about the most exciting advances in our ability to discover, attract and retain the best talent because of […]

Are Coworking Spaces the End of The Workplace?

I’m in the process of moving my business from my living room into a co-working space. Before I began this process, I believed that co-working would be like having a Starbucks Office v2.0 – cheap, informal, social, distracting and not very productive. As I began to look deeper into it, I realised that my initial […]

Will You Struggle To Find A Job in 2015 Without A Social Media Presence?

The humble resume is still very much the workhorse of job search world. Recruiters rely on it to give them a snapshot of who you are. However, is it enough to give you a competitive edge over other candidates? A year ago, my answer would have been a resounding “yes”. Today, as we sail past […]