LaVolta - Recruitment for the Digital Age

Don't freak out as the economy slows

Small businesses face turbulent times. Some companies are more recession-proof than others but most companies will be looking to tighten their belts in some form or another. At the risk of showing my age, I’ve been around for, and survived, a number of recessions. In the 1980s, I leapfrogged from Thatcher’s economically depressed England to the Australian recession ‘we had to have’ in the early 1990s.

I can do it all, not!

Ever heard yourself say, ‘it’s easier to do it myself’ or ‘I can’t trust this to be done right’? Small business owners in particular often fall into the trap of finding it hard to delegate.  Remember, there is only a limited amount you can do. However hard you work, there are only so many tasks you can complete or people you can help.

Tips for shark wrangling

Not all recruiters are sharks, but there are plenty of them out there with pointy teeth. Employers often assume that engaging recruiters on a success-fee basis and putting the role out to many firms at once will produce the best results. In fact, this creates conflicts of interest and forces recruiters into a strictly transactional approach, which is one of the major complaints many employers have about the industry.