What is organisational culture?

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I remember in the “introduction to culture studies” course I took at university, we covered tens of different definitions of culture. There is a whole book in fact that contains nothing more than definitions of culture, eight different types of them! What our professor said stayed with me until I tried applying my understanding of culture to recruiting: the only…

I need a hero! Thoughts on job titles

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It’s a trend that apparently originated in start-ups. That would make sense for a couple of reasons. First, it’s an environment where getting additional budget for a role can be very hard if not impossible, so sure enough people would figure out adding something cool but free could be the solution. Second of all, it fits the culture of the…

The Future of Recruitment Blab: Sourcing

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Last week I joined Cameron McLennan and Alan Hiddleston to talk about sourcing on the Future of Recruitment blab. While the sound of my own voice is something I find horribly irritating (which isn’t all that uncommon), I thought maybe you could find it useful :) We’ve covered the basic aspects of sourcing, such as why you would want to…

Thoughts on Culture Fit

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I’ve recently visited a new client at their office and keeping in mind they require a dress code slightly more formal than what I’m used to these days, I had to find a pair of shoes to wear that weren’t flip flops. I have this one pair of shoes, I’m sure most people do, they’re really pretty and I really…

Sourcing Summit

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In September I had the chance to attend Sourcing Summit. A year earlier could only follow it on Twitter, and there I was presenting some of my work in front of all the people I admire in sourcing. If that doesn’t convince you anything is possible, I don’t know what will ;) I spoke about sourcing for culture fit. You…