I take a huge amount of pride in providing the best possible environment for someone to shine and really show me what they are made of. I feel a huge responsibility to make sure I ‘bring it’ to the interviewand by ‘it’ I mean the very best version of myself. After all, the interviewee probably had an early night and an extra Weetbix for breakfast so I should do my bit also.
When I was a kid there was a saying that speaking to yourself is the first sign of madness. I actually thought it was a truth, and so I concluded that I must definitely be mad because I spoke to myself all the time. This wasn’t something I had discussed with anyone else. It was an agreement that I made with myself: “You are mad”.
As I grew older and wiser I made a remarkable discovery [remarkable for me, anyway]. The voice in my head – the one that talks to me all the time – is in everybody’s head. And it plays all day long, like a radio station that plays in the background as we go about our daily business.
One of my favourite things about recruitment, particularly in PR, is hearing about what's happening in the industry, and seeing the trends from an "outside looking in" perspective. People love to share and since my business is directly affected by what's going on in the PR world, it's imperative that I follow the trends I'm observing and hearing from candidates, clients, and the industry.
With the year 2014 in full swing, I'd like to share with you four of the PR recruitment trends I've seen of late.