I have just read a post on LinkedIn where a candidate received a gift from a recruiter; the recruiter was thanking the candidate for the effort he had put into the recruitment process, and that candidate had NOT been appointed to the role! That made me think, since, as a recruiter, I’ve been grateful to receive thank you notes and gifts from candidates, saying how much they appreciated the way I have dealt with them during their recruitment process. I have thanked candidates many times for the effort and time they have spent on applying for a role, but was that enough?
Lesley is an experienced business leader and manager, and has worked in a variety of people based roles within both public and private sector businesses. With a background in HR, Lesley also led her own successful management consultancy for almost 10 years.
Since joining B&C in March 2014 Lesley has been promoted and is now a Senior Business Manager with B&C leading the Glasgow based Professional Services Team. In addition, Lesley delivers executive campaigns and management consultancy projects for clients, i.e. Leadership Development Programmes, Coaching, HR process review and improvement.
Unconscious bias - the instant, implicit judgments of people and situations influenced by our cultural environment, background and personal experience - is a vast subject that I have been passionate about exploring, researching and understanding, for many years now. Read more>
Doubts over job security, concerns about long-term career prospects, and worries about stymied growth. Research published last week by Badenoch & Clark revealed the severe impact of the Brexit vote on employee confidence. Read more>
In the plethora of marketing positions I work on, I sometimes find myself thinking, ‘That sounds more like a finance business intelligence role to me’ or, ‘I think they need an IT specialist’. Read more>
We are told that diversity is at the top of public leaders’ agenda and that upcoming talent management is continually encouraged. How much is actually being done, however, to address the issue? Are we still talking the talk, rather than walking the walk? Read more>
We’ve all had that last minute panic on a Friday afternoon after realising Jon is off on holiday come Monday, Rita’s on jury service for two weeks and deadlines are due. Read more>
An effectively communicated and executed, well-constructed innovation campaign can transform people’s attitudes towards change, shine a light on your future stars and increase retention. Read more>
Research shows that flexible working improves productivity - and I would agree. As a working mum of two boys, I can categorically state that my activity is on par with, if not higher than, when I worked full time. Read more>
Working in Badenoch & Clark’s financial services division for the last four years has shown me first-hand how the industry’s attitude to hiring has changed. Read more>