Apart from finding Guy’s article on The Art of Recruiting very refreshing I found it to be very accurate in regards to recruitment of employees. For myself I have always believed in recruiting better than yourself, I believe it is sound advice. What still surprises me is how companies still recruit badly, so if you follow Guy’s rule of 10 it will I am sure help you recruit more safely and successfully.
The only other point I would particularly like to emphasis is the taking of references, on two occasions I let my personal belief cloud my decision. If only I had checked their references, I would have saved myself so much heart ache and money. At some later stage I ought to spend some time on this issue of recruitment from the clients point of view, as I think as recruitment consultants we forget that some of these clients do not recruit that often.