Andy Hodge

I have built and run a successful recruitment consultancy for the past 17 years’ which makes me feel really old but also makes me really experienced. I’ve seen the world of talent acquisition evolve massively in recent years and it’s this change that gets me so excited about Blue Zebra and the model we’ve adopted. I passionately believe we make a massive difference to our clients inside and out.

A New Year reflection

OK so this is a bit different to previous blogs I’ve written but it’s January and I’m feeling cathartic. Maybe it’s also because I’ve finally reached the required level of grey hairs to be considered a veteran of the recruitment industry or maybe I just think we should all stop to consider how others feel …

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Recruitment Advertising

What may seem entirely obvious seems to constantly be ignored when it comes to recruitment advertising. When you advertise a role the sole purpose, aside from generating awareness of your brand, is to provoke a response to that advertising – in other words receive a relevant application.  So why do the majority of people get …

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Talent Market Mapping

What is it? We’re often asked this question and it’s a difficult thing to define. To put it simply it’s… …the art of using competitive intelligence to understand how many candidates are in your marketplace, what their capabilities are, where you can find them and how much they’re paid… To give an example, if a …

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Employee Referral Programmes

What are they? By definition employee referral is a structured programme employers put in place to encourage and incentivise their employees to recommend candidates from their own network.   In theory it’s a fairly obvious initiative to put into place and the benefits may seem obvious, however the success of these schemes can vary wildly. …

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