Bumblelions, Butterbears and Recruitment Requirements

Bumblelions, Butterbears and Recruitment Requirements

Back in the 80’s Wuzzles were popular toys that merged two animals into one, making a whole new species of soft toy to play with. In an overcrowded market full of ordinary bears and dolls these guys stood out and won places under many Christmas trees across the UK.

Bumblelion cartoon character

Apart from a nostalgia trip, where are you going with this Sarah?

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Well it seems to me that many more hybrid requirements are emerging in the current job market. Not only are we looking for great Recruiters but those with Employee Relations skills as well. Finance managers with utilities and procurement exposure and HR practitioners with digital comms experience.

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With tougher sign off procedures many more people are influencing role creation and by the time a brief is ready, it has passed through several pairs of hands each adding skills and experience requirements with often conflicting priorities being set.

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Developing your skill sets in complementary areas will ultimately broaden your career horizons and commercial perspective, yet it is worth carefully considering generalist versus specialist routes you take.

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You can’t please all of the people all of the time, but you can show your flexibility, adaptability and demonstrate where you have taken on extra responsibilities, initiatives and roles within organisations in your past. Also how quickly you have acquired new skills and systems experience alongside your approach and attitude toward personal and professional development.

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Sarah Cooper has over 14 years Recruitment experience gained in both an internal and agency environment. As one of the founding Directors of McGinnis Loy Ltd, specialist Finance and HR Recruiters, she is still actively recruiting in the marketplace today. Follow her tweets @approachmarket

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