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Is it worth paying over the odds for a special talent or a special brand? by Tariq Siraj

Even for non-football fans I’m sure the transfer of Brazilian football star Neymar from Barcelona to PSG in Paris caught your attention. It’s intriguing for lots of reasons, not least because the transfer fee of €222 million (£200 million, $265 million) is more than double the previous world record and at first glance completely ridiculous.

But it got me thinking; is it sometimes worth paying seemingly over the odds for a special talent?

Neymar clearly qualifies as such – he is by most expert’s view one of the best players in the world. PSG’s Qatari owners clearly agree and clearly think the investment is a sound one.

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Hip festival or grotty bar – what sort of gig do we have?

A lot has been said about the so-called ‘Gig Economy’ recently; issues around flexible working, zero hours’ contracts, minimum wage, workers rights, benefits, inequality…the discussion points are endless – but perhaps that reflects how important an issue it is and how deeply the issue has permeated the modern business (and recruitment) world. Read More

30 years of BLT – some more memories

Many of you will have seen that it’s BLT’s 30 year anniversary this year, so here’s Chapter 2 in the instalments of reminiscing! (For chapter 1, click here)

This time we thought it good to look back on some of the more memorable recruitment scenarios we’ve encountered over the last three decades – the printable ones at least…. Read More

More regulation for cross-sector business?…or should we just shout louder? by Tariq Siraj

As the co-Founder of LinkedIn and Greylock Partners VC, Reid Hoffman has about as valid a platform as anyone to comment on the recent sexual harassment allegations within the Silicon Valley and wider venture capitalist markets. His article raises a lot of talking points: Read More

2017 marks BLT’s 30th year in business!

We’ll be no doubt getting out the party hats and partaking of the occasional glass or three of champagne throughout the coming year, but it’s worth pausing for a little nostalgic reflection on the past three decades – such longevity isn’t exactly the norm in the world of recruitment! Read More

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