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Small (baby) steps and a giant leap (of faith)

By Tariq Siraj

I will very imminently be going on paternity leave as daughter #2 is due to arrive in the coming days. I won’t lie to you, this blog was a bit of an afterthought; by ‘imminently’ I actually meant “I’m leaving the office in about 60 minutes to go on paternity leave”.

I was very keen to write something about it – but unsurprisingly my mind has for the most part been elsewhere; making sure hospital bags are packed, making sure we have child-minding cover for our 2 year old, making sure our 2 year old kind of knows what to expect, deciding on a name, working out ways we can avoid the dreaded ‘double buggy’, being amazed at the amounts of new born clothing we have, washing said mountain, getting back into that mind-set of ‘does this need sterilising? – let’s sterilise it anyway!’ and, of course, making sure my wife is happy with the levels of Häagen-Dazs in the freezer.  That, along with being at work, doesn’t leave much time to write a blog. Read More

IF SOFTWARE IS EATING THE WORLD, WE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE A GLASS OF WINE WITH IT

A great headline – though sadly not mine.  I stole it.  To be fair to me, I’m just making a point; it was far easier to lift it from another article than to use my imagination – but am I wasting what sets me apart?

I recently read about a very interesting idea related to the ever-growing predominance of artificial intelligence and machine-centric automation in our workplaces; The House of Beautiful Business.  It is an initiative based on the premise that as machines take over more a more of our jobs then we, as humans, need to re-evaluate our purpose in the business world. Read More

The Blind CV Test…

EY announced a while ago that they are transforming how they judge applicants – fundamentally eliminating the requirement of a degree and judging candidates by other standards. After the policy was introduced last year, the initial results of that experiment are in. Read More

Mike Beament: 1954 – 2017

We’re very sad to announce that Mike Beament, one of the founder members of BLT, passed away yesterday peacefully after a short illness.

Mike and his co-founders established BLT in 1987 as a recruitment company built on a strong ethics, unrivalled knowledge of the niche areas in which we operate and a certain amount of individuality in the way which we do business – values which remain strong to this day. Mike was particularly instrumental in creating a ‘family feel’ to the BLT culture – put simply, it was great fun working with and for him.

All Mike’s colleagues past and present will remember Mike for his tremendous warmth, wit and integrity and we are thinking of his family and friends at this sad time.


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