It is traditional at this time of the year to reflect upon the previous twelve months. I shall not be disappointing, but rather than listing chronologically the events, it is more appropriate that I take an overall view and try to gain both closure and experience from it.
2013 was the year of the liar, the bully and the cheat. It was the year in which clients wasted hours and hours of everyone’s time before not making decisions which would have been for the good of their business, and the year in which senior candidates thought it acceptable to cancel board level interviews at half an hour’s notice. It was the year when candidates turned jobs down the day before they were due to start and the year where candidates threatened legal action when told that their CVs were a work of fiction.