Slaughters gets tough on new recruits

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  • I'll practice now. Just read this article.

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    Law firm with kinky name (S&M) adds another hoop for students to jump through.

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  • All care and no responsibility rears it ugly head again as yet another HR derived hurdle is developed for candidates to jump through and HR professionals to hide behind. Where is the evidence that any of these 'barriers' work any better than judgement? To date I have only ever seen systems that add cost and somewhere to place blame. Two out of ten.

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  • “We recruit candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines and want to be sure that they all were born in England and studied classics at prep school"

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  • This article is an open goal for pedants.

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  • Anon@11.34 - I'm afraid you failed even before you started. S&M would never take someone who uses "practice" instead of "practise" .

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  • You can just imagine it:

    Q.1) Does the university you attend start with the letters OX or end with the letters Bridge? (20 marks)

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  • Q1) Does Mummy or Daddy earn a six figure sum (Yes = 3 marks, No = 0 marks)
    Q2) Does Mummy or Daddy earn a 7 figure sum (Yes = 5 marks, No = 0 marks)
    Q3) Do you own either a) a pony or b) a car costing more than £30,000 (Yes = 5 marks, No = 0 marks)
    Q4) Was your school a fee paying school? (Yes = 10 marks, No= -10marks)
    Q5) Were the fees £10,000 or more per year? (Yes = 3 marks, No = 0 marks)
    Q6) Were the fees £10,000 or more per term? (Yes = 5 marks, No = 0 marks)
    Q7) Did you board at school? (Yes = 3 marks, No = 0 marks)
    Q8) Did you play any of the following sports? "Rugger" (10 marks), Hockey (5 marks), Cricket (5 marks), Lacrosse (5 marks), Quiddich (10 marks), Rugby League (-10 marks), Football (1 mark)
    Q9) Are you from the North? (Yes = 0 marks, No = 5 marks)
    Q10) Are you distant cousins of the royal family? (Yes = 5 marks, No = 0 marks)
    Q10) Who would you most like to meet? Prince William (10 marks), Ian Wright (-10 marks)
    Q11) Who earnt their money and actually had to work hard? Prince William (10 marks), Ian Wright (-10 marks)

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  • Re: 10:32. The firm is known as "Slaughters" for short, not "Slaughters' ".
    It says Slaughters' in the second paragraph to indicate the possessive case (much like "the firm's HR manager, rather than "the firms HR manager").
    Slaughters' written exercise = correct.
    The Slaughters written exercise = correct.
    The Slaughers' written exercise = wrong.

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  • Pathetic and ridiculous

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