Are we setting our trainees up for a fall? As I write this article I think back to my first ever job in recruitment – Small boutique company with 20 staff, ruled with an iron fist by the Managing Director who’s idea of an induction was to take your chair away until you had billed your first Client (also copious amounts of yelling and hair pulling – his not mine – during the first couple of months if you failed to do something that he had obviously explained in great detail using a process of osmosis/telepathy/language only audible to dogs as I swear to this day I never heard him utter a word of coaching to me).

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