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Take the holiday. But keep the pipeline pumping for 2017!

Take the holiday. But keep the pipeline pumping for 2017!

Most of us will have some kind of break in the next month or so. Christmas, New Year, summer holidays, Chinese New Year. You, your clients and your candidates are going to have some well-deserved downtime. But what about the cost? We won’t bill while we are on the beach, or in the pub. And […]

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12 massive blunders most recruiters are making right now

12 massive blunders most recruiters are making right now

Many recruiters are adapting and re-skilling as the market evolves. Most are not. Indeed, the majority continue with tactics that don’t work. Here are the top 12 blunders I see recruiters making everywhere. How do you rate ?

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18 red-hot tips for the newbie recruiter

Starting your first job as a recruiter? Do this!

Every week I get a request from a newbie to the recruitment industry asking for guidance on how to succeed. It’s a tricky one because it’s a bit like asking the meaning of life, or the secret to being a brilliant parent. There is no easy, short, answer. However, here is my best road-map for […]

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Is the recruitment industry dysfunctional? That would be YES!

Is the recruitment industry dysfunctional? That would be YES!

I have written of the dysfunction in the recruitment industry before. And certainly the whole concept of taking non-exclusive, contingent job orders in competition is as rooted a business model, as I know. But now we are shooting ourselves in the foot yet again. I call it the ‘Cataclysmic Candidate Catastrophe’ and it’s so woven […]

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The people with the best people always win. Always.

The people with the best people always win. Always.

Technology? Yes, you have got to have the best, and you have to know how to use it. But the point of difference in recruitment is still people, and in my view that will increasingly be the case. Stands to reason. Everyone who is a serious player will be able to afford the best technology. […]

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12 crucial recruiter tips. (In 10 words or less).

12 crucial recruiter tips. (In 10 words or less).

A powerful two-minute read for all the desk recruiters out there. 12 tips. Each no longer than 10 words. Will lead you to fun and money. Click on the hyperlinks if you want more details on each concept. 1. Walk away from shitty margins or clients who disrespect you. (Here is how to do it) […]

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