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Three massive recruitment ‘people-blunders'

Three massive recruitment ‘people-blunders’

Recruitment is a ‘people business’ in more ways than one. If you own or run a recruitment business, you will know that staff salaries absorb 60% of your costs. That percentage can be even higher with under-performing businesses. So obviously solving the ‘people-puzzle’ is critical. You will never grow a sustainable business without the right [...]

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Do you have these 5 recruiter skills?

Do you have these 5 recruiter skills?

Recruiters are not going to succeed by churning out mindless activities that worked years ago, but which are futile now. We all know that the industry is hurtling through a period of extreme change and evolution. But, ironically, few recruiters, or even business owners, are focusing on reinventing the skills of their consulting teams. Which [...]

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YOU own your career. No one else

YOU own your career. No one else

Many people are advised that they should look for a company that ‘provides a career’. Often I hear candidates say they want to leave a job, because their current employer is not ‘looking after my career’. Sure, it’s important to work for a company where you can thrive, but you must above all understand this. [...]

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Hire more drinkers!

Hire more drinkers!

Yes, you read that right. Hire more drinkers! Oh, wait, slight typo… I mean, you have got to hire more D.R.I.N.C.K.A.E’s If I were building new recruitment company today, the only people I would hire, would be D.R.I.N.C.K.A.E’s. And I am pretty sure this is valid across all business in the modern age. Certainly those [...]

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Recruiters are liars and scumbags. Google says so.

Recruiters are liars and scumbags. Google says so.

My entire working life I have been in this industry, and I have taken my fair share of criticism for just uttering the phrase “I am a recruiter”. But now it seems ‘the great search engine in the sky’ is predefining us as liars, scumbags, idiots and worthless.

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People don’t leave companies. They leave leaders!

I have employed thousands of people over the years. And every time one resigned, a little part of me died. (OK, I lie. I have actually danced a celebratory jig around my desk on the odd occasion, but that’s another blog!)

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