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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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Fire these clients. Now!

Fire these clients. Now!

I talk to a lot of recruiters. And it is tough for many of them right now. That we know. Everybody is scrambling for a dollar, chasing every client. A bit like that sad, desperate guy in the bar at 2 am, harassing every one of the last few women left standing. But there is […]

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Discount! Did you say... discount?

Discount! Did you say… discount?

“So let me just clarify your position on this, Mr Client. You spend 30 minutes telling me all the recruiters you have used so far are hopeless, they provide zero value, they can’t find the talent you want, their service is pathetic, and they do not understand your business. Then, we spend hours going through […]

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The huge secret no-one ever told you about negotiating temp rates

The huge secret no-one ever told you about negotiating temp rates

The “big secret” when it comes to negotiating with clients about temp Bill rates is to shift the clients focus from the RATE, to the COST! If you allow all the focus to remain only on the $ value of the hourly rate, then you have very little negotiating leverage. The client quotes another agency […]

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The amazing day our client put the placement fee UP to 60%!

The amazing day our client put the placement fee UP to 60%!

Regular readers of my blog will know that I have predicted for some time that clients will expect more from recruiters as the market recovers. I have said that we can expect pressure on our fees, particularly as employers invest in other ways to access talent. But it’s also true that market forces will prevail. […]

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Competing on price in recruitment is a slippery slope to oblivion

Competing on price in recruitment is a slippery slope to oblivion

Last week I blogged on how competing on speed and volume alone was not the way to be successful as a recruiter over the long term. Today I turn the attention to price. The question of fees and margins in our industry is a sensitive and difficult one. The fact is that clients resent our […]

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