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Keen for the weekend? Can you wait 224 days?

Recruitment is a tough job. This is about 100 times tougher.

I went on a cruise. Not my normal ‘thing’, but it was pretty good. Saw lots of cool places and ate too much. The usual, I suppose. I also met some of the most fascinating, hard working and impressive people I have ever met. And none of them were passengers! You see I am fascinated […]

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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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7 things every recruiter must do in 2016

7 things every recruiter must do to thrive now!

You must be a better version of yourself to thrive as a recruiter in 2016. But how? Well, start with these seven crucial action points; Reincarnate yourself as a born-again ‘digital native’. Kill off all your fears, reservations and wimp-ish paradigms about being too old to learn new technologies. Go the other way. Enrol in […]

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If I started a new recruitment company tomorrow, I would...

If I started a new recruitment company tomorrow, I would…

I have started several recruitment businesses, and I invest in new start-ups right now too. But if I were to rush back into the main game, and start a business tomorrow that I intended to run, there are certain things I would do, and others I would not. I certainly would build a business that […]

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Always be recruiting. Even if you are not hiring.

Always be recruiting. Even if you are not hiring.

If I had a dollar for every time a recruiting manager told me they cannot find high-quality consultants, I guess I would be a wealthy man. Equally, when I talk to corporate hiring managers, they constantly bemoan the shortage of quality talent. Yet, when I ask what they are doing about capturing the best staff […]

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Recruitment is marketing. Are you ready for that?

Recruitment is marketing. Are you ready for that?

There is a new reality in recruitment, which Agency recruiters who want to thrive need to understand, and act on. Clients are not going to pay you to screen candidates that they can get from job boards or other traditional sources. In fact; Any recruitment business model that relies on candidates making proactive applications for […]

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