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I travelled 17,000 kilometres to tell the English recruiters this!

I travelled 17,000 kilometres to tell the British recruiters this!

Recently I flew across the world as a guest of REC to speak to recruiters in Manchester and London. (South Africa is next by the way) The Business Brains II series included excellent presentations from Kevin Green, the CEO of REC, and Mary B Lucas, an American staffing veteran with a brilliant story to tell, […]

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Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed

Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed

The recruitment agency business model is grotesquely dysfunctional. It is broken. Yes. It. Is. Certainly for permanent recruitment. We are just so used to it, have it so imbued in our psyche, that we don’t appreciated how farcical and damaging it is. For everybody. Multi-listed, contingent job-orders benefit no-one. Clients, naively thinking they get a […]

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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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My 2014 hiring challenge to you

My universal hiring challenge to you.

This is simple. But powerful. When the time comes to make your next hire, simply ask yourself one key question, before you make an offer. ‘Will this person raise our average?’ That’s it. Ask yourself, and ask the other hiring managers involved. If we hire this person, will she raise the average across all our […]

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Agency Recruiters will always beat Internal Recruiters. Always.

Can Internal Recruiters assist candidates as much as Agency Recruiters can?

Agency Recruiters will always beat Internal Recruiters. Always. Even great internal recruiters can never do as good a job for candidates as great agency recruiters do. Never. Ever. And that’s simply because internal recruiters are at a significant disadvantage when it comes to supporting candidates in their job search. Let’s examine the ways; Internal recruiters, […]

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The Future of Recruitment - explained in 30 minutes!

The future of recruitment — explained in 30 minutes!

The fast-changing world of recruitment is broken into two camps; Recruiters who will survive and thrive, and those who will fail and die out. Which group are you and your company in? This 30 minute YouTube video will give you the answer.

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