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The UK recruitment market is growing. Fast!

The UK recruitment market is growing. Fast!

I have spent a lot of time involved in the UK recruitment market. I have lived there, worked there, and owned and run recruitment businesses there, until very recently. For the past decade I have visited London at least twice a year, often more. So I speak from personal experience when I say there has […]

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Suck it up princess. This is as good as it gets

Suck it up princess. This is as good as it gets

I rarely ‘go to lunch’. But recently I did, with a group that included Geoff Morgan, the Founder of Morgan and Banks, and Talent2. We spoke about a lot that day, but one thing he said shook me and contains a lesson for all of us.

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You tell me. How do we prepare for the recovery when it comes?

You tell me. How do we prepare for the recovery when it comes?

I am rather proud to be a Life Member of the RCSA in Australia, an accolade awarded to very few industry veterans who are judged to have made some contribution to the staffing industry in Australia and New Zealand. I often wonder how I sneaked in to this august group, and so I am delighted […]

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Are we there yet? Has the decline in hiring finally reached the bottom?

Are we there yet? Has the decline in hiring finally reached the bottom?

Perhaps the most common question I get asked these days is whether the dramatic decline in the staffing market has leveled off. My own staff, clients, candidates, even journalists want to know whether there really are any ‘green shoots’ in terms of employers venturing back into the labour market. As anyone in recruitment knows, the […]

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Negotiating Recruitment fees.Talk value, not price!

Negotiating Recruitment fees.Talk value, not price!

There is no “magic bullet” when it comes to fee negotiations. It is true that when the market softens the power shifts more to the buyer. But recession or not, you need to do everything you can to push back against margin degradation. And the way to tackle that head on, is talk about your […]

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Recruiters, don’t despair, recessions end!

Recruiters, don’t despair, recessions end!

Until about 6 months ago, I had the best recruitment job in the world ! Seriously. CEO of a global, yet niche recruiter, with 450 staff spread across 30 offices in 15 countries. We dominate our space in most markets, we are highly profitable, and we do cool things all the time (see Aquent.com) But […]

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