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 2012 – A User Guide for Recruiters

2012 – A User Guide for Recruiters

No doubt you have been overwhelmed with high-level forecasts from wise recruiting soothsayers about 2012 being the year of mobile recruiting, the critical importance of building talent communities, the rise of employer branding… and many other trends that, truthfully, you hardly understand and definitely have little control over. These people are smart, and much of […]

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Discrimination in recruitment. Not only good - essential!

Discrimination in recruitment. Not only good – essential!

Last week I blogged on the importance of “job order triage”. Great recruiters ruthlessly prioritise the briefs they work on, and put most effort into the highly fillable few. Well, what about the candidates to invest time in? Some recruiters take the view that as there is a talent shortage, every candidate needs equal help […]

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Recruiters - tentative language is destroying your cred!

Recruiters – tentative language is destroying your cred!

We don’t mean to be tentative, do we? We want to be bold, strong and confident when dealing with clients. Yet time and again, we use words that are stumbling blocks. Our fear takes over. And we use tentative language. Words that offer the client a reason to doubt us. Phrases that reduce our credibility. […]

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Finding someone a job is only half the battle....

Finding someone a job is only half the battle….

In financial markets they talk about canny investors being “stock-pickers”, which refers to an ability to select ‘diamonds in the rough’; investments that will outperform over time. Great recruiters are “talent-pickers”. We would love to place every person who approaches us, or who we interview. But that is not going to happen. In fact, spreading […]

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Client wants a discount? Don’t talk dollars, talk value

Client wants a discount? Don’t talk dollars, talk value

It’s a fact of recruiting life that clients will push you to negotiate your fees. And with so many recruiters quick to drop fee percentages to secure briefs, that can be a hard discussion to deal with. The starting point for successful fee negotiations is, strangely enough, to get the conversation off the fee percentage, […]

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Coaching Recruiters with 'Live Feedback'

Coaching Recruiters with ‘Live Feedback’

In my last blog post I explained how great coaching is built on two key functions – recognition and correction. Today I expand on one of the tactics I have found exceptionally helpful in mentoring and coaching recruiters to outstanding performance, ‘Live Feedback’. This may sound unusual, but a good leader who wants to have […]

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