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Take the holiday. But keep the pipeline pumping!

Take the holiday. But keep the pipeline pumping!

Productivity in recruitment is totally linked to activity. Don’t fool yourself into thinking anything else. Yes, the quality of that activity is key, and whom you actually do that activity with is important too. But if you don’t do enough ‘stuff’, you will fail. Take that as gospel. So, it is to maintain a pipeline […]

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The global job market - what's happening right now?

The global job market – what’s happening right now?

Today’s Savage Truth post is a little different, in two ways. Firstly, it is in fact a Vlog, rather than a blog, and I encourage you to watch the video, focusing more on the content than the plain visage of your faithful blogger! Secondly instead of a recruitment tip, I am focusing today on the […]

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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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HR and internal recruiters, YOU need to lift your game too

HR and internal recruiters, YOU need to lift your game too

There has been a great deal of criticism of Agency recruiters lately, quite a bit of it from me. But a recent theme is emerging where Corporate HR managers and internal recruiters have launched some scathing attacks on the process followed by recruiters.Truthfully, many of these criticisms are valid. As an industry we are guilty […]

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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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