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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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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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10 recruitment trends I predicted in 2010. Right..or wrong?

10 recruitment trends I predicted in 2010. Right..or wrong?

Recently I was honoured to present a keynote address to the RCSA National Conference in Hobart.(August 2010) In that speech I laid out 10 trends that I believe will impact the recruiting profession and which we need to factor into our strategies and business planning. Expectations of clients are rising and will continue to rise. […]

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Three brilliant recruitment lessons...learned in Japan!

Three brilliant recruitment lessons…learned in Japan!

People often ask me about staffing in Japan, and how “different “ it must be to the rest of the recruiting world. Well of course Japan can be a perplexing place to an outsider, but 10 years of running a recruitment business there has taught me that, at the very core, success in staffing in […]

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It’s not ALL about you. How will your clients be feeling?

It’s not ALL about you. How will your clients be feeling?

As the talk of a recovery in the hiring market gains momentum, recruiters are gearing up for how they might take advantage. But before we think about us, let’s talk first about the mindset of clients as the market recovers. We need to remember that clients will be bruised from layoffs and cutbacks too. They […]

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