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Candidates are not an online commodity

Candidates are not an online commodity

Technology is changing our industry, on all fronts. And of course, we are seeing the arrival of a myriad of online recruiting offerings, each claiming to be the beginning of the end for traditional recruitment. But, lets get real. Candidates are not an online commodity. Some people would have you be... Read On

5 recruiter mega-fails that will cost you money. And your job.

5 recruiter mega-fails that will cost you money. And your job.

We all know recruiters need to adapt. That is now trite to say. So then, why are so many recruiters around the world still stuck in the same tactics that they used in 1999? That won’t be sustainable. In fact recruiting 2009 style won’t cut it either. What do I mean? Who am I talking about? The a... Read On

Recruitment, Rock & Roll, and Relevance

Recruitment, Rock & Roll, and Relevance

Neil Young was big when I was at school! The guy was at Woodstock for goodness sake!  (Look it up if you have to. You should know about it). He had a mega-hit record (and it was a vinyl record) in 1974 with Harvest, followed by a string of other huge sellers, and he is considered one of the biggest... Read On

The best business advice I could EVER give you

The best business advice I could EVER give you

This is a short blog. Which is ironic because it took me 30 years to learn what I share here. Read carefully please. This will save you a world of pain. When things are going well, when then results are good, when it seem you can do no wrong, be sure you don’t get taken in by your own bullshit. We... Read On

Dead recruiter walking

Dead recruiter walking

Recently I highlighted a new breed of recruiter who will thrive as technology and shifting customer attitudes disrupt the recruiting world like never before. I called these guys ‘drinkers’, although I later realised what I really meant was DRINKAE’s. But what about the profile of the redundant... Read On

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 t... Read On

My 2014 hiring challenge to you

My 2014 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 averag... Read On

What clients REALLY want.

What clients REALLY want.

The truth is that clients are deserting the recruitment industry in droves. In many cases they are cynical about our value and skeptical about our ability to deliver anything they can’t get themselves. As we are all aware, they are building sophisticated systems, and hiring internal recruiting exp... Read On

Agency Recruiters will always beat Internal Recruiters. Always.

Agency Recruiters will always beat Internal Recruiters. Always.

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 candidate... Read On

YOU own your career. No one else

YOU own your career. No one else

Many people are advised that they should look for a company that ‘provides a career’. Often I hear candidates say they want to leave a job, because their current employer is not ‘looking after my career’. Sure, it’s important to work for a company where you can thrive, but you must above a... Read On

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