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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

How to ‘rev-up’ your sleepy recruiters!

How to ‘rev-up’ your sleepy recruiters!

The market for agency recruiters is relentlessly tough right now. Many are battling declining demand and skittish clients who are at best unreliable, and at worst openly aggressive and uncooperative. It’s hard to stay motivated in this environment. Yet here we are, with a job to do, overheads to c... Read On

Don’t fool yourself with Social Media

Don’t fool yourself with Social Media

Anyone who has heard me speak, or read my blog, knows I believe social media has an important role to play in business development, attracting talent, and building brand. I have coached my recruiters how to do that, and now many companies pay me to teach them how to do it. But let’s get real here.... Read On

What all recruiters WANT to say to their dopey clients…

What all recruiters WANT to say to their dopey clients…

For agency recruiters, it often feels like clients are toying with them these days. It feels for all the world that some* Line Managers, Internal Recruiters and HR types have conspired to make life for recruiters as hellish as possible. Job briefs given out to 6 agents, ‘urgent’ orders postponed... Read On

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 h... Read On

Hire more drinkers!

Hire more drinkers!

Yes, you read that right. Hire more drinkers! Oh, wait, slight typo… I mean, you have got to hire more D.R.I.N.C.K.A.E’s If I were building new recruitment company today, the only people I would hire, would be D.R.I.N.C.K.A.E’s. And I am pretty sure this is valid across all business in the mod... Read On

How did it get to be ‘OK’ for people to be late for everything?

How did it get to be ‘OK’ for people to be late for everything?

This post may offend some readers, recruiters or not. But only because it’s going to cut close to the bone for many. And I don’t care if I sound old-fashioned, because actually it’s nothing to do with ‘fashion’ or ‘generation’. It’s got everything to do with basic good manners and re... Read On

14 signs you are a certified ‘Recruiting Tragic’

14 signs you are a certified ‘Recruiting Tragic’

What is a recruiting tragic? A recruiting tragic is a person who just can’t help bringing most things in life back to… recruiting. I admit to being guilty. I know others in the sad club. We don’t want to be like this. We are not proud of the affliction. It’s just in our DNA. Think you may ha... Read On

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