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Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing!

Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing!

  This has become a cause of great hilarity for me, to be honest. So many buffoons predicting the demise of recruiters. Tech-legend wannabees, internal recruiters with a barrow to push, disaffected clients, and a host of other misinformed or biased loudmouths, all spruiking the end of agency re... Read On

Want fun and money from recruitment? Make these 4 changes

Want fun and money from recruitment? Make these 4 changes

Agency recruiters are about to enter a new golden era. More fun. More money. It’s all about to open up. But not everyone will rise on the tide. Just relying on a recovery will be your biggest mistake. The benefits will not flow to everyone evenly. We will have to provide something very different ... Read On

Calling a candidate to tell them there is no news IS news to the candidate.

Calling a candidate to tell them there is no news IS news to the candidate.

  I placed this status update on LinkedIn the other day. ‘Calling a candidate back to tell them there is no news IS news to the candidate.’ It got 250 ‘Likes’, and dozens of comments, so it touched a nerve for sure. Not that surprising considering well documented candidate dissatisfacti... Read On

Giving Back

Giving Back

  Giving BackIt’s a fact that ‘Recruitment’ has given me a great life. Yes, I have worked hard, taken risks and made sacrifices. But who hasn’t? Certainly I have had a huge amount of fun, made tremendous friends, travelled the world, and made a very good living, all because of my recrui... 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... Read On

(Even more) Terrifying recruitment stories. In 6 words!

(Even more) Terrifying recruitment stories. In 6 words!

  ‘Terrifying recruitment stories. In 6 words’, caught the imagination of many. 12,000 unique blog views, dozens of blog comments, and endless social media shares are testament to that. So, this week, we reprise the concept, but this time with the best 6-word recruiter stories, from our rea... Read On

10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself

10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself

  Who am I to tell you how you can describe yourself? Nobody. So ignore me at your leisure. On the other hand, I can tell you for free that the words you use in your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, your Twitter bio, your cover letter, and in spoken language, create a response in the reader, wh... Read On

Qantas often annoys me. But this time, ‘well done’!

Qantas often annoys me. But this time, ‘well done’!

  I see a lot of the inside of planes. Lately I have been assessing why I usually fly Qantas, as I have been getting more and more aggrieved at the airlines pricing policy. Seriously, Qantas regularly have Business Class seats at TWICE the price of comparable airlines to places like London. Som... Read On

10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself

10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself

Who am I to tell you how you can describe yourself? Nobody. So ignore me at your leisure. On the other hand, I can tell you for free that the words you use in your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, your Twitter bio, your cover letter, and in spoken language, create a response in the reader, which can... Read On

My career. Multiple screw-ups, and ONE thing I got right.

My career. Multiple screw-ups, and ONE thing I got right.

I have had some major highs in a career that is now deep into its 4th decade. Lots of hard work, lots of luck, and plenty of great people, have helped me to some success, which has been fun and lucrative. And I am proud of many milestones along the way, possibly capped by the IPO of Recruitment S... Read On

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