Got sent a link to this fantastic article and made me wonder if recruitment agencies really do have a future. This guy seems to think they do but I'm not convinced.
What does everyone else think?
Personally I think that agencies will survive but I agree with the article that the money that agencies used to make will be much harder to come by.
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I'm not sure he's actually prophesying the end of recruitment agencies. I think he's suggesting they will likely work to either lower fee levels and/or offer a slightly different service proposition. I don't know if I agree with changing what we do but I can see the argument for pressure on fees. Not sure about formal, retained Head hunting services but certainly for contingency work, fees are not what they used to be. Let's hope they go back to 4 years ago but I suspect earning what we used to bring in will become harder, but not impossible.
Some of us write articles about the death of recruiting, and some of us make a living as recruiters. Isn't it odd that the business has become easier and more robust over the years,for both of us?