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What are the main differences between the UK / US recruitment markets?

Started Apr 15, 2010 0 Replies

This is a question for consultants / managers / directors who have experience of working on both sides of the pond.We are at the early stages of expanding our recruitment business to the US and I…Continue

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What are the main differences between the UK / US recruitment markets?

This is a question for consultants / managers / directors who have experience of working on both sides of the pond.We are at the early stages of expanding our recruitment business to the US and I wanted to find out if the actual recruitment process at a basic level (i.e placing quality candidates in organizations) differs in the USA or if it is essentially the same as the UK process.  For example, do HR play a more prominent role, are PSLs relied upon more, can recruiters get access to line…See More
Apr 15, 2010
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If you like bulldogs , scottish flags, the british empire & what we do in the UK when it comes to recruiting then join the group and swap ideasSee More
Feb 4, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?'
"This topic has been on my mind for the past several months. I was an early adopter of Facebook and Linked In, ICQ and Messenger before that. But I admit that I find these social media tools getting a little overwhelming to manage and - other than…"
Jan 29, 2010
Slouch commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?'
"Hey Kenneth, I think this is the domain name you want to point to www.vipepower.com The domain name you have there does not work on my computer. I'm not sure if you have ever seen Adam do a backflip and land exactly in the place he leaped from…"
Jan 27, 2010
Kenneth Campbell commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?'
"This is an interesting discussion and high on my list to watch. In 1982 I got involved in my first Silicon Valley start-up and was instructed by the CEO to hire 1200 sales, tech support, marketing support and operational people across the US in less…"
Jan 27, 2010
Harold Ensley commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?'
"Great article, I'm going to echo some of your points and the posts above... a vast vast majority of hires are still from effective old-school marketing and working the phones. I think social media expands reach... that's possibly a very…"
Jan 27, 2010
Will Branning commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?'
"Good article! I too like using some of the social networks as a tool. However, I can only point to one placement that has come from a social media site. The phone and my verbal communication skills are my key ingedients to success..."
Jan 27, 2010
A blog post by Gary Melton was featured

How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?

Twitter, Xing, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr.......there is no escaping the continuing dominance of social media in the press. Just as you think you have got your head around it all, someone invites you to connect with them on the next big social networking platform. The question is, just how important is social media to the recruitment industry?I must start with a confession. I am a big fan of social networking and Web 2.0 platforms and whilst the debate as to whether social media can yet be…See More
Jan 26, 2010
Brad Hogenmiller commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?'
"I would agree with that 100%. When I started 3rd party recruiting a few years ago I made a big push with social media as a recruiting tool. I was aggressive on Linkedin, and an early adopter with Twitter and other tools. So much so that I neglected…"
Jan 26, 2010
Gary Melton posted a blog post

How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?

Twitter, Xing, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr.......there is no escaping the continuing dominance of social media in the press. Just as you think you have got your head around it all, someone invites you to connect with them on the next big social networking platform. The question is, just how important is social media to the recruitment industry?I must start with a confession. I am a big fan of social networking and Web 2.0 platforms and whilst the debate as to whether social media can yet be…See More
Jan 26, 2010
Martin H.Snyder commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'The Christmas recruitment debacle'
"We are hiring, right now, if the right candidate appears."
Dec 21, 2009
Drew Graham commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'The Christmas recruitment debacle'
"Ditto Jerry - I have had a TON of action from our clients and our applicants. Q1 is setting up to be a rockin' one!"
Dec 21, 2009
Jerry Albright commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'The Christmas recruitment debacle'
"I have had more business activity going on the past 2 or 3 weeks than I have in YEARS. So while everyone is planning for 2010 - I'm still actively participating in 2009........and loving it!"
Dec 21, 2009
Gary Melton and Hassan Rizwan are now friends
Dec 21, 2009
Hassan Rizwan commented on Gary Melton's blog post 'The Christmas recruitment debacle'
"Its a thought provoking one. Last Even we felt a little lazy once the preparations started so this year we decided to allign our work and planned what has to be done once holidays are over so that we are on board from day one after holidays"
Dec 21, 2009
A blog post by Gary Melton was featured

The Christmas recruitment debacle

"It's the most wonderful time of the year"....or so Andy Williams/Johnny Mathis (depending on your preference) would have you believe, but is it the "most wonderful time of the year" for the recruitment world? - this is a question I have been pondering with some interest this year.In my experience, the topic of Christmas is ordinarily raised at some point during November at most recruitment companies, usually in the form of a manager or management team addressing the troops and trying to…See More
Dec 21, 2009

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Gary Melton
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London
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X4 Group Ltd
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Sourcer/Researcher, Recruiter, Manager
How many years have you been in the business?
5 - 9 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Healthcare, Technology, Utilities, Other
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How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 11:05am 6 Comments

Twitter, Xing, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr.......there is no escaping the continuing dominance of social media in the press. Just as you think you have got your head around it all, someone invites you to connect with them on the next big social networking platform. The question is, just how important is social media to the recruitment industry?



I must start with a confession. I am a big fan of social networking and Web 2.0 platforms and whilst the debate as to whether social media can… Continue

The Christmas recruitment debacle

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 7:35am 4 Comments

"It's the most wonderful time of the year"....or so Andy Williams/Johnny Mathis (depending on your preference) would have you believe, but is it the "most wonderful time of the year" for the recruitment world? - this is a question I have been pondering with some interest this year.



In my experience, the topic of Christmas is ordinarily raised at some point during November at most recruitment companies, usually in the form of a manager or management team addressing the troops and… Continue

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