"Blimey, I had the same problem with clients when on retained work as a head-hunter, so it might not be no skin in the game. Time to play hardball given you don't normally work contingently and just pull the plug?"
"Quite simply - if you have to tell people this stuff they shouldn't be employed in a job working with people. This is just being professional and a decent human being and would apply to so many circumstances. I suspect the people…"
"a. say yes to being put forward and then come up with all the niggles
b. try and push themselves into the right shape for the role and when you give honest and helpful feedback, get offended....
c. not listen
d. be all over you like a rash when they…"
"Hmmm......if you want to hear some candidate/client experiences of bloody awful recruiters I have them by the shedload. Some people are just different, or rude, or arrogant etc and that is in all walks of life. "
"30 minutes is the right length to be talking to (don't forget, you have to do a sell) to a candidate, if it is all going in the right direction. However, never be afraid of stopping a telephone interview if a candidate has just ruled…"
"I agree, but I cannot believe how many articles there are like this and how often this message is sent out. And yet, it is still pretty poor in recruitment - on the client and the agency side.
This is fundamentally trying to get a person to…"
"Why oh why do companies hiring not take recruitment seriously. If they did take it seriously and dedicated time and resource to it, all the other (HR) issues would fall into place. So if they really spent time defining what they want,…"
"Spot on. LI is used by people in many different ways but if you are of the 'my connections are my brand' school of thought and believe it is important to really know them and be able to vouch for them, the shoddy unfocused approach…"
"I think far more recruiters should fire far more clients than they do. I have worked on both sides and reckon I was always a good client with a clear brief that was signed off, very fast turnaround and detailed feedback. And tried to…"
"As someone who did outbound insurance telesales in my gap year, cold calling has been part of my armoury. However, as someone who is cold called a lot when I am on assignment I can tell you it gets really really tiresome and anything in the…"