Luke Collard
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How (not) to win a new client.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Collard Nov 20, 2011. 3 Replies

When I moved to Australia some ten years ago I was a mid 20s, single chap, a bit cocky and as keen to party as I was ambitious to make it big in recruitment. As is typical with most young recruiters,…Continue

Here is a tricky situation I have found myself in.....what would you do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentino Martinez Jul 10, 2011. 6 Replies

 I am working with a client to recruit a new Consultant for them. A candidate (Candidate A)  that I put forward and secure an interview for subsequnently tells me that she had already applied…Continue

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Two's company, three's a crowd.

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 2:00am 6 Comments

“Two’s company, three’s a crowd”….….

I was reminded of this saying last week when I found myself playing middle man between a client and candidate who were negotiating a package.

We have all been there. Your client phones you to make your candidate an offer. It might be a bit lower…


Stick or twist - how long should you give an underperformer ?

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 11:59pm 3 Comments

The recruitment industry is littered with bad and expensive hiring mistakes. Nearly all agencies at some point have hired a consultant that doesn’t work out. Most of us have an example of the experienced consultant who promises the world, talks the talk, and  is always on the verge of a big fee, but month after month has little…


Interviews are a waste of time ?

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 6:31pm 21 Comments

  At the end of last year I attended one of Bill Boorman's recruitment unconferences. The basic concept is an open and unstructured forum where recruiters can discuss and debate topics. The very nature of the set-up attracts some interesting characters including a gentleman called Kevin Wheeler who offered a controversial idea that…


Recruiters - the new Mad Men

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:00pm 25 Comments


To work in recruitment you have to be a Mad Man

Most CEOs realise the importance of securing the best people in their industry. Having the top talent working for you gives you a huge advantage over your competition. Whilst most companies will  have developed a compelling message that they are ‘the’ place to work,  the reality is that majority don’t do much with it. It is often left sitting in the…


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At 10:47pm on November 17, 2011, Raman Ramamurthy said…

hi Luke

thanks for joining as my friend

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