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‘Rookie recruiters’ or ‘Experienced recruiters’?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grant Clough Nov 29, 2012. 1 Reply

I’d be keen to know the views, and experiences others have had on this. What has worked best for your business?A) Recruiting non experienced recruiters and training them from scratch?B) Recruiting…Continue

Are PSL's potentially damaging to business?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Timperley Nov 26, 2012. 2 Replies

Are PSL's potentially damaging to business? Do they close the door on good talent? I understand the reasons why companies run PSL’s. For any business that runs a PSL, have you ever stopped and…Continue

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Thomas Timperley commented on Bruce Rowles's blog post 'Recruiters: Stop Emailing and Pick up the Phone…'
"100% with you on this Bruce. It wasn't so long back I commented on this myself "Got time to type - You've got time to Talk" . "
Jan 10, 2013
Thomas Timperley replied to Julenne Caldwell's discussion 'Brand New Here!'
"Julenne - If you're question relates to you personally setting up a recruitment agency and working on your own? In my personal opinion, I think you would be brave (some may say nuts), but I honestly think you would struggle more than you could…"
Dec 5, 2012
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Dec 5, 2012
Thomas Timperley commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Are PSL's potentially damaging to business?'
"Hi George,  Fully appreciate your comment. I think this is obviously an innocent example of how two countries have different terminology for the same subject. PSL (Preferred Supplier List) is, as I have recently discovered, what you what you…"
Dec 5, 2012
George Mathis commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Are PSL's potentially damaging to business?'
"It would have been nice if the article opened with an explanation of a PSL. "
Dec 4, 2012
Meri Masters commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"Wow... does this take me back!  I don't remember the exact day of my demise...oops...I mean start :)  Technology has been the biggest change.  We used the yellow pages and the telephone.  I do remember the beginning of…"
Dec 3, 2012
Courtney Ulwelling liked Thomas Timperley's blog post Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?
Nov 30, 2012
Steve N Odell commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"When I see folks talking about length of time in the business I often say something joking that "I have socks that old" or "I drink scotch older than that". :) 44 yrs now.  Our tools were the telephone book and a phone. I…"
Nov 30, 2012
Mike McDonough commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"Hey Tom, Great memories of the past from my brain. Started 32 years ago and am still having fun! Think about it; we get paid to do what many of us have been doing our whole life. My fear of being fired as I transitioned from a salary job to a…"
Nov 30, 2012
Sharon Hibble commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"I started out in recruitment in 2005 so we did have computers and internet however the company I first worked with was an Independent and had not greatly invested in technology.  Resumes/CV's were still mailed in by good old snail mail or…"
Nov 30, 2012
Russell White commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"I started in recruitment in 1983 with a load of typed candidate details on a Rolodex, cold calling companies that had advertised in the Slough Observer to get them to agree to see the CV's of my candidates (beautifully typed & posted by ny…"
Nov 30, 2012
Tiffany Branch commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"@Will, I remember getting those resumes from third party recruiters. I also remember "faxing back the signed agreement." LOL"
Nov 29, 2012
Will Thomson commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"Oh and don't forget the manual G2's."
Nov 29, 2012
Will Thomson commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"Does anyone remember the "Chop and Block".  As an old Aerotek guy, I would chop off the resume address and phone number of the candidate and put Aerotek's info on the top instead.  The Aerotek Triangle was raised slightly…"
Nov 29, 2012
Tiffany Branch commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"As a corporate recruiter, I remember actually writing ads and submitting them to the newspaper(s) by Thursday so they could format them and send back to me for review (via fax) so they could be ready to run in the Sunday papers.   I recall my…"
Nov 29, 2012
bill josephson commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"In 1980 it was cutting out the Boston Globe help wanted pages for jobs every Sunday to match candidate to or get the job to work on as well as running third party agency advertisements jobs in the paper, ourselves.Switchboard operator knew who the…"
Nov 29, 2012

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Name
Thomas Timperley
Job Title
Managing Partner
Company
Myles Thomas Recruitment
Which best describes your profession?
Consultant
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Financial, Services
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://www.mylesthomas.co.uk
Blog
http://mylesthomasrecruitment.wordpress.com
Online profile/Homepage
http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomastimperley

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Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:30am 19 Comments

Monday 5th October 1998. Can you remember your first day in recruitment? What has been the biggest change you’ve seen or experienced? If you take away the technology we all use today. No LinkedIn, no CV boards to search. No Facebook, twitter or Google. No internet full stop. All you have is your phone and a fax. How long would most recruiters of today survive?   

I will never forget my first day, Monday 5th October 1998. Until that day I never actually…

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Got time to type? You've got time to talk.

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 10:59am 2 Comments

How many times have you phoned a client only to be told they’re busy? You then send a quick email, and they reply immediately? Not that busy ay? And how many times have you sent an email ‘without even trying’ to speak to your contact, or sent an email when really you could have spoke to your contact instead?

If you have the time to type, you have the time to talk. Pick up the phone. 

OK, I appreciate we are living in a world that is becoming forevermore…

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Are PSL's potentially damaging to business?

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 7:30am 3 Comments

Are PSL's potentially damaging to business? Do they close the door on good talent? I understand the reasons why companies run PSL’s. For any business that runs a PSL, have you ever stopped and considered the consequences of fishing with just two or three lines? 

I’ve been in the recruitment world for 15 years, and it’s fair to say that over 70% of the clients I deal with have a PSL, none of which has my name on the list. I also the clients that run strict PSL’s which I am…

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