As I settle into my corporate recruiting role, I am assessing the services that we are currently receiving from our third party recruiting agencies.
I have been considering modifying our currently model of recruiting agency engagement to only include sourcing of candidates. My team already conducts a thorough interview (prior to the hiring manager), sits in on the hiring manager's interview, conducts the reference checks and negoitates the offer directly with the…Continue
I need some feedback from you who have worked on retainers. How do you ask for a retainer? How much do you ask for? What additional fees do you expect when you have made a placement? Thanks!
....or...."I'm never going to do another search without a Retainer"
OK. I admit it. I can be a softie. Just sometimes.
I'm not sure how I let it happen, but I let a client convince me to take on a job without a retainer. Normally I get a…Continue
In the current Global economic climate do Recruitment Agencies need to share the burden of the economic recovery and do more for less? Some would say they need to wake up to the fact that customers are no longer prepared to pay or afford the exorbitant fees they have enjoyed for many years.
I was recently reflecting on our “high fees” as commented by a client in a one-on-one interview. I pulled out the 2011 research report put out by the Talent Board entitled the Candidate Experience. In addressing the channel by which Candidate learn about job postings and companies it was clear that the following three avenues are most consistently used by companies to communicate with job seekers:
1. The Career Site is the most consistently used channel for publishing information…Continue
Added by Darryl Moore on June 22, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments
I consider myself to be extremely lucky. I have had a long career as a recruitment consultant, manager and - most recently - company owner. I am now in a unique position where I talk to recruitment people all day long… Don’t feel sorry for me – I kind of like it. Some people like listening to East 17 cd’s… me?... I like talking to recruitment people… and… listening to East 17 cd’s… sometimes at the same time…
Point is that quite often in our industry there is…Continue
Added by Craig Watson on May 11, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments
I was going to entitle this post Why Recruitment is like the Titanic… but I didn’t. However, sometimes you do really feel like DiCaprio – you remember, the king of the world scene - standing on the bow of the ill-fated liner, fists pumped and happier than a pig in you know what. But in the recruitment world you are always only one submerged iceberg away from disaster… in hindsight Why Recruitment is like the Titanic would have probably been a far more apt and…Continue
Its not often I experience a first these days – I am after all the wrong side of 40! However, yesterday I was stunned into silence (This does not happen very often with me!) At our weekly ops meeting my colleague wanted to read out an email she had received from a client with whom we are on formal preferred supplier arrangement, regarding fees.
I have to confess that the prospect of listening to yet another set of excuses for driving down the…Continue
Added by Stephen ODonnell on March 16, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments
We have been playing with Google Wave this week, inbetween sourcing candidates for our partners! As you know, we have been thinking about Google Wave based recruitment applications since Wave was announced. Mashable.com suugested a number of potential applications for Google Wave in their article - http://mashable.com/2009/09/05/google-wave-ideas/ and we really do agree that Google Wave… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on October 27, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments
Okay, Okay, I know that I have not posted in the last couple of weeks. In my experience, blogging is something that you need to get into the habit of doing and once you do it regularly, you will enjoy it. If you don't do it regularly, then you find it hard to start again!
Added by Jonny Hiles on October 19, 2009 at 5:47am — No Comments
Has it really been two weeks since my last post? Where do the days go?
Added by Jonny Hiles on September 15, 2009 at 12:43pm — No Comments
The Hub It is clear that the current recruitment market is a tough place to be at the moment. Over the last 10 years, the £26bn UK industry has been saturated by small entrepreneurial businesses looking for a slice of the action. The vast majority of the smaller agencies owners, by which I mean a business with less than 15 employees, would have started life with a larger agency where they… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on September 2, 2009 at 12:28pm — No Comments