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!
Added by Shari Burke on January 22, 2013 at 12:40pm —
....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
Added by Martin Ellis on January 18, 2013 at 12:30pm —
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.
Added by Steven Salter on July 26, 2012 at 3:50am —
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 —
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 —
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
Added by Craig Watson on April 26, 2012 at 9:30am —
Added by Jessica Lunk on July 13, 2011 at 10:28am —
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 Gareth Jones on May 13, 2010 at 6:35pm —
Added by Stephen ODonnell on March 16, 2010 at 7:18pm —
In August 2009 I blogged about the innovative recruitment campaign of Australian software company, Atlassian
. This campaign invited open slather recruitment agency participation ... with a catch. The Atlassian32 campaign was launched with the purpose of hiring 32 software engineers for their Sydney head office.
After I posted the article on my personal blog 39 people commented on the article, easily the most number of comments any of my blog posts has received. To say… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on February 25, 2010 at 5:20pm —
My company is a new company that has a patented process that WILL be changing the lending industry. I Altan Erdemir, invite everybody to attend our live webinar;
TONIGHT- Tuesday Nov 24th 7pm (Also Live meeting with Mike Karczewski at Lombard office Illinois)
Access Code: 500-739-485
Webinar ID:… Continue
Added by Altan Erdemir on November 24, 2009 at 5:30pm —
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 —
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!
I have experienced a couple of similar scenario's recently.
Last winter, when I started working at a regular office again, within 2 miles from home, I was… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on October 19, 2009 at 5:47am —
Has it really been two weeks since my last post? Where do the days go?
We have received positive feedback from our www.Recruitment-Wave.com
ideas and thank you to all that sent us a message. Also welcome to all of the new members of the UK Recuitment Directors Group on linkedin. We added 50 new recruitment businesses in a week!
Professionally, I am pleased that August is out… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on September 15, 2009 at 12:43pm —
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 —
Sounds fabulous, doesn't it? Surely it can't be true?
But it is! There really is a hiring boom in one organisation, in contrast to the hiring hibernation occurring almost everywhere else in the recruitment forest. And you don't have to have ANY previous relationship with the company to submit candidates.
Surely this is too good to be true? So what's the catch?
You bet there's a catch. And this catch provides a revealing glimpse into… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on August 31, 2009 at 7:12pm —
Most normal people don't know what recruiters do. Sadly, I have also encountered a disturbing number of recruiters that don't know what they themselves are doing, which is not helpful. However, it does provide grist for the storytelling mill.
Most hiring managers seem to think that we have lists of people with a variety of characteristics at our fingertips, ready to be packaged and shipped at a moments notice. Some candidates have a tendency to ring us up after an extended absence… Continue
Added by lisa rokusek on August 1, 2009 at 3:33pm —
When it comes to recruiting there are many aspects to focus on in the process. Some focus on the sheer quantity of resumes to provide with an acceptable pool of talent in which to choose from while others are more focused on the quality of the candidates and accessing more than just the individuals that are hitting the job boards to insure they are looking at the highest level of talent available to them.
As we know during a downturn in the economy many candidates that have been impacted… Continue
Added by bill martineau on June 9, 2009 at 3:41pm —
I was talking with a recruiter friend of mine that I often do splits with. We were of course talking about the tough times we are going through right now. We then got into "It is so bad, I have resorted to...." and we were on the phone laughing until tears were rolling down my face. Misery does love company.
I was telling the story of how I had taken this very poor paying recruiting job in a foreign country, just to keep busy, and to see if I could recruit in a foreign country from… Continue
Added by Sherry Junker on April 30, 2009 at 3:59pm —
Attention all recruiters who work for a fee.
There is a poll on LinkedIn that you should answer at http://polls.linkedin.com/p/27242/zkxwl
There are not enough good jobs out there and there are too many hungry recruiters, so every search seems to have muliple recruiters working them. Lately, those of us who work for a fee, especially contingency recruiters, are spending alot of time and money on trying to fill assignments and then learning that the positon is filled by… Continue
Added by Diane Skullr on March 14, 2009 at 8:49pm —