For as long as I remember (and in recruitment, that is a very, very long time) getting good candidates has always been about getting their attention.
Way back in the day, all newspapers were bulging with job-classified sections. Seriously, I remember the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age job sections were way thicker than the rest of the paper combined! It was the same across the world. And…Continue
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A while ago I wrote what proved to be a popular blog about how to resign with grace.
But what about the manager who gets a resignation? How should they behave?
Sad to say, the commercial world is…Continue
When you consider what an emotional, competitive and crazy world recruitment is, and the characters it attracts, maybe it’s strange that there have not been more movies about the industry. I have seen all the “Wall Street-esq” movies and seriously, I have worked with and against crazier characters than most of theirs! Is Hollywood missing something here?
On the other hand, I can tell you for free that the words you use in your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, your…Continue
Welcome to the first ever ‘Savage Truth’ Infographic. Just to mix thing up a bit.
Short and sweet, too. Five recruiter essentials. Check you have them, won’t you?
Thanks to Ross Coverdale of Head Resourcing for producing this…Continue
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OK, hate is a strong word. I am sure she does not actually hate you. (Well, maybe not).
But let’s say you irritate her, disappoint her, and ultimately incline her to regard you more as a liability than an asset. And that can only end in tears.
Technology is changing our industry, on all fronts. And of course, we are seeing the arrival of a myriad of online recruiting offerings, each claiming to be the beginning of the end for traditional recruitment.
But, lets get real.…Continue
If you are serious about building your business, you should be on Twitter. The benefits for all professionals looking to build brand, enhance their profile, and create relationships are…Continue
That won’t be sustainable. In fact recruiting 2009 style won’t cut it either.
What do I mean? Who am I talking…Continue
Recently I flew across the world as a guest of REC to speak to recruiters in Manchester and London.
The Business Brains II series included excellent presentations from Kevin…Continue
This is my shortest blog. But it might be my best ever.
It’s your hiring and retention plan for the next 30 years. Use it from today onwards. Never waver from it. See your business thrive.
Here it is…
That is it. Job done.
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If you own or run a recruitment business, you will know that staff salaries absorb 60% of your costs. That…Continue
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He had a mega-hit record (and it…Continue
It is broken.
Yes. It. Is.
Certainly for permanent recruitment.
We are just so used to it, have it so imbued in our psyche, that we don’t appreciated how farcical and damaging it is.
This is a short blog. Which is ironic because it took me 30 years to learn what I share here.
Read carefully please. This will save you a world of pain.
Recently I highlighted a new breed of recruiter who will thrive as technology and shifting customer attitudes disrupt the recruiting world like never before. I called these guys ‘drinkers’, although I later realised…Continue
We all know that the industry is hurtling through a period of extreme change and evolution.
But, ironically, few recruiters, or even business owners, are focusing on…Continue
When the time comes to make your next hire, simply ask yourself one key question, before you make an offer.
‘Will this person raise our average?’
Ask yourself, and ask the other hiring managers involved.
The truth is that clients are deserting the recruitment industry in droves. In many cases they are cynical about our value and skeptical about our ability to deliver anything they can’t get themselves. As we are all aware, they are building sophisticated systems, and hiring internal recruiting experts, specifically to cut out third-party recruiters. And the impact is real and being felt everywhere.
The RIB Report in Australia…Continue