I’m an odd recruiter. Not in the sense that I don’t fit the traditional image we all know (and love?!) but because I went in-house, came back out again, and am far better because of it.
My recruitment agency career was going well - I had managed teams, moved to a search firm but still had an itch to scratch. The Holy Grail was an in-house role - how great…Continue
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Sophie Mackenzie - Senior Partner, Research and Business Support. AdMore Recruitment
However good you are as a recruiter, the biggest issue when moving to a new company or indeed, moving into your first in-house role, is how to build your influence…Continue
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Jenny Parry joined Harrods in 2008 and is currently Head of Resourcing. Here we talk to her about the Harrods Employer Brand and the many changes that have taken place in recent years.
Jenny, you joined Harrods from Tesco, how did you find the transition?
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January. Dark, cold and alcohol free. You have stocked up on soup, joined the gym, you’re wearing your new jumpers / shirts / shoes / socks / ties (maybe all of them...) that you were given for Xmas and trying to block out the ‘sporty’ one on…Continue
Shane Horn - Senior Partner, AdMore Rcruitment
The Competency Based Interview is now widely used and so you will undoubtedly face one as you move through your job search process. Ultimately, this is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills and ability to do the…Continue
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By Russell Adams - Director, AdMore Recruitment
Tradition suggests that January is one of the best and busiest times to start your job search and looking at my phone log and inbox this week, that certainly appears to be the case. But is January,…Continue
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As an agency recruiter for 6 years, I thought I knew a fair bit about recruitment and I admit, I shared many of my colleagues’ frustrations about the role of the In-House Recruiter:…Continue
Sophie Mackenzie, AdMore Recruitment - Specialists in Retail and Hospitality Recruitment, Search & Selection, Talent Management and Career Development
They say doctors make the worst patients – is the same true for ex-agency consultants who move in-house? Sometimes, certainly. Take a…Continue
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So what is a FedEx day, and why would a recruitment company want to hold one? Dan Pink talks about it in great detail in his book ‘Drive: The Surprising Truth What Motivates Us', but to summarise, it is a 24 hour window to develop a new product. The deal is, you have to deliver overnight, hence a ‘FedEx’ day. When this is finished everyone meets up and votes on what they feel is the best product.
There is no input…Continue
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While we have seen an increase in the use of Skype and other video based technology it would…Continue
Far from being a passive way of looking for a new job, getting the most out of working with a recruitment agency requires input from the candidate’s side too. Agencies will give you access to industry knowledge, market information and jobs that aren’t advertised directly, as well as support and advice with your general career management. We have included some generic advice here in relation to what to do and what not to do to enable a recruitment agency to assist you in the most…Continue
They say doctors make the worst patients – is the same true for ex-agency consultants who move in-house? Sometimes, certainly. Take a recent case when one of my colleagues drove to the other end of the country (a 5 hour drive) for a client meeting scheduled at 4pm. This was a new client, there was no history, good or bad and so this should have been an amiable introduction to form the foundation for the relationship going forward. Instead he received a frosty response and a grilling for 40…Continue
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Having recently read a number of blogs on this subject I feel compelled to write this as I believe most articles are very one sided in their viewpoint. Most are focused on outlining to candidates the many reasons why, when they resign, they should not be tempted to stay by a counter offer. I don’t think I have read anything explaining the reasons why you SHOULD accept a counter offer but here’s the thing - there are times and there are circumstances when…Continue
"So there we stood me 'earties, in a fierce sou'westerly, headed for 'ome. Me ol' peg leg skidding around on the surf-blasted top deck, when cap'n Sophie spies summat on the 'orizon. It was a vacancy the likes of which 'adn't been seen since we drove the Armada onto the rocks and watched a thousand Spanish sailors removed from their posts by the 'eartless briny grip o' Davy Jones locker. Yea, a massive corporate hiring programme, tossed high on the great fiscal swell,…Continue
15 questions you need to ask before accepting an offer.
This year we have seen a significant increase in the number of candidates returning to the job market, albeit relatively passively in a lot of cases. Surprisingly, while the reasons can be poles apart such as redundancy or a lack of career progression, it can often drive similar behaviours amongst candidates. I have commented previously…Continue
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Earlier in the year I wrote about the lost generation of middle managers in retail whom face limited progression opportunities as a result of the recession. Since that article the redundancies have continued to flow thick and fast with all sorts of rumours about which retailer is going to collapse next. One might think that with all the doom and gloom in the market that the opportunities to develop your career are few and far between. However…
If you are ambitious and do want…Continue
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