Robert Fanshawe's Blog (9)

In-house and social media: friend or foe?

I often get asked by the slightly less experienced and slightly more nervous recruiters I meet (online or offline), how we can compete with corporate recruiters and all the latest DIY social recruiting tools and my answer is 2 fold:

1. Do NOT compete with them

Not directly anyway. You must always understand your market and build a valuable niche and service for it.

As agency recruiters we provide an outsource service and by default as a service provider we do things…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on December 14, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Why you should never accept a counter-offer

There have been plenty of articles written on this but a post “Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)” on recruitingblogs.com by Amos spurred me to write about this for my audience. I was incredulous to read his article whole heartedly encouraging his candidates to elicit a counter-offer to get the promotion they want.…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on December 7, 2012 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

Resigning - why you shouldn't feel nervous



I resigned not too long ago before setting up my own agency and so its pretty fresh in my mind how difficult it can be - scary, wrenching etc. After witnessing one of my consultants get a bit "frustrated" with a candidate about this it made me think, as recruiters, we can sometimes get a bit blasé about the subject, so I recently wrote a blog post on resigning for our…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on July 19, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What’s wrong with recruitment…and how to fix it!



What’s wrong with recruitment…and how to fix it!

This could potentially be a VERY long post because I’m talking about an industry that has many inherent flaws. In my opinion, many of the problems we see stem from some fundamental issues…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on May 17, 2012 at 9:49pm — 9 Comments

10 important tricks to employ when starting a new job



I often consult with my clients and talent alike on this stuff to make sure that the relationships I create through my work are long and prosperous ones. So although originally written for candidates I thought this might be useful for people to share here too!…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on February 13, 2012 at 11:28pm — 4 Comments

Recruitment is a service NOT a product

As the markets in Asia Pacific continue to grow at rates from 6 – 23.5% (in the case of SG’s 1st Quarter 2011!) the ‘…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on November 14, 2011 at 12:19am — 9 Comments

Agency Recruiters are dead…long live Agency Recruiters!

NOVEMBER 2011 BY ROB33TALENT

I often get asked by the slightly less experienced and slightly more nervous recruiters I meet (online or offline), how we can compete with corporate…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on November 6, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Why you should never “low ball” an offer in Talent Acquisition

BY ROB33TALENT

A recent experience highlighted this issue once again, but to such a degree that I needed to write about it this time. There are many people who have tried to justify “low balling”, particularly in the sales spaces I have worked into, where the pressure, particularly in “macho” terms is to look at the…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on November 3, 2011 at 1:38am — 2 Comments

Recruiting Top Talent – you reap what you sow

Recruiting Top Talent – you reap what you sow

Everyone (even the least progressive management teams) is waking up to the reality that the competition for top talent is here to stay –even during the GFC it was seen as a competitive opportunity the most…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on October 17, 2011 at 7:18pm — 4 Comments

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