I was talking to my friend Rob M Wright the other day and he was telling me that he was struggling to find the time to complete his recruitment tasks. Well, he can have some of mine!
From my point of view, somewhere near me there must be a gap in the legendary time space continuum wall where time is pouring into my world like there’s no tomorrow. Literally.
Clients ask me to let them have CVs and then fail to read them for 4 weeks, or ask to meet someone and then fail to give feedback or even respond to messages. Even where I have good interaction with the client then their board will introduce delay into any given project. Government projects are not tied down sufficiently and anyone working with them will know that it is difficult to predict a plan. Pick a reason, any reason will do, for delay.
One client had a date 3 weeks hence to issue an offer letter (for no apparent reasons except that this was the date in his plan). Appeals to “get a move on” worked though and we progressed.
Why is it that clients never seem to understand that any delay introduced into a recruitment project always results in an uphill struggle to switch a candidate back on to them?
And that’s if they’re still around and haven’t been placed elsewhere by another agent………