Does anyone remember the old days of recruitment?
Perhaps you were there too. We used to log our client list on index cards, our candidates availability was recorded in a folder which we had to pass around the office. Urgent messages were posted first class. We used to speak to our customers on the telephone every day. the website was little more than an online brochure that nobody read. Key notes were written on the back of a fag packet (all recruiters used to smoke in the 20th century).
And here we are now. My top sales consultant seems to break record after record, barely touching her telephone. Everything gets recorded and administered via the centralised database. The entire candidate or client base can be contacted with just a few clicks. Not to mention the SEO work. The blogging etc. It seems more critical that we constantly drop a mention of the company website than anything else- just in case Google forgets about us and we vanish into the ether forever.
It certainly is a funny state of affairs.
So here's to good old fashioned recruiting. It still exists if you look hard enough. Alongside customer service and local telephone numbers. If anyone wants to reminisce, you can always drop me a telegram.
Dan Midwinter, Completely Care Ltd.