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Why get a job working for a recruitment agency over setting up your own agency? 2 Replies

Started by Stewart Roberts. Last reply by Darren Scotland Feb 25, 2010.

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Comment by Mohammed Osman on February 14, 2012 at 11:05am

I am looking Clients for our RPO {Recruitment Process Outsourcing} company in INDIA

Comment by tom on March 6, 2011 at 3:59pm

Podcasts - are they a good medium for recruiters ?


what impact it is having against traditional advertising methods?


The market in podcasts is taking off sharply especially with mobile phones becoming more user friendly and ever improving which means you can connect with customers very quickly new and old in your target market.


Click the link below to let you see what ThinkMedia Scotland are showing you via a recent study taken up by Edison.


78 % of listeners strongly agree an opinion of a company is more positive when heard on podcasts they enjoy view here


Activity predicted strong for maritime recruiters listen here :


What you guys think ?

Comment by tom on February 6, 2011 at 2:56pm

New site will be giving away freebies for recruiters this week - 

If you want an account and some freebies ( job postings & cv access) message me !

Comment by Leah Davis on October 3, 2010 at 11:35pm
I know i am jumping back a bit to March but i think that email is a dying medium. A form of social media will eventually replace it in the work place but probably a few years away yet. I see it being a mix of blog, forum and instant messaging.
Comment by Mark Lennard on August 4, 2010 at 10:06am, The global on-line lead generation system for recruiters is now hiring for Sales Execs at its London offices
Comment by tom on July 5, 2010 at 7:21am
Are you an agency who wishes to pay zero on costs via a UK Job Board.

Jobs Directly have just launched in the UK and are looking for recruiters to post on the new site for free in the next 6 months.

Interested ?

If you are go along to

Click on the link and sign up its free and available to you.


Comment by Schek on March 17, 2010 at 6:04pm

Do you know the fact?

There have been more than 40 million iPhones sold till date from iPhone release in 2007 and expected to reach 80 million in 2012.

There are more than 1,00,000 iPhone apps in the App Store till Jan 5, 2010 and expected to reach 1,40,000 by end of jan,2010.

There have been more than 3,000,000,000 apps downloaded till Jan 5, 2010.

If these figures are making you really think, then it's time for your Job Board to gear up with the time and race of technology. New age jobseekers are always ahead of time. They need the Job Search on the go. They want to be the first one to apply. That's why, now it's time to have your own branded iPhone and Android Job Search Application.

Visit the page for more information
Comment by tom on March 17, 2010 at 6:15am
Tax increase on the freelance consultant sector , can you make it work to your advantage ?

As part of Government’s strategy to reduce the national debt, a number of new taxes have been introduced, two of which directly affect the higher end freelance consultant sector.

The first will affect those consultants who bill between £400 and £500 per day; and the second will affect all consultants billing in excess of £600 per day.

UK earners now find themselves in the ludicrous position that the rates of UK tax actual rise, then fall, then rise again as earnings increase…..

* Earner at £99,950 – top tax rate = 40%
* Earner at £112,950 – top tax rate = 60%
* Earner at £149,950 – top tax rate = 45.2%*
* Earner at £151,000 – top tax rate = 50%

What can I do?

There are a wide range of measures that consultants operating via their own limited company can do to mitigate these tax increases. Some of these measures include:

1. Review company structure – consider income splitting with your spouse.

2. Review long-term savings strategy – during this period of excessive taxation some funds can be invested into mediums that avoid or defer tax, including pensions and company investments.

3. Reappraise the mid and long-term income strategy of your business. This may be an ideal time to consider income deferral. This could also tie in with plans to close the company and utilise Entrepreneurs relief.

4. Review overall company expenses policy.

This list is not exhaustive but should serve as a prompt with which professional freelancers can approach their technical advisors now to help get through the mine field.

I will be posting more to do with this subject along with advice from 3 accountancy firms, if you need help contact your umbrella company or your accountant.
Comment by tom on March 16, 2010 at 5:35am
Courtesy of Adcourier / Broadbean

Analysis of almost 8 million job postings has highlighted the extent of Britain’s recession in 2009, clearly naming the winners and losers of the recruiting industries.

The latest report discusses data on the number of jobs distributed by Adcourier to its (circa) 1,100 job
boards during the 2009 calendar year. The report is broken down by sector, providing details on how individual industries like IT, Financial Services and graduate recruitment performed during the recession.

With the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reporting that 1.31 million people were made
redundant during the recession it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that overall the number of adverts posted by Broadbean clients in 2009 fell by 32.2% when compared to 2008.

As house building slumped under the impact of the credit crunch, the Building & Construction industry saw a 67.8% decrease in the numbers of jobs posted when comparing 2009 to 2008, marking it as the worst hit industry of the year.

In contrast Not For Profit industries saw a significant overall increase in job opportunities being advertised. In particular the Social Care industry saw an unprecedented rise following a huge Government recruitment campaign for Social Workers.

Not For Profit industry postings were most notable for their stability month on month having fewer peaks and troughs than any other industry. Purchasing & Procurement appeared almost as stable despite a slight decline. ( copy and paste into browser to obtain report)
Comment by tom on March 15, 2010 at 6:47am
Umbrella Companies are looking shaky !

Following the recent news that some umbrella companies have entered into a voluntary arrangements and have left contractors unpaid, agencies should take care to ensure they are protected against umbrella failures.

Adrian Marlowe, MD of Lawspeed ( recruitment law firm ) and Chair of the recruiter trade body, the Association of Recruitment Consultancies, said “whilst agencies have quite rightly been focused on making sure they are not exposed to debt transfer arising under the Managed Services Legislation, it is just as, if not more, important for agencies to make sure that have a fall back position if the umbrella they are dealing with fails to pay the worker.
Claims of compliance by an umbrella should not lull the agency into a sense of security – as recent events have shown that sense can be false.”

The umbrella industry is not regulated and there are few checks and balances in place. All umbrellas claim to comply yet the issue of incorrect payment of expenses in particular is a current focus of concern for HMRC.

Where an HMRC investigation establishes that rules have been incorrectly applied by umbrellas, a demand for payment of correct levels of tax usually quickly follows. That can lead to an insolvency situation and the potential for the umbrella to simply fold.

In those circumstances it is entirely possible that monies received in from agencies can be used to pay off secured creditors and HMRC before the worker gets a dime – leaving the agency to face the brunt of the worker’s complaints, and everyone in the chain unhappy.

Adrian went on to say “given HMRC’s current policy of investigation it is crucial that agencies ensure they have correct procedures and contracts in place. Agencies should never rely on 3rd party accreditation or the size of an organisation. Regrettably these recent events have served as a siren warning for all, and without doubt have again damaged the reputation of the umbrella industry.”

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