When I moved to Australia some ten years ago I was a mid 20s, single chap, a bit cocky and as keen to party as I was ambitious to make it big in recruitment. As is typical with most young recruiters,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Collard Nov 20, 2011.
I am working with a client to recruit a new Consultant for them. A candidate (Candidate A) that I put forward and secure an interview for subsequnently tells me that she had already applied…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentino Martinez Jul 10, 2011.
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I was reminded of this saying last week when I found myself playing middle man between a client and candidate who were negotiating a package.
We have all been there. Your client phones you to make your candidate an offer. It might be a bit lower than what your candidate asked for, but your client wants to see if it will…Continue
Posted on March 22, 2012 at 2:00am — 6 Comments
The recruitment industry is littered with bad and expensive hiring mistakes. Nearly all agencies at some point have hired a consultant that doesn’t work out. Most of us have an example of the experienced consultant who promises the world, talks the talk, and is always on the verge of a big fee, but month after month has little to show. Or the rookie who is full of enthusiasm…Continue
Posted on February 22, 2012 at 11:59pm — 3 Comments
At the end of last year I attended one of Bill Boorman's recruitment unconferences. The basic concept is an open and unstructured forum where recruiters can discuss and debate topics. The very nature of the set-up attracts some interesting characters including a gentleman called Kevin Wheeler who offered a controversial idea that…Continue
Posted on January 17, 2012 at 6:31pm — 21 Comments
To work in recruitment you have to be a Mad Man
Most CEOs realise the importance of securing the best people in their industry. Having the top talent working for you gives you a huge advantage over your competition. Whilst most companies will have developed a compelling message that they are ‘the’ place to work, the reality is that majority don’t do much with it. It is often left sitting in the…Continue
Posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — 25 Comments