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How (not) to win a new client.
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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.

Here is a tricky situation I have found myself in.....what would you do?
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 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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Two's company, three's a crowd.

“Two’s company, three’s a crowd”….….

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…


Posted on March 22, 2012 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

Stick or twist - how long should you give an underperformer ?

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…


Posted on February 22, 2012 at 11:59pm — 3 Comments

Interviews are a waste of time ?

  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…


Posted on January 17, 2012 at 6:31pm — 21 Comments

Recruiters - the new Mad Men


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…


Posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — 25 Comments

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At 10:47pm on November 17, 2011, Raman Ramamurthy said…

hi Luke

thanks for joining as my friend

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