Welcome to the first ever ‘Savage Truth’ Infographic. Just to mix thing up a bit.
Short and sweet, too. Five recruiter essentials. Check you have them, won’t you?
Thanks to Ross Coverdale of Head Resourcing for producing this…Continue
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OK, hate is a strong word. I am sure she does not actually hate you. (Well, maybe not).
But let’s say you irritate her, disappoint her, and ultimately incline her to regard you more as a liability than an asset. And that can only end in tears.
30 years of managing recruiters, and managing managers who manage…Continue
Technology is changing our industry, on all fronts. And of course, we are seeing the arrival of a myriad of online recruiting offerings, each claiming to be the beginning of the end for traditional recruitment.
But, lets get real.…Continue
If you are serious about building your business, you should be on Twitter. The benefits for all professionals looking to build brand, enhance their profile, and create relationships are exceptional.
But if you are currently dabbling with…Continue
That won’t be sustainable. In fact recruiting 2009 style won’t cut it either.
What do I mean? Who am I talking about?
If you want to know if I am talking about…Continue
Recently I flew across the world as a guest of REC to speak to recruiters in Manchester and London.
The Business Brains II series included excellent presentations from Kevin Green, the CEO of REC, and…Continue
This is my shortest blog. But it might be my best ever.
It’s your hiring and retention plan for the next 30 years. Use it from today onwards. Never waver from it. See your business thrive.
Here it is…
That is it. Job done.
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If you own or run a recruitment business, you will know that staff salaries absorb 60% of your costs. That percentage can be even higher with under-performing…Continue
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He had a mega-hit record (and it was a vinyl record) in 1974 with…Continue
It is broken.
Yes. It. Is.
Certainly for permanent recruitment.
We are just so used to it, have it so imbued in our psyche, that we don’t appreciated how farcical and damaging it is.
This is a short blog. Which is ironic because it took me 30 years to learn what I share here.
Read carefully please. This will save you a world of pain.
Recently I highlighted a new breed of recruiter who will thrive as technology and shifting customer attitudes disrupt the recruiting world like never before. I called these guys ‘drinkers’, although I later realised what I really meant was DRINKAE’s
We all know that the industry is hurtling through a period of extreme change and evolution.
But, ironically, few recruiters, or even business owners, are focusing on reinventing the skills of their consulting teams. Which is crazy. Because…Continue
When the time comes to make your next hire, simply ask yourself one key question, before you make an offer.
‘Will this person raise our average?’
Ask yourself, and ask the other hiring managers involved.
If we hire this person, will she raise the average across all our…Continue
The truth is that clients are deserting the recruitment industry in droves. In many cases they are cynical about our value and skeptical about our ability to deliver anything they can’t get themselves. As we are all aware, they are building sophisticated systems, and hiring internal recruiting experts, specifically to cut out third-party recruiters. And the impact is real and being felt everywhere.
The RIB Report in Australia…Continue
Even great internal recruiters can never do as good a job for candidates as great agency recruiters do.
And that’s simply because internal…Continue
I love LinkedIn. But I do not trust LinkedIn.
For recruiters, it’s obviously a key tool, and clearly a brilliant invention that is part of a seismic shift in the way recruitment works. I wish I had invented it.
But I believe, that for agency recruiters, LinkedIn is not your friend.
Don’t get me wrong, we need to use LinkedIn, and become better at scouring its database for the nuggets that reside therein. We also need to…Continue
Ponder these 7 facts, please.
Fact 1: Over the last 10 years I have had more than 1,000 people report to me, directly or indirectly. Over my working life, who knows how high that number is?
Fact 2: 90% of those people are recruiters or recruiting managers.
Fact 3: Just about the biggest issue owners and managers of recruitment companies bleat about, is finding and retaining recruiters.
Fact 4: Our…Continue
The market for agency recruiters is relentlessly tough right now.
Many are battling declining demand and skittish clients who are at best unreliable, and at worst…Continue
I have coached my recruiters how to do that, and now many companies pay me to teach them how to do it.
But let’s get real here.
Social media is a tool. Not an end in…Continue