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Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?

Monday 5th October 1998. Can you remember your first day in recruitment? What has been the biggest change you’ve seen or experienced? If you take away the technology we all use today. No LinkedIn, no CV boards to search. No Facebook, twitter or Google. No internet full stop. All you have is your phone and a fax. How long would most recruiters of today survive?   

I will never forget my first day, Monday 5th October 1998. Until that day I never actually…


Added by Thomas Timperley on November 28, 2012 at 11:30am — 19 Comments

Got time to type? You've got time to talk.

How many times have you phoned a client only to be told they’re busy? You then send a quick email, and they reply immediately? Not that busy ay? And how many times have you sent an email ‘without even trying’ to speak to your contact, or sent an email when really you could have spoke to your contact instead?

If you have the time to type, you have the time to talk. Pick up the phone. 

OK, I appreciate we are living in a world that is becoming forevermore…


Added by Thomas Timperley on November 26, 2012 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

Are PSL's potentially damaging to business?

Are PSL's potentially damaging to business? Do they close the door on good talent? I understand the reasons why companies run PSL’s. For any business that runs a PSL, have you ever stopped and considered the consequences of fishing with just two or three lines? 

I’ve been in the recruitment world for 15 years, and it’s fair to say that over 70% of the clients I deal with have a PSL, none of which has my name on the list. I also the clients that run strict PSL’s which I am…


Added by Thomas Timperley on November 26, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments


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