Dyll Davies's Blog (4)

Is the contingent recruiting model broken?

Well nothing like asking a leading question is there?  The short answer is 'No, but . . .

Recruitment is not a complex process.  The client is looking for talent.  The recruiter finds it.  Simple.  The problem is that that simple relationship is always in a state of flux depending on market conditions.  In highly candidate driven markets the contingent method works well for the good recruiter.  The good recruiter can find the candidates the…


Added by Dyll Davies on September 5, 2013 at 4:05am — 2 Comments

Recruiting - less is more or Some Simple Mistakes to Avoid when Trying to Fill a Tough Rec.

Here's a thought.  Less is sometimes more.  Everyone nods their heads sagely.  Of course, sometimes less is more.  It is a cliché almost to say 'less is more'.  Well if it is so blindingly obvious why do so many companies think that 'more is more' when it comes to recruiting?

What do I mean? Well . . .when companies engage an external recruiter to help them with those tough-to-fill bits of headcount that their internal recruiter can't manage why do they think that engaging with…


Added by Dyll Davies on June 21, 2012 at 10:29am — 11 Comments

Not so much a blog as a request

I recruit mainly in EMEA based out of the UK.  High tech start ups are my speciality along with building teams from scratch.  Last year was a fantastic year.  This year less so but still ticking along well enough.  I have never actively marketed my business as clients have always come to me but now after last year's record billings it has occurred to me that I am functioning at about half capacity at most and could easily repeat those billings year on year.  I am therefore interested in…


Added by Dyll Davies on June 13, 2012 at 3:41am — No Comments

Which bit of "Don't apply for this postion if you ain't got the experience!" do candidates not understand?

I am sure I am not alone in receiving countless completely inappropriate and seemingly randomly sent CVs when advertising for roles - it kinda comes with the territory - but it never fails to amaze me that even when a specific warning that irrelevant and inappropriate CVs will not get a response is included in the advertisement that so many candidates think it is worthwhile sending you their CV despite the fact they have no suitable experience and in fact, in many cases, simply could not…


Added by Dyll Davies on November 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments


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