Alex Brock's Blog (5)

In-House Recruiters/HR v Agency Recruiters

Yesterday I saw a tweet from @greg_savage referencing his blog post about HR and Internal Recruiters needing to lift their game. There were some decent points, some of which I've talked about in other posts. I actually think that some of Greg's observations are also true of agency recruiters too! It's also important to realise there is a difference between an HR…


Added by Alex Brock on August 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Candidate interview Preparation

Let me start by saying that I think interviews are a two-way process where its as much for the Interviewer (company) to sell themselves as it is the interviewee (candidate)


However all too often its apparent that candidates don't:

  • Do enough research about the company where they are applying for a job
  • Consider why they want the job, or
  • Have any questions prepared to ask at the interview.


This all seems like basic stuff but…


Added by Alex Brock on April 29, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Candidate Referrals within Recruitment


In a world where there are so many interruptions to our daily routines and there are so many choices (especially for which recruitment agency to use) then referrals should be the thing which recruiters aim for.

I'm therefore still amazed how often recruitment businesses handle referrals poorly…


Added by Alex Brock on January 7, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Does the Recruitment Industry suffer from short termism?

I read a blog post and the content got me thinking about the recruitment industry and how much of it appears to be very short term in its outlook. I don't mean to generalise and I know there a lot of good agencies who don' t take this approach, but a lot…


Added by Alex Brock on January 4, 2011 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

The importance and benefits of interviewing – it’s not a tick box exercise!

Interviewing is such a crucial part of the recruitment process; but I feel some of the most important aspects are often not covered in enough depth or are missed out entirely.

I believe that as a recruitment consultant the most important part of your job is to understand your candidate’s skills, experience,…


Added by Alex Brock on November 29, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments


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