Recruitment is all about a brief moment in time. 2 weeks before the job was advertised a better candidate may have been available but isn’t now. 2 weeks after the job is filled a better candidate may come onto the market but it’s too late. We cannot change the fleeting nature of the moment but we can make sure that we get the most out of it at the time.


So when the hunt’s on do you choose Sniffer dogs or an Eagle?


The traditional method is the Sniffer dog approach: highly tuned and effective but it takes time, has limited range and is labour intensive. You’ll only ever get a ground-level view of the market.


What we need is an alternative recruitment method that is: faster, leaner and covers more candidate ground and to get that you need an eagle’s view of the market.


To simulate this aerial perspective you need to gather information quickly from multiple recruiters to produce a market-wide map of available matching candidates. This perspective enables employers to quickly hone in on target candidates and to then deal with local recruiters on the ground to ensure safe delivery.


Our suggestion is that you choose the method that best suits the role you’re hiring for. If the target market is small and well-defined use the dogs. If you need the aerial perspective use the eagle.

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Comment by Bill Schultz on September 26, 2011 at 12:56pm

I usually use the seagull approach.  Make a big racket and crap over everything.


Seriously, I rarely engage other recruiters.  So i guess i'm a sniffer.  




Comment by David Palmer on September 26, 2011 at 1:01pm
It was a question for Clients Bill. You're the sniffer dog (recruiter) and I'm the eagle (recruitment website owner). Thanks for your contribution though..priceless.
Comment by Bill Schultz on September 26, 2011 at 2:25pm
Is your website only for corporate clients, David?
Comment by David Palmer on September 27, 2011 at 5:31am
Hi Bill, The website is set up for both Corporate and Split-Fee but the blog was just about corporates.


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