Do you believe in the recruitment industry? Listing Image

Do you believe in the recruitment industry?

As a 30-year veteran in this industry, that I love, I am always surprised by the following... read more...

The Spectre of Desperation Haunts the Recruitment Industry Listing Image

The Spectre of Desperation Haunts the Recruitment Industry

The moment you get desperate; you start making poor decisions. When time, money and people are in the mix, the pressures can sometimes prove unbearable. Hiring managers need to hire someone urgently, so they end up cutting certain corners. Recruiters need their next fix of commission, so some might chase the lowest-hanging fruit. Candidates are sometimes so fixated on finding their next job that they take whatever comes along first. read more...

Is Recruitment the Only Industry Where People Might Not Be Paid for Their Work? Listing Image

Is Recruitment the Only Industry Where People Might Not Be Paid for Their Work?

Hello.. might you be able to help us fill a job? We’ve been looking for a while, but we’ve had no luck. We’ve got a couple of other agencies working it, but I’m sure that you have a few people in your network who might fit? On a contingency basis, of course. read more...

Why Shouldn’t Candidates Treat Recruiters Like Dirt? Listing Image

Why Shouldn’t Candidates Treat Recruiters Like Dirt?

Behavioural choices are often heavily influenced by the expected outcome. A recruiter might be annoyed that a candidate doesn’t return their phone call, but how many unanswered calls will that candidate have made to various recruiters? A candidate might back out of a phone interview at the last minute, but how many times have their calls been rearranged? read more...