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Time to go it alone as a recruiter

Time to go it alone as a recruiter

This article is not about starting your own recruitment agency or recruitment business. In fact, around eighty percent of new start-ups fail in the first couple of years, and I don’t think the recruitment industry bucks that trend very much if at all. How...

LinkedIn Tactics For Recruiters

LinkedIn Tactics For Recruiters

Much has been said and written on this subject and often by LinkedIn “gurus”. I’m no guru, just a guy in recruitment who has been around LinkedIn long enough to have worked out a few LinkedIn Tactics for Recruiters. Try out a few of the LinkedIn...

15 Ways to Grow Your Recruitment Agency – Part Three

15 Ways to Grow Your Recruitment Agency – Part Three

Hi. Thanks for all the kind words I have received from Recruitment Agency owners, Managing Directors, and leaders of teams. Agencies, recruitment businesses and executive search firms alike – it's apparent I’ve hit a sweet spot with the last two articles....

15 Ways to Grow Your Recruitment Agency – Part Two

15 Ways to Grow Your Recruitment Agency – Part Two

Hi. If you have taken the opportunity to read the first of my articles on the subject of growing your recruitment agency, then you will know that: This series of three articles will help you explore as a recruitment agency owner, director or manager what...

15 Ways to Grow Your Recruitment Agency – Part One

15 Ways to Grow Your Recruitment Agency – Part One

This series of three articles will help you explore as a recruitment agency owner, director or manager what key changes, you can make to grow your recruitment agency. It will give you a great checklist if you are looking to start a recruitment agency. It...

It’s a sprint, a marathon and everything in between

It’s a sprint, a marathon and everything in between

This series of three articles will help you explore as a recruitment agency owner, director or manager what key changes, you can make to grow your recruitment agency. It will give you a great checklist if you are looking to start a recruitment agency. It...

Staff Retention….Is There a Silver Bullet?

Staff Retention….Is There a Silver Bullet?

Here’s five things that will help you make up your mind 1. If you are in a fast and furious sector eg Temp Drivers, then it’s unlikely the Transport Manager is going to check out your blog. However, your drivers are your marketing so concentrate on attracting them eg...

10 things that will make you a better headhunter

10 things that will make you a better headhunter

  Many recruitment businesses have difficulty attracting their own staff but most struggle to retain them. Why is this? While there is no silver bullet answers these 5 things will definitely reduce attrition and maintain retention. Lead By Consistency  I’ve seen...

10 Ways to get ahead in recruitment

10 Ways to get ahead in recruitment

One of the most widely used terms in recruitment is ‘headhunter’. That seems strange to me given that true headhunter’s make up a very small proportion of the recruitment sector. In this article, I aim to bust a few myths and at the same time if you are a...

So what are the benefits of recruitment training online?

So what are the benefits of recruitment training online?

The recruitment sector tends to attract people that end up falling into two camps, those that join the band of recruiters and then leave pretty quickly and those that are smitten and stay for life. I’m coming up to my silver watch time and can look back on my...

Is Recruitment Marketing Important?

Is Recruitment Marketing Important?

First of all, I have a foot in both camps. I run a face to face training company and I provide recruitment training options online. So when we explore the benefits of online recruitment training (or e-learning as it is often called) this is an unbiased blog.
The technology changing recruitment and how we find candidates

The technology changing recruitment and how we find candidates

So why is recruitment marketing important, for many recruitment agencies and businesses, marketing is a function that takes a back seat when time is short. Indeed, even when things are slow in the office the rallying call is typically “Hit the phones” rather than...

Time to get yourself a ‘Candidate Care Officer’

Every year you should be increasing your fee income as a recruiter. (I should add that maintaining the same revenue is ok if you are taking on additional responsibilities or if you want to work less hours for the same result). So, let’s say that this year’s target is...

Raising the bar once more

What level of importance do you place on your candidate (customer) service? With more and more recruitment sourcing tools available, and recruiters using the same ones as each other e.g. LinkedIn, it’s fair to say we are all speaking to the same potential candidates....