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The game-changing reality for recruiters

The game-changing reality for recruiters

Most of the recruiters I know tell me that engaging great candidates is really hard. Despite increased candidate availability in some sectors, most are extremely reluctant to move and risk their employment rights. At the same time, many are dealing with a deluge of unsuitable candidates. Why?...

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Successful Adaption – Part Two

Successful Adaption – Part Two

One of the biggest fetishes in business is especially worshipped in the recruitment industry. A “never give up” mindset, the determination to “power through”, a value system that celebrates “grit” and dogged repetition. Some recruiters I know argue that this is more important than ever. I don’t...

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So you want to try a new market? Part two

So you want to try a new market? Part two

In my last blog, I began to outline what you need to do to maximise your chances of success when entering a new market. Here is part two – you can get a refresher on part one here, or continue reading to for the final four points… This is a guide only, please seek professional help when entering a...

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So, you want to try a new market? Part One

So, you want to try a new market? Part One

In one of my recent blogs, I referred to the VUCA environment (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) in which most recruitment businesses now find themselves. In this world, agility is key. That may mean: Rapidly changing your proposition or product Finding new geographies Entering...

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Are Your KPIs the Right Ones for Today’s Market?

Are Your KPIs the Right Ones for Today’s Market?

I met a new client this week who has did really well during the recession. And his business is doing well now – just not as well as some of his competitors. We looked at his management accounts and then at his Key Performance Indicators. Get this – he had set minimum standards for each of his...

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Six Credibility Robbers That Recruiters Use

Six Credibility Robbers That Recruiters Use

We all know recruitment is a competitive business. Winning business from clients is hard enough. But there are certain “habits” that are widespread – endemic, even- in the industry that are making it even harder. I’ve consulted with 14 “clients” (line managers and HR professionals who are targets...

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Why You Can’t Wait To See What Happens

Why You Can’t Wait To See What Happens

I had a call recently from a recruitment business owner/manager, J. We had arranged (and rearranged) a meeting to follow up on the one we had in a few months earlier. At that point, J had “just wanted to get through the holiday season before embarking on any new initiatives”. This time, J wanted...

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