I’m about to start a campaign for a client to hire 12 people over the next 6 months.
The most critical of those new hires is a Sales Manager.
It’s based in central London, pays somewhere between £50-75K as a base salary with another £25K in override bonuses in the first year. By year three, this will be a Sales Director role in a company twice the size it is now, paying around £150K.
The kind of background we’re looking for this person to have…
Read more about “A shout-out to sales recruiters”
I think the best and biggest single contributor to staff retention has to be the current recruitment system.
And by recruitment system, I mean things like job boards, email job alerts, job ads, LinkedIn and Applicant Tracking Systems.
I also mean things like specialist software recruiters who 4 months ago were selling cosmetics from a department store, HR people who hide behind PSLs and line managers who hate interviewing and think they’re doing you a…
Read more about “Staff retention is in a good place”
In case you don’t know, here’s a reasonable definition of the term “Purple Squirrel”, according to urbandictionary.com:
“For all practical purposes, there is no such thing as a “Purple Squirrel”; not in nature and not in the job market. It is a metaphor used by recruiters to identify the unrealistic expectations of a client company. The happy exception is when a perfect candidate, with exactly the right qualifications and experience, is actually found for a job…
Read more about “What does a Purple Squirrel really look like?”