Fast Track Recruitment

The term “top talent” is meaningless bullshit

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I wish our industry would stop using the term “top talent” in their content marketing.

I think for most agencies, using that term raises the expectation bar to a height that can’t be met.

It’s ironic because “top talent” isn’t what most companies are looking for and if they are, that’s probably the reason their recruitment processes take 6 months to complete. The recruitment industry seems intent on laying a claim (and a dubious one at that) to a pain point…

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Recruiter Headspace

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We’ve all accidentally wandered into a hippy shop at some point in our lives.

You know the ones. They’re usually called Xanadu or Dharmic Phayze and sell crystals, dream catchers and Guatemalan knitwear. When the fog of patchouli-scented joss sticks clears you can see a bearded chap eating a tofu and quinoa salad from a thumb pot. The warm, sweet air is filled with ‘The Magical Sounds of Mating Wales Volume III’.

This is the kind of person who…

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When are the clients going to start taking some blame?

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In the early days of my social media career, a lot of agency recruiters used to label me a “recruiter basher”, mostly because I used to promote the idea that companies should do whatever they could to bring their recruitment inhouse.

Given the amount of recruiter bashing that’s been going on over at LinkedIn these past few years – nearly all of which has been from candidates by the way – my criticisms of the 3rd party sector looks positively anaemic.

To…

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Previously…

The term “top talent” is meaningless bullshit »

Recruiter Headspace »

When are the clients going to start taking some blame? »

England, my England… »

Is LinkedIn contributing to the retardation of the recruitment sector? »

The Marionette Madness March »

I’ve got your SEO right here.. »

What can agencies learn from inhouse recruiters? »

The problem with KPIs »

Recruiter. Jobs. London. »

Recruiting Monogamy »

How to deal with clients who try to lowball you. »

You’re cheap for a reason. »

Talentspotting »

Me, Me, Me.. »

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