Fast Track Recruitment

Enough with the sanctimonious bullshit

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Ever since LinkedIn facilitated the uploading of images, it seems like it’s getting overrun with inspirational messages posted and ‘liked’ by what I can only assume are people desperate to create some kind of goal-post for their sad, empty, pot noodle-eating lives.

Many of them seem to fetishise rich people like Richard Branson or Warren Buffet. Which is ironic because I’ll bet you a pound to a bucket of pigshit that neither of those two ever sat around…

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Should recruitment agencies be bothered about the candidate experience?

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Depending on what statistics you read, some 55% of applicants believe the standard of recruitment practice has declined.

I’m surprised it’s that low.

Creating a good candidate experience has become the latest trend in recruitment – there’s even an awards function dedicated to it. Or in other words, recruiters finding yet another excuse to dress-up and pat themselves on the back for not pissing-off as many people as their competitors.

The rationale…

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Why recruitment agencies can’t sell

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You have the opportunity to talk to a new potential client. They have a job to fill and they’ve decided that they’re going down the agency route.

A classic selling situation.

Except that it isn’t for the vast majority of recruitment agencies – because they’ve got nothing to sell.

Most recruitment agencies default method of doing business is contingency – meaning they’ll only charge a fee if they find the candidate who is hired.

Given that an agency will…

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Previously…

Enough with the sanctimonious bullshit »

Should recruitment agencies be bothered about the candidate experience? »

Why recruitment agencies can’t sell »

Who’s hiring all the amateurs? »

Recruitment, stripped bare. »

Jordan Belfort used to be a dick »

Nicely Packaged Empty Boxes »

Hyperbole or Pedantry? »

Bandwagon, jumped. »

Why being out of recession isn’t completely good news for hiring companies. »

Faking Hell »

Stupid answers to stupid interview questions »

Does honesty really pay? »

What does the future for recruitment agencies look like? »

The Problem With PSLs »

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