Fast Track Recruitment

SME Recruitment

Given everything that has happened in the economy over the past 15 months in terms of global corporate largesse, this writer has generally been of the opinion that it will be the SME’s that lead us out of recession.

So you can imagine my delight to hear that recruitment is “booming” and has reached a “two year high”.

A few days later, my delight was tinged with a more familiar shaking of the head when I read that they blow £69 million on weak recruitment…

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Bridging the Sales and HR gap


Recruitment is, at its most critical end, a function of sales and performs best under a well-defined brand and when underpinned by a decent marketing strategy.

This is an ethic that is largely embraced in the better recruitment agencies (and in many cases is taken way too far) yet isn’t in the corporate sector. In most companies there is little or no interaction between the Sales & Marketing function and the HR/Recruitment function.

I’ve heard a lot of…

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Recruiter Psychosis

Interesting piece of self-imagery here.

I don’t think recruiters are generally hated. I think ‘not respected’ would be closer to what most people feel.

There are many reasons recruiters are not respected and most of them are related to the fact that around 80% of them aren’t very good their jobs and know next to nothing about recruitment. A lot of them are just administrators on steroids.

What I personally dislike most about a lot of recruiters is that…

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We all love a metaphor, right? »

Outrage »

The numbers don’t lie. »

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