Fast Track Recruitment

Recruiting Monogamy

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One of the clich├ęs that have become embedded in recruitment culture is the phrase “my client”.

It’s almost impossible to find a job ad written by a recruitment agency that doesn’t start with, or features prominently, the phrase “my client…”

Without getting too psychological about this, what I think it underlies is a deep-rooted desire on the part of the recruitment consultant for it to actually be true.

At least that was what I used to feel when I…

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How to deal with clients who try to lowball you.

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Hiring companies are always trying to lowball agency recruiters.

I think it’s because they think we just hit F5 on our computer to pull up a list of suitable candidates who are all dying to work for that particular company.

Next time a prospective client asks why your fees are so high, tell them; “Because recruiting can be a really shitty job. If you don’t believe me, try it.”

If they ask why you do it, tell them; “Because I have a high threshold for pain…

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You’re cheap for a reason.

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All those people claiming to “revolutionise recruitment” seems to be doing so by offering a cheap service.

Whether it be a job board, a flat-fee service or just a recruitment agency charging less than 12% per placement – all of them seem to be admitting that the game’s up and that they’re finally charging fees that are consistent with a service that’s still mostly about throwing lots of CVs at lots of random jobs.

Or advertising lots of random jobs –…

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Previously…

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.. »

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…” »

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