One of the clichés 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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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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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.
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