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+++ Recruiter Health Warning +++


Around 7-8 years ago, which was when I first started talking about how retained recruitment was the way forward for proper recruiters, most people thought I was an idiot.

Now, retained recruitment seems to be becoming more mainstream. So much so, that people who’ve never sold a retainer or worked a retained assignment are now advising recruiters how to do it. Part of that advice includes the recruiter only charging the client £500 as the retained portion of the fee.


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Recruiter Headspace


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 meditates.

You certainly…

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When are the clients going to start taking some blame?


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 blame recruitment…

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