Fast Track Recruitment

What’s the real truth behind counter offers?

For as long as I can remember, 3rd party recruiters have held the view that candidates accepting counter-offers is a bad idea – not just for them and their fee, but also for the candidate’s immediate career prospects.

The most popular rationale used to justify this is that once a candidate accepts a counter-offer, their employer will no longer trust them and that their time there will be limited.

It used to be a point of view that I also subscribed to – especially back in the…

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What would you do?

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You take a role from a client who you’ve successfully recruited for previously several times and who now always calls you first and gives you a few days head start on other agencies.

As a result of this, the client has negotiated you down from your normal 20% to 17.5%.

You source candidates and find two that are good enough to submit.

The client likes one of the candidates. A lot.

The client talks about not bothering to see any more candidates. They even talk about…

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Universal Laws of Recruitment

This blog is another of those ‘work in progress’ ideas that I always think I’ll come back and add to, but never do.

Here are my first two contributions. One is blindingly obvious, the other less so.

1. The more cliches in a job advertisement, the weaker the relationship between the recruitment agency and the hiring company.

2. If you put “Technical Headhunter of Unreachable Talent” or “Professor of Placements” as your job title on LinkedIn, the chances are that you’re a bit of…

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