Fast Track Recruitment

Another quick peek into the soul of a recruitment agency

Yesterday I saw a Recruitment Trainer job advertised as a status-update on LinkedIn with an annual salary of £25K + 5K bonus.

When I asked if the job was part-time, the recruiter who posted the update deleted my comment.

Pretty much everything that’s wrong with recruitment agencies is encapsulated right there.

Or to elaborate, recruitment agencies paying next-to-nothing to failed recruiters to train their staff to continue being the types of recruiters that drove so many…

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Employee Engagement. How far is too far?


As Barry Flack opens with in his excellent blog The slow death of employee engagement, there are few people who think that having an engaged and motivated workforce isn’t a good thing.

The problem is (as Barry points out) the concept is quite new and with the exception of a few disruptive tech companies who have sandpits in their canteens and a pool table in the boardroom, most businesses have been around long enough to remember the days when all they needed to do to engage with…

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How recruitment agencies can build a great brand

Easily the best and most cost-effective way for a recruitment agency to build a positive brand is for them to only be concerned with helping to build their client’s employer brands.

They will help enhance their client’s employer brands by running well-written job adverts for them, presenting that client both enthusiastically and transparently to potential candidates during interviews/meetings and treating those candidates not selected for final interviews with respect and…

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