Fast Track Recruitment

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 – badly I might add.

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Talentspotting

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Choose a life. Choose a job. Choose recruitment. Choose an agency where success is defined by what car you drive. Choose contingency. Choose 20% delivery rates and commission that’s as up and down as a fiddler’s elbow. Choose hackneyed bollocks and having to sound like a telesales admin monkey. Choose clients that pretend to like you and candidates that don’t give a shit. Choose churn and burn, speculative CVs and hiding from everyone that chases you for information. Choose…

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Me, Me, Me…

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I had an exchange with a recruiter on LinkedIn a while back.

The basic plot-line was this person posted a status update advertising the fact they pay referrals and I commented that I found it interesting that they chose to lead with what’s important to them (they wanted to make more placements, seriously, that’s what they opened with) rather than what’s important to the reader.

And I was being serious, I did find it interesting.

The question it raised (for me at least)…

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