Does the average Recruitment Consultant have 2 heads?

Funny isn’t it? We sit next to, drink with and bitch about those we work with on a daily basis… Most of us even ‘dip the toe in the water’ from time to time to see what might be out there for us at other recruitment agencies. Most of the time decisions to stay or

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Recruiters… Ever had a Client backdoor you?

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while… just a little too nervous to let fly. After all, some of my clients have admitted to reading this blog… and… to be quite honest… upsetting my clients = no business. Anyway, imagine this if you will… I make contact with a candidate who fits my

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Recruitment in 2013… Evolve… Like an IPhone…

Recruitment in 2013… Evolve… Like an IPhone…   It always amazes me at the rate and speed that our industry has evolved. I remember back in the mid-nineties when I was working solely from a phone, rolodex and a notebook. These days it’s a Iphone, MacBook Air and coffee shop. In recent times we have

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Recruiters… Do you even know what you’re doing?

OK… so it’s the end of January already… one third of the quarter gone… one sixth of the financial year spent… one twelfth of the calendar year… well… you get the idea. So how’s your January been from a billings perspective? Mine’s been rubbish – thanks for asking. I mean, I spent the first 2

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No one likes to be told their kids are ugly…

It’s true you know… No one, and I mean no-one likes to be told their kids are ugly – and let’s face it… there are some damn awfully ugly kids out there… Sometimes though, you just need to man up and call it like it is. Ok… enough of the vague innuendo, what I’m really

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What I learnt about recruitment from being a hooker …

Not the Pretty Woman type of hooker before you get excited / tune out . I refer to the type that spends his Saturday afternoon throwing around a funny shaped ball and often ending up under a pile of ugly men …the rugby type. For those that still don’t know what I am talking about….hooker

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Recruiters… Naughty or Nice this year? Santa knows…

Karma… a word that sends shivers up many a recruiter’s spine doesn’t it? Karma… It’s not a word we use too often in recruitment with much authority… unless you are at a Friday night Karaoke session and you’re belting out a Culture Club, or Radiohead anthem… Words like integrity, ethics, honour, honesty, principles…etc… Again, words

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Ummm… the dog ate my reference…

The contingent recruitment world seems to throw challenge after challenge at us… What other profession has you committing to hours and hours of work, with constantly shifting of goal posts, trying to placate and negotiate between two parties – and then face the very real prospect of getting paid $0 for your trouble? Ok… maybe

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Boohoo Recruiters… Here’s a Kleenex…

Usually, I jump to the defence of the berated and down-trodden recruitment consultant… Usually, I sympathise with the plight of the overworked and underpaid exponents of our craft… Usually, I acknowledge that what we do on a day-to-day basis is bloody hard, and stressful… Usually… but not today… Today, I am sick to death of

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Recruitment… Gangnam Style

Hands up if you think Psy’s epic hit Gangnam Style is a one hit wonder? Keep your hand up if you are at an absolute, and complete loss in understanding just how this song and dance craze became so big so quickly… Finally, while your hand is up in the air, wave it round a

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