What Makes a Good Recruiter?

Valid question right? Good Recruiters… really good recruiters are a rare specimen indeed. They possess a unique skill set that differentiates them from others in the industry… and makes them more valuable than Valerian Steel… So what are the traits and skills that define a Good Recruiter? Read on… Consistent Billings – Yes it’s important… … Continue reading “What Makes a Good Recruiter?”

No Dickheads Policy…

A few weeks back we all returned from our Summer Holidays… apologies to our Northern Hemisphere brethren… There were the standard… How was your break?… Did you get to the Beach?… I couldn’t bear spending another second with my family, thank God Christmas comes only once a year blah… blah… blah… comments floating around the … Continue reading “No Dickheads Policy…”

Recruiters… how do you get better?

I was sitting on a beach in glorious sunshine in Phuket this time 2 days ago… Absolutely no relevance to today’s post… I just wanted to brag. Hi ho back to reality… So I’ve been thinking… while I was sitting on a beach in glorious sunshine in Phuket… how do you make recruiters better? Simple … Continue reading “Recruiters… how do you get better?”

How to land a Purple Squirrel Recruiter…

There’s been a real shift in the recruitment landscape over the past few months. The ‘purple squirrel’ recruiter… you know… the one that has experience, commercial acumen, deep networks, stable background and a strong billing history… as well as one head, emotional intelligence and nice to boot is not extinct. In fact, this group (and … Continue reading “How to land a Purple Squirrel Recruiter…”

So this is Christmas…

I was at a Recruitment industry function last week. It was a Christmas networking nibbles and drinks kinda thing. Let’s be honest there’s a lot of that going on over the next month or so and it’s very easy to lose sight of what we are all being paid for. I hear conflicting stories every … Continue reading “So this is Christmas…”

Recruitment… If you want to be a profession… act professionally!

I’m pissed off… no pissed off is wrong… I’m… disappointed. Yes… disappointed… that’s it. You see I thought we’d come a long way as an industry… as a profession. I thought that recruiters understood that the pillars of success and respect begin with: Deep network of specialisation Understanding your clients, candidates & prospects. A level … Continue reading “Recruitment… If you want to be a profession… act professionally!”

Recruiter Etiquette 101

I was booked on an early flight this morning. Trouble is, I live about an hour or so away from the airport… so that meant a 4:30am start for me. No biggie. I made it with time to spare… and was milling around the gate with other commuters… It was about 30 minutes before boarding, … Continue reading “Recruiter Etiquette 101”

Recruiters… maybe my hips do… but the stats don’t lie…

So… we’re all sick of being told how crap we are right? Next to politicians and Lindsay Lohan… and maybe the Bieber, recruiters are right up there at getting a pretty universal bad rap… I hate it… I hate the fact that a very small percentage of bad recruiters spoil it for the rest of … Continue reading “Recruiters… maybe my hips do… but the stats don’t lie…”

7 Traits of Great Recruiters…

So… you want to be a recruiter… or… you want to be a better recruiter? Well listen closely my friends… I speak conservatively to 5 recruitment people a day – Consultants, Managers & Owners. Well I don’t speak conservatively… I conservatively speak… if you get my drift… Geez… how 70’s is that? Drift… These Consultants, … Continue reading “7 Traits of Great Recruiters…”

HR is from Mars… and Recruiters are from Venus…

*Disclaimer… This blog is NOT about ‘in house’ recruitment teams… they are from Uran… I mean… Neptune… I’m serious. Corporate HR departments and Agency Recruiters have about as much in common as Lance Armstrong & organic, preservative free orange juice… no sorry, that was a bit low… they have about as much in common as … Continue reading “HR is from Mars… and Recruiters are from Venus…”