Why good recruiters are not magicians. commsDealerlogo

Our MD, Clive Jefferys, wrote in Comms Dealer today : Why good recruiters are not magicians. Most sales jobs, and recruitment is no different, are very much about the art of making the impossible look easy. Swans, ducks and icebergs come to mind. That’s why people pay our bills when hundreds of man-hours, behind the

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Why recruitment is like watching TV! commsDealerlogo

Our MD, Clive Jefferys, wrote in Comms Dealer today : While on-site with a client to review recruitment strategy we discussed the need to offer better incenties for people to join them, better hours, better pay, more interesting work. After all, 93% of people are in work, and they won’t move just for the sake

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You need charismatic sales people, not bumblebees! commsDealerlogo

As the end of a recruitment year draws near, employers always start to fret about who will be in their sales line up for January. So they should, as for every target year drawing to a close there are always sales people considering whether commissions worked out as promised. Shortfalls are easily explained by missed

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Time to end The Summertime Blues. commsDealerlogo

As I write at the start of September our vacancy board has pretty much the same jobs on it as six weeks ago, plus half as many again of new ones that have come in since. We bust our two month target in early July, but since then most companies have struggled to get much

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Don’t bank on easy hires. commsDealerlogo

Don’t bank on easy hires as the balance of power shifts in favour of candidates: I can take immense please in saying ‘Told you so…’ if you care to check my blog for February last year. Part of that article was referring to Stephen Hester, the now departing RBS boss. You’ll recall that politics forced

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Hiring set to remain a long-term challenge. commsDealerlogo

We can all sense the recovery: The news trumpets growth figures to be proud of and order books are strengthening across all business sectors. However, the challenge of hiring new staff seems to grow with every day. The latest KPMG employment survey highlights that new candidate registrations on jobsites are at a ten year low,

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