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The brave recruiter

the brave recruiterI joined in on a discussion on Twitter the other morning on what HR needs to do to be brave. My view was the role of HR is to say what everyone else is thinking.

But I think the brave recruiter is different. The most successful recruiters I have seen are brave. Indeed without bravery they would not have been so successful. It’s fair to say you can be an OK recruiter without being brave.

A truly great recruiter will stick their neck out time and time again.

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The one thing recruiters need to do

focus on recruitmentIn this blog I’m going to reveal the one thing recruiters need to do to achieve their goals. Sure, there are many other things that contribute to success and I’ve written about a lot of them, but without this one thing a recruiter is doomed to fail.

I’ve been pretty busy recently and the balance of what I do has shifted; although I’m still working with recruiters I’m also working in a new sector. This has taken up a lot of my time which is why you’ve not heard so much from me although you may have caught my blog on what I have learned about recruiters from sitting on the buying side of the fence again. If not you can catch it here. It’s not reading which creates pride in our industry sadly.

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5 things for recruiters not to do.

5 things for recruiters not to doToday I’m having a short sharp rant. It’s where I get on my soapbox and talk about things that either irritate me or I believe passionately.  If you’re an agency recruiter – this one’s for you and this is the one which makes me question my love for the recruitment industry.

Everyone who knows me or has read any of my blogs knows that I’m passionate about both great recruitment and excellent recruiters and the value they add to all businesses.  Agency-side or client-side I don’t mind – both have equally valuable roles to play and equally tough jobs to do. Why both cannot seem to work well together is a bit beyond me but I had an inkling this week when I started dealing with some new recruiters.

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Exactly how many candidates and clients do you need to make a successful placement?

how many clients and candidates?Today I’m having a short sharp rant. It’s where I get on my recruitment soapbox and talk about things which either irritate me or I  believe passionately. Here it is.

Managers and recruiters are always telling me they don’t either have enough clients (or roles) or candidates or they have the wrong sort. A bit like the wrong sort of leaves or snow on the line (and you know what we all think of those announcements when we’re trying to get to work).

I have three things to say:

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