Do Recruiters Need to be IN the Office to Be Succesful?

Recruitment has never been a nine to five job. So why do so many recruitment firms insist that people are in office seats between these hours? Plenty of businesses are opening the door of the workplace cage and letting their staff fly. We investigate how some of the world’s most flexible firms have made remote working a reality. Don’t Be a Boss, Be a Leader One of the biggest concerns of remote working for employers is the productivity question. Will…

Recruitment blog digest – week 3

Here are a couple of recruitment articles that have hit a mark with me this week: Greg Savage hits the mark again: As a rec2rec I hear these all the time.  If you find yourself wanting to leave your role due to one of these reasons, then have a look in the mirror and try to improve the situation.  You'll look far more attractive to your prospective employer. http://gregsavage.com.au/2017/11/21/massive-lies-recruiters-tell-themselves/ http://www.bobsearch.com/blog-recruiting/going-beyond-goals-how-to-create-a-job-performance-objective   Lord knows, we work in a stressful job.  Recruitment…

Legal Recruitment Resourcer / Trainee – Legal Admin and Support

My latest city centre client recruits for In-house and Practice Legal roles, including business support.  Their reach is UK wide, but their strong hold stretches from the Midlands up to the borders of Scotland.  They have multiple offices across the UK and over 40 employees.  They're adding to their team and have a track record of developing Graduates into seasoned Recruitment Consultants within legal services. The Culture This business is in business due to their strong moral & ethical code…

Recruitment Blogs Digest

So I've read a fair amount of blogs this week - I'm one of those folks that bury their head in their iPhone on the train.   There's loads of content out there at the moment, some of it seems to be regurgitated stuff that recruiters have been speaking about for years - salary surveys (sigh), moaning on linkedin about candidates / clients / recruiters (just stop it - you can be more constructive if you think about it)  etc.…

Why Accepting a Counteroffer is a Bad Idea – Part 2

How to leave like a saint So, you’ve decided you want to leave your job, but your manager has turned your head by offering a pay rise. In part one of this two-part blog series, we discussed the reasons why your manager may have given you a counteroffer in the first place and why it’s vital that reflect fully on the reasons you wanted to leave in the first place before accepting it. Now you may have made your decision.…

Why Accepting a Counteroffer is a Bad Idea – Part 1

“But what if I increased your pay?” In the moment, hearing these words can make you feel good. Your boss really doesn’t want to let you go. They want to pay you more as a way of showing how valuable you are to the company. But then you experience flickers of doubt, Is that true? And if I stay, will anything change? Accepting or declining a counter-offer can be a tough decision to make. But with the right information, it…

Counting the Cost of a Culture Conundrum

Recruiting firms have worked hard to throw off the smiling, sleazy, sales machine stereotype. Many have done this by improving their employer brand and developing a strong organisational culture. But is this worth the investment when commission is what recruiters really want? We discuss the pros and cons of commission over culture, culture over commission and the solution to this confounding conundrum. Sticks Are a Thing of the Past When you’re the big boss, encouraging your team to deliver is…