Category: Recruitment

An attempt to discourage commission based recruiting

Since starting this business I’ve set out to try and change the traditional recruitment model from a commission based one to a partnership consultancy based one. In summary – instead of charging a commission per hire, we work with companies to build teams at a monthly cost far reduced from normal commission based work. Usually […]

Are you a charity? Would you like our help for free?

This month, we’ve been lucky enough to work with Teenage Cancer Trust to fill a role they needed some help with. They asked if we could fill it on reduced rates, so we went one better and offered to fill it for free. Because of the way we work, we can absorb that as a […]

Your CV: Getting it right

[today’s post from Lisa Baggaley] The future of the traditional CV may be questionable given the power of LinkedIn and other professional networking sites, however, it currently remains the principal document used during job applications, so it’s important to get it right. Since joining the recruitment industry last year I’ve been surprised to see such […]

Shelving the candidate board

A couple of months ago I created the reverse job board (blog post here) where candidates who we couldn’t currently help with opportunities could be listed either anonymously, or openly, and companies could apply to them. I thought it would be a good idea for a few reasons: To help those folks get jobs To […]

Reverse jobs board – NO FEE vetted quality candidates for your company

I’ve had an idea for a long time, nearly ten years now, where I wanted to produce a reverse jobs board. Instead of candidates applying to clients, I wanted clients to apply to pre-vetted top quality candidates. The problem I’m trying to solve is that recruiting is almost always done as a reactive response to […]

Why companies don’t like recruitment people openly discussing their roles

Following on from my last post, Why candidates should always know who sees their details, I though it’d be good to do the flip side: why don’t companies like recruitment folks giving out their details publicly? Tried to order this as the most common reason given to us when we ask if we can add […]

Why candidates should always know who sees their details

For some people, this will be a very obvious blog post. For a lot more people, this will be an eye opener. In recruitment services, there are quite a lot – I would even go so far as to say The Majority – of not-so-morally driven people. There are big bucks to be made in […]

Retained vs commission – what’s the difference?

Most recruitment agencies work on a commission basis (a percentage of the person they placed annual salary) and a “no win no fee” style approach. Sometimes, recruitment agencies also have a retainer with a client – they’ll also be paid a certain amount every month to focus more on that client. This generally happens on […]

Want to know how recruitment agencies work?

I often get asked about the process of recruitment from the point of view of someone who does it for money. What are the stages, how does it work, what does the life cycle of a hire look like? So I thought a great first post for the site should be just that – a […]