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Why Can’t Some Recruiters Recruit Their Own Talent

According to XPertHR, the average turnover of staff at companies in the UK in 2013 was 9.3% (http://www.xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employment-intelligence/2013/10/turnover-hr-data-round-up/).  Specific figures Read More

Don’t Drop Your Fees

We’ve all been there. You’re chasing a vacancy and you’ve built up a really good relationship with the recruiting Read More

Essential Productivity Tools For Recruiters

Success as a recruiter depends on many things. Tenacity, talent, an unquenchable work ethic and a little bit of Read More

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Why Can’t Some Recruiters Recruit Their Own Talent

According to XPertHR, the average turnover of staff at companies in the UK in 2013 was 9.3% (http://www.xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employment-intelligence/2013/10/turnover-hr-data-round-up/).  Specific figures for the recruitment industry are hard to find, but Globalrecruiter.com estimates industry figures to be between 25% and 35%, possibly even being as high as 40% (http://www.theglobalrecruiter.com/news/features/the-recruitment-industry-has-always-suffered-from-high-staff-turnover-but-now-a-number-of-forward-thinking-companies-are-looking-at-new-ways-of-holding-on-to-their-top-people/1082). Whichever way you look at it, those figures […]

Changing The Image Of Recruitment Consultancy

If we’re brutally honest, recruitment consultancy as a profession doesn’t have the best image in a lot of people’s eyes. Sadly, this is due to a minority of consultants acting in a way that ends up tarring the rest of us who take our jobs, our profession and our reputation very seriously. Below we take […]

Why Good Recruiters Go Bad: The Bad Habits All Recruiters Need To Avoid

As Rec2Rec recruiters, we’ve talked to every type of recruitment consultant you can think of. Consultants from every conceivable sector through to old school recruiters and eager trainees. In reality there are only two types of recruiter, those that are successful, and those that aren’t. We all want to be the former, but how do […]

What 2015 Holds For Recruiting Pro’s

Below is a recent article we were asked to write for Global Recruiter on what recruiting professionals need to focus on in 2015. We wanted to share it here for you as well.     As we hurtle towards the end of another year many of us ‘try’ to predict the future or at least […]

6 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Every New Client Meeting

We spend so much time as recruiters on the telephone ‘trying’ to get vacancies and meetings with potential clients; it’s easy to forget that once you get that meeting there is still work to be done. Below we discuss eight key factors that will ensure your client meetings are as successful and profitable as they […]

Don’t Have A Candidate List………. Have A Talent Community

As a recruiter, you’ll have a large database of candidates. You might have thousands, tens of thousands or even more. How are you using this though; apart from searching it when you are looking for suitable candidates? If not, you are seriously missing out on a powerful recruitment tool, the opportunity to build a talent […]

Those Hard To Reach Potential Clients… Some Thoughts

Every recruiter has at least a handful of these types of companies on their radar. Fitting the profile of your perfect type of client, for whatever reason, you have just never been able to get to speak to anyone there. This can be for a number of reasons. You may be unsure who the decision […]

A Rival Consultant Has Filled Your Vacancy: What To Do Next…

However good a recruiter you are, there will be many times throughout your career that a vacancy you are working on will be filled by another, rival consultant. This, of course, is part and parcel of recruitment, and you just move on, ready to fight another day surely? Well yes, but its best not to […]

The Importance Of Taking Control As A Recruiter

What is the most precious thing that a recruitment consultant has? – Their devastating good looks? – Rapier like wit or …. – …herculean work ethic? Yes these are well though the main thing is; time and more importantly, control over it. Time is the one thing we all wish we had more of. ‘If […]

Why Are Recruiters Obsessed With New Business?

That’s a pretty strong statement isn’t it? Especially in recruitment, where we’re often told that new business is everything. I’m not saying forget about it entirely; that would be suicidal. What I am saying though is by concentrating too much on ‘new’ business, it is very easy to forget about ‘existing’ clients and candidates. Might […]