Don’t Pay the Ferryman… A Recruitment Industry Parable…

Who would have thought? Back in ’82 when Chris De Burgh penned the classic tune Don’t Pay the Ferryman he was actually… consciously or otherwise… responsible for the most concise… yet overreaching… thought process clients run through when dealing with the recruitment industry in history! Don’t pay the Ferryman (substitute Recruiter) Don’t even fix a … Continue reading “Don’t Pay the Ferryman… A Recruitment Industry Parable…”

Death of the 457 Recruiter…

Ouch. That’s blunt. After all, wasn’t Recruiter protected under the new visa guidelines released last month? Not like the unfortunate Goat Farmer… Potter… or Archaeologist… who sadly are no longer deemed worthy of such an honour. We all rejoiced and breathed a long… satisfying sigh of relief and promptly choofed off to Ryan’s Bar…. Or … Continue reading “Death of the 457 Recruiter…”

Why Everyone Hates a Recruiter…

Let me start right off by addressing the elephant in the room. Yes there are bad recruiters… they are almost exclusively then ones trained by bad recruitment business owners. I have heard fabled tales of fake recruitment ads… candidate bullying and outright dodgy behaviour. The facts are most recruiters are not like this, and this … Continue reading “Why Everyone Hates a Recruiter…”

Make Recruitment Great Again…

I was at the first footy training session for the year earlier in the week… not for me… for my 9 year old… the only thing I train these days is the 6:56 City Loop – express from Caulfield to South Yarra… anyway, I digress. So, I asked one of the other Dads who runs … Continue reading “Make Recruitment Great Again…”

LinkedIn neighbourhood watch….who made you the boss?

Who should decide what is appropriate content for LinkedIn? Because a lot of people think it’s them! “This is a professional networking site –keep it professional”. “This isn’t Facebook”. It seems that there are more and more self appointed LinkedIn police out there, getting angry with anyone who uses their beloved platform for anything that … Continue reading “LinkedIn neighbourhood watch….who made you the boss?”

Post-truth recruitment

Post truth: Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief: The ‘post truth’ phenomenon has been popularised on the back of the fun and games that was Clinton v Trump. Apparently, post truth articles got more views and shares on … Continue reading “Post-truth recruitment”

Would you allow this?

Imagine if you will… you have met with a new client. Taken the time to completely understand their business and their pain… agreed terms of business – both verbally and in writing… Spent hours & hours sourcing… you know… mapping markets, job boards, referral, social media, head hunting. Further hours phone screening… interviewing… preparing profiles… … Continue reading “Would you allow this?”

9 common misconceptions recruiters have….about recruiters

There are a lot of misconceptions about recruiters from ‘the outside world’. But there are also quite a lot of misconceptions from within the industry….things I hear and read about which bare little resemblance to the actual reality of recruitment today. Here are some of the more common ones: Employing more ‘sales’ type people will mean you … Continue reading “9 common misconceptions recruiters have….about recruiters”

Clients backdooring Candidates… it’s not what you think.

There are so many things I could have blogged about this week…. Like the client who took too long to offer the perfect candidate and missed out on him… my fault apparently… or the candidate I’ve been chasing for a few months who finally agreed to meet with me, only to have her grand mother … Continue reading “Clients backdooring Candidates… it’s not what you think.”

It’s not about the size of your network…

Some recruiters seem to have a pretty loose interpretation about certain things. They refer to businesses that they have never done work with as ‘clients’. They claim that they are ‘specialists’ in their sector after just a few months of experience. They brand themselves as ‘the market leading agency in the sector’ based on absolutely nothing. They also have some odd ideas … Continue reading “It’s not about the size of your network…”