More than Money – The True Cost of a Bad Hire

The person you just hired turned out not to be the asset to the team for which you were hoping. However, the money you paid them (and perhaps paid for them) was not all that was wasted.   Time Unlike money, time cannot be regained. Searching, assessing, interviewing, onboarding, training; the amount of time spentContinue reading “More than Money – The True Cost of a Bad Hire”

5 Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

If you are looking for your first job after graduating you might expect to apply to most jobs directly rather than go through a recruiter. However, this can be a less productive use of your time than speaking to a few recruitment agencies and talking things through with a professional. Below are 5 reasons whyContinue reading “5 Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency”

What Should You Pay Graduates?

If you, like many other recruitment agencies, are planning on adding more graduates to your workforce, one of the vital things to consider is what you should pay them in their first year.  Basic salary Graduates interested in recruitment are often very motivated by money. So, it’s important to offer graduates an attractive basic salaryContinue reading “What Should You Pay Graduates?”

5 Things to Look Out For in Graduate CVs

When we are faced with a large pile of graduate CVs it can be tricky to work out which are worth a call. Below are some tips on what we find useful to look for which should help you speed up this process. Sales Jobs Any job that offers sales experience – retail included –Continue reading “5 Things to Look Out For in Graduate CVs”

The Death of the Key Performance Indicator (KPI)

In the past, most companies have been focused on setting and hitting targets and this is doubly true in sales-based roles like recruitment. Many recruitment managers set KPIs for the number of calls, call times, interviews booked with clients, candidate registrations, candidates placed and clients acquired. But do these constant KPIs really get the mostContinue reading “The Death of the Key Performance Indicator (KPI)”

4 Reasons to Focus on Getting More Graduates in Your Team

Some recruitment companies avoid taking on new graduates, believing that training them will take up too much time and resources. However, due to the great feedback we get from the graduates we place, we thought we would share some of the advantages of hiring graduates. Eager, Fast Learners with New Ideas Having studied for atContinue reading “4 Reasons to Focus on Getting More Graduates in Your Team”

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