Perceived quality and price dominate client purchasing decisions

A new report into consumer buying behaviour looks to have shed light on the way in which employers decide which recruitment agency to partner with. Over 2,000 consumers were asked by data company Blis to rank in order of priority the things they consider to be most important when making a purchasing decision. While an …

How telling stories can boost your recruitment agency profile (and revenue)

If you read any of the quality or mid-market newspapers (think The Times and The Guardian et al), or read any column or book by the likes of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink) and Matthew Syed (Bounce, Black Box Thinking), they each begin their interview-based article or discussion piece in the same way: by …

Taking the long term view: How ongoing contact with candidates will boost your agency brand

  According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 60% of candidates never hear back from their recruitment consultant after attending an interview arranged by that recruiter. What the f**k are these people doing? Not only is this making said recruiter look like an utter tool, it’s seriously damaging the reputation of the agency they …

New findings suggest employee surveys could hold key to attracting top consultant talent

The annual staff survey has so often been considered to be little more than a tick-box exercise conducted to pacify the HR department or those sat in their ivory towers. In fact, there are some businesses who have considered scrapping them altogether. But in today’s ultra-competitive recruitment industry, both holding on to your best talent …

Reports finds recruitment agencies to increase investment in engagement tools

With GDPR on its way and competition between agencies at its highest ever levels, recruitment business leaders are realising the need to better engage with their clients and candidates, as well as improve operational efficiencies, to ensure they remain ahead of the curve. Cue: increased investment in rec-tech. According to Bullhorn’s 2018 UK Recruitment Trends …