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Failure can kiss my a*@e

Failure can kiss my a*@e

So, it’s happened. I failed. Not in a, “oh look what I’ve learnt and everything is now sunshine and lollipops”, but a real bona fide failure. I can now no longer claim to have placed 100% of the retained roles I’ve worked on. And it sucks. I could bang on about change...
A recruitment intervention…

A recruitment intervention…

My name is Robert, and I am a recruiter. It’s been 2 years, 8 months and 14 days since I set up my independent recruitment consultancy and I have a confession to make. “I can’t stand recruiters” Okay, not all of them but pretty much most of them. But, to...
Split fees’

Split fees’

Sounds a bit painful doesn’t it, however it’s a practice between 2 recruitment agencies whereby if one has a candidate and the other has a role, they work together to place the candidate and as such, they split the fee. All nice so far. I mention this practice...
EMA Meetings show questions

EMA Meetings show questions

I was recently on a Q&A panel at the meetings show at the request of James Hitchen from the EMA. The subject was “How to get ahead in your career – climbing the #eventprof ladder” and it was fascinating to hear such a wide range of topics covered. Due to the...
Wellbeing is not a dirty word…

Wellbeing is not a dirty word…

“Suck it up” “Get over it” “Grow a pair” All phrases I’ve overheard and for my sins probably uttered in my previous life as a high street recruiter. How silly do I feel now, however of all the sectors, recruitment is probably still behind the times when it comes to...