How I Changed Career And How You Can Too

When I was young, I dreamt of being a writer. One of those pipe dreams I thought would never happen. Especially as it was one of many pipe dreams I had. Being a musician was one. If I could work out how to do it without being famous. Snowboarding another. But as handy as I was when I was 16, I had more chance of winning the lottery. And I never bought a ticket. Before long the dream was dead and buried.

 

Why Your KPIs are Outdated

‘Key Performance Indicators’ in recruitment have a purpose. They indicate the performance of the individual. On an overwhelming basis, the best indicator for this metric is the financial performance on the sales board. Some recruitment companies will have certain KPIs that are regimented and universal to every consultant in the company. This is possibly the least strategic sales approach going in the industry today.

 

Before You Pick up the Phone in 2019, Read This

If you kept up with us last year you’ll know there’s a raft of content from Hunted all designed to assist with your job. Have a refresh if you’ve not seen it. But, 2018’s over. Whether you billed brilliantly in the last twelve months or didn’t, it’s time to look forward at 2019 and welcome it with open arms. Because before you can blink, we’ll be looking back at this year too. So you may as well be prepared.

 

Are You a Good Recruiter?

Are you a good recruiter? You probably think you are. You’re a recruiter after all. But how good are you really? What with the inescapable financial element of this biz, you’ll have a number against your name from day one. And hey, you might be top biller? Perhaps you’ve billed £300k? Maybe £500k? But how good does that make you? In some agencies it makes you very good. In others, you’d be average.

 

Internal Recruiter: The Most Important Role in Your Agency

I need to be careful here. So I’ll start with this caveat, I’m not tarring every internal recruiter with the sh*t brush. I know there are some amazing ones out there because I’ve spoken to them with Hunted. But… yeah, there’s a but… there’s a worrying trend in recruitment. Namely hiring the latest poor performer as Internal Recruiter. An interior realignment of talent.

 

Why You Should Quit Right Now

If you ask virtually any business owner in recruitment you’ll know that employee retention is the number one difficulty in growing a business. This is because there’s an incredible amount of choice in this industry and many people realise when the writing’s on the wall. Some people don’t however. Whether driven on by dogged determination or a desire not to rock the boat, the world of job hunting in recruitment can be a daunting one to enter unwittingly, without having planned thoroughly.