In early February, I attended an event and spoke about how business owners should be all over #FOMO. This event was specifically focused on Recruitment Agencies – but in hindsight, the subject matter is highly relevant to any business who has something to sell, or vacancies to fill! There is a phenomenon called FOMO, have
Waking up this morning to the BBC News article announcing Google For Jobs had arrived in the UK was exciting – it’s been a long time coming!
Everyone knows that marketing is a key component of any business. But it’s totally amazing and a little bit scary how many recruitment agencies don’t seem to have an actual marketing strategy beyond splashing their cash on job boards. Most agencies would argue that they get good results from this, but the reality is that
How much do you think your looks affect your success? It’s a controversial question. You might firmly believe that your knowledge and capability should play a bigger part. You know your stuff and are building a business on something you’re passionate about, why should your looks play a part in this?
There’s no denying that our beloved LinkedIn app will always be the number one go-to smartphone app for recruiters. However, introducing new apps to your social media recruitment strategy (or in this case, technically not-so-new ones) will always help you stay a step ahead of the competition.
We eat lots of cake at Green Umbrella. Well, actually we eat lots of cake, biscuits, bacon sarnies and sweets! We also sing a lot (and if you are lucky enough, you may catch Emily in one of her super creative moods as she creates another musical masterpiece!) – yes, she is famous for the
For a lot of us, writing blogs seems like a lot of effort for very little reward. From generating the idea, through writing and editing, to hitting publish and sharing it out on social media, there’s a lot of work involved. But there are huge business benefits to blogging.
Recruitment is a people business. In a skills short market, being able to establish credibility and rapport quickly with potential candidates is critical to the success of any recruiter, whether executive search, permanent or temp/contract recruitment. It’s a highly competitive recruitment marketplace (over 100,000 recruiters generating over £35bn turnover), and candidates can choose who they
Recruitment isn’t for everyone. It’s hard work, the hours are long, and clients and candidates alike can be difficult to manage. But for all the potential heartache, there are plenty of reasons why being a recruiter is awesome. If you’re one of those people who has fallen hard for our profession, who wears the title
So many times when I speak to recruiters, they tell me they would like to get more business development (BD) calls done, but they just don’t have time. A key reason for not feeling able to find the time for BD calls is having lots of jobs on – ‘and you have to prioritise