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Why Recruitment Needs Graduates More Than Ever

Every fresh generation of graduates brings something new to the recruitment industry. But with the world of work undergoing a radical transformation, recruitment needs graduates more than ever.  Here are three reasons why: 1. They understand workers’ new expectations COVID-19 has dramatically changed candidates’ attitude to work. They want more flexibility, more control and more meaning.…

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Five Ways to Keep a Nightmare Client Content

There’s no way around it: nightmare clients are going to be part of your life as a recruiter. For some, navigating the onslaught of absurd requests, micromanagement and communication drought is the worst part of the job. But once you know how to handle them, most “nightmare clients” really aren’t so bad. Here are five…

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When Is the Right Time to Change Recruitment Sectors?

Let’s be honest: plenty of recruiters are a little sick of the industry they recruit for. They’ve been doing it for a while, and it’s all starting to feel like Groundhog day. But does that really mean changing sectors will fix things? Because sure – it might end up being the best thing you ever…

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Five Vital Lessons From Recruiting In a Candidate-Driven Market

At the beginning of 2020, few could have foreseen how the labour market was about to change. Within a year, the established dynamics of recruitment were turned on their head, and businesses suddenly faced the worst staffing shortages they’d seen in over two decades. The result is a “candidate-driven market”, where the onus is placed…

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Does Your Company Genuinely Care About Your Wellbeing?

Businesses like to use pretty cosy terms for their workforce. They are a “team”, a “family”, a “community”.  The implication being that we’re all in this together.  But as the pandemic showed, not every employer walks the walk.  And your boss can offer to legally adopt you if they like.  It won’t mean a thing…

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Look for the best leaders to work for – Not the best company

A recent study from MIT found that innovative companies like Telsa and Netflix experience far higher attrition rates than their more conservative counterparts. Isn’t that strange?  The very companies candidates most fantasise about working for – and clients most want to emulate – are the ones that struggle the most to retain their talent. It…

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Working with Ocean Generation to end plastic pollution

FIFTEEN WEST are proud to announce that as part of our charity support this year, 1% of profit will be donated to Ocean Generation via Work for Good. To find out more about the amazing work Ocean Generation do please follow this link. Ocean Generation is an inclusive global movement  that exists to restore a healthy relationship between humanity…

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Five Specific Traits All High-Performing Recruiters Share

If you Google “what makes a good recruitment consultant?” you’ll find a mountain of articles waxing on about “communication skills”, “confidence” and “discipline”. And let’s be clear: those articles aren’t wrong. Each of these qualities is key to being a great recruiter – it’s just that they’re also key to 90% of other professions.   These…

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