• Here are a few home truths about recruitment agencies, certainly not comfortable for some to read but essential reading for employers who care about the quality of recruitment outcomes in this ever-changing world.

    Home truth revealed

    First, let me state the bleeding obvious; large recruitment agencies have large overheads with large numbers of recruiters who need to make a high volume of placements to thrive (and survive). Now reflect on that for a moment and imagine how this approach to recruitment practices impacts the way large agencies may approach their work ethic and how they may treat both job seekers and their clients.

  • Seems life, in general, has become a real churn and burn; fast food, fast cars, fast life and so on. Fewer people take the time these days to get the job done right first time, smell the roses or even bother to be simply courteous.

    Human Cost
    Remember a time when it was common to stop and think before making a decision. Letter correspondence took days, then along came faxes with an expectation of response within the same day. Fast forward to today with emails on smartphones requiring immediate attention. Nowadays little thought is given as to where, or what you are doing, responses are expected immediately! Little time to think, no time to carry out due diligence, be courteous, be thoughtful; just get it done and deliver those results now!

    Technological advancements continue to gather rapid and exciting pace. Further fostered by the desperate plight of companies post-GFC to find quick and efficient ways to slash their overheads, improve their efficiencies and lift their bottom-line. Sadly much of this has come at a terrible human cost.

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