Why Your Recruitment Agency Website is Not Generating Enough Clients and Candidates

If the website of your recruitment agency has been in existence for some time but is not getting much traffic, something is really wrong. Do you know most of the recruitment agency website had hardly even 50 visitors per month, that is BAD, I mean really bad! If you have spend thousands of dollars to get a website designer and time to make it looks good, I think you will need to spend more effort to make it really work for you. Granted, when doing a Google search for “recruitment agency”, up came millions of results, which means that’s your …

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I Know. I Know. I Know What You are Talking About….BUT…

Some time back, an email from one of the Managing Director of a recruitment firm in UK landed in my INBOX and asked me how to solve her problem of not able to get enough clients for her recruitment business. After reading through her problems, I sincerely write back to her and show her the ways to handle her problems and how to change the situation better. In fact, she had been in the industry for over 20 years and weathered many crisis before in her recruitment career. Well, this could be the problem…the 20 years of SOLID experience… I …

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Are You Ready to Be the Boss of A Recruitment Agency? (Part 1)

This article I am pretty sure will trigger a lot of attention as there are 2 groups of people that will be very interested, on one side, we have the existing recruiters who most likely wanted to become their own boss and on the other side, the existing recruitment agencies bosses who will want to know what I would be writing. Anyhow if you are a current recruiter and you are planning or intending to start your own firm, perhaps reading the insight of this article may bring you some interesting lights. Alright, this is what had happened, you had …

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What Could Happen If You Are Not Able to Retain Your Good Staff?

The importance of retaining your good staff is so important that many business owners failed to realize how it will impact their business growth. What will happen when you good staff moves to another company due to some reasons? The after effect of your good staff leaving: 1)      Existing Clients Exodus – Many clients who are very closed with your staff will probably be moving away from your company and continue to use the same person regardless of which company he or she goes to. (Assuming that he or she goes back to the same industry) Please do not tell me about …

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How to Generate More Recruitment Agency Clients using Rapport Building

Generating more clients for recruitment agency for some people are very tough. In fact, every single day,  I am being bombarded with many agencies owners and recruitment consultants all over the world from Australia, UK, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Africa, USA, India, Middle East and many others seeking help on how to generate clients for them effectively. Today, will like to share some valuable tips on rapport building to generate more recruitment agency clients. Rapport building is a process where your create similarities with the other party you are talking or meeting them in order to gain trust and confidence …

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Why Personal Branding is Critical for a Recruiter aka Recruitment Consultant

About 95% of the recruitment agencies all over the world are only keen on branding their company or firm instead of branding the recruiters itself, the main reason is that most of the recruiters will probably move to another firm when their time are up and with this mindset, it is very unlikely that the company will assist to brand the recruiters themselves. However, from the direction of a GREAT recruiter, it is very important to let your clients and candidates know WHO you are, WHAT you are and WHAT you are GOOD in doing, that is call positioning. You …

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Can PPC (Pay-Per-Click) Really Help Recruitment Agencies to Get More Clients?.

Many recruitment agencies, who are at a loss of what to do to ensure that their agencies stay afloat, are searching online for marketing methods and strategies to create more sales and business. Many times, they will be bombarded with advertisements and articles on pay-per-click advertisements and some of them who are not very sure about this type of advertisement platform yet will venture into it, hoping for some magic to happen. Sad to say, most of them are not finding great or any returns in their investments in the pay-per-click advertisement platform. The current most popular pay-per-click advertisement platforms …

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The Process of a 360 Role Recruitment Consultant/Headhunter

Many friends and agencies were asking me to write the entire process of the role of a 360 recruitment consultant/Headhunter so that they have the overview of the specific steps so that they can follow and do the process properly. Well, apparently many people are “processed” people! This is for them and for you who might benefit from it: The Process of a 360 Role Recruitment Consultant Identify what type of clients you would like to target Research the potential clients company details Approach the potential clients by calling them Arrange to meet up with them Meeting up and doing …

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How Recruitment Agencies are able to attract Good Recruitment Consultants

While talking and giving consultation to many recruitment agencies bosses, one common problem occurs is that they are having a tough time recruiting recruitment consultants, of course, when they are having tough time getting “normal” consultants, it is quite impossible to get “good” recruitment consultants. Basically, when I reviewed the client company, the operations and the style of management, I realised some common issues that occurs that created the “reasons” of not able to attract good recruitment consultants. Secret of Closing 10-20 Clients Job Assignments in 1 month!  Some Critical Reasons Why Recruitment Agencies are not able to attract Good Recruitment Consultants: …

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How to Use Linkedin to Generate More Clients for Recruiter

Want to Recruit Quality Candidates? The world of social media has taken this world by storm. Be it for the entertainment purpose, for the marketing campaigns or for simply finding talented people all around the globe, social media is there to help us out. Just like all the other popular and useful social media networks that we find today, LinkedIn is yet another social networking site that  is used by pretty much all the entrepreneurs for finding top talent all over the world as it is specially designed and developed to be used by professionals for the management of their …

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The Clash of the Recruitment Agency Bosses and Recruitment Agency Consultants

When talking to many recruitment agency consultants and listening to their stories, I hear many of them complain about how “lousy” their company is, how terrible the boss is, and how very dissatisfied they are about things. Apparently, there is a much different focus between the employer world and the employee world, and the contrasts are usually very great. The employee wants to have the best and highest salary, have the highest commission plus other allowances, and work the fewest hours possible.  Employees would love to have a 2 ½ hour lunch break with someone interesting, and, of course, if …

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8 Really Wrong Ways To Go About Job Searching

8 Really Wrong Ways To Go About Job Searching If you have been looking for a work-at-home job and not getting a lot of results, your job searching methods could be using the wrong way. Even with a perfect resume and a lot of experience, that in itself isn’t enough to land you a job if what you’re doing during your job search isn’t right. 1. No Social Networking Are you avoiding social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter because you think these are time wasters and time suckers? They can take a lot of your time, but not if you’re …

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20 Practical Tips for Recruitment Agencies to Get Their Website Listed on Google #1.

It is the wish for every company that owns a website to be ranked at the top in the world’s most popular search engine—Google. But one would soon realize that this is not an easy task to achieve, and it takes a lot of effort to get to the top. The popular ones are those that are most trusted by the consumer. There are several factors involved in getting a website ranked high in Google. Let us now look at 20 of them:   Listing the website in a directory is one way that helps to increase the ranking in …

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Effective Tips for Recruitment Using Twitter

Twitter is one of the social media websites that gives opportunity to the recruiter to reach out to a vast talent that is extremely active. Mastering the art of recruiting through twitter is indeed an art and it takes some time to get the expected returns. Given below are five steps with the help of which the following on twitter increases and also makes sure that the tweets are getting re-tweeted by all the followers in their network as well. Tweet should be short: It is extremely important that the tweets are short and are filled with the necessary hashtags. For example if …

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Using a Facebook Fan Page to Recruit Employees.

Believe it or not, there are dos and don’ts about what should be the content of a Facebook fan page. And we can see many examples that prove to us this is true. The knowledge of these strategies is not only informal. Since 2010, Social Media Examiner has organized the “Facebook Success Summit” to help marketers learn to discover how to attract customers as well as build a loyal fan club and also make money with the help of Facebook. Another interesting fact about this summit is that it is a fully online conference! They also organize various other conferences …

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How to Become a Good Recruitment Consultant-In the Eyes of the Candidates.

WANT TO BECOME A GOOD RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT? Apparently many recruitment consultants in the market are facing the impression that they are lousy consultants in such a way that many candidates are very unwilling to find a job via a recruitment consultant. Well, to be very fair, not all consultants are lousy; there are many good ones out there. There are even great ones out there…. Let’s look at how normal, or “not so good,” consultants can position themselves to be GOOD recruitment consultants: Here goes…. 1) Try to respond to every CV/resume that you receive. Even an auto-response is appreciated. …

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Operating an Unlicensed Employment Agency in Singapore? What Will be the Punishment?

Recently I received an email seeking help and advice as he had been charged with operating an unlicensed employment agency in Singapore. The email is below: Hi, I would like to ask a question (opinion) in regards to Employment Act 6 (1). MOM is charging me with Illegal recruitment EA 6(1) for 1 count, and my court date will be the end of next week. I am a foreigner, the ACRA is under my name, and I am the director. My EP is under the company. It’s a consultancy company: first activity is training, second activity is import export product …

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The Market Tumours In the Recruitment Industry (The Basics)

What is a Market Tumour In the Recruitment Industry? It is a deadly process in the recruitment and head-hunting agencies, and clients and candidates exploit the process so much so that the agents are usually at their mercy. With this market tumour, the agent will spend plenty of time working on the job orders, but eventually it will not be fruitful and will be a total waste of time. Let us explore specific examples and see how they can affect ALL recruitment agencies and head-hunters. Client XYZ Pte Ltd gave you the assignment after meeting them and after several conversations and emails. …

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Recruitment Strategies for Recruiters and Headhunters.

Recruitment Strategies for Recruiters and Headhunters. Recruiting candidates, especially for recruiters and headhunters, is always a great challenge because the supply is usually very limited; and with so many thousands of recruiters searching for the same people, the task is not easy. We would need to find innovative methods and platforms to find the right candidates. Below are some platforms for recruiters and headhunters to use. LinkedIn – If you have yet to use LinkedIn, establish an account with them at www.linkedin.com and set up your profile. Ensure your profile is done professionally with most of the information for the public to see. …

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