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Four Ways to Maximise LinkedIn for Recruiters in 2018

Since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in 2016, we have seen some drastic changes to the platform. Yes, I agree that some of these changes have certainly not helped the everyday recruiter, but, there have been some excellent additions that I find recruiters are underutilising.
Selling Recruitment Business

Top Tips for Selling Your Recruitment Business

Typically, recruitment businesses have relatively short life cycles; you can go from starting up your agency to exiting within just five years. It is important to be conscious of the key factors that will affect the value of your recruitment business as early as possible so that when you do want to exit, you are…
Recruitment Business

Recruitment Business Ownership – Things to think about BEFORE taking the plunge

If you are reading this blog, you may well be or are considering becoming a recruitment business owner. I launched Macstaff in 2016 and as I write this blog ‘we’ are coming up to our 2nd Birthday. With 15+ years in the recruitment industry in the UK and internationally as a Consultant, Manager and Director…
Get more shit done

How To Get More Sh!t Done! 5 Key Daily Rituals From Broadbean’s Marketing Director

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, The 80/20 Principle, The Four Hour Work Week. Corporate self-help aisles are full of books promising increased effectiveness with half the effort. Having historically been very cynical about ‘management’ books, I became a convert a couple of years ago when I read the infamous ‘magical’ Alan Carr’s Easy…
recruiting in 2018

Recruiting in 2018: Three key actions to take

January and February are traditionally some of the busiest months of the year when it comes to recruitment, and 2018 will be no different. At CV-Library, we’ve already noticed a massive influx of candidates registering on our site, and this is great news for organisations that are recruiting in 2018.
Difficult Candidates

5 Difficult Candidates and How to Deal with Them

Whether you’ve been working in recruitment for two months or twenty years, you’re likely to have encountered your fair share of difficult candidates. But the good news is, there are a few things you can do to handle these tricky candidates and to increase your chances of placing them.
blogs for recruiters

Prioritise your time

Most of us probably use a daily sheet where we assiduously write down all the things that we have to do each day, and we dutifully cross off each item that we have completed. All the non-completed items simply pass to the next day or to the next list. 
recruitment start-ups

A pat on the back and a tick in the box – Is it important to look back at the year?

At this time of year, it is sort of expected that you sit down and write a reflective article. As a business who is involved with helping recruitment start-ups, we can't take things at face value. So, when I sat down to write this one I asked myself the following:

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