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Shop talk from PR Futures: interesting things we've found, tips we'd like to share with other recruiters, and the odd bit of venting!

Christmas Party Networking

Here are some tips to make Christmas Party Networking it fun even in a business setting. read more

Added on 18.11.2019

Four Simple Conversation Starters For Networking Events

Don't fret about that illusive 'ice breaker' to kick-start a great conversation. All you need for successful networking is four easy questions. read more

Added on 22.03.2019

Rejecting a Candidate: Four Steps To Follow

Not fun, but important to get right. You'll help your reputation with the right candidates, and could get information the client will be grateful for. read more

Added on 04.12.2018

Counter Offers, and Walking Candidates Through Them

When do you talk to candidates about counter-offers? Hopefully very early on - even during your first meeting with them. This has clear benefits for you and your candidate:

  • allows you to walk the candidate through the many reasons to not accept the offer;
  • helps you sound out the candidate on the issue and identify those who aren't that serious about making a move;  
  • raises the issue at the right time (rather than when the offer is received, which can make you look self-interested).

Be sure to get your candidates to think about why they're leaving. Accepting a counter-offer is almost always a very bad idea - here's why.

Added on 27.06.2017

Recruiters: DOs and DON'Ts to make your candidates remember you

Some advice on easy ways that recruiters can keep their talent pool happy. Most is either common sense or common courtesy, and it's all easy to do! read more

Added on 06.04.2013

Recruiters, do you still use the phone?

If the answer isn't a resounding 'YES' then we think you're missing a trick. Yes, email and social media are handy - but the best dialogue is verbal. read more

Added on 01.03.2013

Advanced techniques to find people on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has become an essential tool for recruitment. Here's a list of the reasons we like it, and some tips and tricks to use it effectively. read more

Added on 18.11.2012

Why is recruitment such a hard game?

Why do so many recruitment consultants leave the industry? Well, in short it is a 'hard job'. We all question why we do it from time to time. read more

Added on 06.10.2011