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The REC Says the Recruitment Industry Grew by 14%… or, Did It?

Many people believe that the recruitment industry is booming. The Recruitment Trends Industry 2017-18 report, produced by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) seems to suggest as much. But look a little closer, and all that optimism seems a little… overdone. Let me begin by making it clear that none of what I’m about to say is intended to be …

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Why Do People Hate Recruitment Agencies?

Recruiters certainly have a bad name, and agencies are frequently bad mouthed for their reliance on hard sales techniques. Candidates often feel as though they’re not heard, and worse, that they’re only a number, fulfilling a recruiter’s quota for placements. It’s worth noting that some of the problems that candidates encounter are outside of a recruiter’s control. From the stress …