I wrote an article some time ago – back when I covertly blogged as Recruitment Dad about books that recruiters should own. The article still gets a lot of traffic (600 people spent over 3 minutes on the page in November). I am still asked regularly to recommend books that recruiters could read to aid their own self development so I decided to revisit the subject.
Some of you may have encountered organisations who have PSLs. Some of the people you have spoken to in those businesses may have even told you that they have a preferred suppliers list. On some occasions it may even be that you told them they had one!
Consultant: “How do you normally recruit into your department?”
Client: “We have a couple of agencies that we use regularly”
What do I get asked the most, more than anything else by Recruiters? "How can I develop more business? What do you recommend I should do to win more new accounts?" Here is one of the things I would be doing consistently (that means every day people) to make sure I was winning enough new accounts. Yes, for many in recruitment, this is a sales job.