Why it is appropriate and why we should start using the ‘C’ word more often:
If the headline has drawn you in I should explain, I am writing this blog as a specialist recruiter and I am not looking to cause any offence; the C word in question is …Consultant!
In a world where recruitment plays such an integral role to all businesses, getting it wrong can be incredibly painful and costly. Ask any football fan during the transfer window! However, despite the importance and clear value of quality recruitment, the recruitment industry’s reputation is fast deteriorating from the Car-Sales/ Estate Agency levelling to as popular as a PPI Sales approach.
BUT Why? Recruitment as a sector has grown in size, revenue and importance. There are thousands more Recruiters trending towards specialist sector recruitment as opposed to the geographic high street ‘one size fits all' approach. Surely things should be improving, right?
So, what is the root of the problem, for me in starts in the title... When I started out in Recruitment many years ago there was an emphasis on that C word.
Recruiters now seem to be just working vacancies, not acting as Recruitment Consultants and not acting as specialists.