Blog - A Recruiter’s Perspective

Welcome to the eliteemployee blog, here you will find news and views on all things related to recruitment!

Recruitment Agencies – time for some harsh truths...

Elite Web admin - Monday, June 18, 2012
Recruitment Agencies – time for some harsh truths. One of the perennial problems recruitment agencies face, is attracting new business in an increasingly competitive environment. The global downturn has brought this issue to the fore and has seen some recruitment agencies reduce their fees and margins, in order to gain or maintain market share. I am personally of the op ..

Ten Essential Job Hunting Tips - A Recruiter's Perspective

Elite Web admin - Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The average number of applicants per job rose in 2011 to 83, from 69 in 2010, 49 in 2009 and 31 in 2008, new figures published by the BBC claim. Here at Elite Employee we are not so concerned with numbers, but with the amount of exceptionally good applicants for every role, and in reality, this number has, if anything slightly decreased. What does this mean? – It ..

"What are you going to do when you leave school son..?"

Elite Web admin - Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Chatting with my son the other day, discussing his options, as he is rapidly approaching school leaving age. Hard to believe that someone with boyish good looks such as mine has a child that is nearly sixteen, but that is a different subject entirely. Having been fortunate enough to build a successful career in recruitment, you can imagine I take more than a passing interest ..

Skillset v Mindset

Elite Web admin - Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I spent some time recently analysing our latest placements. We have a policy here at Elite of only dealing with and supplying staff into our clients, that we personally would want to deal with and work with on a daily basis. Call it gut instinct, but we like to think that we get a 'feel' for which candidates will fit in best into which clients. The difficulty here being that the vast majo ..

All change...!

Elite Web admin - Friday, April 15, 2011
Well, at last the new site is up and running, and I thought I would take the opportunity to write the first Blog post of the new era, before any of my colleagues hog the feed (I am looking at you here Phillips). As of April 2011, Elite Employee became incorporated at Companies House, and is now Elite Employee Ltd – incorporating Elite Executives. A truly exciting time for me pe ..