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 ..

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 ..