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Headhunter slams flippant use of 'Consultant' title in recruitment
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Headhunter slams flippant use of 'Consultant' title in recruitment

A Headhunter has slammed the industry for its flippant use of the term consultant, claiming recruiters ‘throw the title’ around without actually being consultative.

Josh Harrison, a prominent voice within the recruitment sphere, took to LinkedIn to vent his ire with (what he perceives to be) a lack of consulting in the sector.

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Comments (1)

  • Steven
    Mon, 17 Sep 2018 9:20am BST
    Recruitment is hardly the only, or even the worst, offender when it comes to “up-titling”. In my own company we have more than a few employees with job titles that include the word “executive”, such as the Internal Communication Executive, a role that in any other world would be more accurately referred to as a PA.

    But possibly the greatest concern I have is that nearly all members of the HR department have titles referencing the Ulrich Business Partner model, but with little or no actual implementation of the central tenets of that philosophy. It has become simply another means of self-aggrandisement by the very department that is tasked with dealing with job descriptions.

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