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Are recruitment agencies their own worst enemies?
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Are recruitment agencies their own worst enemies?

For both candidates and businesses, recruitment agencies are an essential part of the hiring process – and a good one can be worth its weight in gold.

However, the reputation of the industry has become skewed, and in fact, the standard of recruitment agencies is comparable to that of second-hand car salesmen. That’s according to Richard Hanwell, Associate Director at The Sterling Choice, who spoke to us about how recruitment agencies undermine their own reputation through unscrupulous practices.

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Comments (2)

  • Brian Stahelin
    Brian Stahelin
    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 9:31am BST
    Richard Hanwell appears to have a very jaundiced view of the recruitment profession and should be challenged on virtually every statement that he has made.

    I have worked in the industry for just over 40 years and my experience is very different to what he suggests.

    The industry generates a turnover of £30 billion + per annum within the UK. - hardly likely to be achieved if what he says is true.

    Perhaps a live debate at an REC, ALP or APSCO meeting would be useful.
  • Andrew McNeilis
    Andrew McNeilis
    Wed, 26 Apr 2017 1:23pm BST
    Worth reading the paper- Market of Lemons- law of asymmetric information- then learn from that. it got the author a Nobel prize for economics
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