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Benefits of Exclusivity

  • Well first of all lets start with stating the obvious; the client is getting our FULL commitment to filling their vacancy
  • Secondly, chances are that if your recruiter has bided for exclusivity, it’s because they really want your business because they truly BELIEVE in your organisation, have a shared passion, and a good understanding of how it operates.
  • Exclusivity typically involves a Preferred Supplier Agreement; resulting in a reduction of fees, and a mutual agreement based around the appropriate representation of your business. 
  • The client is taking the focus off speed and back on QUALITY!!! As it means the recruiter has the time to do thorough work. Utilize all of their resources; data base, social media networks and tap into the passive talent market; such as LinkedIn, and other various methods of head hunting.
  • The Client will also save time by just dealing with one competent recruiter. No multiple agency briefings; numerous contacts to deal..
  • If the job is given to a particular recruiter, retained or exclusive, we own the problem!
  • The Clients’ confidentiality is preserved as the role is not being spread around by numerous  recruiters who are each speaking to the same pool of candidates
  • Clients brand and image is improved by using ONE recruiter, because their job is not devalued in the eyes of talent, who will be suspicious if the job is represented by multiple recruiters.
  • Exclusivity means you will not have the issue of recruiters referring the same Talent to the same client, which can be very painful for all parties involved, and not to mention unprofessional.


Posted by Tamara Duffy - February 2, 2013 at 8:42 PM

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Feeling Stuck?

Feeling stuck? No matter what changed, you have simply stopped having fun and no longer enjoy your job. When you dread going to work in the morning and live for Friday, it may well be time for a career change

Career Change

List your reasons for wanting a career change

Pick a quiet place- Write down all of the things you don’t enjoy doing, and all the things you do enjoy doing, or would like to do…

What are your passions and skills?

Dream Include even the craziest things you can think of, as well as the things that you wouldn’t even think to mention because they are so simple. Just write them all down.

Now leave the list alone for a day or two… no peeking

Time to ReviseSit down in a quiet place to assess your list and ask yourself how many of the items on it are achievable? Can you see yourself carrying out any of them? Did anything come out of the list that you hadn’t actually really considered until you wrote it down? Any surprises in there?

Push away the obstacles

Often we fail to fulfil our dreams because we feel we’re unable. We feel that our circumstances make it impossible to change. Well now it’s time to have a good hard look at these obstacles

How will you Finance your career change- Do you have savings, access to super, or money you could put away each week? Could you pick up a second job, or freelance a skill of yours? Is funding available; a government grant? Could you collaborate with others, if you’re looking to start a business?

Do your research- There’s many great resources available on the internet. Can you talk to someone who already has your dream job, and see what they think makes them a success? Speak to the universities or a career coach perhaps… Knowledge can assist in knocking down those obstacles, but do remember that you’ll never have all the information. You will just have to have enough courage to trust yourself!

Achieving the end result

Ask yourself- Can you improve upon your skills or tertiary qualifications, so that you meet more of their criteria?

Planning– Map out a plan, and then create a list of tasks with realistic time frames

Get started – Baby steps are best, so tick off your tasks as you work through them. Be sure to recognize every task achieved, and reward yourself. Look at the bigger picture and realize where exactly you are, and how much more you have left to do. This will help you stay focussed, and motivated towards your new career path!

by Tamara Duffy


Posted by Tamara Duffy - August 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM

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Your People Are Your Business

There are numerous benefits in sourcing an external recruitment agency to handle your recruitment, especially if you run a small to medium sized business:

  1. We have access to a larger pool of candidates. For example some of our relationships are with passive job seekers who may be a better fit with your organisation, verse the job hunters who just happened to be actively seeking a job in that particular week…
  2. Myself, and our team not only possess the relevant experience, skills, and tertiary qualifications required, but also the necessary personality traits to close the deal
  3. Recruitment Firms have the advantage of acting as the outsider; we’re viewed by candidates as giving a third party opinion of your organisation.
  4. Professional recruitment agencies conduct a very rigorous screening process for candidates. For example, we test candidates for the required job skills, ask detailed and challenging interview questions, and conduct very thorough and tailored reference checks.
  5. Recruitment firms can create a formalised Job Description, and we provide consulting advice to our clients regarding salaries, market trends, and employment law
  6. By handling your own recruitment in-house, you’re potentially offering your competitors insight into your company’s direction and key to success. By using a reputable recruitment firm, you can maintain your confidentiality, and preserve your competitive edge.
  7. If you happen to hire an individual who doesn’t turn out to be the right fit for your organization, it can end up costing your business a large amount of money, and isn’t good for staff morale either. Statistics have shown that recruitment agencies are more likely to get this right first time round.  If in the unlikely event that your new employee regret the decision and subsequently leave, most recruitment firms will replace the candidate within the first three months at no further charge

When you add up the total hours spent and overall cost to your business for the handling of an in-house recruitment campaign, the usage of a recruitment agency is typically the more cost effective option.

And finally, my understanding is that businesses hire their employees with only one purpose in mind; to grow their business beyond its competitors. By sourcing a reputable recruitment firm to handle your recruitment, you’re ensuring that you’re getting the very best!

by Tamara Duffy

Posted by Tamara Duffy - June 2, 2012 at 4:08 PM

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