One of the first rules that I learnt in sales was ‘don’t knock the competition’. It makes you look petty and gives the impression that your product (whatever that is) isn’t good enough to stand on its own two feet and beat the competition in a direct comparison. So why is it that recently there has […]
About Angela Cripps
Angela Cripps has worked within the recruitment industry for over 25 years and runs Connemara UK Ltd. Her career started as a recruitment consultant, where she recruited both temporary and permanent staff for Blue Arrow in Catering, Industrial, Healthcare and Commercial sectors. She is now an Executive Coach, Mentor, NED and Trainer for the recruitment industry.
Entries by Angela Cripps
I’m sure we’ve all experienced it – either personally, or we know someone that has attempted it and hopefully even succeeded; that superstar consultant, who just got it from their first month and was very successful. They grow with their company over a few years and then hit the point where their entrepreneurial spirit takes […]
There have been a lot of talks at recruitment conferences over the past years, discussing the “inch-wide, mile deep” premise of becoming a true expert in your chosen market place. Focusing in on a specific sector, knowing all the main players and developing an extensive network is key to achieving this.
With the advent of national and international recruitment many years ago, I saw a huge decline in face to face (f2f) interviewing as the norm. When considering best practice, then of course, meeting with the candidate that you are going to put forward to a client is the best option. So, why do so many […]
#Brexit seems to have had an impact not just on the UK market, but also in countries as far afield as Australia and Dubai. It’s nothing compared to the Global Financial Crisis of course, just a lack of confidence that can hit the permanent placement market in the short term. Recruitment consultancies tend to adjust […]
So you’re a great consultant, the top biller in your company and everyone is asking you “when are you going to be a manager?” This seems to be a typical situation for recruitment consultancies the world over. As soon as consultants start performing well, the senior management team label them as a major part of […]
I meant to write this blog last month… but you know how it is. You might think that I’m joking, but sadly I’m not! Why is it that we are all so good at putting off what we need to do, whether it’s at work or in our private lives? The simple answer is that […]
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting out to events and seminars organised by the major trade bodies that represent our industry. This post’s subject is one that has come up in every conversation – ‘The Candidate Experience’.
Ever wondered why some client and candidate relationships are so easy and some are a nightmare? There are many reasons for this, but as a recruitment consultant, the first thing you need to say to yourself is that old cliché “It’s not you, it’s me!”
Well, Christmas and New Year already seem a long time ago. It’s the time of the year that I really notice the customer service that I receive – good and bad. There’s that old adage that if you have good service you tell 3 people, but if you have bad… then it’s 11. I think […]