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    The Preferred Supplier List; A Good or Bad Thing?

    In the recruitment industry we have all come across the “power” of the purchasing or procurement function, whether you are in a recruitment consultancy and are faced with the constant “you’re not on our PSL” or in an Advertising/HR Communications Agency and are having to fill out a huge tender…

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    Why getting a job has never been easier (or harder!)

    Remember when getting a job involved looking through a newspaper or responding to an advert in a shop window? Probably a lot of people reading this won’t remember that, but it was still certainly the norm when I started working in the recruitment industry almost 15 years ago. Writing your…

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    The Start-up Enthusiast Blog from Nidhi Kapoor

    I am writing this blog post not to refute the purpose of higher education but as I have already spent two months with Elevate Direct (ED) and I do get down to thinking how it disconnects from practical learning. My MBA specialised in entrepreneurship and I did rather well in…

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    The Drive for an Agile and Lean Recruitment Process

    The ‘war for talent’ demands a shift in the contractor recruitment industry. Both sides are losing out as a result of traditional third-party processes, which are time-consuming, ineffective and expensive in relation to other service industries. Employers pay huge fees to hire from fragmented, vendor-driven talent pools which often fail…

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    Ensure an open dialogue in the recruitment process

    We are in recessionary times and here at Elevate, we can well understand an employer’s reluctance to commit to recruitment spend unless sure of making a return on investment. Why waste money if you don’t need to? However, it is disappointing to notice just how many employers engage with contractors…

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