Stories by Darren Greenwood

  • Clients eye recruiters' unbundled services

    Tough times in the recruitment industry are encouraging consultants to offer services to clients on a pick-and-mix basis. Elan, formerly IT@Manpower, is one of the first out of the blocks to offer the recruiting equivalent of software unbundling.

  • Recruiting's harsh reality: A shortage of talent

    Recruitment consultants don't exist to find jobs for job-seekers, but to find workers for the companies that are paying their commissions. Such is the harsh reality for disgruntled job-seekers, some of whom are under the illusion that agencies are acting for them. Agencies say finding the right person for a job is much like finding partners for marriage. It is more than just skills, but also personal qualities.