Academic journal article Manager


Academic journal article Manager


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iam to feature recruitment information in manager and e.manager

The Institute of Administrative Management is pleased to announce that soon manager and e.managerwill be carrying recruitment advertising for the first time. The fact that the two publications now appear monthly has been the catalyst for this new departure.

Said Liz Harris,iam Head of Marketing and Communications, "This will be a free service to our members, so there will be no cost to advertisers at this stage. It might even be an ideal vehicle for your own recruitment needs speak to your managers and maybe your own organisation could appear here, soon. Please could members contact me via our website if they are interested. "

In preparation for the launch, we feature an article by Isobel Rimmer, Managing Director, Masterclass Recruitment who asks us to ponder the question, "Are managers making the best use of recruitment consultancies?"

Recruiting the best people is probably one of the most difficult tasks managers face in their daily work. Whether you're considering new hires, entry level, senior appointments or appointments to the Board, we know that success depends on attracting, recruiting and retaining the best talent available.

However, many see recruitment as something that costs money and seldom really delivers tangible benefits. Personal experience tells these hiring managers that recruitment involves pushy sales people pitching unsuitable or inappropriate candidates to them.

Conversely, recruiters are often told to find a candidate for X job and given few parameters to help focus the search. They will also find that sometimes the same remit has been given to half a dozen different agencies, posted on a few jobsites, and circulated internally without much thought to process or approach. …

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