New Recruitment Model in the UK gets Dragon's backing!

Web Recruit has just come out with a very interesting new business model which I believe has set the tone for the restrucring that is inevitably going to happen with the recruitment industry over the next 18 months.

This new model is a clear response to the question I asked on the Irish Recruiters LinkedIn discussion board a number of months ago. Is the day of paying for job posts on job boards without getting a guaranteed hire from your investment gone? Web Recruit and James Cann of Dragon's Den fame seem to think so.

James has now recently become the chairman of Web Recruit and they are now offering  a "flat fee" online recruitment service guranteed to fill your vacancy from £295, or your money back. If you don't make your placement in 4 weeks you get a refund.

In 2009 and 2010 I believe in the Irish industry some of the strongest companies that will come out of this recession will be those that can offer bundles services to their clients. It's going to be very interesting to watch how the job board industry in Ireland reacts to this, if at all! The ones that react first may get invaluable client loyalty that may help them leap frog their competitors and help them ride out the recession much easier. Certainly, a topic worth discussion in one of the up and coming Tuesday Clubs.

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