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Website revamps for the recruitment awards

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Medical Jobs recruitment Agency Jackie Brown Medical have completely relaunched their website in time for the Recruitment Industry Awards, 3Q have been making progress with their SEO efforts this week.  It seems that awards time is a really good thing for the recruitment industry as everybody pulls out all the stops to get them one of the coveted awards.

Has anybody noticed any other major changes? Leave a comment and I will add to this article if you have any news or have made any changes to your recruitment website.

Another recruitment agency in examinership case

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Friday will be a tough day for one recruitment agency.  They face a day in the high court for an examinership case.  It seems that winning a National Recruitemnt Federation award for one of the “Best in Sector” categories is not enough to save some agencies from the ravages of the recession.

It is a sign that competition in the Recruitment Industry is hotter than ever.  Obviously I don’t know the ins and outs of it all.  My personal view is that the particular agency had not placed enough emphasis into their online presence.  I know it is a pet topic of mine, but while advertising in national media is great, it no longer has the same effect as a good presence on Google.

Search engine optimisation is no longer a nice thing to do that has some beneficial effects on a business.  It is absolutely vital in a market as competitive as recruitment.  In fact, it is absolutely vital for all Irish business.

Here is a simple rule: If it appears above you in google get your name on it!

(Of course that is not always possible.  But where it is, and your competition are there….)

While some of the agencies that have floundered over the past year can be put down to bad management or sharp practices, to see a recruitment agency that has been recognised for good practice in trouble is unsettling.

Webshed would like to wish the agency in question luck over the coming months.

No Recession!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Join the facebook page, buy the stickers.  Lets put an end to this recession!

As the UK and the US show the first “green shoots” of recovery from the recession, why is it that Ireland does not seem to be following suit?

The answer lies in the approach to our economy and indeed the mindset of each of us as citizens of Ireland.  In general our approach to the recession has been to baton down the hatches.  First companies entered a rigorous phase of cost cutting – including redundancies, then came a period of holding tight.

As I remember from school economics – if a company is not growing it is dying.  So perhaps no surprise that once again a recruitment agency has appeared on the list of creditors meetings.

Is it just the government and corporate Ireland that are propagating a prolonged recession?

Not at all.  It is all our own fault.  Every single one of us.  We have gone from spend, spend, spend to save, save, save over the course of a few short months.  I say save, save, save but that does not apply to the newly redundant.

What would happen if we spent a little more?  Not just one or two of us, but all of us.  I’m not implying that we should go crazy and spend beyond our means.  But what if we all bought a mars bar from our local shop rather than keeping the money in our pockets?  What effect would that have?

One mars bar… not a lot.  But lots of mars bars (or any other product for that matter) and things would start to look up for our local shop keepers, then for the staff of that shop, who would in turn be able to spend more comfortably, safe in the knowledge that their job is not under as much threat.

Get that extension done now (you won’t find better value from builders than right now), buy the car you were saving for, invest in expanding your business.  In that way we can actually spend ourselves out of the worst of the recession.

The alternative is to keep doing as we seem to be doing as a nation.  Spend nothing, keep our belts uncomfortably tight.  The result of that… more and deeper recession.  That shop keeper doesn’t get any mars bar sales, he has to let go another staff member, who puts further tax burden onto those of us who are left with jobs.  That staff member can’t spend any more because benefits do not leave anything to spend.

I started a facebook page called NO RECESSION! become a fan.  Add your comments, start discussions and perhaps we can make a difference to Irelands recovery.  You can also buy stickers with your company logo on them.  All profits will be donated to the ISPCC because children suffer more than anybody when recession strikes.  Own branded stickers cost €148 for 250  or €218 for 500