The Myths of Recruitment - Part 2

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Myth #4 – Recruiters have no life and will be working around the clock

Recruitment isn’t like any other sales job, you work office hours Monday – Friday, never will you work a Saturday or a bank holiday again. Flexible working is also becoming prominent in the recruitment industry as companies provide individuals with the technology giving them the ability to work remotely.

Occasionally you may be required to work outside of office hours to support any client and candidate needs but you will reap the rewards of this through commission or company incentives. Companies usually run incentives throughout the year, even including trips to reward employees. Spencer Ogden host quarterly lunch clubs, summer parties and VIP trips to Vegas, Cancun and Miami to name a few to reward their staff for the work that they do.

Myth #5 – You will get bored as you will be chained to your desk

Recruitment is not boring; no two days are ever the same. You get to speak to lots of different people every day, who you are able to help but also learn from, these could be clients, candidates and your colleagues. Many companies will allow you to get out of the office to meet your candidates and clients giving you the ability to really understand their needs. Spencer Ogden is a global business which means that recruiters get the opportunity to travel internationally for their meetings.

However, that doesn’t mean when you’re not in meetings you are chained to your desk. Many companies offer fun breakout areas for you to step away from work and enjoy a little break. These breakout areas could be those similar to the ones we have in the Spencer Ogden London HQ, a ping pong table, PlayStation room and American diner kitchen area.

Max Richardson