The Recruitment Industry is full of bright people, exciting companies, and cool content – so where do you find out more about the industry, hear the latest recruitment tips, and discover industry news and meet-ups?
We’ve put together a list of 53 of the best blogs, influencers, vc’s, investors, metrics, podcasts, communities, and meet-ups to keep you on top of the latest in the recruitment industry. We’ll be updating this list as we find exciting new content and resources, so let us know your favorite recruitment industry go-to’s!
Best Recruitment Blogs and News
Keep up to date with the latest trends, news, and how-to’s with these
Essential reading for serious recruiters, GR provides up to the minute exclusive entertaining content, news, and features for the global recruiting markets.
Designed by the IRP Team, I Love Recruitment dishes out regular doses of recruitment insight. Check out articles like, “Seven ways to nail the candidate experience.”
Immerse yourself in all things recruiting with ukrecruiter and Louise’s blog. Discover the latest events, news, and recruitment tips all in one place.
Comprehensive insight from the recruitment industry’s leading voices. Join discussions like, “Challenges in recruitment: The rise of skill-shortage vacancies.”
Head to Recruiter for analysis, features, and industry job vacancies. Access articles focusing on everything from personal development to expert advice.
Broadbean helps recruiters reach candidates fast through their recruitment technology. Their blog showcases industry trends, how-to’s, and recruitment tips.
Sirona works with recruitment agencies to integrate social media into their strategies. Thier blog focuses on digital marketing best practices and tips for the digital age.
The one stop shop for articles, blog posts, podcast interviews, events, vacancies, and more. From recruitment leaders’ secrets to success to supplier tips, and more.
TBOS provides recruitment companies back office and accounts services. Thier blog provides recruitment-centric tips and back office hacks to grow your company.
Innergise! is a creative recruiting blog for individuals and companies. It brings, “A passion and commitment to exercising the potential of people and businesses.”
OnRec provides recruiters the resources for sharing, engaging, and learning. From breaking industry news, to discussion forums, OnRec knows recruiting.
It’s alright to humbly add our own blog to this list, right? We like to think of it as the source for all things data – to help you get more from yourself, your team, and your recruitment analytics and business intelligence.
The Recruitment Geek blog, founded by Ben Carter (Global Head of IT for Spencer Ogden), was built with one sole purpose – a place to share knowledge within the Recruitment / HR ecosystem.
Westtek has redefined the concept and delivery of IT around what is really important to the recruitment industry. Their blog covers all things recruitment tech.
Since 2012, Recruitment Buzz has brought savvy recruitment professionals over 40,000 of the UK’s top Technology, Human Resources and B2B market recruitment stories.
JXT is the number one provider of cloud-based digital marketing solutions for recruiters and corporate recruiters. Their blog covers all things digital marketing through a recruitment perspective.
CEO of APSCo
Chief Executive of APSCo with over 20 years recruitment experience. Co-author of the best selling “Professional Recruiter’s Handbook.”
CEO of Innergy and UK Sales Trainer of the Year
James Osborne is the CEO of Innergy and UK Sales Trainer of the Year. Works with senior teams from some of the most renowned global organisations, as well as multitude of SMEs.
Former CEO of the SThree Group
Former CEO of the SThree Group. Spent over 26 years with the company during which time it grew from four people in a single London office to 2,200 staff in 64 offices in 18 countries.
Director and Owner of Premier Group
Director and Co-Owner of Premier Group since 2000, instrumental in growing the company organically to 100 employees
Founder and Director of JCW Search
Jamie started JCW Search in 2007. In the period of only a few years, Jamie has grown JCW Search to 60 employees in two offices.
Since becoming the Managing Director, in 1996, Peter Moore has lead Macdonald & Company to become the largest most respected real estate focused recruitment provider in the market.
Former SThree and Madison Black
Former Managing Director of Madison Black – re-engineered the business into a profitable, SAP focussed powerhouse of 70 staff with revenues of over £20 million, former member of the Sthree Executive Board.
Former CEO of REC
Regular contributor to broadcast and print media on the UK labour market.
Co Chairman of Spencer Ogden, David Spencer-Percival is responsible for running Spencer Ogden’s global organisation with over 400 staff across 15 offices globally.
VCs & Investors
“The UK’s fastest growing investor in early stage recruitment companies. We back superstars to create niche specialist brands that are built on passion, and doing things a little bit differently.”
“For the recruiters we sponsor, we not only provide and pay for the total business setup, but also the ongoing costs it takes to build and grow your start up recruitment business.”
“Established to help Britain’s growing businesses by providing growth capital in the form of long-term equity investment. BGF initially invests between £2m and £10m in return for a minority stake in a business.”
“Backs high-performing individuals to start their own business in recruitment, or join some of the fastest-growing brands within the industry that Hamilton Bradshaw is invested in.”
“Individually and collectively we have each grown companies from start-up to market leaders and realised their value through IPOs and trade sales.”
Accepting applications for a £1 Million fund as of August 2016, award winning recruitment entrepreneur, Darren Ryemill and team seek to help the chosen recruitment company scale quickly.
“Invests in UK based recruitment companies with “robust business models, typically contractor led, with Net Fee Income (GP) ranging from £1.5m – £10m.”
“We are a Joint Venture operation that funds entrepreneurial start-up businesses. We take care of all the back-end support functions of the business allowing the Recruit Venture Partner to deal with the front-end operations and focus on their core business.”
“3R understand the importance of introducing business partners and take great care in matching the needs of the recruiters with the expertise and ROI required from the investor.”
Most Important Recruitment Metrics
Revenue Related Metrics
This category includes all the key revenue-related metrics from y/y revenue numbers, to segmenting based on permanent vs contract placements, to growth rates, and finally to profit (eg: profit per desk, per team, etc).
Business Development Performance Metrics
The role of business development is to add jobs to the recruitment pipeline. This category is full of activities that lead to Jobs Added.
Recruitment Performance Metrics
The number of activities that each recruitment consultant or team perform when attempting to place candidates in open jobs.
Recruitment Performance Efficiency Metrics
The measurement of how efficient each consultant or team is at performing recruitment activities.
Business Development Efficiency Metrics
The measurement of how efficient each consultant or team is at delivering jobs added through business development activities. This could also include client calls or client meetings.
Recruitment social media and technology consultants, Barclay Jones takes their knowledge of tooling and digital media to the podcast realm to share with everyone.
“I run the greatest recruiting show on earth.” What else is there to say?
Creates discussion through 10 questions exploring recruitment journeys – how companies and recruiters overcome failures and learn from previous problems to gain success.
With almost 20K downloads, the popular podcast offers a variety of inspirational stories and insights from some of the industry’s most recognised names.
The show focuses on innovations in recruitment. Topics are explored through interviews with influential influencers who are changing the face of HR and recruiting.
For both staffing and recruiting professionals, Scott Love’s Staffing and Recruiting Training Podcast presents tips for increasing placements and revenue.
Gives candidates and employers a trusted badge of quality while providing member firms with an innovative range of services designed for them by recruitment experts.
The professional body for HR, Agency & In-House recruiters, it is the voice of people working in the areas of agency recruitment, corporate (in-house) recruitment, and HR.”
“Jobs transform lives, which is why we are building the best recruitment industry in the world. As the professional body for recruitment we’re determined to make businesses more successful.”
“The Recruitment Society is the only body that serves the entire recruitment industry. Since 1979 the Society has represented the interests of and shared knowledge with a broad church of recruitment professionals.”
Run by legal and recruitment professionals, we offer our members immediate access to expert advice, training, support and a whole host of additional commercial benefits..”
“This group is for people who are interested in the future evolution of the job market. We host power networking, talks, socials, and collaborations.”
Provides comprehensive insight and collaboration for the recruitment industry through its products, services, and events.
The largest recruitment agency event series in the UK & Europe. The events combine industry leading keynote talks, interactive discussion sessions, and relaxed social networking opportunities.