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Wanted : employment agency info for the UK

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by turner, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. turner

    turner Registered Member

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    Well like the title suggests...
    does anyone here have any info at all on setting up an employment agency in the uk or can point me in the right direction for advice?

    Thanks
     
  2. three3s

    three3s Regular Member

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    It's funny you should mention this, I'm from Edinburgh and was thinking the exact same thing recently.

    When I graduated from university I went for a couple of interviews to be a recruitment consultant and the money was pretty good. The guys interviewing me gave me a basic breakdown of how they make their money and if your running the show you can be making plenty.

    If anyone has any info I'd also love to have a read.
     
  3. poisonsembrace

    poisonsembrace Registered Member

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    I spoke with my brother about this and we think it would've been such an awesome opportunity before the recession hit us here in Australia.

    There are so many employment agencies here in Aus atm and most are run in a little office with a few crappy computers for people to surf the net for jobs and prepare resumes etc.

    There must be some money in it because these places are bloody everywhere now and i'm not talking about the professional type ones. There must be some type of government incentive for them to open up.

    They're desperate to get you on their books, i think it's just a numbers game so when their contract with the government runs out, they can state they have 5000 job seekers in the local area and it's a good reason to renew the contract.

    None of them seem to help anyone getting a job mind you, so they don't seem to do much work, it's like a revolving door and it's a requirement for those people on the dole to attend a place like this to get their dole money and there is a ton of people on the dole now.
     
  4. turner

    turner Registered Member

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    In the UK i dont think job seekers have to enrole as part of their agreement for benefits...
    But isnt that more incentive for you now in australia?

    Before the recession there were more agencys here than there is now....
    and now the work is picking up they will soon pop up again..
     
  5. AtAllCosts

    AtAllCosts Junior Member

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    My last business was a recruitment consultancy here in the UK and it's the industry in which most of my experience comes from. Feel free to PM me with any questions you need answering.

    First thing to do is to watch the film Boiler Room for some inspiration and then understand that recruitment, particularly in the UK is a cut-throat, ultra-competitive/unethical sales business - at least if you want to make some decent money.