Author Archives: Craig Watson rec-to-rec

About Craig Watson rec-to-rec

My 15 years experience in the commercial recruitment industry has allowed me to form deep and successful networks. Until now the Rec2Rec industry has failed to deliver adequately to its clients. The simple solution is that I will respond to your specific business requirements by understanding them. My philosophy is less Rec2Rec and more Rec4Rec. In my Training and HR business I hve worked with some of the largest organisations in Asia Pacific - providing HR strategic consulting aligning people and culture needs with commercial requirements. I have a proven background in Rec2Rec, HR Strategic Management, Career Training and Recruitment, Senior Management (National Level) with extensive People Management and Training/Mentoring experience. Over a career spanning 15 Years I have gained my experience at HMS (UK), Adecco, Hallis, Drake, Accel and most recently my own venture - HeadStart. I am at cutting edge of Rec2Rec, Training, HR and Recruitment best practice - with additional experience in Organisational Development, Retention, Reward and Recognition Initiatives. In the current recruitment industry landscape of various cultures, expectations and job descriptions, allow me to help you in navigating your next career move. I have consulted to leading organisations as to HR solutions strategy across a breadth of industries - aligning expectation with reality.

Recruiters…Tied Up, or free the shackles…

I’m back at work this week after a refreshing 3 week break – if you can call driving 4,500km’s from one end of Australia to the other, with a 2 & 4 year old in the back seat a refreshing … Continue reading

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An open invitation to ALL British Recruiters…

I got up early this morning to watch the Chelsea-City game live from Stamford Bridge.  It was 7am here in Melbourne, but it had been light for over an hour and it was already fairly warm… Oh, and it’s going … Continue reading

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Recruiters… I want YOUR exclusivity…

Those of you who have read past posts will know that I am a Rec2Rec…  I source, and place the best recruiters in the market into reputable agency brands… Tough job I’ve got – no seriously, I have a tough … Continue reading

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Linked In Whore… Or, ‘Welcome to the 500+ club…’

So, you open up your email and find this waiting for you…   LinkedIn Norman Timbuktu has indicated you are a fellow group member of The Recruiter Network – #1 Group for Recruiters I’d like to add you to my … Continue reading

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5 Recruitment Career Killers…

I meet with a number of Recruitment Consultants every week who are looking to move on from their current position, or step up to their next opportunity… I probably speak with a further 10, or more on the phone…. And, … Continue reading

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Ego is not a dirty word… or is it?

Let’s be honest, to be successful in recruitment you need a combination of hard work, industry knowledge, deep networks, hunting instincts, a little luck and a healthy dose of ego….. Unfortunately, there are no doctors in recruitment – believe me, … Continue reading

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If I could turn back time…or recreate history…

Conjures up images of Cher and that song – that charted at number 1 in Australia and Norway, number 3 in the United States and number 6 in the United Kingdom. And that music video set on the USS Missouri … Continue reading

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