I’ve worked in recruitment for 17 years now. In this industry that makes me an elder statesmen or just plain old🧓🏼.

However, it also means I have been around the block and seen a thing or 2. The industry has changed dramatically over the last 17 or so years in mostly good ways. However there are still a few bad practices that persist.

So when Mike Winnet gave me the opportunity to be on the the Habitz podcast to offer up my tips for hiring managers and recruiters both internal and external I jumped at the chance.

After speaking to thousands of people over the years, there’s a couple of good habits you need to get into, and bad habits you really need to get out of, that I’d like to share with everyone.

If you’ve got any kind of hiring responsibility hopefully you’ll get some value out of it and some good tips to take away and implement.

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It was difficult to sum up my thoughts on recruitment in 10 minutes! I’ve got tonnes more insight to offer.

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Ageism in recruitment

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My opinion on retainer fees

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The importance of processes

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Fazeela R
Fazeela RSales Controller - Food & Dairy @ Nestle
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Tom Cokill is a force. He has a very sharp, determined, yet calm, human and a kind approach towards talent recruitment which sadly is lacking sometimes in this industry. I would highly recommend to hire Tom for placing Talent on their true merit and potential. I would also vouch that Tom is an inclusive and compassionate leader. It would be a pleasure if we worked again in the future!
Pegha Khanjani
Pegha KhanjaniNational Account Executive @ Natural Balance Foods
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What a difference one conversation with Sam made to my life. Usually I write a generic recommendation about how Sam is professional etc. However, I just feel this would not do all of Sam’s Hard work and work ethic justice. One of the main contributors as to why Sam is so good at his job is because he cares
Tom Price
Tom PriceEcommerce Director @ RB
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Tom and his team were amazing in helping me recruit some really key roles in my team. They acted quickly, efficiently and ultimately identified top talent in the market, that are now performing incredibly well in their roles.
Chris Ansell
Chris AnsellCustomer Business Manager @ Nestle
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I firmly believe that Tom is one of the best within his field. Having dealt with multiple recruiters in the past, Toms level of professionalism, knowledge, loyalty and most of all the ability to listen really helped me in finding what was most important to me. I would have no hesitation in picking up with Tom again should I require his services. Thanks again.
Kathryn Fearon
Kathryn FearonHR Manager @ Arthur Mallon Foods
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Chris Baldwin @Logical Resources FMCG: Dealing with this guy has been a very positive experience. Highly professional service, recruiting highly proficient candidates within the food manufacturing industry. Arthur Mallon Foods recently placed two lead roles withing the Group.
Andy Lowe
Andy Lowehead of retail @ whyte and mackay
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I was looking for two National account managers for Grocery at Whyte and Mackay. I met Aiden in Leeds a few weeks before I needed the process to start, I gave him a brief bio of Whyte and Mackay and described the type of candidate I was looking for experience and fit. We decided on a timeline of interview dates phone and face to face, ideal numbers etc.
Rich Holden
Rich HoldenSales Director @ Soreen
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What I've really appreciated in my dealings with Tom is that he's taken time to understand the company culture, what makes me tick as a manager, and worked hard to find candidates with a strong fit. Tom has sent a wide variety of candidates of a consistently strong nature and, where they haven't been right, has worked hard to learn from it for future recommendations.
Gary Doyle
Gary DoyleHead of Operations @ Arthur Mallon Foods
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Chris has done a fantastic job helping us find 2 great people to join Mallon Foods and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. He had a clear understanding of our requirements, was quick responding to any queries we had, ran the process with speed and energy and above all found us some great people.
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Lee Tibbit
Lee Tibbitsales controller @ mccormick
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I would wholeheartedly recommend Sam and the team at Logical. Sam recently placed 2 candidates with us, both of which were strategic roles. I was particularly impressed by the ratio of CV’s received vs through to interview. Sam clearly listened to my brief and ensured the candidates were best in class and only sent me candidates that matched my brief - and as a result went straight through to interview. Overall it was seamless experience and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Sam.
Chris Spencer
Chris Spenceraccount controller @ newell brands
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Having dealt with Sam and others at Logical over the past few years I’d highly recommend them as a recruitment business. Sam understands the needs of the candidate (as well as the client I’d imagine) extremely well and does not waste time if it is not the ‘right fit’. They aren’t just about filling vacancies and worrying about the aftermath in the future. They are open and honest and as a company they communicate well and on time. I’ll be honest....I had a call off Sam this morning asking for a recommendation - I didn’t hesitate, great company and great people!
Andy Lowe
Andy Lowehead of retail @ whyte and mackay
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I was looking for two National account managers for Grocery at Whyte and Mackay. I met Aiden in Leeds a few weeks before I needed the process to start, I gave him a brief bio of Whyte and Mackay and described the type of candidate I was looking for experience and fit. We decided on a timeline of interview dates phone and face to face, ideal numbers etc.
Rich Holden
Rich HoldenSales Director @ Soreen
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What I've really appreciated in my dealings with Tom is that he's taken time to understand the company culture, what makes me tick as a manager, and worked hard to find candidates with a strong fit. Tom has sent a wide variety of candidates of a consistently strong nature and, where they haven't been right, has worked hard to learn from it for future recommendations.
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