Category: Recruitment

CV Sifting and First Call Screening Service

Thought: if Team Prime offered a service that was an add on to your *existing* applications, would you buy it? Currently the market is such that companies don’t need headhunters like us as much as they would when candidates are scarce, they have lots of applicants – too many even, but do they have the […]

Re-offering commission based work

As anyone who has followed the Team Prime journey will know, I have been and continue to be against commission based recruiting. I’ve written about it many times over the last few years: 26th Jan 2013 Retained vs commission – what’s the difference? 1st Oct 2013 An attempt to discourage commission based recruiting 18th Feb […]

New micro-consultancy service from Team Prime, aimed at start ups and SMEs

We’ve launched a new service at Team Prime today, allowing clients to purchase either 30 or 60 minute time slots on Skype or call with our CEO, Thayer. You can book these directly online via our Services page. This new service is aimed at smaller businesses and start ups to promote excellent support, advice and […]

Team Prime no longer offering commission based recruitment services

New service and price list coming soon. Commission based recruitment attracts the wrong clients for us. We’re not a recruitment agency, we’re a consultancy that helps companies build teams and fix recruitment problems. We’re being approached as an agency more often than we’d like now, so it’s time to focus on what we’re here to […]

Some help to hire mixed gender tech teams

A few weeks ago, I asked Twitter some questions, and specifically asked those in a minority in tech (non white men) to complete some basic questions to get a litmus test of what they want in their environment in order to consider working somewhere. The results confirmed a few things I’d been noticing myself, but […]

Why commission based recruiting is inherently flawed, and two ways you can fix it

Most of you know me by now: I’m open about my views on discouraging commission, and have changed the majority of the business Team Prime does to consultancy based models. But I thought it might be worth going over just how bad commission based recruiting is with some examples, and give you some pointers at […]

A little background on using headhunting for your hiring

[This blog post was written by Lisa Baggaley as a primer for companies interested in using a headhunting service.] What is it? Working with headhunters can be a smart, time efficient way of connecting with great talent. It’s different to hiring through a traditional recruitment agency and in order to benefit from the process it […]

Time for a change

I am really happy to be writing this blog post. It’s been a while coming and something we’ve been looking forward to doing for some time. I’m excited to announce we’re changing what we’re doing at Team Prime. We will continue the team builds we are working on for current clients for as long as […]

Notable points of failure in recruiting

I thought I’d write a blog post about failure, as often it’s where the best lessons come from. Below is a list of some of the key areas recruitment fails in, and how you can mitigate against them. Time kills all deals Companies tend to hire when they’re so busy with their work they need […]

Closed for new business!

We’re currently closed for new business enquiries until earliest start of February 2014. We only ever take on as much work as we can deliver good results on, and it’s great to now be fully loaded up with great clients we want to focus on. If you’re keen on working with us in the future […]