Jun 27, 2014

Meet the highly paid business matchmakers accountable to no one

Myer hired a highly paid executive on the recommendation of a recruitment firm, then quickly fired him when his CV turned out not to be all it had seemed. What do recruiters do, anyway?

Adam Schwab — Business director and commentator

Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator

The quick-fire hiring and firing of Andrew Flanagan by Myer casts the role of recruitment experts into the spotlight. And that’s not a place they want to be.

Recruitment consultants are one of many “helpers” that large companies use — along with consultants, lawyers, accountants and remuneration experts. These highly paid experts essentially act to assist highly paid executives to do their jobs. And when it comes to recruiting, these experts certainly don’t come cheap.

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3 thoughts on “Meet the highly paid business matchmakers accountable to no one

  1. AR

    Mine heart breaketh not.

  2. MJPC

    The public sector is also not immune to this in recruitment.

  3. david stevenson

    The reporting quality of this story was poor. The headline was the depth of the story. I expect much more detail than this.

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