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22 days ago

Recruitment Consultant

Brook Street US Boston, MA +42 locations

As a recruiter you will need to have a flair for sales and excellent communication skills - via phone, email and in person - along with experience of… CareerBuilder


13 days ago

Permanent Recruitment Consultant UK Based

BROOK STREET United Kingdom

As a recruiter you will need to have a flair for sales with excellent communication skills - via phone, email and in person - as you will be dealing… TotalJobs.co.uk


30+ days ago

Resourcers / Trainee Recruitment Consultants

Brook Street Royal Tunbridge Wells, England

If you would like more information please call to speak with Leanda at Brook Street Tunbridge Wells. This position is immediate start so if you are… jobs.co.uk


30+ days ago

Temporaries Recruitment Consultant

Brook Street Belfast, Northern Ireland

The training given at Brook Street enables our Recruitment Consultants to meet the demands of our candidates,… jobs.co.uk


8 days ago

Permanent Recruitment Consultant

Brook Street High Wycombe, England +3 locations

As a recruiter you will need to have a flair for sales with excellent communication skills - via phone, email and in person - as you will be dealing… jobs.co.uk


19 days ago

Corporate Pensions Consultant

Brook Street Belfast, Northern Ireland

Our Belfast client are currently recruiting for a Corporate Pensions Consultant to join the expanding business. You will provide a first class… NIJobs.com


30+ days ago

German Customer Service

Brook Street Belfast, Northern Ireland

* Handle inbound contact from customers (usually via phone and email ) * Make a meaningful difference to the people you engage with and help them… NIJobs.com


13 days ago

NEW PERM BRANCH- BRANCH MANAGER

BROOK STREET Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England +2 locations

The ideal candidate must have a strong passion for Perm and real desire to create something new and successful. You need to possess strong business… TotalJobs.co.uk


13 days ago

NEW BRANCH- BRANCH MANAGER

BROOK STREET Sheffield, England

The ideal candidate must have a strong passion for Perm and real desire to create something new and successful. You need to possess strong business… TotalJobs.co.uk


13 days ago

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BROOK STREET Sheffield, England

The ideal candidate must have a strong passion for Perm and real desire to create something new and successful. You need to possess strong business… TotalJobs.co.uk


Brook Street Reviews

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2.3
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Charles Ashworth
8 Ratings
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    Old Fashioned, Poor Leadership, Misguided Self Belief

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Divisional Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Divisional Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Brook Street

    Pros

    Excellent back-office function at head office, all payroll department staff, sales ledger staff and marketing staff were excellent. Fairly decent skills training, but poor sales training.

    Work life balance is excellent as they no staff work that hard at all.

    Cons

    1. Poor Senior Management Structure
    Starting from the top, an MD who is so clearly out of touch with the competition, his own employees and the recruitment market as a whole. If you could imagine Jack Duckworth from Coronation Street running the business, you wouldn't be far wrong. Constant conference calls about how Brook Street is the best in the market to mislead current employees became tiresome after a while.

    2. Sales, Sales, Sales
    "We don't do telesales" I remember a trainer who had been with the business for over 30 years saying. Two minutes later she was telling delegates how the only way to sell is via the telephone. New starters are now expected to make sales calls and obtain 'visits' in order to leave the training initiation to the business. If they fail to do so, they're kept behind like naughty children. It's all about quantity, not quality. This is then filtered down to branch level where somebody who makes 100 calls a day is praised above those who actually work hard.

    3. Outdated policies
    "LinkedIn is frowned upon. Don't mention headhunting. Don't think Branch Managers are getting mobile phones. No colour printers allowed. We don't believe in email" are some of the things that are frequently said by senior management. It's shocking to believe that business managers (that's a joke in itself) don't have mobile phones nor laptops.

    4. QWP - Quality At Work?
    They pay a team of people salaries to go to branches on a quarterly basis and check their skirting boards aren't dusty. Genuinely. They they reprimand managers who have lightbulbs that have blown.

    5. Staff turnover
    It's hardly surprising that nearly every branch is constantly looking for a new manager or a team of consultants. Just see for yourself.

    Overall Brook Street is about 30 years behind the rest of the recruitment world, holding on to their ideals of how amazing being chauvinistic, sexist and dated worked in the 1980's. Their senior management is not to be trusted, the regional managers are clueless and are hired on a "her face fits" basis and business managers have no control over their own business. Consultants are treated like numbers and don't get taught recruitment, they get taught telesales. When things start to go wrong, they axe them or let the competition show them what real recruitment is about (if they're lucky). However, if you're a middle-aged to slightly mature woman who wears too much make-up and likes navy blue suits, you'll do well at management level. If you're a very young blonde girl who is clueless, you'll do very well for 8 months as a consultant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes, look at your competition and start realising that we are no longer in the 1980's.

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