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01 April 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Carerix presents paper: ‘Work harder or be smarter when recruiting?’

Delft, 1 April 2016 – To counteract the diminishing returns of recruiters, Carerix, supplier of recruitment- and secondment systems for staff intermediaries, has published the paper ‘Work harder or be smarter when recruiting’. It came about in collaboration with the Intelligence Group and it explains a number of stimulating matters so as to consider recruitment and the present recruitment process from a different point of view. By looking at things differently or in a smarter way, you come to a perspective in which ‘working more’ or ‘working harder’ is not the only solution in attracting the right people.

Reflection and distance

Doing more of the same means a decrease in the effectiveness per hour worked. These diminishing returns of recruitment are especially evident in a scarce market. It is working in a downward spiral. Instead of scaling up with people who do ‘more of the same’, this is the time to reflect and distance oneself.

Different views to successful recruiting

  • What would happen if twenty percent of the recruitment capacity is made available for referrals alone?
  • Why not complete the team with people who are better able to identify and attract the target groups, instead of increasing the sourcing- and recruitment capacity?
  • What if a team is truly trained in the basics of recruitment?
  • What if a recruitment system does not automate the old recruitment process, but rather optimises a new recruitment process?
  • What is the result of no longer making a selection yourself, but rather organising certain recruitment weeks in which job-seekers can schedule their own time-slot for an interview?

Reinald Snik, director Carerix: “Now that the labour market is once again showing serious signs of scarcity, the pressure on recruitment teams is building. The candidate is once again king and good recruiters are becoming scarce and hop from one job or employer to the other. The most popular reaction is to run faster, to take more risks, to hire extra (interim) recruiters and to invest in ‘recruitment tech’. Is doing more the right solution? Or would you do better to do other things? Or to do things in a smarter way?”

The complete white paper can be requested here


On Monday 2 May from 12:00 until 13:00, Carerix and the Intelligence Group are to collectively organise the webinar ‘Smart recruiting with a smile’.

During this free webinar we will focus on the recent developments in the recruitment sector and on the opportunities that we can grasp to attract (more) talent more easily and quicker while also saving time (and money). The agenda includes the following, among other things:

  • Recent developments
  • 10 tips for smarter ways to recruit
  • Stimulating questions and statements

Three other white papers have been published on the subject of ‘Access to Available Talent’, the themes of which are: ‘The talent strategy’, ‘Big Data & Recruitment’ and ‘CVs and profiles have become a commodity’. These white papers can be downloaded via this link www.carerix.com/en/insight-into-the-profession/white-papers/

About Carerix

Carerix is a supplier of recruitment and staffing systems for personnel intermediaries, which are hosted via a SaaS model and supplied via secure data centres. Carerix was founded in 2003 and currently has almost 50 employees and over 650 customers, which includes (divisions of) Randstad, USG, Adecco, DPA Manpower and specialised intermediaries in ICT, oil & gas, finance and the services industry. Carerix serves more than 10,000 users in 17 countries each and every day, and collaborates with various strategic partners. Besides its main premises at TU Delft Science park, Carerix also has a development site in Kiev. For more information: www.carerix.com

Note for editorial staff:

If you require copy-related information, images or a PDF of the whole paper, please feel free to contact Influx PR, Gerline van Wijnen, telephone: 055 3663034 or e-mail: carerix@influx-pr.com