Recruitment on the client side of things used to be about phone calls and gatekeepers.  You get a yellow pages and work through the list of businesses to work out who the MAN was (Means, Authority, Need).  This was often done by navigating a number of gatekeepers either on reception or PAs/secretaries.

Yet, since coming back into recruitment this year I’m amazed how few gatekeepers there are!  Phone calls to businesses these days often ring out or straight to VM.  And a couple of weeks ago I saw why..

Walking around Blythe Valley Business Park canvassing (yes old school!) there were many businesses with no reception at all!  One just had a phone and an empty lobby for parcels to be dropped.  One had a security system that had no lobby for visitors at all.

Where have all the gatekeepers gone?!

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