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Agency Leadership Blogs

How to Boost Recruitment Client Acquisition with Tailored Solutions

Being able to foster strong client relationships is what keeps you at the front of their minds when they have a new job on - and here's how to do it.

Adapting Your Pricing Strategy for a Tougher Market

Adapting your recruitment agency's pricing strategy can be a lucrative route to accelerating profitability, especially in a tougher market or economic downturn.

5 Best Agency Strategies in a Softening Market

The recruitment agency market has been volatile in recent years however by using CRM data, agencies can achieve better growth. Discover how with these tips.

What time is it? Summer Social time!

This year for our summer social we had fayre games, food and lots of fun.

April Focus Day

Focus Day – where we get together to review the last six months of positive impacts, and brainstorm the projects for the next six months.

New Splash March

It seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up the final details for Fishmas, and now our first Focus Day is just around the corner!

News Splash January

It’s a new year here at Firefish and we’ve got so much to update you on; we’ve got a few new faces to introduce you to, our first monthly aw

Celebrating Success: Our Fin-tastic Fishmas!

Last Friday all of the fish gathered for some festive games, excellent food and to celebrate a year of achievements.

October Focus Day

From talented team members to fresh fish ad chips, check out what the Shoal at this years October focus day!

Charity Newssplash

Check out what one of our fin-tastic fishes got up to for charity this October.

Cheeky Tiki Time!

The weather recently hasn’t felt like summer, so we’ve turned up the heat and excitement at our "Cheeky Tiki" Summer Social!

June Newssplash

Check out what the shoal have been up to in June with some new fishy faces, fishaversaries and fin-tastic monthly winners!

August Newssplash

Check out what the shoal have been up to in August, from fin-tastic monthly winners, doggy-days in the park and more!

Cheeky Tiki Time!

The weather recently hasn’t felt like summer, so we’ve turned up the heat and excitement at our "Cheeky Tiki" Summer Social!

Firefish Announces £4M Strategic Investment

We are thrilled to announce a £4m strategic investment, led by the Foresight Group, signalling a new chapter in Firefish's growth.

Firefish Software at the Agency Expo 2022

Team Firefish were back at the Recruitment Agency Expo in Birmingham on October 5th-6th, making a splash with a brand new stand!

Firefish in List of Top Scottish Employment Companies

We are delighted to announce that Firefish Software has ranked in Best Startup Scotland’s list of the Top Employment companies in Scotland!

Northern Tech Awards 2022

We are proud to announce that once again Firefish has made the top 100 Fastest Growing Northern Tech Companies.

Firefish shortlisted for TWO Talent Tech Awards!

Firefish Software and our CEO Wendy McDougall are up for two awards at the TIARA Talent Tech Star awards, this year.

Entrepreneur of the Year

The EY Awards celebrate ‘unstoppable entrepreneurs’ from across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

April You Glad To See Us?

April brings Focus Day for the fish and this year we upped our game and took part in some Fin-omenal fundraising too!

Firefish Software Investment Update

Six months on from the £4 million strategic investment by the Foresight Group, Firefish CEO, Wendy McDougall, shares an update.

Firefish Updates August & September 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our Recruitment CRM, discover the releases.

Firefish Updates July 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates June 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates May 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates April 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in April

Firefish Updates February 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in February

Chrome Extension for LinkedIn 

Transform social sourcing processes by empowering recruiters to capture and update both candidate and client records in their CRM, directly

Firefish Updates January 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in January 2023.

Recruiter Blogs

Composing a Killer LinkedIn Message as a Recruiter

A guide for recruiters on creating killer LinkedIn messages that nurture and engage the candidate relationships that accelerate profitability.

Using Data to Increase Productivity

Discover how high-growth recruitment agencies utilise their data for productivity, database enrichment and to accelerate profitable growth.

Job Ad Mistakes That Affect Your Conversion Rate

Mistakes in your recruitment agencies job adverts could be harming your growth, discover the top job ad mistakes and how to avoid them.

What time is it? Summer Social time!

This year for our summer social we had fayre games, food and lots of fun.

April Focus Day

Focus Day – where we get together to review the last six months of positive impacts, and brainstorm the projects for the next six months.

New Splash March

It seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up the final details for Fishmas, and now our first Focus Day is just around the corner!

News Splash January

It’s a new year here at Firefish and we’ve got so much to update you on; we’ve got a few new faces to introduce you to, our first monthly aw

Celebrating Success: Our Fin-tastic Fishmas!

Last Friday all of the fish gathered for some festive games, excellent food and to celebrate a year of achievements.

October Focus Day

From talented team members to fresh fish ad chips, check out what the Shoal at this years October focus day!

Charity Newssplash

Check out what one of our fin-tastic fishes got up to for charity this October.

Cheeky Tiki Time!

The weather recently hasn’t felt like summer, so we’ve turned up the heat and excitement at our "Cheeky Tiki" Summer Social!

June Newssplash

Check out what the shoal have been up to in June with some new fishy faces, fishaversaries and fin-tastic monthly winners!

August Newssplash

Check out what the shoal have been up to in August, from fin-tastic monthly winners, doggy-days in the park and more!

Cheeky Tiki Time!

The weather recently hasn’t felt like summer, so we’ve turned up the heat and excitement at our "Cheeky Tiki" Summer Social!

Firefish Announces £4M Strategic Investment

We are thrilled to announce a £4m strategic investment, led by the Foresight Group, signalling a new chapter in Firefish's growth.

Firefish Software at the Agency Expo 2022

Team Firefish were back at the Recruitment Agency Expo in Birmingham on October 5th-6th, making a splash with a brand new stand!

Firefish in List of Top Scottish Employment Companies

We are delighted to announce that Firefish Software has ranked in Best Startup Scotland’s list of the Top Employment companies in Scotland!

Northern Tech Awards 2022

We are proud to announce that once again Firefish has made the top 100 Fastest Growing Northern Tech Companies.

Firefish shortlisted for TWO Talent Tech Awards!

Firefish Software and our CEO Wendy McDougall are up for two awards at the TIARA Talent Tech Star awards, this year.

Entrepreneur of the Year

The EY Awards celebrate ‘unstoppable entrepreneurs’ from across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

April You Glad To See Us?

April brings Focus Day for the fish and this year we upped our game and took part in some Fin-omenal fundraising too!

Firefish Software Investment Update

Six months on from the £4 million strategic investment by the Foresight Group, Firefish CEO, Wendy McDougall, shares an update.

Firefish Updates August & September 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our Recruitment CRM, discover the releases.

Firefish Updates July 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates June 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates May 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates April 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in April

Firefish Updates February 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in February

Chrome Extension for LinkedIn 

Transform social sourcing processes by empowering recruiters to capture and update both candidate and client records in their CRM, directly

Firefish Updates January 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in January 2023.

Business Development Blogs

Expert Tips to Elevate Your Business Development

Elevate your business development strategy with 5 tips tailored specifically for recruiters looking to grow their client list with ease.

5 Unproductive Business Development Strategies

Time is money and business development can be time-consuming when done wrong. Discover how the top recruiters execute their business development strategy.

How to Perfect Your Sales Technique

Brad Shackleton talks us through the basics of improving your new business pitch to put your recruitment agency at the forefront of discussion.

What time is it? Summer Social time!

This year for our summer social we had fayre games, food and lots of fun.

April Focus Day

Focus Day – where we get together to review the last six months of positive impacts, and brainstorm the projects for the next six months.

New Splash March

It seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up the final details for Fishmas, and now our first Focus Day is just around the corner!

News Splash January

It’s a new year here at Firefish and we’ve got so much to update you on; we’ve got a few new faces to introduce you to, our first monthly aw

Celebrating Success: Our Fin-tastic Fishmas!

Last Friday all of the fish gathered for some festive games, excellent food and to celebrate a year of achievements.

October Focus Day

From talented team members to fresh fish ad chips, check out what the Shoal at this years October focus day!

Charity Newssplash

Check out what one of our fin-tastic fishes got up to for charity this October.

Cheeky Tiki Time!

The weather recently hasn’t felt like summer, so we’ve turned up the heat and excitement at our "Cheeky Tiki" Summer Social!

June Newssplash

Check out what the shoal have been up to in June with some new fishy faces, fishaversaries and fin-tastic monthly winners!

August Newssplash

Check out what the shoal have been up to in August, from fin-tastic monthly winners, doggy-days in the park and more!

Cheeky Tiki Time!

The weather recently hasn’t felt like summer, so we’ve turned up the heat and excitement at our "Cheeky Tiki" Summer Social!

Firefish Announces £4M Strategic Investment

We are thrilled to announce a £4m strategic investment, led by the Foresight Group, signalling a new chapter in Firefish's growth.

Firefish Software at the Agency Expo 2022

Team Firefish were back at the Recruitment Agency Expo in Birmingham on October 5th-6th, making a splash with a brand new stand!

Firefish in List of Top Scottish Employment Companies

We are delighted to announce that Firefish Software has ranked in Best Startup Scotland’s list of the Top Employment companies in Scotland!

Northern Tech Awards 2022

We are proud to announce that once again Firefish has made the top 100 Fastest Growing Northern Tech Companies.

Firefish shortlisted for TWO Talent Tech Awards!

Firefish Software and our CEO Wendy McDougall are up for two awards at the TIARA Talent Tech Star awards, this year.

Entrepreneur of the Year

The EY Awards celebrate ‘unstoppable entrepreneurs’ from across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

April You Glad To See Us?

April brings Focus Day for the fish and this year we upped our game and took part in some Fin-omenal fundraising too!

Firefish Software Investment Update

Six months on from the £4 million strategic investment by the Foresight Group, Firefish CEO, Wendy McDougall, shares an update.

Firefish Updates August & September 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our Recruitment CRM, discover the releases.

Firefish Updates July 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates June 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates May 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates April 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in April

Firefish Updates February 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in February

Chrome Extension for LinkedIn 

Transform social sourcing processes by empowering recruiters to capture and update both candidate and client records in their CRM, directly

Firefish Updates January 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in January 2023.

Recruitment Playbooks

Unlock the Data in Your Recruitment CRM To Increase Sales

The easiest way to boost your profits in an uncertain market is to increase the revenue per recruiter - and that can be done only with a data-driven strategy tailored to your agency.

Loyalty Marketing for Recruitment Agencies

In this article, we examine why loyalty marketing will benefit your agency, look at some real-world examples from Firefish clients, and outline 5 steps to implement a successful loyalty marketing strategy that works.

Building a Futureproof Talent Pipeline

When surveyed, 67% of agency leaders told us that they would be focusing on re-engaging their existing databases this year to combat these rising costs. So, we're diving in to explore how you can build a future-proof talent pipeline from your CRM.

What time is it? Summer Social time!

This year for our summer social we had fayre games, food and lots of fun.

April Focus Day

Focus Day – where we get together to review the last six months of positive impacts, and brainstorm the projects for the next six months.

New Splash March

It seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up the final details for Fishmas, and now our first Focus Day is just around the corner!

News Splash January

It’s a new year here at Firefish and we’ve got so much to update you on; we’ve got a few new faces to introduce you to, our first monthly aw

Celebrating Success: Our Fin-tastic Fishmas!

Last Friday all of the fish gathered for some festive games, excellent food and to celebrate a year of achievements.

October Focus Day

From talented team members to fresh fish ad chips, check out what the Shoal at this years October focus day!

Charity Newssplash

Check out what one of our fin-tastic fishes got up to for charity this October.

Cheeky Tiki Time!

The weather recently hasn’t felt like summer, so we’ve turned up the heat and excitement at our "Cheeky Tiki" Summer Social!

June Newssplash

Check out what the shoal have been up to in June with some new fishy faces, fishaversaries and fin-tastic monthly winners!

August Newssplash

Check out what the shoal have been up to in August, from fin-tastic monthly winners, doggy-days in the park and more!

Cheeky Tiki Time!

The weather recently hasn’t felt like summer, so we’ve turned up the heat and excitement at our "Cheeky Tiki" Summer Social!

Firefish Announces £4M Strategic Investment

We are thrilled to announce a £4m strategic investment, led by the Foresight Group, signalling a new chapter in Firefish's growth.

Firefish Software at the Agency Expo 2022

Team Firefish were back at the Recruitment Agency Expo in Birmingham on October 5th-6th, making a splash with a brand new stand!

Firefish in List of Top Scottish Employment Companies

We are delighted to announce that Firefish Software has ranked in Best Startup Scotland’s list of the Top Employment companies in Scotland!

Northern Tech Awards 2022

We are proud to announce that once again Firefish has made the top 100 Fastest Growing Northern Tech Companies.

Firefish shortlisted for TWO Talent Tech Awards!

Firefish Software and our CEO Wendy McDougall are up for two awards at the TIARA Talent Tech Star awards, this year.

Entrepreneur of the Year

The EY Awards celebrate ‘unstoppable entrepreneurs’ from across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

April You Glad To See Us?

April brings Focus Day for the fish and this year we upped our game and took part in some Fin-omenal fundraising too!

Firefish Software Investment Update

Six months on from the £4 million strategic investment by the Foresight Group, Firefish CEO, Wendy McDougall, shares an update.

Firefish Updates August & September 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our Recruitment CRM, discover the releases.

Firefish Updates July 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates June 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates May 2023

At Firefish Software we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment CRM, discover the new releases.

Firefish Updates April 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in April

Firefish Updates February 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in February

Chrome Extension for LinkedIn 

Transform social sourcing processes by empowering recruiters to capture and update both candidate and client records in their CRM, directly

Firefish Updates January 2023

At Firefish we are continually improving and evolving our recruitment software, discover what we released in January 2023.

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