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A FREE PIECE OF ADVICE, look into recruitment companies in Poland


Necramancer 4 | 17  
2 Feb 2009 /  #1
After some thought I think that if people are wanting to start up a business in Poland they should look into recruitment because its an open market and there really are not that many recruitment companies in Poland.

So there is still an oppertunity to make some good money.

Just a piece of advice.....
davidpeake 14 | 451  
2 Feb 2009 /  #2
There may not be that many, but the ones here in Wroclaw are very well know and used by all the large multi-national companies for their hiring.
OP Necramancer 4 | 17  
2 Feb 2009 /  #3
Well all you need is a good sales guy and they can take care of getting your clients.
recoil - | 26  
3 Feb 2009 /  #4
It might make sense only if you specialize in particular niche of job market. Additionally the current economical climate is not very encouraging.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
3 Feb 2009 /  #5
All of the major international players are already in Poland though - Hays, Adecco, Reed etc.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,883  
3 Feb 2009 /  #6
Well all you need is a good sales guy and they can take care of getting your clients.

A bit naive, no?

As far as I can tell, the ordinary Pole will simply go up to someone and ask for a job. He/she has no need for a recruitment company at all - and unless you set up a specialist firm that will headhunt people, it seems pretty unlikely that you could attract much business.
OP Necramancer 4 | 17  
4 Feb 2009 /  #7
Ok,

If everyone thought this way, nobody would ever start up a business and nobody would ever make any money.

Recruitment is a good area to look into, I mean companies like Adecco etc are in Poland yes but still recruitment is a fairly new industry in Poland, if you have a decent website built and a good SEO company put you onto the front page of google etc, you will soon get the business flowing and also if you open an office in a good location where you are surrounded by business's your telling me that they would not be curious on how much you charge and the quality of staff you produce.

Well yeah it might take about 6 months to get recognised but if you give companies good staff and good rates then you will find that business's will come to you.

I understand that people see the big player and think they do not have a chance but then again even the big players had to start somewhere and also the big players do not always produce quality they are more interested in the quantity factor.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
4 Feb 2009 /  #8
If everyone thought this way, nobody would ever start up a business and nobody would ever make any money.

Fair point, however you can't just say that "there aren't enough XYZ in Poland - here's an opportunity". You need to look at the over all market. Employment seems all up in the air at the moment: Are Polish migrant workers in the UK and Ireland returning back to Poland? Nobody knows - in spite of the stats quoted in the Daily Mail etc. there are no real figures. I've met plenty of Polish professionals who've returned to Poland after a stint in the UK, only to come back to the UK because they found it tough to settle / were considered "too cosmopolitain" by some Polish employers. True, Poland needs labour to build the new stadiums and all of the other development plans, but many of the workforce is coming from places liek the Ukraine. Meanwhile, there is high unemployment in various pockets of the country.

See - not so black and white.

have a decent website built and a good SEO company put you onto the front page of google etc

Build it and they will come?? A very naive approach to business me thinks. Who are they? And where will they come from?
OP Necramancer 4 | 17  
5 Feb 2009 /  #9
Well you have some good points....

But its only an idea I didn't tell you that you definately have to get all your money and put it strait into recruitment but I personally think that it could be a good area to explore.

And also you seem to be missing one key aspect, what about the British people that come to Poland, I think this would be a good area to look into because its not like English only speakers can go into an office and start a conversation asking for a job, Is it!!!

And you also have to look at something else, look how many recruitment companies are in the UK and almost all of them do pretty well I mean look at the companies like GOLD personal and Plum which are both quite small but still they control a big chunk of the market.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
5 Feb 2009 /  #10
And also you seem to be missing one key aspect, what about the British people that come to Poland, I think this would be a good area to look into because its not like English only speakers can go into an office and start a conversation asking for a job, Is it!!!

Most recruitment agencies have staff who speak English. Among the staff are those who interview English speakers, when English is a second language. Many interviews for non-Polish and some Polish companies are conducted in English. The agencies have got all the bases covered.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
5 Feb 2009 /  #11
The agencies have got all the bases covered.

Agreed. I have met some recruitment agencies from the UK who set up offices in Poland to ride the wave of migrant workers in 2004, bringing them to the UK - now they are placing Poles who have spent some time in the UK into jobs in the UK.

But its only an idea I didn't tell you that you definately have to get all your money and put it strait into recruitment but I personally think that it could be a good area to explore.

it might seem like I am dismissing this idea off hand, but I have in fact explored this as an option. Between us, my business partner and I have about half of the contacts and the skills that we would need, however recruitment is pretty tough if you don't have any experience in the market - it's one of those things that looks so straightforward on paper.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,883  
7 Feb 2009 /  #12
And also you seem to be missing one key aspect, what about the British people that come to Poland, I think this would be a good area to look into because its not like English only speakers can go into an office and start a conversation asking for a job, Is it!!!

Have you actually seen how many British nationals there are (officially) in Poland? The number is very very low. Certainly, nowhere near enough to build a business - and it's not like the wages in Poland are going to be high enough to attract all the whining unemployed in the UK at the minute.

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