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Recr-uber-ment – cutting out the middle man in Microsoft Dynamics

Recr-uber-ment – cutting out the middle man in Microsoft Dynamics

In the advent of an increasingly connected digital world, the existence of the middle man is under growing threat. Consider Airbnb’s impact on the accommodation industry; who actually uses a travel agency these days? Or look at Uber taking on the taxi industry; traditional black cabs are now seen as a necessary evil for when your phone has died on a drunken night out. The thing that these “shared economy” businesses have in common is that they seek to streamline the relationship between buyer and seller, increase transparency, and ultimately cut out the middle man. The question, therefore, must be posed; what about the recruitment industry?

Organisations spend thousands, sometimes millions, of pounds on recruitment fees, looking to take advantage of agents’ specialist networks to secure top talent in niche industries. Ten years ago, this model would make perfect sense; networks were hard to build in the absence of social media and so represented a genuine commodity. However, as technology moves forward and the internet widens our reach further and further, the concept of the traditional recruitment model seems antiquated, and will soon be confined to history.

LinkedIn for example allows people to network with one another through the click of a mouse; no more late night networking events in remote retail parks on the M4! Even more socially orientated sites like Facebook and Twitter give companies the opportunity to engage a customer base and attract potential employees. 365 Talent Portal takes this one step further, targeting a specific market (the Microsoft Dynamics industry) and giving employers access to a bespoke candidate pool relevant to their specific project and hiring needs.

So how does it all work? Well, ultimately we capture the talent, nurture their careers with access to comprehensive Microsoft training materials, and allow employers to directly contact and recruit those most suitable for their business needs through targeted search algorithms. No speculative CVs, no fighting over candidate representation, and most importantly, no recruitment fees. We empower our customers to find the talent they need without using agencies. We even offer our premium customers a dedicated account management service to extract maximum value from the platform and find you the people you need.

Interesting concept? I certainly hope so! I previously worked in the Microsoft Dynamics recruitment industry for 5 years and I think most people would agree with me when I say it is in dire need of serious change. Candidates and clients are overwhelmed by calls from “specialist” agencies and it has become nigh on impossible to separate the wheat from the chaff. Don’t get me wrong; there are great recruiters out there, those that offer a genuine and all-encompassing service. But why not empower your business to find the talent yourself as a first port of call? The “recr-uber-ment” model is the future and 365 Talent Portal is leading the way.

About us: 365 Talent Portal is the first online platform that enables thousands of Microsoft Dynamics consultants to improve their technical, consulting, and soft skills, as well as advertise their profiles whenever they choose to look for work. This profile gives Microsoft Dynamics partners and end-users instant, direct access to the consultants if they want to be contacted. With a network spanning 114 countries, 365 Talent Portal allows companies to search for consultants based on their detailed skills, rates and available dates, to find the best consultants for their projects.  Companies can find and employ them on a very low cost model on either a freelance or permanent basis, without incurring the hefty fees typical of recruitment agencies. To find and hire excellent Dynamics resource, please go to

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