Who Would Make a Better Recruiter: David Brent vs Michael Scott

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It’s the ultimate showdown of the office buffoons: David Brent (played by Ricky Gervais) from the UK Office vs Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) from the US Office. Both are general managers of their respective branches for large paper distribution companies and they are both equally idiotic as each other – we love them both. But have you ever thought about which boss would make a better recruiter?

First Up: David Brent

He has the ability to prioritise in order to deliver the right results…

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He is supremely confident which would help in attracting new candidates…

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He has the ability to motivate and inspire others to take action…

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He’s well-respected in the industry which would resonate well with candidates…

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Demonstrates an unwavering resolve to do whatever must be done to achieve long-term results…

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He has unrivalled relationship-building skills…

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Could set the standard of building an enduring great recruitment team; will settle for nothing less….

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Second Up: Michael Scott

He’s not afraid of confrontation…

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Doesn’t get distracted easily, has complete focus for the job at hand…

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He is 100% committed to the job, even comes into work when he’s under the weather

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Amazing ethics…

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He’s very sharp-minded…

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He places a huge amount of importance on inclusion…

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He is very resourceful…

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He has the confidence to do any job…

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After going through a painstaking process of collating and analysing all of the above data, we have come to the conclusion that you simply cannot separate these two when it comes to recruitment skills. Both are undeniably great at what they do and any recruiting team that has a boss like this would be very lucky!

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(RELATED: 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Recruiters)

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