We hear you. The market is awash with recruitment agencies, all vying for your business. And you’ve got to be careful about who you trust – because when someone recruits on your behalf, they represent your company's brand. Which is why you’ve got to work with the best.
Of course, for the recruiter-client relationship to be super successful, it’s a two-way street. In other words, we can make one anther’s jobs a whole lot easier.
You want the best person for your business and while every recruiter worth their salt will spend time getting to know what you need and what you stand for, you can take away the guesswork with a damn good brief. Include:
Make the best choice, for YOU: Choosing the wrong recruitment agency can be hugely frustrating (not to mention time consuming and costly – yikes!) So before you make that call, you need to think about a recruiter’s overall suitability.
Write a killer job spec: Looking for the right hire is a thankless job if you’re not clear about what it is you’re looking for – or what the ‘right hire’ is actually going to be doing. When you pen the all-important job spec, you need to give key details about:
Communication is crucial: Great recruiters (like us) never give your candidates a chance to lose interest. We know that if you want them, other people will want them too, so we keep in contact. But communication is just as important from you guys. If anything changes or causes delays, just let us know.
Wow. Recruiters are great, aren’t they? Well, we certainly think so. And hopefully, after reading our how-to guide, you have a much better idea of how to get the best out of them (us).
Crikey! Running a business isn’t easy, is it? Especially when times are tough. But the most challenging of times can actually be a prime opportunity to nab the very best talent on the market. Whenever the economy takes a nosedive, candidates (many of whom wouldn’t normally be available) flood the market – leaving savvy managers free to swoop in.
According to a recent study featured in the Independent, UK employers are not doing enough to recruit the over 50s – leaving 73% with an overwhelming feeling of bias. And while younger workers might be the future, their more experienced counterparts have plenty of future left in them yet. Perhaps more importantly, many also have the skills, business ethos and general attitude prized by today’s organisations. And with those pesky skills gaps continuing to grow at an alarming rate, this is not a section of society you want to ignore.