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Choose a Recruitment Partner not a Recruitment Speed-Date

on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted in Our News

Choose a Recruitment Partner not a Recruitment Speed-Date

Thinking of hiring a staff member and ringing a few agencies? There is a better way.

Try partnering with one recruitment specialist instead!

 

Hiring an employee is about forming an enduring professional relationship – much like forming a personal relationship.

Which is higher quality and sets you up for longer lasting, mutually benefcial relationships?

Speed Date or Partnering?


You take one of two approaches:

  1. SPEED-DATE – rush to meet the people immediately available, hire them quickly – and expect most of the time it won’t be a great relationship.
  2. PARTNER - Invest time in partnering with quality recruitment specialists. You can expect them to take the time to define what you want/need in an employee, plan and implement strategies to search for them, and check/screen and interview them fully. Then you can hire them knowing the stars are aligned for a quality relationship - and receive two-way communication and consultation all the way through.

 

PARTNERING

By partnering with the best specialist you can find, you can be assured that a number of things will happen:

  • Your recruitment specialist will take the time to do a great job – not a quick job of sending poorly-checked resumes of people looking for jobs rather than careers
  • You can expect your preferred recruiter to take time to get a deep understanding of your needs and then commit to meeting them – in fact you should demand it!

 

Good things take time – and by having one exclusive recruitment partner you are allowing them to prepare, plan and spend the time needed to:

  • Create an amazing, complex search campaign and make recommendations on solutions you didn’t know about
  • Engage with applicants and engage with people who haven’t even been looking ****see below for more on this****
  • Make your opportunity the opportunity of choice in your industry, location or speciality
  • Report on the whole campaign – sharing what has worked and what hasn’t, and adjust accordingly
  • Provide advice and consultative services to you throughout the whole process

 

 

Two Fun Facts:

  1. Only 27% of the available and suitable people for work use job boards
  2. 47% of the available and suitable people not using job boards will apply if they know of your opportunity 

Right now in Manawatu (August 2018) there are 250% times the normal level of advertised roles!

It's competitive and good people are harder to find! Any single job advert will be 0.1% of the advertsied vacancies.
(That is 1 advert in about 1,000 advertised vacancies, if you wondered)

 

To successfully attract, engage and hire the best people, you need an effective employment brand or a skilled employment brand ambassador (also known as your recruitment partner)

 

An effective employment brand tells the story you want people to hear – why they should work for your company.

Engaging a skilled employment brand ambassador compliments this story by encouraging passive employees to make a suitable CV, and apply when they were not even thinking about a career change. This converts them from Passive to Active. Refer to the Fun Facts above.

 

If hiring "the best person, not the first person" is appealing to you – then reach out for a confidential discussion about your plans.

Find out how Palmerston North Personnel can be your Employment Brand Ambassador or your Recruitment Partner

 

Mason Parker BA BCA

Client Manager

Mason is our "No Added Fluff" Client Manager, delivering recruitment solutions for our Manawatu employers. As Client Manager Mason works with organisations to develop strategies to source, hire and retain talented people within your business. He will also partner you with the best consultant to deliver the results you are after.

If you are after a fresh approach to solving your recruiting problems - contact Mason for a free, totally confidential consultation today.

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