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Why do clients use us to find their next employees?

on Wednesday, 23 May 2018. Posted in Our News, Recruitment News

Top 5 reasons why clients come to us...

Why do clients use us to find their next employees?

Why use a recruitment company? There are a number of reasons why clients come to us to source their next employee. Read on as we explain our Top 5 reasons why engaging the services of Palmerston North Personnel will save you time and money attracting your next employee. 

1. Time and Money

Time is money. It takes time to organise documentation for a new recruit, prepare advertising, screening, interview questions and establishing a shortlist of relevant candidates. 

A suitable marketing strategy for advertising is essential to attract the right candidate for a vacancy. A badly written advertisement can cost time by attracting the wrong type of person and can also be detrimental to your business brand and reputation. Our job advertisements rank highly in candidate searches, we attract competitive advertising rates and can effectively publish advertisements across a range of media.

As Recruitment Specialists we prioritise filling a permanent or temporary role above anything else in our day. We are adept at reading, filtering and screening a high volume of applications, and we have the IT structure in place to achieve a candidate shortlist of a suitably qualified person for your vacancy. This will save you wasted operational time and allow you to get on with your work. 

For Temporary recruitment often speed is of the essence. Temporary employees are valuable to cover sickness, leave, an increase in workload, or a specific business or seasonal requirement. We hold a database of candidates that we have verified through interviewing and reference checking. Available immediately and with a range of skills, these candidates can fill temporary vacancies on very short timeframes.

2. Find the Best Candidates  

Palmerston North Personnel work with candidates actively looking for work and others keen to hear from us if we had a suitable opportunity for them to further their career.  These connections are key to sourcing the widest and most suitable range of candidates in the market (not just the ones currently available).  We network with a range of industry specific professionals, to further widen the search and potentially shoulder tap potential employees on behalf of our client.

We utilise an effective database which captures a range of information and allows us to build a profile of candidates (often over many years). Our understanding of what they are seeking allows us to best match them to your role. This contact history is important as it can reconfirm competencies or inaccuracies in a candidate.

We have a robust screening process, with specific questions designed to assess a candidates’ suitability for the particular vacancy they have applied for. We interview and reference check with comprehensive questions tailored to highlight strengths and any weaknesses that may impact a candidate’s ability to do the role. It also is an opportunity to further verify suitability for a role not only with regards to the skills and ability but also with regards to personality and fit within the wider team and business.

3. Skills testing and assessment tools

Palmerston North Personnel use independent and proven assessment tools to provide relevant information with regards to a candidates’ technical skills, competencies or motivations for a role.

This information and testing can be sent and received in a timely manner, and as Recruitment Specialists we can dissect and explain the information provided to Clients.

Personality profiles/psychometric testing is another option to assess a candidate’s suitability to a specific role or to the company culture and team fit.  These can be particularly useful when faced with two highly suitable candidates for a position, to assist in determining which one will be best for the role.

4. Act as a client advocate

Whilst it can be often hard for a candidate to talk themselves up with regards to their strengths and weaknesses, this can also be true for an employer.

As Recruitment Specialists we take the time to know you and your business so that we can best present your business and your vacancy to a prospective employee.  A third party advocate goes a long way in being able to highlight your brand and business proposition.

This can be important in managing quality candidates who may be investigating more than one job opportunity and could have two offers on the table.  

We work with both our clients and candidates to establish honest and true representations of each other. We manage and inform unsuccessful candidates and provide constructive feedback post-interview. We liaise with both candidate and client with regards to additional questions on technical suitability, salary and conditions of employment. 

5. Market and industry expertise

Palmerston North Personnel connects with a wide range of industry leaders.  We apply our market knowledge and understanding to all recruitment strategies. As Recruitment Specialists we have built up industry knowledge to prepare insightful screening and interview questions and best evaluate a candidate’s CV with regards to a specific vacancy. We anticipate questions a candidate may ask a client and can therefore best prepare and inform both parties prior to an interview.

Recruitment Specialists are best placed to meet the needs of a client in a timely manner with the recruitment process and relevant questioning to determine a candidate’s suitability for a vacancy. We have the systems in place to assess, test and capture relevant information to be able to present and discuss with our clients.

Let us make the recruitment process easy for you, so you can focus on your specific business needs. Contact myself or our Client Manager, Matt Smout, to assist you in your next recruitment.

Matt Smout

Client Manager

Having extensive experience as an end to end recruiter, account manager, people leader and in business development – Matt has excellent knowledge of the 360-degree recruitment process and how to partner to understand your business and add real value.

Passionate about what he does Matt gets a real buzz from getting to know his client’s business and assisting their growth by providing tailored talent solutions.

Robyn Bills

Recruitment Specialist

Robyn brings with her a wealth of local knowledge and connections. She has worked in a range of businesses and industries including; account management/sales (both locally and nationally), healthcare, media, real estate, manufacturing and NZ tourism. This gives Robyn the ability to draw on personal experience and apply these skills to your business or personal situation.

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