to as head hunting – is commonly misconstrued as the main tool of
the recruitment Consultant. In practice this method is effective in
specialist business or technical areas where the availability of
potential candidates is limited. Research facilities enable us to
analyse the market, identify target companies, and reach the
appropriate personnel within those companies. This work is
extremely confidential and careful research is done before an
approach is made. At all stages but this one in particular client
involvement is essential. Having identified potentially suitable
candidates, interviews are arranged to confirm experience,
qualifications and personal attributes to meet job requirements.
Professional integrity precludes any approach to personnel within
our client companies.
advertising the appointment – in either the client’s or the
consultancy’s name – in the most appropriate media to generate
the optimum response in terms of quality and quantity. When
recommending selection based upon advertising, we provide
informed opinion as to the most cost effective media and provide
effective copywriting. It is unusual these days for companies to
retain copywriting expertise such as this – simply because such
requirements to not arise very often. Top people respond to
advertisements provided that they are well presented in the
right media, are totally confidential and the consultancy is
well respected. A candidate’s perception of the job and the
client is influenced by the appearance, size, feel and text of
stages full liaison is maintained with the client, including if
necessary attendance at shortlist interviews. Taking up
references – psychometric assessment where required, and
assistance with “package negotiations”, all lead finally to the
firm appointment of the selected candidate.
Through our work
we do maintain a comprehensive database of candidates together with
a network of contacts. These will always be used to underpin our
assignments be they search or selection based. Additionally we are
often able to use these resources to service clients requiring a
more speedy database response to their needs or, from our knowledge
of regular clients future development plans, we are able to make
direct introductions of candidates becoming available whom we
believe would be of interest to these clients.
cost effective service for appointments that clients
would normally handle directly themselves – generally
the more junior advertised vacancies or perhaps those
requiring client confidentiality/anonymity. Here we can
provide our resources, on a flexible basis, to support a
client led assignment to cover any combination of the
briefing meeting to advise on general approach etc. and
to gain full knowledge of the requirement.
Preparation of job and person specifications
Wording, production and arranging etc. of advertisement
which can either be in the client’s name or our own if
confidentiality is a requirement.
Receiving, database recording and handling of
Review response and select/recommend those
considered suitable for initial interviews
Carry out initial interviews as agreed with and
determined by the client.
Recommendation of shortlist of applicants with
interview reports per candidate.
At all time maintaining a professional response and
liaison with all applicants
flexible service is provided on a time taken basis
providing expert support as required. At all stages the
client keeps overall control of the assignment utilising
our skills as an extension of their own internal
resources to reduce their own executives valuable time
in involvement in the recruitment process.
increasingly competitive environment it is important that the whole
recruitment process is geared towards attracting the very best
candidates. Presenting an attractive image of the client’s business
and the vacant position is a key aspect of our part in this
process. Candidate experience of the interview process with the
client however is even more critical and, in our experience, not
always as satisfactory as it could be. We are able to provide
training and guidance to clients designed to avoid potential
problems here and also identify often overlooked benefits arising
from applicants enjoying the client interview process – particularly
important where applicants have been sourced via a search assignment
and therefore quite likely from competitors in the industry. Our
training courses are flexible and modular and designed to increase
the client’s ability to present themselves in the best possible way
to interested candidates.
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