Search and Selection is the the most thorough approach. We will use a combination of proactive search techniques and advertise throughout both traditional and online channels to cast as a wide a net to ensure you attract the strongest short list of candidates possible for interview.
1. Meeting and understanding
We take time to meet you, in order to understand you and your business, its objectives, where it has come from, where it is going to, what success might look like, why there is a need to recruit and what you expect to achieve by successfully fulfilling the opportunity.
When we have met and understood, we can define and write the Assignment Brief to encompass: Company Overview, Job Specification, Person Specification, Competency Profile, Induction Objectives, and Interview Process. In doing so we are better placed to sell the opportunity to prospective candidates and then assess their capability to fulfil the role.
2. Research, advert writing & placement
Define the target audience, specific markets, companies and people to approach. In conjunction we work with our specialist media buyers to define the most appropriate channel for advertising and provide you with our ‘set’ advert copy (once you have approved the advert placement and we have booked the space) for you to scrutinise and approve. Once you have done so the advert will be placed. We never approach a target individual until we have your authority to do so.
3. Approach & response review
Approach the target individuals and reject candidates who do not fulfil all aspects of the brief, invite those who appear to meet the brief to interview, whilst also sifting the applicants and inviting all appropriate applicants to interview, this creates a substantial long list to assess.
Use the Assignment Brief to interview and assess the skills, behaviours and competence of all prospective candidates and where requested utilise Psychometric Assessment tools. Provide reports on all shortlisted candidates documenting their suitability and potential areas for development.
Provide a search report on all search activities and candidate reports on all shortlisted candidates to fully inform the client prior to their interviews. We then manage the candidates through the interview process, offer and start date to ensure a successful transition into their new opportunity.
After 3 months employment conduct review meetings with the successful candidate and all client contacts to ensure all parties remain satisfied.
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