Help Us to Help You Recruit
Since our previous blog in which we discussed the UK-wide shortage of available candidates and the lowest unemployment rate for ten years of 4.2%, we have had a lot of questions about how employers can maximise their visibility to potential candidates.
With a new survey (conducted by CareerBuilder, an online employment website) stating that 86% of qualified candidates are satisfied with their role and are not looking for new jobs, this really is an important question to ask. In such a candidate driven marketplace, every employer really needs to create an appealing working environment for potential employees.
So, we have compiled a handy guide on how you can make recruiting in your business easier:
Monitor and Update your Online Presence
Candidates will search your website and look at reviews of your services before going to interview or applying.
According to research by Careerbuilder:
- 55% of jobseekers would abandon an application on seeing negative reviews of the company
- 84% of job seekers say a reputation of a company is very important
- 50% of candidates wouldn’t consider applying for a company with a bad reputation, even if the role pays more.
So, monitor relevant review websites like Glassdoor, Google Reviews, Tripadvisor etc. and make sure you address both good and bad reviews. Less than half of all employers do this.
Take Time Writing a Good Brief
Recruiters are experts at writing job adverts, but to ensure that they cover all of the relevant areas you should communicate a proper brief to them.
In the brief, focus on the opportunity your company presents to a potential employee and get across your unique company culture, as well as giving it a title that plenty of people are likely to search, whilst still maintaining its relevance.
Make the Interview Process Candidate Focussed
Consult your recruiter about the interview process – they will know the industry standard format and the types of candidates you will be attracting. Think through your interview process to ensure you understand what you want to know about the candidate. Balance the interview between discovering the candidate’s suitability for the role, and the future journey of the company/role.
Try to phrase your questions carefully, to maintain candidate centricity. For example, instead of asking ‘What will you bring to the company?’ try asking ‘What would you like to achieve in this role?’.
Also, make the whole interview process realistic. 1 to 2 stages that are in-depth will prove much more effective than numerous short stages. The longer the interview process, the more likely the candidate is to drop out.
Research the Role
This may sound ridiculous, but if you don’t research local companies offering the same role and their rates, you won’t be able to offer a competitive salary, which will price you out of finding a capable candidate. Also, consult your recruiter, who will be dealing with similar companies with similar positions – they will know what the market is currently doing.
Avoid the Struggle, Involve your Recruiter
Almost all cloud-based talent acquisition and campaign management systems cost money. So, the most effective way of getting your job advert out there is to contact a recruiter. Not only will you get the benefit of their systems, but also their expertise.
Select Appointments have been recruiting for over 35 years and have invested during this time in state-of-the-art technologies and the best recruitment consultants in the industry, all with relevant in-industry experience. As REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) members we keep up to date with the latest trends in the industry and operate at the highest levels of compliance.
If you are looking to recruit, or are looking for a new opportunity, please don’t hesistate to get in touch with your local office.
“Caroline and her team took the time to listen to and fully understand our requirements. They demonstrated their understanding by presenting us with a short list of candidates all of whom could have filled the post. Thoroughly recommended for their fantastic service, thank you.”
Select Client – Google Review – Select Appointments St Albans
Second to None
“I have worked with and for ‘Select Appointments’ since Aug 1st 2017. I have nothing but absolute praise for the care and attention I have received whilst working under their ‘umbrella’. The interaction and provision of work, remuneration and holiday entitlement is in my opinion second to none, I would certainly recommend the agency to anyone with full and utmost confidence.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Norwich
Best agency in Cambridge
“Select Cambridge is an excellent agency specialised in offering jobs in the Hospitality sector. The quantity and quality offered make it the best agency in Cambridge. Personally, I have had the opportunity to work with […] an excellent consultant, attentive to the details and needs of her employees. I highly recommend it for those who are considering joining this sector.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Hospitality Cambridge
“I would like to thank you for your professional service to assist my company in the recruitment of a new member of the team. Your service was greatly appreciated, well explained and professionally conducted.”
Select Client – Google Review – Select Appointments Harrow
Looked After Very Well
“Select were pro-active in finding me temporary work and, as a result of one of their short-term assignments, I was called back by the same company for five weeks and then offered a six-month contract by that company. I was looked after very well by Select, administratively and in finding me work, and I am most grateful for their efforts on my behalf.”
Select Job Seeker
Bent Over Backwards
“I felt that Select bent over backwards to ensure that our vacancy was filled by the most suitable person; thank you!”
I Absolutely Love My Job
“I just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks to you and your team. I absolutely love my job and have now been made a permanent member of staff because it was such a great match to my skills. I am so glad that I came into your agency!”
Select Job Seeker
Cannot Thank Him Enough
“I am very thankful for what Select have done for me. At first, I was getting no interviews and literally no hope for any jobs. I applied to Select for an advertised job, which was in my area of expertise and my Consultant thought I was highly suitable for this job and he gave me a chance, so he put me forward. He sorted out all the interviews, communicated well with me and never left me out of sync. I cannot thank him enough for the high standard of customer service and perseverance to get me the job that I am in now!”
Select Job Seeker
Completely Understand Our Requirements
“We have been extremely happy with the service Select has given us. Our Consultant seemed to completely understand our requirements and saved us a huge amount of time putting forward the right people for our vacancies. We will definitely be using Select again!”
Changed My Life
“I am so happy you have no idea! You have helped change my life and I can now start a fresh and long lasting career. I cannot thank you enough for considering, helping and guiding me all the way through.
I will certainly be recommending you and Select recruitment to anyone I know. Thank you for everything!”
Select Job Seeker