The Seven C’s of Recruitment
There is so much more to recruitment than merely filling slots in a timesheet. Matching the right candidates and clients is a refined skill that can take many years to perfect. Likewise, finding a job and hiring the right person is an extremely difficult process, so we have outlined seven things to think of when you are either looking or hiring to make this a little bit easier.
Every recruitment agency has a database of available candidates, but the difference between a good and a bad recruitment business is the process of ensuring that every candidate you put forward for a role is right for it.
There is no point in the client stipulating that they need someone with specific skills and then waste their time interviewing someone who hasn’t got those skills. Reversely, you don’t want to go to an interview that puts you out of your depth or one that is not what you were looking for.
Whether you are hiring or applying, plan your requirements and make sure you are heard by your consultant.
Without Clients and Candidates, there is no recruitment industry. If you are looking for work, you should register with an agency that has lots of connections in the right industry. Similarly, if you are looking to hire you want to use a popular agency that has been tried and tested by other businesses like yours.
A good recruitment consultant is worth their weight in gold. In an industry with an awful lot of competition, locating a good consultant can be difficult. So, if you need results look for a recruitment company with experience (experienced recruitment companies will know what to look for in a consultant) and find a team with proven organisation skills, the tools to search for skilled candidates, and consultants who truly take the time to understand your goals.
As a conduit between candidates and clients, consultants need to be extremely organised and excellent communicators. After all, you don’t want to miss any appointments! Offering your consultant multiple ways of getting in contact with you will aid this process.
Hirers, you’ve got to be sure you know what you want from a potential employee and candidates, you need confidence that your consultant is putting you forward for roles you can ace and will match your end goal.
At interview, you will need to show any potential employer this confidence and make sure they know you are capable of performing the tasks required.
With over 35 years in the recruitment industry, Select recognise that this is of the utmost importance. You spend the majority of your life at work, you’ve got to love what you do, who you work with and the ethos of the company you work for.
Recruitment services need to be easily accessible and inclusive for everyone. With offices in high-street locations drop-ins are easy at Select Appointments, and with a large team of people with industry experience at the end of the phone, we ensure that you are not alone when hunting for work.
If you are hiring, our consultants are also willing to travel to your offices to listen to your requirements and our website is a great location to find an office located near to you.
Select has 16 offices around the UK, that are perfectly poised to take your job hunt to the next level, or offer the assistance you need to make your team complete. Contact us today to find out more.
“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
They Invest the Time
“I have worked with the Select team on both assisting me recruit as a customer and more recently as a candidate. Having first worked with Select on a couple of recruitment projects with great success she was my first call when I needed assistance with my own career move.
For me the difference with Select is that they invest the time to understand your requirements both as a business customer and as a candidate and match you to the right people or positions. Unlike a lot of Recruitment companies the communication is strong from the Select team with regular updates and you never feel like just another candidate in a drawer. Dedication, passion, professionalism and commitment are the qualities that set them apart from the rest and I cannot rate the Select team more highly.”
Select Client & Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Lowestoft
Very Supportive Team
“I worked with the very supportive team from Select. He rang just before every appointment I had with my new employers to offer advice and support. He was also on the end of the phone when I asked for advice about my current position. Needless to say, I was offered the job I was recruited for and had a very good experience with Select.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Hospitality Peterborough
Able to Get Results
“Select have been absolutely amazing from the get go. I haven’t had any problems with finding a job, pay or communication. The team found me a new job within 1 week and another job after the contract ended on that one.
I would heavily recommend this company as not only are the staff so friendly, they are able to get the results that you want from employment. After years of working with other agencies and having many problems, Select come out on top and will be using them in the future. I found an amazing job and was so sad to leave it as I have continued my journey at university.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Chelmsford
Lovely Agency to Temp With
“Lovely agency to Temp with. Always there for advice and respond quickly to any queries I have had over the last couple of months. I would like to thank the team for the incredible service they have provided me, very professional and they really care about their work.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Oxford
Cannot Recommend Them Enough
“Select Appointments are an AMAZING agency!
My consultant believed in me and saw my strengths. He gave me back my work confidence then found me my dream job. Nothing is too much trouble. The team are with you every step of the way ensuring that you are well prepared. I cannot recommend Select highly enough.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Northampton
“Probably the very first agency that provided amazing customer experience to me. Staff are very professional and friendly to the point where they have managed to find something that suits me in the first 30 minutes of walking in for the first time. Paperwork isn’t as burdensome as in other recruitment agencies which is a big plus. I got an impression of genuine care from them due to the fact that they were always in contact with me and whenever I had an enquiry they responded asap.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Lincoln
Dedication is Abundantly Clear
“I am an IT Engineer specialising in Apple systems. Over the course of 1 year I entertained many recruiters claiming their understanding and ability in finding a position that suited my expertise.
Chris Lo is the 1st (& only) recruiter in my experience that not only dedicated & understood my goals, but also had the technical education to fully understand my abilities and provide appropriate prospects. This lead to my current position with a company & group of people I want to stay with indefinitely.
Chris’s dedication is abundantly clear; extremely communicative and driven nature, exemplifies his passion and character.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Croydon