A study conducted by the Harvard Business School calculated the cost to an organisation for a poor hire could be as much as three times that employee’s annual compensation package, which can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. The impact to a candidate for accepting an unsuitable role can lead to their career stalling, loss of income, lost time and missed career opportunities.
Our approach is to work with everyone’s best interests at heart. We work closely with both clients and candidates to ensure the match is a win-win for everyone. This also applies for contracting assignments, where we have adapted our permanent recruitment methodologies to recruiting for contractors. The better the match at the beginning, the better the outcome over time for all involved.
From years of experience, we have designed an in-house quality recruitment methodology that allows for a consistent and repeatable approach to achieving the desired outcome. This begins with a detailed discussion with the hiring stakeholders to clearly determine the success factors of this role and personal qualities sought. From appropriate resourcing strategies we begin the selection process and conduct behavioural/competency interviews of likely candidates before producing a detailed report on each candidate or shortlisted candidates.
Reference and background checks are conducted, as the past is often the key to the present and likely future abilities. We manage both clients and candidates expectations and ensure an open dialogue regarding the process. We remain involved by way of providing post placement candidate care.
Additional measures such as various psychometric testing options and police checks can be arranged.
We can vary our approach according the needs or situation. As it continues to become more difficult to source talented individuals, a variety of methods may be undertaken to ensure we present the most suitable candidates. These include:
- Database searches through our known and current talent pool
- Advertising to the active job market across many forums
- Search and networking activities to tap into the passive candidate market
Recruitment is a people focused industry, yet too often candidates are treated as a product or service. We have long believed in treating people, be they clients or candidates, in the manner we would like to be treated ourselves. Unfortunately (for our industry) it is this basic common courtesy approach that is one of the factors that sets us apart from many of our contemporaries.
We believe that candidate care is a subconscious approach everyday to treat everyone with dignity and respect. We will try to help you in whatever capacity we can to get the fit right for your current circumstances and career aspirations.
Feel free to contact us for a chat about how we might help you.