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Going it alone? What to be mindful of...

Going it alone? What to be mindful of...

Posted on 8 September 2020 by Laura Mercer

It may seem like now is a great time to be advertising directly for your next hire and this method can work, if you have the time and resources to be able to do the job properly, without damaging your business and brand.

We’ve found that unfortunately, a lot of businesses currently aren’t or can’t. From speaking to candidates, what we’ve heard is that they aren’t receiving any form of feedback from applications made and worse, aren’t receiving feedback following interviews. This is probably due to time constraints, as most hiring managers also have a day job to be doing and we appreciate spinning multiple plates isn’t easy, but it is so important to do. You want to strive to ensure that anyone who interacts with your brand, has a positive experience and regardless of whether they are successful or not, leaves with a positive and lasting impression.

You might be surprised to hear that currently, many candidates are put off by applying direct, due to the volume of applications they see, or because of what they’ve heard in the industry about the business, or through lack of detail in the advert (these are just a few of the reasons candidates have given us). Now more than ever, it’s important for businesses to have a strong, positive brand perception within the industry, so when you are ready to recruit, you hire the best possible talent in the market.

That’s where we come in!

We become your voice in the market, championing your business and ethos to all our connections. And with decades of experience in the industry, we have helped a lot (too many to put a number on!) of candidates throughout their entire careers, not just for the here and now. It’s why, we have built an honest and trusting relationship with our connections. They trust our judgement and our insight into businesses and the industry and respect our honesty and transparency.

It’s worth us being upfront now though…it’s not a numbers game with us. We’re all about quality over quantity and that’s due to our company values, which underpin everything we do – curiosity, honesty and collaboration. It’s why we’ve filled 10 out of 12 jobs we’ve registered recently and we’re still working on the other 2 😉 It’s why and how we were able to recently turn around a job from brief to start date in 9 days and it’s why our average turnaround time on a brief is 2-3 weeks tops (when both sides are flexible with availability).

We work collaboratively with you and our candidates, to provide a service that helps. Helps take the pressure off when you have a day job to do and helps our candidates to elevate their career.

Next time you’re looking to hire, before you post that direct advert, why don’t you give us a call and see how partnering with us could help find that exceptional talent you need and help elevate your brand and business in the industry!

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