Currently in the UK, we are experiencing unprecedented numbers of vacancies, particularly in certain sectors like healthcare and driving, both of which are specialist sectors for the recruitment team here at 24-7 Staffing.
Which means competition among employers for talented candidates is fierce. If you’re among those many hundreds of companies seeking to fill vacancies, then you’ll want to maximise your chances of getting the right candidates and, ultimately, the right people for your team.
Many employers choose to partner with a recruitment company, like 24-7 Staffing. And there are steps you can take to ensure you make the most of that relationship. In short, it will help us to help you.
Equally, if you are jobhunting, because there are so many vacancies you might get the impression it will be easy to walk into a new role. But this very much depends on the sector you are looking at, and what your skills are. The end of furlough on September 30 may see unemployment rise, making job-seeking more competitive.
Of course, at 24-7 Staffing we are very proactive in seeking out talented candidates for our clients, and in looking for new positions for our candidates. But the more help you can give us – or any recruiter – the better.
So here are our top tips on making the most of your relationship with us, or with your recruiter.
Recruitment is all about people and partnerships. Whether you are a client or a candidate, we need to build a relationship with you and to learn all we can about you.
Our consultants are trained to gather crucial information about your vacancy or the job you’re looking for, so giving us some quality time to gather this information at the start of our relationship can make all the difference to your success.
If you are an employer, give us as much information as you can about your vacancy or vacancies and the types of candidates you are looking for, as well as an insight into your business, its ethos and how you are building your team.
If you are a jobseeker, having a really well written CV, which highlights all your achievements and skills is just the first step. Let us know what sort of employer you are looking for; not just the sector they are in but the culture and setup that appeals to you. If you have experience of working for a particular type of company, and know what you liked and what you didn’t, then tell us.
Keep in touch
Keep in regular contact with your recruitment company. If that’s us, then feel free to pick up the phone and call, or pop into one of our branches – we’d love to see you.
If you are an employer, then please do let us know if anything changes – if you have new vacancies to fill, if you have filled others, or if you want to talk through the best approach to writing a job description. We’d be delighted to help.
If you are a jobseeker, we especially want to hear from you if anything changes in your circumstances. Maybe you have just gained a new qualification; perhaps you are now looking for full-time rather than part-time work; you may be available for more shifts; have you moved to a different area? Please let us know.
And this final piece of advice is especially for jobseekers: keep looking at the jobs boards and if you see something that meets your needs, and matches your skills and experience, then call immediately to discuss the vacancy. Act fast and you’ll be ahead of the competition. We can talk about the particular role, and whether it suits you. If you meet the criteria, we can put you forward.
Recruitment is all about people – the candidates, the companies, the recruiters. By talking, keeping in touch, and getting to know each other, we will find it easier to find you that perfect candidate, or that perfect new position.
If you are seeking a new role, or if you are looking to fill your vacancies, please get in touch.
We are a leading, independent recruiter, helping clients and candidates find their perfect match across our four specialist sectors: driving, healthcare, industrial and commercial. We work across Chippenham, Salisbury, Bristol, Wiltshire and the South West.