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Choosing the right approach to recruitment

Choosing the right approach to recruitment

20 days ago by Jack Keeling
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​Are you currently mapping out your recruitment strategy for 2024? Perhaps you're evaluating skill gaps within your organisation, preparing for upcoming projects, or assessing your available budget.

Once you've outlined your plan for the year ahead, we can't stress enough how vital it is to determine the right approach, and we’ve provided a one-page recruitment planning tool to help you do just that.

Successful recruitment is not a matter of chance. Last year we conducted research on businesses who were recruiting and identified the challenges or pain points that were hindering their success. This is a list of just some of those challenges:

  • Time: Writing job descriptions, advertising, sourcing, shortlisting, and interviewing, swallowed up way too much valuable time, that could have been spent elsewhere in the business.

  • Losing candidates: Losing top talent either at interview or offer stage due to a lack of structure, and communication.

  • Limited reach: Found that their own network wasn’t large enough to attract top-tier candidates.

  • Lack of tools/software: No access to recruitment tools and software, which would have helped to unearth talent and manage the candidate pipeline.

  • Damage to brand: Many clients reported a negative impact and backlash on social media when their internal team failed to respond to applications.

  • Fallouts: Many reported an increase in failed hires last year, with an uplift in new employees leaving within the first 3 months.

Several factors were associated with causing the above issues, including:

  • Salaries that didn’t line up with the market.

  • Unrealistic job descriptions.

  • Disjointed decision-making processes.

  • Lack of agility and responsiveness.

  • Failure to establish a streamlined system for handling candidate applications.

  • Absence of an intermediary to facilitate communication and negotiation.

In essence, effective recruitment hinges on planning and collaboration with experienced specialists. We can talk you through each step with a clear and structured plan based on your unique business needs.

We are specialists in Marketing, Creative and Digital (freelance, contract and perm), with years of expertise, backed by comprehensive research and data. Renowned for our expansive network, exceptional service standards, and discerning approach, we've earned the trust of numerous brands and agencies across the UK.

If you’d like to pick our brains on anything or work with us this year, please get in touch.

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