Access the "Hidden Elite"

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Although there have been some major macro-political shocks in recent months; the key UK economic indicators have remained pretty stable, with strong growth reported across many sectors of our economy. As a result many companies are looking to grow and a clear barometer of this is the tightening of the labour markets as job vacancies increase and unemployment drops. Most of our sectors that we service are now “candidate short” markets.

Every day a new headline emphasizes the strengthening in demand particularly in the engineering, manufacturing and the service industries.

As a leader and manager of any successful business, a key component is the successful acquisition of the right people at the right time, with the minimum amount of time and effort expended.

We encounter countless fundamental errors that companies big & small make on a daily basis that are massively hampering their ability to attract and recruit the “hidden elite”. This is the best talent in any market sector.Make sure you don’t fall foul of our top 5 hiring howlers:

Continue reading 5 hiring howlers you need to avoid in a candidate short market.

Date posted: May 23, 2019 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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Job interviews are a necessary part of any recruitment process, however with the right planning and approach even the most nervous of interviewees can avoid difficult interview questions and give a good performance (see our earlier article http://www.wynneconsulting.co.uk/interview_preparation/ on how to prepare effectively for any interview).

Conversely – we regularly encounter situations where seemingly excellent job candidates have failed at an interview as a result of answers to one or two difficult interview questions.

Dealing with difficult interview questions that have a “negative” answer:

Continue reading The secrets to answering those difficult interview questions.

Date posted: April 25, 2019 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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A scenario we experience regularly goes something like this. A client wants to recruit a key individual, so they assume the best strategy is to put the job out to 20 different recruiters. “Surely, if we put the job out to lots of recruiters, we’ll get a good coverage of all of the job seekers at that moment in time and we’ll then be able to recruit the best people available.”

The problem with this strategy is like you, a recruiter has to put hard work and effort into any inquiry to turn it into a result.

Any efficient, well run business knows that the key to success is to pick and choose the business they target, rather than working on every client enquiry.

Continue reading Why it pays to use a top recruiter exclusively – rather than use multiple recruiters at the same time.

Date posted: April 11, 2019 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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Despite the uncertainties over Brexit; there are a lot of companies recruiting throughout the whole of the UK. That’s a fact. After years of recession and stagnation following the global financial meltdown of 2008 we are seeing strong demand from the majority of the markets that we service.

Over the last few years, employers have held the power and have tended to be very selective in their hires; and insistent on interviewing multiple candidates for a particular role. Decision-making has typically been quite long and arduous – as hiring managers see a wide selection of candidates as a good reason to “take their time” and make decisions slowly.

Fast-forward to 2019 and we are seeing what we call “candidate short” markets in the majority of our sectors. This means that in many instances there are more jobs than candidates, and this causes employers to have a different approach.

Continue reading Should I take the first job I’m offered? Advice on dealing with multiple job interviews & offers.

Date posted: March 28, 2019 | Author: | 1 Comment » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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One of our top clients came into the office this week to talk about a major project we are undertaking to set up a new business unit for their organisation. Chatting away, he told us the story of his best friend who insists on doing all of his recruitment himself to save money.

He talked about how proud his friend is of placing job adverts in lots of different media, then taking all of the CV’s from “applicants” that he receives, all the phone-calls he gets from interested people who just “want to have a chat” about the job, etc. He then spends the next few evenings & weekends going through the CV’s, calling up the 15 or so interesting candidates and chatting to them about their background, experience, etc.

Continue reading The real cost of recruitment? – Your wasted hours trying to recruit.

Date posted: March 14, 2019 | Author: | 2 Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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I was sat in a coffee shop over the weekend and overheard two friends talking about cars.

One was exalting the virtues of his lovely German saloon, with leather interior, cruise control, faultless driving experience,etc. His friend was also exalting how cheap his “Far East” manufactured car cost was to buy and run, the low “upfront cost”, low cost for spare parts, servicing, etc.

Although the conversation was about cars – the two friends were coming from opposite ends of the scale in terms of car needs and wants. Kind of similar to comparing apples & pears.

This set me thinking about clients “buying” recruitment services and their wants & needs; be it “Transactional” or “Value-add”.

Continue reading Not all recruitment companies are the same – you get what you pay for.

Date posted: March 7, 2019 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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Interviews aren’t a scary experience if you focus on some simple preparation. At Wynne Consulting we have many years’ experience of helping high quality people to be successful at interview, so here are a few easy tips to help you succeed:

Continue reading Nail it! Advice for delivering the perfect interview.

Date posted: February 14, 2019 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: CV Optimisation Recruitment & Headhunting

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The single biggest reason clients use Wynne Consulting is our ability to find people that aren’t on the “Open Job Market”. That means we find people who aren’t applying for Job Advertisements, talking to Recruitment Agencies or using CV Websites.

Growth in permanent staff salaries are also growing at their highest rate since before the financial crash in 2008.

Continue reading Struggling to recruit? You need to get proactive.

Date posted: February 7, 2019 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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One of the  biggest problem companies face is how to recruit high quality people in today’s competitive environment.

The major issue is that the vast majority of high performing people don’t ever look for a job on the “open market”, so don’t talk to recruitment agencies, respond to job adverts and place their CV’s on CV Websites.

So how do companies get hold of these people to have an opportunity to recruit them? This diagram gives an accurate breakdown of a typical company of 100 people:

 

Continue reading Headhunt search finds the “Hidden Elite” that conventional recruitment methods can’t unearth.

Date posted: January 24, 2019 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting

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As a headhunt search company we are in business to help clients find the high calibre people they need to be successful.

We find people by identifying and then headhunting target individuals who we believe have the right skills and attributes that we are looking for. That’s great – but when a headhunter calls you, what is it really like?

As a rule of thumb, we will firstly call the individual and identify that it is in fact them speaking (and not their manager who’s answered their line); then we will make them aware that we are a headhunting organisation and that we would like to have a conversation with them about an career opportunity. We’ll ask “is it a convenient time to talk?”

Continue reading When a headhunter calls – thoughts on how to deal with it.

Date posted: January 8, 2019 | Author: | No Comments » | Categories: Recruitment & Headhunting
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