As a leader of a business, selecting the right people for specific roles will is fundamental to your ability to achieve your vision for your team or firm: managing this well will mean success, failing to do so can bring a company to its knees.
Why is it then that (surprisingly often) “recruitment” is pushed to the margins and not included in their circle of trusted adviser?
This begs the question what you define as “recruitment”. Is selecting the right people for the right roles an operational issue which is reduced to a supply chain tick box exercise?
What is a trusted adviser?
Ultimately, the title relies on two essential halves: trust (earned over time) and advice (the ability to provide the above, thanks to expertise relevant to the problem at hand).
A hackneyed phrase, perhaps, but the concept hasn’t lost its importance.
As business leaders, we rely on the information received from lower down the chain. We make decisions for ourselves, our staff and ultimately our business, based on this information. But, which one of us can say that they not only receive all the information they require, when they need it but also that they can trust it to be wholly relevant, accurate and unfiltered?
The role of an adviser is a demanding one. A title earned over time, tested through good periods and (particularly) the bad. It is the individuals and companies in these roles that we trust not only to provide us with accurate information, but also to provide their opinions, fresh perspectives, counter arguments, relevant expertise and best practice as and when the situation calls for it.
A trusted adviser for your recruitment efforts
Most often, business expect their recruitment consultancy to provide one thing: CVs. But let’s pause there for a moment, consider the bigger picture.
What a business actually seeks when it opens a new job role to applications is far more than just a job title to be filled. It is the person who is most suitable not only to the practicalities of the specific role, but to the company, its culture and its future. Ultimately, we are looking for someone to make a positive impact on your company.
So, far beyond having someone email over a set of CVs, your recruitment consultancy should be able to provide all the information you need to make the decision best for your business quickly and accurately, based on all relevant facts.
Is your recruitment consultancy your trusted adviser?
In our experience, there are four elements that, working together, make Aylin White a trusted adviser to our clients. It’s a formula that has been tested over our 10 years in business, something each one of our team stand by, and what makes us Better Placed:
Working together is what makes us the best we can be. That’s true for your company, as well as ours. Over time, we get to know our clients, their business, their strategies and future plans, so that we can stand alongside you, advise honestly and help you achieve your goals.
Most importantly, every relationship counts: whether its between us and our clients, our candidates or within our team itself, we deal with the people that will make your business the best it can be.
In its simplest terms, our aim is to find the best solution for our clients’ needs. To do this, we must look at each step of the project with fresh eyes and keep evolving. We keep abreast of developments in the industry, salary levels, key staff movements, legislation and more, so that you are provided with key information for your decisions.
Bringing in an external consultant is your opportunity to bring in best practice and it is our opportunity to continually surpass your expectations, as we work together towards a common aim.
We uphold the highest of standards and we deliver what we promise. Always.
We believe that each of us has a role to play in your success. We are here to help you understand the reality of any given situation, supporting your decision making through constructive advice, unfiltered key information and owning our side of the process from its beginning to its end.
In any industry, reputation is everything – for your business as well as ours. The three previous parts of our formula allow our companies to share your agenda and become trusted advocates of your business.
Take a moment to consider the individuals and companies you would count as your trusted advisers.
Does this include those responsible for hiring your talent? We believe it should.
If you would like to discuss a particular role or any of the points raised in this article further, please contact David Perdoni on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 020 3056 1950.