What is your total career opportunity worth to an ideal target candidate? Are you marketing all your selling points? Head-count vacant for more than 2 months, maybe not…
Last year we were invited to provide a quality short-list of candidates for a Web Analytics Manager role within an organisation performing a major digital transformation programme. This was a great fit for our candidate networks and our industry knowledge; particularly in the digital leader space.
During our briefing with HR and the Digital Transformation Director, it was clear why the position had been open so long. The role was key to their growth and needed to support their massive corporate investment, cutting edge analytics tools, and work with highly professional and likeable people. They were obviously a great team who were looking for the perfect match.
We agreed a recruitment timetable of events… structured, clear, and progressive: which is paramount in this market to secure the best most sought after talent.
Although the basic salary was correct for the grade it was much lower than some of the advertised competition, and lower than the banding candidates would normally search for. To entice the best candidates we included the total remuneration and benefits package, along with the captivating details around the role, challenges, rewards, career prospects, culture and a whole host of other truly unique selling points.
In addition to advertising, we contacted our exisiting candidates, relevant digital friends, and headhunted new people in similar roles from large complex enterprises with millions of customers and highly segmented customer profiles.
Our SEARCH produced interest from 100s of candidates, which is only part of why we were successful… SELECTING the right profiles for the BluZinc stage interview by someone who understands what good looks like is vital; and then asking appropriate screening, technical and behavioural interview questions shortlisted the best candidates.
Where we have a quality relationship, with a quality client, it’s common for every CV we recommend to have an interview with the client… in this case, we provided 2, both had interviews and one was successfully offered and joined the business. The other candidate was considered for a potential new opportunity in the same department!
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