Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12 years of recruitment

Written by Alban Gaffori

With the drastic development of social media over the past decade, it has never been easier for companies to be in direct contact with talent. What we’re noticing however is that this over-connection between employers and potential employees actually makes it more difficult for companies to find the right people and for talent to find a good employer.

I’ve been in the business of recruitment for the past 12 years and what drives me is the fact that recruitment is fast paced and directly positively oriented. You see the real results of what you do, finding the perfect job for someone and the perfect employee for an organisation… It gives the job a very real purpose! When I look back on these 12 years, I realise how much the business changed, but also how the changes happened almost without anyone noticing them because we’re always running on the operational side of the business, never stopping to pause and see what’s really going on.

So what is going on? Talented candidates are being stalked through telephone calls and emails, and they are hiding. This does not mean however that these people found their dream job already! On the other side of the story it becomes more and more difficult for companies to separate the wheat from the chaff. I know of one company where the HR department received over 700 CV’s for a position and after screening not one of them was right for the job! Can you think of anything more inefficient?

It is the role of a recruitment agency to build bridges between niche profiles and companies that are real top employers. We ask our clients to be fully transparent on their company culture and their values, so we can communicate effectively to people who listen.

Do you want to talk about it? Drop me a line