26 Apr The Process of Recruiting
At Blue Sky People, we work with dental clients of all types, from single surgery specialist private practices, to multi practice groups offering general dentistry to NHS and Private patients.
When discussing their recruitment projects, the financial implications of recruiting through an agency are often the focal point of discussions closely followed by the question of what agencies actually do for their fees.
Here at Blue Sky People, unless we are acting on a retained basis for our clients, all advertising, marketing and the associated financial risk is born by us with no fees payable unless we are successful in recruiting someone for our clients.
When undertaking a new assignment, we generally start off with a search of our own database of over 14,000 CV’s. At the same time, our team formulates our external advertising. We advertise across a broad range of on and off line media, including 15 different internet job boards – some specialist and others which cover a broad range of industry sectors.
Our research team is then briefed on the client and the role we are recruiting in order for them to start searching external databases and social media outlets for other potential candidates – some of which may not be actively looking for a career change. In fact, most of our clients are surprised to find out that a typical recruitment project – for a role such as a Practice Manager – takes an average of 50-60 hours to research, screen and select candidates for interview.
No single search is the same. In fact on occasion we may even have a candidate or two in mind when we take on an assignment.
When working with a recruitment agency, there are a few things to consider to help the process run smoothly.
- Having a good job description outlining the duties and responsibilities of the role is essential. A wish list of attributes and skills is great, but people want to know what the job entails day to day.
- Take some time to consider the recruitment process and timescales. Many a recruitment agent has undertaken an assignment only to find the hiring manager is going on holiday just as they present their short-list.
- What is the recruitment process and who is going to be involved? If several stakeholders or partners need to be included in the process, you could break the process in to first and second interviews for example. If that is the case, it is useful for candidates to know there could be multiple interviews and it also helps you plan diary dates efficiently with everyone involved.
Finding the right person to join your team takes time, experience and knowledge of the industry. By involving a recruitment agency such as Blue Sky People we help guide you through this process every step of the way and free up your time to continue running your business whilst we ensure the right fit for your team.
If you would like to chat to one of our team about our services then please ring 01491 411504 or visit our website for more information.