The Value of working with Strachan Clark.
When you make the decision to hire a recruitment firm, it’s important to select the right one. Not all recruitment firms are alike. We have listed the advantages of working with Strachan Clark below, which we believe make us your best option for retaining or engaging a recruitment firm.
Surveys have shown the best candidates rarely respond to job postings. To attract top talent, opportunities must be individually presented to “cherry picked” candidates from the hidden talent pool. It is extremely important for an employer to approach these candidates the right way
- Nicholas Strachan, Founding Partner of Strachan Clark Limited
Understanding of our client’s industry and their specific needs
With some serious experience placing professionals exclusively within your sector, we maintain a keen perspective of the market. With that said, we also understand that no two clients are exactly alike. To uncover the ideal candidate for a client’s position, it is imperative that we thoroughly understand the parameters of the assignment, as well as our client’s culture and goals.
With each new search assignment, we follow a time-tested process that begins with a thorough position analysis. We probe the hiring authority with questions uniquely designed to “flush out” information that will help us qualify and attract candidates to the position. We will whittle the list down to the most ideal candidates who we believe will meet the client’s requirements and needs.
We take the time to fully gauge a candidates’ motivation for seeking opportunities in the market. This not only ensures that you have a serious potential employee, but it also ensures the candidate will not accept a counter offer from another employer, saving you money, energy and time.
A very high portion of our successful placements involve candidates that have been with their current employer for a long time, on average 7+ years. Our method of qualifying candidates involves meeting them up to 5 times throughout the interview process, to ensure we have covered all bases including: Salary expectation management, reasons for leaving, work history cross-examination, interview feedback, reference checking and rapport building. This helps us to work through any hesitations candidates may have, successfully moving them forward in the process (interview) and eventually a career move (offer acceptance).
It is important that your company be professionally represented and properly branded in the market. With your best foot forward, you’ll be able to attract top candidates to your position. We believe our experience and reputation in the industry has contributed greatly to candidates being familiar with our name. They will take our calls promptly and respond to our emails with enthusiasm.
To quickly uncover candidates, our office utilises one of the best human capital software resources in the industry. This powerful resource tool provides the most accurate and detailed information on potential candidates and allows us to track their career objectives.
Also, much like detectives, we have been professionally trained to “deep-dive” the internet (social media outlets) for any additional information on candidates that will help us qualify them, and, if appropriate, attract them to a position.
Most importantly, we are traditional recruiters recruiting directly from your competitors. We have the skills to cold call and approach a passive candidate and attract them to your opportunity.
We cannot stress how important it is to follow a process when sourcing, qualifying and hiring top-talent. From thoroughly assessing a client’s unique needs to the interview/offer stage and then effective follow up, we have made it our core philosophy to never falter from our unique and effective process. For a detailed breakdown of our process, click here send us an email.
While we would love to assist you in finding top talent for your current opportunity, in most instances we also strive to become your strategic partner in talent acquisition.
We bring to the table skills and resources that you may not possess or have the time to deploy.
As a boutique firm, we have the time it takes to provide hands-on personal service to gain a good perspective and understanding of your company, it’s culture, structure, products and services plus overall goals. During the entire process, our clients always have direct access to the managing recruiter, who is heading up their search.
We work with clients of all sizes, those with 2 employees to over 10,000. However, because we only work with a few select clients at a time, there aren’t too many candidate pools we are restricted from approaching.