THE DAYS OF GOOD ENOUGH ARE OVER

Date : 27/09/2019

You need a specialist: someone with knowledge and know-how who is at the top of their game. Maybe you’ve already introduced some candidates that looked like a good match on paper, but after three months on the job it turns out they’re not the right fit. Now, you’re back at square one. And you’re wondering where you went wrong. How can you prevent mediocre secondment in an era of bespoke service and personalization?

SECONDMENT IS A CHALLENGE

Finding qualified staff has long been a tough challenge for employers, for which agencies specializing in secondment seek to provide the best possible solution. Yet, all too often, they settle for a match that’s merely ‘good enough’ and winds up being totally off the mark. Effective secondment requires knowing the job, knowing the company, and knowing the candidate through and through. Only then can you make a perfect match.

PERFECT INSTEAD OF
JUST ‘GOOD ENOUGH’
Every agency wants to make the best match, but achieving one that’s spot on is much harder than one that is good enough. Making a perfect match is tricky and takes time. The sad truth is that the value of a long-standing partnership on paper is expressed in how fast a posted candidate takes off.

THE RIGHT MENTALITY
AND EXPECTATIONS
Candidates have to possess more than just the right credentials. Mentality, communication skills, relevant work experience and personality are worth far more than degrees and diplomas. To forge a successful long-term relationship, there also has to be 100% clarity about what will be expected of a candidate on the job. Unfortunately, gaps in recruiters’ grasp of the market and the position all too often lead to mismatches between candidates and clients.

QUALITY BEFORE QUANTITY

Passing around CVs won’t cut it today,
and to be honest it never did. An agency only really offers their client value by presenting that single stand-out candidate with the right skills and mindset. Bespoke secondment takes time and effort, but it also genuinely delivers. Doing that with passion and dedication is what makes this such a rewarding adventure, each and every day.