You Get What You Pay For!
This statement is such a cliché – but it is usually true…
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If you want something done quickly, it could compromise on the quality that you receive.
If you expect quality, it may mean waiting a while to receive the product or goods requested.
If you desire a ‘quick turnaround time’ AND the ‘highest possible quality’ combined; it is likely to COST you more money.
This is not ‘Socrates Philosophy’ – it just seems logical to us. However for some reason – there are moments when we all think that there’s a fantastically cheap & speedy option which will satisfy all of our wants, needs, issues and/or concerns at a ‘bargain basement’ price..
Yes, sometimes we get ‘lucky’ – but is anything sustainable built on luck?
Luck is winning a big accumulator sports bet.
Luck is buying the last apple pie at McDonalds drive thru when you are ‘hangry’.
Luck is perhaps finding a crisp £20 note sticking out of the snow on a winters’ day walk…
However, receiving a service or product that genuinely meets the needs of the intended recipient, and is able to meet those needs on multiple, consecutive occasions is a slightly different proposition.
A ‘real’ recruitment solution is something that shouldn’t be left to luck.
One of the most valuable assets inside any company or organisation is it’s people. The process of hiring the ‘right’ people typically involves assessing individuals from a technical and cultural perspective, which can be a long and challenging endeavour. When a new employee leaves a company prematurely, it really does hurt the morale, the atmosphere and the profitability of the business – big or small – so it is important to try and get it right.
THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A SECOND:
‘Mickey Mouse’ is inanimate – but yet Disney spend copious amounts of money on the Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Animated Stories, Theme Parks & Customer Experience surrounding the Mickey ‘brand’.
Well, as consumers we spend billions annually on Mickey Mouse & Disney based products and services.
NB. Mickey Mouse is a fictitious character, created purely for our entertainment…
The image above; of the inbox message that supports this post is interesting.
For £399 I’d like to know if the full recruitment solution in which market knowledge built up over many years is at work, the cost of advertising has been taken into account and deployed, the research is on-going and the process management involved with selecting a strong shortlist built on multiple conversations, meetings, character references and all other associated tasks required, has been executed perfectly…
3 words: Simply. Not. Happening.
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In order for recruitment to be done properly, a real investment has to be made.
Firstly an investment by the recruiter (to deliver on all the things mentioned above)
Secondly by the employer (to take time to identify a recruitment firm with substance)
Thirdly by the potential employee
In my humble opinion, £399 is not the going rate for a substantial, ethical, compliant and effective recruitment solution – but, if you are a hiring manager and you have found this ‘quality-speed-cost ratio’ and it’s working for you – hang on to it and never let it go!! 🙂
If you are a client in search of a new recruitment partner, or a candidate looking for your next challenge, please call Jonothan Bosworth to find out exactly how we can add value.