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.
Jonothan Bosworth are hiring!!
Recruitment Specialist | South Staffordshire | Immediate Start | Salary dependant on experience
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Do you need a New Year resolution?
It’s now 2018 and surely you don’t want to continue 2018 in the same fashion you left 2017? Surely you want something, better?! …A career / career kick start in recruitment?
Maybe you’ve been thinking for a while that you want ‘more’ from your day at work… You’ve been thinking to yourself that there must be a fun environment, where you’ll be challenged daily – but at the same time it’s a place where you’ll feel like a professional – doing important work that has a positive effect on other people’s lives?
If this is so – please read on…
Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists are looking for Resourcers & Recruiters & Recruitment Leaders, as we embark on an ambitious growth plan that aims to see us double in size, year on year.
As you know already, you spend most of your time awake, at work… so if you aren’t laughing with your peers, if you aren’t motivated by the prospects of the job that you’re in, and if you aren’t growing – both financially and personally, then what are you doing?!
If you live in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Telford, Walsall, Cannock, Stafford, Bridgnorth or any of the other surrounding areas – this could be a great opportunity for you.
Our office is based in the leafy suburb of Codsall, South Staffordshire (a 25-minute train ride from Birmingham New Street or Telford Central; near Wolverhampton).
Individuals with at least 6 months’ prior experience in a sales capacity, whether that be face to face, or telephone based consultancy would be of interest to us.
Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists plan to double in size, year on year, for the next 5 years, so if you would like to be a part of an exciting and ambitious project, then pick up the phone and give us a call today.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Over 30 days’ total annual leave? Check!
Uncapped commission? Check!
First class training & development? Check!
International trips abroad for high achievers? Check!
State of the art recruitment tools? Check!
Other Requirements (dependent on job title/experience)
As our new ‘recruitment rockstar’ you will be responsible for attracting candidates and matching them to temporary and/or permanent positions with our client companies. You may also work with client companies, building relationships to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements.
In addition, you may be tasked with attracting candidates by drafting advertising copy for use in a range of media, as well as by networking, headhunting and traction through referrals and a network that you will build up over time.
The candidate screening process is vitally important; this is where you will pre-interview candidates, do background checks and finally match them to your clients.
You may also provide ‘consultative advice’ to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities.
For applicants with more experience in recruitment we are looking for individuals with a solid track record that includes a history of consistent billings, client & candidate retention and mentoring capabilities.
In conclusion, if you think that you are built for success, if you are ambitious, hard-working and have the capacity to work towards a ‘long-term goal’ we would like to hear from you TODAY.
Candidates who can start by/before February 2018 will be highly desired.
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We have a number of open vacancies dotted across the UK at the moment and it’s an exciting time to be alive at Jonothan Bosworth…
Our clients are all reputable, dynamic businesses, looking to bring fresh talent to their ranks, and we are hoping that it could be you!
Are you a Business Development Executive based in Shropshire? How about a SQL Infrastructure Specialist in Greater London?… Maybe you know a strong Service Delivery Manager based in West London? We are also looking for Java Developers in Yorkshire, and UK wide. If you love the sea side, we have a 2nd Line Engineer vacancy based on the South Coast, and we have a requirement for a highly talented MVC Full Stack Developer is Buckinghamshire…
With plenty more happening behind the scenes and more roles expected to be rolled out over the next 4 weeks; now is a good time to be contacting the Jonothan Bosworth team.
The sun is out, the summer is almost upon us… Maybe it’s time for a change?
Contact us on +44(0)845 299 6369 or send your resume here: https://jonothanbosworth.co.uk/pledge/
Is it us, or does the world and everybody in it expect things to be done ‘yesterday’?
From what we understand, it has taken millions of years for our planet and the life that inhabits this place we call Earth to have evolved to the stage it’s at right now.
Judging by the behaviour of some – there is still a long way to go!
So with this multi-million-year evolution in mind – where does our current impatience stem from? Is it the media? Or is it part of our ‘timeline DNA’? Maybe we were always destined to be this way!?
We’re going to relate this current dilemma to the recruitment industry, and we’ll attempt to break down what we see in every day actions of all parties involved:
Almost all recruiters are guilty of this – (even if it happens only in the early stages of their careers), but why is it that recruiters expect decisions to made ‘immediately’ by candidates and / or clients, if the ground work hasn’t been done?
Before ‘giving the offer’ to your candidate, did you know that he/she had 5 other final stage interviews lined up as well as yours? What about the fact that the candidate who represents your ‘biggest deal of the month’ is going through a messy divorce and is unlikely to be in a position to start in 4 weeks’ time (as requested by the client), due to all of the ‘personal issues’ he/she has to deal with, before being able to focus energy into a new challenge with a new employer?
You may know that your client needs someone to start ASAP – but did you ask them the reasons why? Is it due to something positive like ‘plans to expand the business’? Or is it because the role itself is a ’75 hour working week’ with international travel – fit for 3 employees and not 1?
Maybe the last two people left the position due to ‘burn out’…
It is only with a ‘deep sea dive’ into the circumstances and the real motivations and challenges faced by your clients and candidates that you can then get on with providing a world class recruitment solution.
If, as the recruiter, you work only off the ‘titbits’ of information (presented by the employer and potential new employee) your quest for a ‘quick turnaround’ is likely to end in tears…
With experience comes the ability to see the tell-tale signs of such potential calamity – but it cannot always be predicted, and without a particular process having been followed, everything can come crashing down like a house of cards.
Cutting corners to achieve quick success is typical of an epidemic sweeping not only the recruitment sector, but that of our wider society as well. I call it the ‘microwave society‘ syndrome.
Recruitment is a great industry, but we think it is important to step back, take stock and view things with a ‘wide lens’ from time to time. This way, clients, candidates, recruiters and suppliers will have happier stories to share around the camp fire.
Are you the person that applies to 5, 10, or even 15 jobs at a spin?
Well the games’ up!
There is very little chance of you being able to field dozens of calls from dozens of recruiters; and expect to perform at your optimum level… Especially if you are still committed to your current employer.
In my opinion, it could make more sense to ‘strategically focus’ your job search to a smaller number of roles by reading job adverts fully and matching your skills closely with what is being asked.
The expectation that ‘all recruiters are great recruiters’ and will be able to glean the information that they need from a generic CV, and then have the time and ability to extract even more relevant information from you over the phone, in a 5-minute conversation during your lunch break – and then potentially ‘repackage’ your resume specifically for the client that they represent, is quite fanciful to say the least.
As the candidate; it is important to recognise the very significant part that you play and it needs to be played to perfection.
If we were to break this contribution down to a percentage point, I think it would sit at around 33%.
So, 1/3 of the probability of landing the ‘ideal’ role is apportioned to your dedication and application as a candidate.
If you haven’t:
– taken time to produce a great CV
– targeted a small, relevant cluster of job roles/adverts to apply for
– put yourself in a position to answer calls from the recruiter (and the client)
the likelihood is, you’ll be staying in your ‘75 hour working week‘ job for a little while longer…
Before we get into this – if any of our clients are reading – there is a very strong possibility that this doesn’t relate to you! Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most efficient and understanding employers, and we thank you!
However, there are some employers that have a ‘default setting’ and that is: they want the best employee(s), found within the least amount of time, for a ‘not-so’ market leading salary/package.
This is where the phrase ‘ready-made‘ really takes centre stage.
As employers; we recognise that it is not going to be easy to find ‘top talent’ because the best [recruiters] in the industry are typically being looked after by their current employers.
Without realistic and / or appealing offerings from a client, the recruiter ends up fishing in a stagnant pond – with very few ‘desirable’ fish to choose from.
Operating in these ‘marsh-like’ conditions can lead to unwanted results.
When most companies ‘start up’, there is a concentrated effort to train staff, to infuse new employees with the culture, and there’s always a desire to retain the best people…
As a business begins to grow, sometimes the training manual starts to collect dust on a shelf, the culture starts to shift because the CEO no longer has the time or energy to continue promoting his/her ‘message’ to the new people entering the fray. Ultimately keeping a watchful eye on the ‘wellbeing’ of all employees becomes a distant memory…
…Hiring more and more people into this melting pot can sometimes be a recipe for disaster; the ’employee conveyer belt’ starts to turn a bit faster and before you know it, job descriptions get written in a rush to counteract the ‘leakage’ – and are written without the spark they once had and the wrong people are hired because the recruiter is under pressure to deliver quickly. The ‘vicious cycle’ continues.
As recruiters, we need to share these feelings with our clients and candidates. If you lose the odd client or candidate because of your honest, but constructive assessment of their supermarket style ‘dash for the ready-made’, it simply means more time can be spent working on the ‘quality’ aspect of the service provided by your business.
If as a candidate you see a recruiter ‘doing the right things’ in order to enhance your ‘journey’ – let your new employer know… it may mean that the employer raises the bar across their whole supplier group; placing extra importance on the recruiter that provides the most thorough and professional service – which in turn can improve your working life, should you become a hiring manager.
…Maybe it’s time for all parties to put the ‘Super Noodles’ away, and get back to serving up ‘Michelin Star’ quality…
Submit your CV here: https://jonothanbosworth.co.uk/submit-cv/
Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists have several exciting roles and we’d like to hire you on behalf of our clients!
If you are ‘considering’ a permanent move, or if your current contract is coming to an end, please reach out to us ASAP on +44(0)845 299 6369…
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Next interview slots available – 16th October
This short term role seems to require a good understanding of networks and storage (+ XenApp 7 desirable).
If you (or someone you know) are prepared to relocate to West London, or to the outskirts of West London – towards Reading, then our Citrix Technical Support role would be a very good career move.
If you (or someone you know) are keen to stay in London, our short term contract role in SW London could be a good ‘stop gap’ for you, if you are in between roles at the moment.
++ We are offering £500 for ANY successful referral ++
Submit your CV here: https://jonothanbosworth.co.uk/submit-cv/