Getting that perfect addition to your team is one thing – ensuring that they stay there is another. Unfortunately, we hear only too often that some recruitment agencies like to play a box ticking game, placing people in a new role with no thought for the aftermath. We can see why…it’s much easier for recruiters to fill a position and run for the hills. Yet, this is where K.A.G. Recruitment differs. We’re in it for the long haul. We believe in building long-lasting relationships with clients and candidates and aim to minimise staff turnover rates with the people we place. Recruiting new team members is an investment that you don’t want to get wrong and it’s our duty to make sure that you don’t.
So, how do we go about doing that?
- Hone your hiring process
The best place to start is at the beginning, right? Alongside the guidance we offer for candidates, we also take the time to refine our client’s hiring process to ensure it is as effective and efficient as possible. A strong hiring process will filter out any unfit candidates and make sure that you don’t risk offering the role to the wrong person.
Don’t fall foul to this common mistake! It’s important that you also pay attention to yourself during this stage and ask yourself honest questions. How invested are you in this process? Do you think you make a good Hiring Manager? Would people want to work for you? Remember candidates will also be interviewing YOU.
- Look at both sides of the story
Candidates and clients are equal parties in whatever job offer is made and usually both have a list of expectations, which is why it’s important to make sure that everyone knows where they stand before employment commences. This is where we come in. We act as a neutral party to make sure that our clients and candidates are on the same page before signing contracts. This reduces the risk of any arguments later down the line.
- Catching any unhappiness early on!
Most people resign due to unhappiness in their roles. This is usually through unresolved issues that have gone unaddressed. The key to employee retention is ensuring that the happiness of your workforce is never overlooked. Communication is key, candidates may be unhappy due to low job satisfaction, being promised recognition or development opportunities that don’t come to fruition which is why we ensure that all the candidates we place have all the skills, knowledge and guidance they need to be a success in their role and communicate this with you to try and ensure that this doesn’t happen.
- Conducting regular reviews
We find that new hires find it helpful to have regular reviews with a third party (us!), which is why we offer this service for FREE.
Our 3 and 6-month reviews are beneficial to both our clients and candidates. We give candidates a space to air any concerns about their position, discuss their progress and work towards any development opportunities. By offering our support, we have found that our candidates have built confidence and found happiness in their new position.
From these reviews, we can gather feedback and deliver valuable insights to our clients. This equips our clients with the tools to address concerns and make any adjustments for their new recruit. The sooner a correction can be made, the better! What’s more, we even continue this through to a 12-month period!
Get in touch today.
If you are looking for consistent support during your recruitment process, then check out our guidance service. We offer FREE 3 and 6-month reviews as well as experienced advice to ensure your new recruit settles in well and becomes an invaluable, long-lasting member of your team. We would love to discuss your plans for recruitment. Get in touch today!