I have spoken to many leading Welfare to Work & Employability Providers and have also met with some experienced professionals to discuss recruitment requirements in this rapidly changing industry.
It is a critical time for Providers who are growing and entering new markets. For this reason, it is important that they take lead through the recruitment of their employees, ensuring they have a mix of the right skill-set placed in their teams.
Employment Centre’s UK-wide have adapted to the industries constraints and their strategy has become dedicated to delivering intensive job matching and employer focused sessions. It’s a pressurised, driven environment whereby operational employees, working to targets, confidently conduct sales canvass calls to job match into local communities businesses. Some would compare the job role as one of a Recruitment Consultant.
For many of you who may be attending interviews for Welfare to Work & Employability positions you may find the whole process very daunting, especially if your interview involves presentations, role play and exercises.
Based on our regular contact with Primes and Sub-Contractors throughout the Welfare to Work & Employability industry, I have put together some handy tips, hints and advice for those seeking a new challenge within this sector to understand and connect with what Providers are seeking from their employees:
Think about what makes you suitable for the role?
• Do you have recent welfare to work contract delivery experience?
• Have you previously worked in a driven and targeted environment, to include private sector recruitment having built networks in your local community through successful business development?
• Do you ooze with passion and successful delivery ideas and solutions?
What qualities can you bring to the company?
• Target driven
• Focused on achieving goals and objectives
• Proven sales, networking and employer engagement skills
• Interpersonal skills
• A supportive attitude
How would you improve delivery and drive your caseload forward into sustainable work?
• Sales, employer engagement and networking activities
• Job matching techniques
• Delivering interactive employability workshops
• Supporting and managing a caseload effectively
So, if you’re seeking help and advice or if you feel you have the attributes and are ready to look for a new challenge, please see our national opportunities available and call for a further chat.
Likewise, if you are seeking to recruit into your own operation team Taylor Herrick Recruitment truly understand the constant changes in the sector and the importance to recruit the right person into the right job as contract delivery continues to face new challenges.