Building Rapport… the importance of getting to know you.
The economy has improved and welfare to work and employability providers are winning new delivery contracts and expanding their teams nationally. In this current job market, it is vital to provide quality and personal customer service that we at Taylor Herrick Recruitment insist is core to being an effective 21st-century recruiter and a reputable leading business.
At Taylor Herrick Recruitment, whether having a discussion with a candidate or a client, we believe in, and want to provide, a unique, personal and bespoke service to all.
In this blog, we have specifically looked at what affects the decision for a candidate to move jobs or for a client to recruit. From a candidate’s point of view, there might be many reasons for them wanting to move jobs. These might include; job security, achieving their career and life goals, career progressions and money offerings. We have also looked at the reasons that businesses and employers might want to recruit. These reasons could include; growth of the business and replacement of staff who have been promoted or left.
So, the important question that you should and need to know as a candidate who seeks to work with a new employer is – what are employers really looking for?
We like to meet and get to know all of the prime and sub-contract providers that work in partnership with us as it helps us to understand their business, ethos and values. We have an understanding of contract delivery though our own experience with certain leading providers, such as A4e and here at Taylor Herrick, but in this rapidly changing industry, delivery and best practice constantly changes.
Prime and sub-contractors of the Work Programme, one of the largest government contracts of its kind, seek sales and target driven professionals. The Work Programme contract is demanding and target driven in order for the business to make money through placement claims. Within their person criteria and in order to have the attributes to be able to deliver this contract a sales or recruitment background is usually desirable. Also, with the Work Programme now nearing its first year anniversary, providers normally also seek managerial and delivery professionals who have recent Work Programme delivery experience.
Different contracts such as Work Choice, the Job Centre Support contract or the Foundation Learning contract still seek the same sales and target driven professionals due to the demands of its delivery, however, due their niche specialisms other skill-sets and experience, for example, working with disadvantaged and vulnerable young adults, is anticipated.
To make our recruitment services personal and bespoke and to help you achieve your aspirations to meet your needs within the business we try our best to get to know you.
Taylor Herrick Recruitment’s niche experience of welfare to work contract delivery, combined with HR and our own career and life experience enable us to offer a valuable and supportive service to all.
We are looking forward to getting to know you and helping you on the ladder to success.