“I manage the recruitment activities for a large company and, for years, we have been trying to find someone who recruits with our needs in mind, not theirs. It seems that some recruiters are just trying to place anyone into our roles so that they can move onto their next assignment.
We want candidates that match OUR requirements – that can’t be too hard, can it?”
Xera was asked to find a subject matter expert for the business technology support team within a major global organisation. Their preferred recruitment supplier had been asked to provide candidates for this role for over six weeks and every one that was proposed and, in some cases, interviewed, fell well short of the client’s expectations.
After consulting with appropriate people within our network, we were able to locate two candidates. The candidates were so close to our client’s brief that both were employed! This led to three additional recruitment projects for Xera – all assignments completed successfully with a total of only seven candidates for the five roles.
Xera doesn’t work like other recruitment companies, primarily because we are not a recruitment company. Every time we start a new recruitment project for a client, we actually do start a new recruitment project – we don’t see it as an extension of the previous one. Old resumes are thrown away and new ones sought. We go to our network and/or the market with the specifics of this role in mind – not what we did for the last role.
And to top it off, we agree a service fee based on the amount of work we think we’ll need to do to find your next colleague – not some randomly selected percentage of their starting salary.
What are your recruitment pain points?
How can Xera help you to eliminate them?