Advertising & Selection

Advertising can be an effective source of generating candidates.  The trick is to get it right.  To find the right place, to hit the right target audience, with the right presentation, at the right time.  This means finding the right style, tone and crucially the right media to ensure that you get a response that is targeted to your needs.  If you get it wrong then advertising can become an expensive and time consuming mistake.

We are expert at finding you the right targeted media.  We can negotiate on your behalf to get you the best deals and then we take care of everything else including writing the advert, preparing and setting all the artwork, and ensuring the advert is well placed and runs on time.

Advertising performs another function as part of a hiring strategy.  It gets your brand out into the marketplace and provides a positive impression of your organisation, showing everyone that you are recruiting and that your business is healthy and growing.  It is an outward sign of strength.

If, however, you want your advertising handling in a more confidential manner then we have a strong in-house branding that we can utilise to spearhead your campaign.

Online Media
Advertising has changed over the past decade with a massive growth in online advertising; whilst this has driven down costs in many areas the marketplace has become increasingly fragmented with many instances of the same position being advertised by a multitude of sources.  This doesn’t make your role stand out – in fact quite the opposite, most quality candidates will form a poor impression of the employer or even doubt the role exists.  There is a lot of competition for candidates online so it is important to spend the time to make sure your role stands out.  We make sure your role is represented in a professional manner, by one supplier and presented to the right target market.

Traditional Media
Despite what some agents will have you believe the traditional media is not completely dead and still has a place with regard to certain roles.  We are experienced in all forms of national and trade press advertising.  Where appropriate, in conjunction with their online offerings, these can be extremely effective and confer a highly professional image.

Advertising & Selection can be used on it’s own or as part of a wider sourcing strategy.  We manage the whole process from Initial Consultation to successful placement and beyond. 

Please contact one of the Partners for an initial discussion or email us and we will contact you.

Client Testimonials

Initial Consultation
This is at the heart of everything we do. We can’t begin to understand your requirements unless we get to know you and your business first.
If you want us to proceed we will provide a detailed proposal based on our discussions. All the key parameters, proposed solutions and costs will be documented and agreed.
Candidate Identification
Tailored to your needs and focussed on sourcing the highest calibre shortlist. We combine traditional methods of Search and Selection with the latest online and social media techniques as part of a wider overall talent acquisition strategy.
Rigorous Selection
We apply a Rigorous Selection criteria to the recruitment process. Looking at capability and cultural fit our interviews and techniques are designed to assess the candidates’ aspirations and long-term aims. This helps us reduce the chances of expectations being unfulfilled on either side.
Presentation of the shortlist along with an assessment of each candidate in relation to your opportunity.
Your Selection Process
Management of the various stages of your interview and selection process, (including any additional candidate profiling). We ensure things run smoothly and that feedback is managed effectively and promptly between all parties.
Offer Management
We manage the offer process and handle any negotiations. Having a third party to control this part of the process is key to achieving a successful outcome.
Post-Acceptance Management
There is often a significant time between acceptance and the successful applicant joining your business. Maintaining a positive contact, particularly during the notice period, significantly reduces the risks of unexpected counter offers or alternative options coming to light.
Post-Placement Care
We make a post-placement commitment to maintain regular contact in a structured manner at intervals that you are comfortable with. This can help significantly with the on-boarding process and ensures any concerns are dealt with before they become major issues.