Recently, I successfully made a placement with a client in a well-known difficult area, where not many “permanent” iTrent payroll consultants tend to congregate. After speaking in-depth with the client about the role, I went out to the market and found exactly what they were looking for. I provided two strong options, and after advising on the lack of iTrent talent within the area, they worked with me to interview both candidates, resulting in a successful outcome for all.
I took time to understand their requirements from the start, which gave me the best possible opportunity to find the right consultants. After discussing the opportunity at length, I set out to the market and spoke to relevant candidates, updating them on my progress regularly. As an expert within the market, I had already pre-screened two candidates who were local, and were able to provide them with options within 48 hours of the requirement being discussed.
I walked them through our feedback processes and gave advice on how to interview and sell their company, as well as some interview techniques that work well with other clients in similar sectors. I prepped the candidate accordingly and introduced them to each other. I pride myself on seeing the process through, and make sure to obtain first day details for the candidate, talk them through their first day, start times, who they will be meeting, etc. I will also have a catch-up with them after their first day, week and month, followed by monthly catch-ups after that. Additionally, I will also catch up with the client after the first day to make sure the candidate has successfully started in their role, and conduct bi-weekly catch-ups after that to discuss the project at hand.