Why Make Your Recruitment Agency Your Partner?

12 Sep, 2022

In a candidate driven market how can you not only attract the right applicants, but ensure you’re gaining a long-term employee who will grow with your business?

Whilst a big part of this will be down to your employee retention strategy, it’s also about working in partnership with a recruitment agency.  You see, by having someone who really understands your business, ethos, and goals, you will be better supported in not only finding the right candidate, but one who will thrive with your organisation.

ISO Quality Services have been working in partnership with Headturner Search for five years now.  During this time, they’ve not only helped us fill several positions, but half of those candidates are still employed with us more than three years later. 

Take Stacey for example.  In her previous life, she worked as a Litigation Solicitor at a well-known Worcestershire firm before moving into a business development and marketing role.  During this time, she developed a good understanding of the issues that SMEs face within their organisations. 

This experience made her the perfect candidate when a position came available in our marketing department in 2017 and Headturner recognised this.  After joining the team, Stacey later moved into sales as our Business Development Specialist where she’s strengthened her knowledge further, working with an array of businesses from all over the world. 

Today, Stacey is embarking on a new journey within the Leadership Team as our Sales and Marketing Manager.  Her vast experience will not only drive the business forward but enable her to strengthen the existing skills within the team so they can flourish too. 

Laure Osborne, Talent Attraction Specialist at Headturner Search comments: “We have been absolutely delighted to have watched Stacey’s career at ISO develop over the last 5 years and to have witnessed the value that she has added to the business.  It’s invaluable to have a relationship with our clients that is truly a partnership which is built on trust, knowledge of their employee culture and business ethos so that we can help them attract and build the best team not just for today but for the future. The best part of our job is knowing that we have matched not only the skill set, but the culture fit to ensure a long and successful relationship for candidate and client”.  

Here are Headturner’s 3 top tips to help you stand out from your competitors and find long-term employees: 

  1. Focus as much on the culture of your business as the skills that you are looking for in your job advertisements.  A good culture fit is what will ensure a long term hire. 
  2. Use your social media to market your Employer Brand to potential employees (if you want to learn more about Employer Branding and how to do this get in touch with me). 
  3. Benefits and Employee perks are gold. Build a picture of (and shout about) how this looks for your employees, you’ll be surprised how much the little touches (eg. Employees get their Birthday as an extra day off) really make you stand out from the crowd.

As well as Stacey, Headturner also referred long-term employees, Rhiannon Lewcock in 2017 and Jodie Purser in 2018.  Rhiannon was promoted to Senior Client Care Advisor in 2019 and now mentors our other Client Care Advisors.  We’re also supporting Jodie with her Digital Marketing Degree that she started through an apprenticeship in 2020 which will bring new skills to our marketing team. 

Headturner Search work within both permanent and temporary assignments across the UK.  If you would like to work in partnership with them, please contact: laura@headturnersearch.co.uk.

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.

Do you want to get ahead of your competition? Win more tenders or save time and money on reoccurring issues? Contact us today on 0330 058 5551 or email info@isoqsltd.com.

Alternatively, you can request a quote by filling out our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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