Covid-19

Have you got time to recruit?

A major outcome of the current market is that, in certain locations and disciplines, there are now more job seekers than there are available jobs. This is potentially going to increase as we head to the close of the current furlough scheme.

Many of our clients have shared with us that they are receiving an increase in direct applications. For larger organisations with dedicated HR and talent acquisition teams who have the time to review each application, then this is not so much of a problem. But for small and medium-size organisations with limited resource, it is a big challenge to have the time to sift through 100’s of CVs. An outcome of more available candidates is that the quality of applications is variable and more time is needed to review each application. We have seen qualified chefs applying for administration roles and managers applying for junior roles.

People are becoming understandably desperate and it takes time to review each application and handle these with the care and sensitivity that people need at this time.

As a professional recruitment consultancy, we put people first. Our consultants will help make your recruitment process more efficient.

Our consultants are knowledgeable experts in their specialism and work in partnership with you to provide advice and support beyond the offer and to ensure a smooth transition into the new role. The right people are your most precious business resource and we go beyond recruitment and induction support.

Our consultants can help your recruitment process with:

  • Advertising and promoting your role to the right candidates
  • Screening, reviewing and replying to each application
  • Providing you with a shortlist of 5 people who match your brief
  • Providing you with an overview of each candidate so that you quickly get an insight into the candidate
  • Arranging interviews and supporting interview preparations
  • Providing candidate feedback
  • Completing all compliance checks and gathering references

Our specialist sector knowledge is the primary reason why companies choose to work with us and our consultants have in-depth experience and recruitment market knowledge specific to your professional sector. They invest time developing and maintaining a strong network of contacts which connects us to the best people and enables us to source high quality and ‘hard to find’ candidates.

From four offices located across the Eastern region, we have a comprehensive understanding of local employment trends as well as within our specialist sectors.

We don’t just find high-calibre candidates, we also support organisations through induction, development and beyond. Most importantly, we work with you to recruit the right people and to support them at every stage of their career.

Let us help you save time and resource in your recruitment process and act as brand ambassadors for you, providing applicants with the best possible experience.

Talk to our consultants today.  

Written by

Judith Pugh

Judith has worked in marketing for 20 + years across a range of industries from health and fitness, horticulture, GIS software, education and now recruitment. Judith joined Pure in 2017 and is responsible for marketing the business, marketing strategy and delivering initiative campaigns.