Recruiter On Demand is a flexible service for time-strapped in-house recruitment and resourcing teams.

We help in-house recruitment and resourcing teams to find, assess and select candidates for mid-level and senior roles across all sectors.

Support services for in-house recruitment and resourcing teams

If your company’s growing fast, you’re surprised by a big project you have to resource at short notice, or your team’s a person down, we can help you make quality hires in good time. Whatever the situation, our recruiters / resourcers can support you in three key areas:

Sourcing & Attraction

We’re experienced in both active and passive candidate search and can take care of all the research and administration involved in sourcing and attracting top-class candidates. This includes:

  • Online research
  • Networking
  • Advertising
  • Digital approach
  • Phone approach
  • Social referrals

Assessment & Selection

Managing responses and whittling down streams of candidates into quality shortlists can save your team hours of time. As part of this process our recruiters / resourcers can provide:

  • CV-sifting
  • Candidate interviews (phone, video or face to face)
  • Candidate management
  • Psychometric testing
  • Assessment centres

Strategy & Advice

Our team consists of recruitment professionals from a variety of backgrounds with years of experience in both the commercial and the public sectors. We can advise you on everything from streamlining your processes and optimising your direct recruitment resources, to where you should be looking for talent, and how to strengthen your talent pipeline.

Recruiter On Demand in action

The project resourcing challenge

Richard heads up the resourcing team at a national civil engineering consulting firm. Along with his two colleagues, he struggles to support recruitment for ad hoc projects that get thrown at his team at short notice a couple of times a year. Richard had to use recruitment agencies on the last big project, which his stakeholders weren’t happy about paying for.

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What Richard really needed was an extra internal person who could recruit for these projects. He didn’t need them all year round though, and the alternative – finding and on-boarding a freelance recruitment contractor – would take too long.

We supplied Richard with a named recruiter – Andy – who was able to start work on the project within 48 hours. With minimal oversight, Andy took the briefs from the hiring managers, advertised the roles, found and approached passive candidates and handled all the responses.

He presented himself to candidates as if he were part of Richard’s company and his team. This made the hiring managers comfortable, and encouraged more candidates to apply as they rightly felt they were applying directly to the company.  Being accustomed to working with complex hires, Andy assessed and selected shortlists of quality candidates to present to the hiring manager.

As a result of Andy’s work, the company made 12 hires and saved £99,000 compared to what they would’ve spent had they used an external recruitment consultant. Richard was able to keep his focus on recruiting for core roles.

The challenge of overwhelming response rates

Gillian is the recruiter for an international development organisation. She’s one half of a team of two. Her colleague is a coordinator, and all the resourcing and recruitment fall to Gillian.

One of the organisation’s strong points has meant that Gillian’s workload is far greater than some of her colleagues in similar sized organisations. The organisation has a great employer brand, and they get an overwhelming response to adverts for programme management roles around the world. Gillian was struggling to cope, but with the number of actual hires and the recruitment budget they had, the organisation couldn’t justify another permanent employee.

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Gillian retained a Recruiter On Demand – Abigail – to help her out. Abigail assessed all the applications, considering both CVs and covering letters. She selected potential candidates to interview via video and then arranged, recorded and scored the video interviews. Based on these, she then telephone screened and scored the most promising candidates, presenting Gillian with detailed notes and the final scores of those she screened.

Gillian was then able to manage the last leg of the recruitment process herself, interviewing her final shortlist and making the offers.

This cost Gillian’s organisation about the same as hiring a freelance contract recruiter, but she only needed to pay for Abigail for three weeks, and didn’t need to spend any time on finding and on-boarding her. Abigail or one of her colleagues is now available within 24 hours for Gillian’s next hire.

Because every company is different, all our support services are tailored. Tell us what your challenges are and where you need extra support, and we’ll design a service that fits your budget.

 

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