We have a theory about recruitment agencies…
Just like real estate agents, most recruitment agents are very, very eager to secure your business. That’s fair enough, competition in business is healthy. However, many promise the earth to clients just to secure the exclusive right to represent them, never considering for a second whether they actually have the ability to pick the right talent for the job in the first place.
When was the last time you were sent a square peg?
You have a job, lets say its a ’round-hole’ – so naturally you want a round peg to fit in that hole. Yet how many times have recruitment agencies sent you square pegs? Candidates that were not even close to what you were asking for? You might have wondered…
How could they get it so wrong?
Beware the lazy recruiter
At Metaweb Australia, we believe that because every job is unique, every candidate must be viewed and selected uniquely. Not just sent to some generic, rebranded website where potentially – your ideal candidate – may be forced to enter pages of personal data, when they already have their resume in digital form ready to email to the agent.
Ask yourself, who really has the time for this, and who does it help? The answer is, nobody has the time and it only serves to help lazy recruiters get the data into their database without them having to lift a finger. They’ll tell you it helps them computer match you with the right candidate of course – but that’s a load of rubbish. It simply saves them time. It also drives away real, hard working candidates who won’t stoop to having to enter all the same data for the umpteenth time.
You spent how much on a big recruiter and still didn’t get the right candidate?
Have you hired one of the big global recruiters in the hope of finding the right candidate quickly – because they have a very large database of candidates? Sorry, but that’s exactly why they can’t find your ideal candidate, because they get lost in the pool of thousands of other candidates. There’s simply no way any recruiter in such a large agency can personally know each candidate and have an intimate knowledge of what they can offer.
Metaweb’s 5 Pillars of successful recruitment
Unlike the herd mentality of some of the larger recruiters, Metaweb Australia believes respect is the key to successful recruiting. Here’s how we do it.
- Trust – We do know all our candidates personally. In many cases we have worked along side them as colleagues in the past and have built a mutual respect and trust for how we work
- Honesty – If we don’t have an immediate close match, we’ll tell you up front. Then we’ll set about finding that person through our network
- Integrity – We find the right candidate, wherever they are. Specialising in head hunting top talent, we have a 100% success rate when we believe we have identified an ideal candidate. Our goal is always a win/win scenario. Everyone involved in the deal should come out a winner. It’s the only way to guarantee our survival and integrity in the long term. That means we go to top candidates on their terms. This demonstrates our integrity to them by showing they are being recognised and valued – this in turn builds their trust in us and allows us to broker the best possible outcome for all parties
- Communication – We follow up, with you and the candidate. After all, if one of you isn’t happy, then the party can’t last, so it’s in our best interest to make sure everyone is happy and on the same page. Not just in 2 weeks, but in 3 months, 12 months, 24 months and beyond. We have candidates and clients we have kept in touch with over many years. We don’t just get in touch when we have a job for them, we’re genuinely interested in their ongoing success, because we were part of it
Feel like a fresh approach to MarTech recruitment?
If you think this sounds like a fresh approach to recruitment, why not contact Metaweb Australia today for a relaxed, confidential discussion about your recruitment needs.