HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN CANDIDATES
Choosing between closely-matched candidates is a nice dilemma to have. With both apparently equally suitable for the post, it can be tricky to decide who should actually fill the vacancy. Fortunately we have a common sense checklist to help you choose. How to Choose between Candidates
Don’t fall into the trap of assuming the worker with the most experience is the obvious choice. First ask yourself what is most important to the company? If a safe pair of hands is what’s required, then the most experienced applicant could be the best answer, but only if the role will still stretch and satisfy their ambition. Otherwise someone looking to make the next step in their career could be a more successful option. Likewise if you’re looking to expand or diversify, then look at what each candidate can bring to the role to help you achieve those goals. Someone with less directly relevant experience, but a wider breadth of work could be the best fit?
DRIVE AND DETERMINATION:
Sometimes the best qualified applicant seems to be lacking a little fire in their belly and the better option is to pick the candidate who is hungry to prove themselves. Ask yourself – who wants it more?
Don’t be afraid to look beyond the CV and interview performance of each candidate and look at the other benefits they could bring your business. There is much to be said for a new recruit with a proven track record who can bring new contacts and help secure extra contracts is a valuable asset.
Don’t be afraid to trust your instinct and look beyond experience and qualification at interpersonal skills. Sometimes the candidate who looks perfect on paper lacks a certain something in person. Ask yourself how the candidates will fit in with your existing team and who can bring the best chemistry to the mix. Can you see yourself sitting in the same office as the interviewee in five years? Do you like them?
HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN CANDIDATES
Don’t just take our word for it! Check out what a few of our clients have to say…
Kathryn has been excellent. She listened to my recruitment needs and sent through suitable candidates. If Kathryn said she will do something she will do it. Out of all the recruitment companies I have worked with Kathryn is certainly the most knowledgeable and professional. Will certainly use her again.
JEREMY TYLERTYLER ESTATES
I've known Josh for many years and he's a pleasure to do business with, his professionalism and hunger are an awesome combination. He has a fantastic drive and desire to succeed and is destined for great things. You can't teach what he has, a natural businessman with entrepreneurial flair.
GRAHAM LOCKMANAGING DIRECTOR OF EXPERIENCE
I always love dealing with Rayner Personnel, their energetic pacey approach to getting stuff done is impressive and they have been great for me personally as well as finding candidates.
Rayner Personnel have been fantastic finding us both a Brand Director and Group Managing Director. They have access to some of the best candidates and acts quickly and diligently.
GEORGE THOMASCEO & FOUNDER, KALEIDOSCOPE VENTURES LTD
It is apparent from the moment you meet Craig, that he is driven by an ambition to exceed his clients expectations & that ethos is clearly deep routed in his team. He is filled with energy and operates to the highest standards, whilst being honest, likeable and full of enthusiasm.
JOHN LIPPER MNAEA MARLAFOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR AT MADISON BROOK INTERNATIONAL
We have sourced a number of candidates through Liam and we are delighted with the service his office provides. The candidates he puts forward for interview are always of a strong nature, he is pragmatic with his advice and generally it has been great working with him and his team.
DONALD COLLINSDIRECTOR GO VIEW LONDON
I have successfully used Rayner Personnel to find three members of staff in quick succession (different jobs!). Charlie, Liam & Tim were extremely professional and streets ahead of the other outfits that they were competing with. They took the time to visit our offices, meet with members of staff and get to grips with our ethos before making their placements. I would not hesitant to use them again.
MIKE CROWTHERWARREN, ESTATE AGENT
Vicky has placed candidates with Gibbs Gillespie for several years, and she really understands the nature of our business and the calibre of applicant we require. It is always a please dealing with Vicky and she is my first phone call when it comes to recruitment.
NICHOLAS EDWARDS MARLAGROUP LETTINGS MANAGER AT GIBBS GILLESPIE
I wanted to say thank you for the excellent work Vicky has carried out for me and the company since we first made contact at the beginning of 2016. Vicky has always been a pleasure to deal with – bright and engaging, yet very professional. I have given her very precise details when it comes to the type of candidate we have been looking for each role, and she has listened very well to my requirements. Vicky has always matched her candidates to my requirements, which I appreciate. I specifically asked not to be inundated with candidate after candidate as I expected her to pick out the good candidates for me. Again, She has done this very well and only sent me the calibre of candidates I want and expect. In one particular instance Vicky sent me a candidate who she passionately believed was right for the role we had available, even though she did not exactly fit the criteria I had given. Due to our previous dealings I trusted your judgement, which proved to absolutely correct because we ended up employing the candidate as she was at the high standard we require. Vicky’s judgement was absolutely right. I would highly recommend Vicky and her team to anyone considering using your services and look forward to you introducing more successful candidates to us in the future.
PAUL PROKOPIOUASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AT THE FROST PARTNERSHIP
Vicky has really impressed me in the respects of listening intently to my requirements and only matching me with the right applicants. She has been effective in the delivery of her service and always quick to follow up. I am very impressed.