Permanent Recruitment Solutions

Permanent Recruitment Solutions for Top Candidates

Permanent Recruitment Made Easy with SVC Recruitment

Permanent Recruitment Made Easy with SVC Recruitment

Permanent recruitment solutions should find the very best people for your organisation. This is vital, as making the wrong decision when recruiting permanent staff can be extremely costly. Many companies risk investing their time and money in recruiting permanent candidates, who become not very permanent at all. If you are having trouble getting the right permanent recruitment solution to get the right people, you're in the right place! SVC Recruitment can help.

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I am proud and pleased to know Amanda already for several years. Her thorough understanding of the recruitment business and transparent approach makes working with her in a business environment a pleasant and reliable experience. Her ethics and people skills have strengthen this and she has been able to transfer those values within her expanding business to her staff. She has been instrumental in strategic partnerships that we have developed over the years between our organisations. Those relationships still stand which is a testimony to her and her company. I would recommend her highly.

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How Do You Know If You Need Help With Recruitment?

Recruiting for permanent candidates can be a risk, because many companies find their new hires often:

  • Have technical and soft skills which are under par,
  • Perform well below expectations,
  • Incompatible. They fail to complement and benefit their employer.

You can overcome this by utilising SVC permanent recruitment solutions. Our consultants have extensive experience and significant knowledge. This means that they will:

  • Find the right people for you from the start
  • Take the pain away from having to look through many CV's
  • Carry out first interviews, so that you have more time to focus on your business.

Our business consultants will work in close conjunction with you or your recruiting manager. We also liaise closely with your HR team, and suitable candidates. This ensures a comprehensive understanding of the needs and desires of both parties.

Your SVC business consultant will meet with you at your offices to:

  • Understand your company culture and goals: This is essential. Over the years we have found that all our clients can be unique, and this is necessary.
  • Identify the right candidates for your company’s specific needs.

Use SVC's Help To Recruit in Your Business Sector

With over 20 years experience, we have worked in most if not all industries for our clients. SVC has specialist business consultants for many key industry sectors. The following list is where most of our permanent recruitment activity is:

SVC Permanent Recruitment Sectors

The industry/job sectors that SVC work in include (is not limited to):

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  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Catering
  • Charity Roles
  • Construction
  • Consultancy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health & Safety
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Public Sector
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse

You Are Looking To Recruit. Where Do You Start?

When you start looking to hire new staff, for best results download and use the SVC Recruitment Checklist and Guide. The main points of this are below.

Can You Complete All of the Following?

1. Identify the Vacancy

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Recruiting a new team member is the opportunity for you to:

  • Align staff skill sets, and
  • Strengthen both department and individual growth.

By effective planning and evaluation of your needs, you will hire the right permanent candidate for the:

  • Role,
  • Team, and
  • Business.

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Carried out a thorough evaluation of your needs?
  • Completed, and communicated an effective permanent recruitment plan to those involved?

SVC Recruitment have significant experience in permanent recruitment needs analysis. Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process.

2. Prepare an Accurate Job Description 

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The key to writing an effective job description is the perfect balance between:

  • Enough detail for candidates to understand:
  • The Role
  • Your Company
  • Your Values, and
  • Your Culture
  • Keeping the description as concise as possible.

The need for job permanent candidate descriptions generally arise at a frustrating time for managers. Urgency and focus to replace or add a permanent member to the team is stressful. This is often due to a resource shortage and results in impact on performance.

Avoid the temptation to copy & paste into a job description from other documents. An ill-founded job description will frustrate your recruitment process and waste valuable time.

Make sure you include the following in your job descriptions:

  • Company overview including values and culture
  • Job Title
  • Job Summary
  • Responsibilities and Duties
  • Qualifications and skills

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Gathered all the necessary information in the list above?
  • An accurate description of what the job entails

You may also need an outline template for a job description. Your SVC Recruitment consultant can provide this and help you.

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3. Research Current Market Availability

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It is important to keep up to date with current permanent recruitment solutions trends, to establish:

  • Availability of candidates searching for roles
  • Any skill-set shortages
  • How to reach out to those candidates

Gaining this knowledge early on in the recruitment process, enables you to:

  • Overcome any potential hurdles in finding the talent you need
  • Identify effective solutions to overcome them

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Access to the market trends and insights you need to make informed decisions?

SVC Recruitment has access to information across many different industry and business sectors. Your designated business consultant can provide you with the necessary insights and information you will need.

4. Salary Benchmark the Role

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As an employer, to attract and keep the highest level of talent, you need to ensure that you are competitive. It is important to understand the dynamics of today’s permanent candidate driven market. This will help you to secure the calibre of candidate(s) that you need.

Job seekers know their worth. They are doing their own benchmarking when looking for their next role. Get this right, and you will attract keep the right candidate(s).

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Salary survey information to ensure you attract the right calibre of candidate(s).
  • Benchmarking data

We know that many employers find this process difficult and very time consuming. Your SVC Recruitment consultant will provide you with this.

5. Define The Exact Recruitment Process

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You know that the success of your business depends on the strength of your people. Your people can be your biggest cost and should be your best asset.

What is essential to the success of hiring the right people? It's well defined permanent recruitment solutions. Clarity at this point will minimise the time involved in:

  • Searching
  • Interviewing, and
  • Hiring

This will ensure that you attract the right kind of employee(s) for you and your business needs. Successful permanent recruitment is a direct reflection on your professionalism as a business.

To find the right permanent candidates, you need to follow a structured permanent recruitment solutions process. This is how to find people who will be a great asset to your business.

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Plan the strategy for finding your ideal candidate(s)
  • Define the processes and responsibilities for the campaign
  • Determine the monitoring & reporting to be used

Setting up and managing effective recruitment campaigns can be tough. SVC Recruitment have the experience, plus the best strategies and solutions to use.

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6. Market the Role, Your Company, and Brand

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You must create the best impression of your organisation. Then you will attract the best talent for your business. Job Seekers and especially short-listed permanent candidates will research potential employers like you. They will look at your website, social media and other online sources.

You must make the right information visible.

Ensure that you include your:

  • Culture
  • Vision, and
  • Values

There are many different and innovative ways to market your company brand. It is important if you are to stand out from your competition. The same goes for attracting your next team members as it is for customers. You need to sell yourself as the employer of choice. Don't languish in the sea of sameness!

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Documented your Culture, Vision and Values.
  • Audited how the above are presented on your website and social media.
  • Created the sales messages and a marketing campaign.

Your personal consultant at SVC Recruitment can support you with permanent recruitment solutions for your company. We also provide training and coaching in these areas.

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7. Ways To Access the Talent You Need

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You will need access to resources for finding permanent candidates for the skills and profile you need.

This is dependent on the type of vacancy you are recruiting for. You will need to be flexible in your approach to this!

For example, methods will include:

  • Website advertising
  • Social media advertising
  • Press advertising
  • Outsourced recruitment partners
  • Outsourced headhunting partners

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Identified the resources you need and costed access to paid advertising etc.

SVC Recruitment has access to all the above and all job boards. This includes those which are niche to certain industry sectors. As experts in this area, we can save you considerable time and money.

Do make sure you have the Right Resources for Finding Candidates for the SKILLS and PROFILE You need.

8. Who and How to Manage Your Recruitment Process

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It is important to decide and choose the right person or team to manage this process. This includes:

  • Reviewing CV's
  • Candidate communication
  • Interview planning
  • Interviews

Candidates will be interviewing and assessing you, as much as you will be them. Successful management of this process is crucial. It's imperative to maintain engagement and interest from candidates.

If you're unsure or stuck for time, you can outsource the whole process. A professional permanent recruitment outsourced service can manage the above (points 1- 7).

The management time lost in permanent recruitment can place immense pressure on your business. A specialist provider will have access to an extended and wider reach of candidates. You should also enjoy (and expect) guidance and support in the interview process.

The right recruitment partner will:

  • Give you back that precious management time
  • Allow you to focus on your operations and business objectives
  • Keep your time and your money safe and protected.

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Determined who and how to manage your recruitment process

SVC Recruitment can explain how outsourcing can benefit your business. We will meet with you, understand your exact needs, and talk you through the process.

9. Determine a Timescale to Fill Your Vacancy

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In the current candidate driven market, speed is of the essence! The market is buoyant with opportunities. But there is a limit to permanent candidate availability. The lowest levels of unemployment in decades makes this a challenge.

When you start to gain interest, do not lose the talent you need! You must:

  • Be flexible in your approach
  • Have a streamlined process
  • Be quick to communicate and give feedback
  • Act immediately, don't delay making decisions

Failure to do the above will result in inability to secure candidates. They will not wait for you with offers from other companies.

Poor communication and your inability to make decisions send out a negative impression. This has potential to damage you as an employer, and as a business. Damage your recruitment efforts and damage your brand.

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Determined the procedures and rules to adopt to ensure best practice for attracting the best candidates?
  • Set a realistic timescale to fill your vacancy

SVC's recruitment consultants have the necessary experience, processes and systems in place. They can support you with this. They will save you a lot of expensive management time (and therefore money).

10. On-boarding and Induction of New Employees

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On-boarding takes your enthusiastic new employees, engages and connects them with:

  • You
  • Your team, and
  • The whole organisation

This in turn allows the new hires to engage with your brand and culture. It creates a positive and lasting impression, and gains higher employee commitment.

Are you ready? Have you:

  • Set up an effective on-boarding process fit for purpose?

SVC has more than recruitment expertise to help you. Our Human Resources consultants can help you set up an effective on-boarding process.

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What Are Candidates Really Looking For?

What is it candidates look for in a company? We did a case study from ‘A Candidate’s View’ and the top three things they look for in a company are:

  1. Investment in staff (e.g. training & coaching programmes)
  2. Career progression opportunities (and support from you wanting them to progress)
  3. Salary

Do you offer all or some of these? Does your recruitment package come up to scratch?

You can get advice from our consultants to guide you in the right direction. Imagine knowing what each individual candidate is looking for!

SVC's 'Spec-Out' Recruitment Consultancy

When SVC ‘spec out’, from time to time, we have a candidate which is not suitable for any of the roles we are recruiting for. But this is an outstanding candidate. In this instance, we contact suitable clients, such as yours, have a chat and send you a copy of their CV.

Free Recruitment Checklist and Guide

Download your copy of the Best Practice Recruitment Guide.

Sometimes you might not be aware of the help you need until you find the perfect person. This is often very successful because we go to great lengths to know our clients. We never waste anyone's time, we're happy to say that we change people's lives for the better. Both our clients', and candidates.

Find out how SVC will Get You Results

For a no-obligation confidential chat about how can help you with your permanent recruitment needs:

  • Message us privately by using the Contact Us button below.
  • Or call us on 01206 262117.

Accreditation and Certification

SVC Solutions holds accreditation and certification from several professional bodies.

REC - The Recruitment & Employment Confederation
Institute of leadership and management
City & Guilds Examinations & Qualifications
CIPD - the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the professional body for HR and people development.
IOSH - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Approved training provider 4517