Four things our favourite clients do that impact time-to-hire (some bunny loves you!)

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This is one of those magical conversations that happen over the water cooler and goes far beyond the usual office chatter. There are certain things that our clients frequently do (and we love them for it) that make our role in the partnership exponentially easier while impacting the time-to-hire. When you think about it, everybody wins. We can work much faster, your critical roles are filled quicker, and the ripple effect of the benefits can be felt all the way to your bottom line.

These may seem like simple moves, but the reward is worth it let me tell you! These may not work in every business but are worth considering when briefing consultants on your needs. Here are some helpful recruitment moves that aid your consultant:

1. Timing is everything.

Clients that agree to timelines upfront and then stick to them help us manage candidate expectations. It pays to remember that top talent have options. Make them wait too long and they may just make a break for it, straight into the clutches of a competitor. Transparency and communication throughout your process helps to mitigate the risk of losing out.

2. It’s all in the details.

Sometimes requirements come in because clients are finding it difficult to place niche roles on their own. Giving us a list of candidates that have already been considered helps us narrow down the search and give you brand new top talent for consideration. Another helpful act is to give us detailed feedback on CVs presented so that we can understand if we’re missing the mark and refine our search to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for.

Thirdly, detailed feedback on interviews you’ve had with the submitted candidates shows commitment to the process and finding the perfect hire. It also allows us to relay this to the candidates you’ve interviewed. They really appreciate the feedback and this step is vital in providing a good candidate experience.

3. Put your money where your mouth is.

Some clients even go so far as to walk the walk from the very beginning. Upfront payments show commitment to the process from both sides, guaranteeing faster processing and placing.

4. The inside scoop

Last (but certainly not least), is putting us in contact with direct line management for the role. This allows us to get the inside scoop on all the nitty-gritty details required on the ground. Even better, is when we get to do a site visit. This allows us to meet the team and get familiar with your environment so that we can ensure a perfect culture fit when screening candidates. 

These are some amazing ways our clients help us to help them, reaping the full force of the DAV Dream Team in action.

Angelique Burger | Training & Development Manager at DAV | | +27 11 217 0000 | +27 79 886 3323

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