Welcome to Search Consultancy's new blog and indeed our new
I have to confess that a blog is an alien concept to me, but
it's part of the ever-changing, fast-paced, digital, social
recruitment world that we're all adjusting to. Many believe that
the Internet has fundamentally changed the way that we recruit or
that we find a new job - it's undeniable that parts of the process
are now faster; posting a job vacancy or emailing your CV certainly
fall into this category. But has this really made it more
efficient and effective to recruit the right employee for your
organisation? Has the enormous database of available jobs spread
over thousands of job sites throughout the world made your search
for the perfect next role simpler?
In my view, we're trying to simplify an activity that, by its
very nature, is complex. Finding the right organisation to work
for, finding that great member of staff isn't something technology
can do for you- sure it can make things a bit quicker, perhaps a
bit easier - but technology will never predict or even encourage a
good relationship between employer and employee.
Back in the good old days, when I got a call from a client
needing a team member, an ad was put in the paper, CVs
magically filled the intray and quickly a perfectly suitable
candidate was found! Now I know things have changed, the world of
recruitment is ever-evolving but the challenge is to stay focused
on the main goal - whatever the method, using whichever technology,
our job is to find people jobs they love and to help our clients
attract that member of staff who will make a difference to their
business. Whether that's just by plugging a resource gap for the
next 6 weeks or by managing a change process that will drastically
enhance company performance…it doesn't matter to me, I just love
getting it right as do all good recruiters!
And therein lies the answer- find the right recruiter (and
I'd be remiss not to remind you that Search have a lot of good
ones!) and they'll be delighted to help you negotiate the social
media, blogs, job boards, CV database world and direct you to
getting what you need at the end of the day - that's their job and
they love it too! We all know technology can go wrong, but a person
can put it right.
So welcome to our blog, I hope you use it, comment on it, write
articles for it, keep in touch.