Recruitment Process

At Placed Recruitment, the recruitment process is as critical as the quality of the candidates we send to you. A haphazard approach that focuses on quantity instead of quality does nobody any favours. In order to achieve optimal results, we utilise a very selective approach that includes getting to know our jobseekers and employers and maintaining a vast and up to date database of Sydney-based candidates.

Our 10-stage recruitment process is outlined below so you can see for yourself the energy, effort and expertise that goes into every placement.

The advantages of working with Placed Recruitment are:

  • One point of contact for the entire assignment
  • Our 10 years of experience, specifically in the hospitality industry
  • Recruitment with a Sydney focus
  • Our extensive network of trusted industry contacts

STAGE 1 – MEET WITH EMPLOYER CLIENT

Wherever possible we meet with our employer clients in person rather than trying to conduct a briefing over the phone. A face to face meeting gives us a sense of who you are and adds more to the brief than just the mechanics of the role on offer, and we can pass all appropriate information on to potential new employees. Also, we’ve found that a meeting covers everything in a shorter period, and we can take a look around the workplace. It’s important to us that we are completely familiar with the culture, the people and the role on offer so we can fit the ideal candidate to what you’re looking for. Based on everything we’ve seen and learned, we compile an employer dossier which enables us to fill future roles with greater efficiency.

STAGE 2 – START THE HUNT

We call it a ‘hunt’ because we actively and proactively search for the right person to fit the role for you. Other agencies often simply place ads and canvas applications. At Placed Recruitment, our database of more than 27,000 candidates is our first port of call because it contains comprehensive and up to date data on all individuals. We also have an extensive network of contacts in the industry who frequently refer us to known jobseekers based on their familiarity with them and their skills and expertise. This step often includes speaking with referees to ascertain who to invite to interviews.

In 2015, a massive 59 per cent of placements were sourced from our own internal database

STAGE 3 – MEET WITH CANDIDATES

After carefully selecting a number of candidates, we invite them to interview. We fill them in on the details of the role on offer, tell them the story of the employer organisation, its culture and its people and determine the suitability of the match.

STAGE 4 – REFERENCE CHECKS

At this stage, we contact candidates’ nominated referees and make enquiries that are specific to the candidate’s suitability to the position we are aiming to fill. Sometimes, our employer clients may request further information so we may need to call the same referees again or contact new ones.

STAGE 5 – EMPLOYER/CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS

Once we determine which candidates are most suitable and we know they’re interested in the position at hand, we manage the logistics of organising interviews between candidates and employer. We brief each individual – as well as the employer – so that the meetings are fruitful and meaningful. We may brief the client on best practice and appropriate lines of questioning, and we may advise candidates on their presentation and how to prepare for a behavioural interview. Next, the interviews take place.

STAGE 6 – LIAISON AND FEEDBACK

Now is the time for us to liaise with both parties, providing useful feedback that guides the decision making process. Our role is to be a trusted advisor all round.

STAGE 7 – DECISION TIME

The client will make and advise us of their decision. Placed Recruitment will help direct this process in order to ensure that the right candidate is chosen based on all elements, but ultimately, an offer will be extended to the employer’s preferred individual.

STAGE 8 – OFFER STAGE

This is the really crucial stage of the process and if not managed expertly, could unravel. We present a verbal offer to the candidate on the employer’s behalf and, once accepted, confirm it in writing. If the candidate who has received the offer hesitates, we may need to step in with further consultation. At all times, it’s important that we utilise discretion, but also that we feed data back and forth to generate the most positive outcome for all.

STAGE 9 – FULFILMENT

The candidate will receive offer documents from the employer to sign and return, either directly or via Placed Recruitment.

STAGE 10 – FOLLOW-UP

Placed Recruitment functions as a conduit between the employer and candidate so that if there are any issues, we can resolve them early. If the outcome is all positive, we can also use that information to update our database for future reference.

If you would like to register a vacancy, simply call us on 02 8916 6442; we will take an initial brief over the phone and then organise to meet with you.