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Dear businesses looking to grow

Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca Thomas
Looking To Grow

Dear businesses looking to grow …

Is it just us or does there seem to be a collective sense of optimism brewing amongst business owners?

According to Monster’s latest research, shown in the Future of Work 2021 Global Outlook Special Report, 82% of employers plan to hire in 2021, with 37% looking to re-hire to backfill roles and 35% planning to hire for new jobs.

As recruiters this news makes us jump with glee and we certainly have been seeing an uptick in demand across the market for roles in recent weeks, especially across the account handling and creative space.

However, as businesses slowly start to recover and become busier, their need to hire to maintain growth becomes more urgent, this can sometimes result in a loss of quality when looking to take on new employees.

As recruiters, we understand that when you need to hire it’s often an urgent need to support business growth and avoid putting additional pressure on your existing team, and by no means are we asking you to slow down, but failing to take meaningful steps during the recruitment process can lead to a mistake in hiring someone who may not be 100% right for your business.

In the long-run this can become financially costly and a drain on your time and investment resources should you need to re-hire within a short period of time. At Pitch we believe in matching the right people with the right brands, and frankly, we don’t want to see you make this mistake.

This is why we are on a mission to help you become more strategic with the way you approach recruitment, creating a variety of solutions to help you cover a gap and hire the right people for your business.

Based on your timelines we can offer the following solutions to you.

I need to hire immediately, having someone employed in the next 30 days

Honest conversation incoming!

The average recruitment timescale for both in-house and agency roles at present is 25 days on average from initial brief to a job offer being accepted. If you are looking to hire a permanent team member to be working in your business within the next 1-30 days it may be challenging when we take into account recruitment processes and notice periods.

If speed is of importance, we’d advise businesses to consider taking on a freelancer or contractor (working a fixed term contract). This provides you with access to immediately available talent and due to their temporary nature, provides you with the flexibility required to extend your recruitment timelines whilst you look for a more permanent solution.

I need to hire within in the next 1-2 months

In this instance we’d advise businesses to consider working exclusively with us as a recruitment partner. When there is a time pressure in relation to your need to hire, working with one agency partner helps to streamline the recruitment process in many ways, it ultimately improves speed and efficiency and ensures you get the right person for your business.

An additional option may be to work with us on a retained basis. Because there is an element of time pressure here, working with us through a retainer means we will be able to prioritise as many resources to your business as possible. You will also gain access to our additional online tools, exclusive insight material, alongside a dedicated paid search and ad spend.

I am planning to hire multiple roles over the next few months

If you are planning to upscale your team over a period of a few months, you may want to consider working with us on a retained basis.

The retained model enables Pitch to really get under the skin of your business and employer brand. Understanding what’s great about your business, as well as the role, helps us to define and shape the candidate attraction strategy with you, ensuring messaging is consistent and you are able to attract the right talent for your business. You will also gain access to our additional online tools, exclusive insight material, alongside a dedicated paid search and ad spend.

It’s hard for us to explain entirely what we can offer you in one post, so if you want to have a more personal conversation about how we can support your business we are more than happy to help.

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