The first thing we do is clarify exactly the skills, competencies and personal attributes our client is looking for. It’s important that, where possible, we’re able to speak directly with the line manager/decision-maker, as sometimes information passed on by a third party can exclude a number of important specifics.
Ideally, we set up a conference call with one or more Sigma Recruitment team members and the client’s Human Resources and line managers. After all, if we don’t find out what you want – we won’t be able to find the right person. Have you ever hired someone who, despite a great CV and interview, lacked passion or just couldn’t do the job? A square peg in a round hole?
In summary, it’s all about finding the right person for the right position. We need to know what ‘good’ looks like, so the vacancy qualification process is key.
Why do we need to qualify the vacancy?
Finding the right person starts with understanding what you’re looking for and understanding what you can offer candidates. For long-term success, the fit must be there for the client and the candidate.
Sigma Recruitment need to establish the key competencies and behaviour traits that you’re seeking in the person you’re looking to employ. Accordingly, we’ll work with you to identify the essential and desirable skill criteria and to select the key personality characteristics that will best suit the position. We’ll also advise whether these will be realistically available for your salary budget.
With these agreed competencies in mind, we’ll then develop a bespoke process to identify, select and retain the best talent for your business. This includes generating a list of specific questions to test the potential candidate’s ability in a number of key areas.
We’ll also need to find out more about your business and what you can offer candidates in terms of career progression, culture, training and development. This enables us to sell your brand and the job opportunity to the very best candidates.
What do we do with this information?
Following our initial vacancy qualification, we create a detailed brief for each position. Every potential candidate is then screened against this brief to ensure suitability and consistency.