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May Placement Success Stories

“Just a quick thank you to say that we filled our HR position in record time and Paul is a great asset to the company already. Your team really do get it in regards to understanding the role, applying this to the job spec and filtering the CVs. Great value.” Oliver Hookway, CEO, Go Holdings
 

This week’s highlights included placing a commercially focused Installation Project Manager with background leadership experience was required to join a prestigious, high end, design & fit out company in Chelsea. We saved the client a grand £8,005!

Another highlight included placing a bright & eager IT & Quality Assurance Technician with a natural willingness to learn was required to support a leading trader of IT assets in Portsmouth. We saved the client a smart £3,405!

We also placed an enthusiastic Sales Executive with customer facing sales experience in a retail environment, required to join a well established, family run independent building and plumbing merchant in Leamington Spa. We saved the client a shiny £2,605

Whatever the job requirement, however niche, we cover the A-Z of industry sectors from Aerospace, Construction & Engineering to Business, Finance, IT & more.  From entry level through to senior management and Board level, our rigorous 18 stage approach finds you the highest calibre candidates.

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April Placement Success Stories

“R’ has turned out to be a winner and is doing a great job. All of the team rate his capabilities and professionalism – a real find – thanks.”
 

This week’s highlights included placing a proven Inside Sales Manager required to manage & support the inside Sales team to drive continuous improvement through the use of KPIs & SLAs for a leading provider of transport solutions in Slough. We saved the client a savvy £6,405!

Another highlight included placing an experienced Customer Services Representative with fantastic people skills, required to provide efficient sales support & order service to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction in Liss. We saved the client a cheery £1,805!

We also placed an experienced and commercially aware Clinic Practice Manager required to take overall responsibility for the financial performance of the Watford clinic for one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery groups. We saved the client a mouth-watering £5,405!

Whatever the job requirement, however niche, we cover the A-Z of industry sectors from Aerospace, Construction & Engineering to Business, Finance, IT & more.  From entry level through to senior management and Board level, our rigorous 18 stage approach finds you the highest calibre candidates.
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March Placement Success Stories

“MaxAd worked just as you said it would. Huge awareness of the vacancy online resulted in a wide selection of applicants, giving me plenty of variety to choose from. The person we hired has been with us for a couple of months now and is doing really well. I would definitely use MaxAd again.”
 

This week’s highlights included placing an enthusiastic Junior Sales Executive required to help grow the business by building commercial relationships with key accounts & prospects in Chichester. We saved the client a boatiful £3,405!

Another highlight included placing an experienced Prepress Operator to join the expanding Prepress department of a dynamic, cutting edge print business in Portsmouth. We saved the client a quality £3,205!

We also placed an enthusiastic HR & Office Administrator required to join an environmental research & advisory agency that works with local authorities to help design environmentally sustainable urban city scapes in East Sussex. We saved the client a treerrific £3,805

Whatever the job requirement, however niche, we cover the A-Z of industry sectors from Aerospace, Construction & Engineering to Business, Finance, IT & more.  From entry level through to senior management and Board level, our rigorous 18 stage approach finds you the highest calibre candidates.
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February Placement Success Stories

“Our Company prides itself on its relationships with its employees and when the post of Office Manager recently became vacant we weren’t sure the best route. So, we turned to MaxAd and set them the challenge; less than two weeks after the advert went live and we had the great pleasure in offering a candidate the job. We believe we have struck gold with the individual we have appointed. There are enough things in business that absorb both your time and money, don’t let recruiting be one of them…” Ben Stacey, General Manager, Tielow Ltd
 

This week’s highlights included placing a Managing Director required to work for the CEO at an expanding charity that works for individuals, schools, local authorities & private organisations to promote outstanding education leadership in Olney. We saved the client a smart £15,405!

Another highlight included placing a Project Manager to work with construction teams on exclusive, luxury-specification projects in the most beautiful locations in Devon. We saved the client a solid £5,005!

We also placed a commercially aware Business Development Executive to manage sales & new business opportunities at a leading environmental research & advisory agency specialising in urban city scapes in East Sussex. We saved the client a treemendous £4,005

Whatever the job requirement, however niche, we cover the A-Z of industry sectors from Aerospace, Construction & Engineering to Business, Finance, IT & more.  From entry level through to senior management and Board level, our rigorous 18 stage approach finds you the highest calibre candidates.
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January Placement Success Stories

“Absolutely great service – could not of been happier with the quality of applicants. Will definitely be using MaxAd on next requirement.” Jenny West, Director, Planet Cruise

This week’s highlights included placing a Finance Director, urgently required to cover the Northern home counties for a leading provider of part-time Finance Director services in the UK that continues to grow rapidly. We saved the client precisely £13,005 in total!

Another highlight included placing an Operations & Supply Chain Manager, required to support the growth of the business for a leading E-commerce retailer of Christian books and resources based in Chester. We saved the client a holy £7,405!

We also placing a Shift Team Leader with a proven track record of leadership in a manufacturing environment for one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of innovative packaging solutions in Rotherham. We saved the client a handy £3,705

Whatever the job requirement, however niche, we cover the A-Z of industry sectors from Aerospace, Construction & Engineering to Business, Finance, IT & more.  From entry level through to senior management and Board level, our rigorous 18 stage approach finds you the highest calibre candidates.
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Are You Getting Your Recruitment Right With The UK In Full Employment?

January 2018 is showing an unemployment rate of only 4.3%. The employment rate (proportion of people aged 16-64 in work) is 75.3%, the joint highest since comparable records began in 1971.

We know this is good news for people who want to work, but what is the impact on small and mid-tier employers?

For most businesses this means there is higher competition for good candidates, more roles available for them to choose from. Employers need to roll out the red carpet to attract jobseekers, not the other way around.

Here are some top tips from People Puzzles, the UK’s leading provider of part-time HR Directors to ensure you are attracting excellent candidates, amongst increased competition:

Champion your culture

Searching for jobs is a laborious task. People want responses, to be treated fairly, to understand the process, and be sold the real job, not a rough approximation of it. Your employer brand can really make you stand out from the competition here. Make sure your adverts, your process, your website and all contact you have with candidates is consistent, is true to who you are, and tells a really good story about your purpose, your team and their potential journey with you.

Commit to what good looks like

If you are trying to hire great candidates, you need to know what good looks like before you start the process. Job descriptions can feel like a paper exercise, but if you aren’t clear what job you need someone to do, and more important the attitudes and behaviours of the person you want to hire, you are not setting yourself up for success.If you ask mid-tier CEOs and MDs to describe their star performers, descriptions include, challenging, hardworking, driven, ambitious, self-starter, proactive. Only 1 in 10 of the words was anything to do with the skills someone had to do the job. Make sure your ‘good’ includes how they do things, rather than just what they can do.

Don’t let an administrator or an agency run it all

Recruitment is time consuming. We all know it is an added hassle on already busy workloads. But when we stand back, we also know the difference it can make between hiring someone excellent or hiring someone average (or less than). If we hand the most important decision about who joins us to a junior or a random third party, we are not in control of the most important decision we could make that week or month. To hire brilliant people, you need someone excellent involved with the process, who understands the business, the vacancy, your culture and your values.

Recruitment starts before the vacancy is identified, and the job description, person spec and advert are much more important documents than we give credit for. They are  describing and attracting a new employee. In a market where unemployment is very low, it is worth getting your marketing team or an expert online recruitment advertising  service involved, such as MaxAd, Intelligent Online Recruitment specialists, so that you really are an attractive proposition to an in-demand job seeker.  You have to get this  right!

Consider internal recruitment expertise

If you find recruiting new people to the team to be time consuming, consider getting an internal recruitment resource on a part-time basis. Recruitment is a specialism and isn’t learned overnight. As part of our HR Director offering, we often run recruitment for our clients from the inside, because external recruiters are incentivised to fill a vacancy, not necessarily to find you the right person. We work alongside specialist online recruitment advertising service MaxAd, to maximise the visibility of your vacancy to the right audience.

Run a brilliant recruitment process

Although hiring doesn’t seem a particularly strategic issue to be discussed at board level, whether your business is a high performing team or not, and meeting your business goals certainly is. Most business KPIs and measures are delivered (or not) by individual people in your business performing (or not). That is why the right people are so important.

A brilliant recruitment process weeds out the unskilled and the bad apples, it saves you time so that you increase your hiring percentage and decrease your turnover. It means you don’t have the embarrassment of putting a complete lemon in front of your precious clients. It may include behavioural profiling, structured interviews, skills testing. It may not require much of your time once there is a tried and tested process to bring the right people into the business. When you have that, the chances of hiring right, and meeting your business goals are that much higher.

If you are ever wondering if this effort with recruitment is worth it, just take a minute to reflect on your best and worst performers in your business at the moment. Recruitment is your moment to invest in getting more of the former and fewer of the latter. As a business owner, how can you afford not to get involved?

Ally Maughan, CEO of People Puzzles.

To chat to Ally or her team, visit www.peoplepuzzles.co.uk or email Ally on ally@peoplepuzzles.co.uk

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December Placement Success Stories

“This has been a really successful campaign with some fantastic candidates, thanks for all of your hard work on this one.” Morag Woodliffe, HR Consultant, People Puzzles

This week’s highlights included placing an experienced & commercially aware Regional Operations Manager required to take overall responsibility for the clinics financial performance for one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery groups in London. We saved the client a cosmic £9,005!

Another highlight included placing an impressive Business Development Manager with a wide range of skills across client services to join a growing retailer of high quality fire surrounds in Liss. We saved the client a toasty £8,405!

We also placed a multi-talented Marketing Executive required to progress their skills & experience in an innovative, fully funded VR & media start-up in London. We saved the client a magnificent £5,005

Whatever the job requirement, however niche, we cover the A-Z of industry sectors from Aerospace, Construction & Engineering to Business, Finance, IT & more.  From entry level through to senior management and Board level, our rigorous 18 stage approach finds you the highest calibre candidates.
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November Placement Success Stories

“MaxAd has found us a credible candidate and even better saved us paying high recruitment agency fees. Furthermore the applicant we hired referred us to a previous colleague and we hired him too!”

This week’s highlights included placing a portfolio Finance Director required to join the leading provider of part-time Finance Director services in the UK. The company was looking for qualified, well networked, Finance Directors based in the West Midlands. We saved the client a phenomenal £13,005!

Another highlight included placing an experienced & personable Clinical Manager required to take overall responsibility for maintaining exceptionally high levels of patient care for a leading cosmetic surgery group in central London. We saved the client a cosmic £7,405!

We also placed an organised & strategically minded Management Accountant required to assist in the production of monthly management accounts, provide management information & oversee the accounts team for a British leading light-manufacturing business in Cambridge. We saved the client a magnificent £6,005

Whatever the job requirement, however niche, we cover the A-Z of industry sectors from Aerospace, Construction & Engineering to Business, Finance, IT & more.  From entry level through to senior management and Board level, our rigorous 18 stage approach finds you the highest calibre candidates.
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October Placement Success Stories

“We used MaxAd to find a graduate Junior Product Manager for us. The process worked very smoothly, we received 7 candidate CVs, three of whom were very impressive and we were able to hire one of them in the timeframe. We will definitely use MaxAd for future hiring needs.” Adrian King, Founder & CTO, Elements Cloud

This week’s highlights include placing a Senior Designer to work on the design of the packaging, glass decoration, labels and candle accessories for a leading designer and manufacturer of bespoke premium candles in West Sussex. We saved the client a glowing £7,005!

Another highlight included placing an ambitious and innovative Sales Manager with a passion for the Tourism sector to work for a progressive team at a highly regarded travel company in Putney.  We saved the client a sparkly £5,005!

We also placed a proficient Payroll Administrator to ensure the accurate administration of the weekly & monthly payroll for a growing successful and friendly care company in Devon. We saved the client a considerable £3,005

Whatever the job requirement, however niche, we cover the A-Z of industry sectors from Aerospace, Construction & Engineering to Business, Finance, IT & more.  From entry level through to senior management and Board level, our rigorous 18 stage approach finds you the highest calibre candidates.
If you like what we do, c
ontact us when you are next recruiting! 

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September Placement Success Stories

“Our Company prides itself on its relationships with its employees & when the post of Office Manager became vacant we weren’t sure the best route to take. So, we turned to MaxAd & set them the challenge; less than two weeks after the advert went live and we had the great pleasure in offering a candidate the job. We saw a number of suitable candidates but believe we have struck gold with this individual.” Ben Stacey, General Manager, Tielow Ltd

This week’s highlights include placing a highly successful HR Director to work with SME businesses & entrepreneurial leaders in Milton Keynes. We saved the client a humongous £13,005!

Another highlight included placing an experienced General Ledger Clerk for Europe’s largest independent stockist for new plastic storage boxes in Preston. We saved the client a crafty £4,405!

We also placed an enthusiastic Technical Support Consultant to join a growing computer services company in Chesham. We saved the client a solid £4,205

Whatever the job requirement, however niche, we cover the A-Z of industry sectors from Aerospace, Construction & Engineering to Business, Finance, IT & more.  From entry level through to senior management and Board level, our rigorous 18 stage approach finds you the highest calibre candidates.
If you like what we do, c
ontact us when you are next recruiting! 

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