So What's New
For far too long it seems that the relationship between recruitment agencies and their clients has often been perceived as unjustly distorted in favour of the agencies, and over time this perceived imbalance has inevitably led to a gradual loss of trust/confidence in the entire recruitment industry. So strained have these business relationships become, it has led to some clients wondering what their recruitment partners actually do to justify their fees and speculating that they may be paying exorbitant sums for a mere CV Search and Select process.
Well here's the bombshell; in many cases that is exactly what has been happening....
At Target People we have pioneered three cornerstone philosophies that will finally see us bring the recruitment model into the 21st century and take the first tentative steps to restoring integrity to the industry
Rewarding clients: WIN/WIN relationships
At Target People we strongly believe that business relationships should always be WIN/WIN, where the relationship is mutually beneficial to all parties. For far too long this hasn't always been the case with the recruitment industry, with agencies refusing to lower costs, extend rebate periods, budge on payment terms and holding clients over a barrel, on the premise that only they can find the best candidates. (MYTH)
Scale of Economy: In most other forms of business it is fair to say that the more one buys of any specific goods or service, the less one would expect to pay per unit; however, this scale of economy has often been argued as completely incompatible to the recruitment industry. (MYTH)
History has shown us that the best commercial relationships are often achieved when companies are closely aligned, allowed to grow together and where all parties benefit equally from the partnership. For these reasons Target People believes that rewarding our clients' loyalty and business is imperative in achieving these goals. We are of the opinion that by offering flexible terms to our clients, based on loyalty and repeat business, we can finally achieve our target and become a true recruitment partner to our clients.
Befriending candidates: treat each individual as your friend
We believe that by befriending and developing long term relationships with each and every one of our candidates, this provides the best platform to build genuine rapport with each individual and gives us the necessary ammunition to hunt down their perfect job.
Typical Target People candidates are "high calibre" professionals at every level, who will remain on our career network throughout their entire professional lifecycle, enabling us to monitor their development throughout their whole career.
Because of the personal nature of our relationships, our "high brow" network of candidates are always willing to hear about new opportunities, as long as the roles are relevant and in harmony with their chosen career path. This open communication channel is built from a position of trust, as the last thing candidates want is to be contacted about roles that are neither relevant or a step up professionally.
This frank and open channel of dialogue, with each and every one of our candidates, allows us to tap into the very best professionals and their extended network of colleagues at all times!
Leaving no stone unturned: the power of networking
What recruitment partners actually do for their fees is now being scrutinised more than ever, with clients now demanding a greater level of transparency and value added service from their partners, to justify their fees - and rightly so!
At Target People we strongly believe that Recruitment Networkers should not only use each and every method available to them in hunting out the very best candidates for their clients, but also take every opportunity available to speak to the industries' leading movers and shakers. Unlike our mainstream counterparts, we believe that good people are always worth speaking to, regardless of whether they are actively seeking a new position or not. Your role may just be the perfect opportunity they have been looking for!
Target People offers our clients a comprehensive 360 recruitment networking service, encompassing standard search & select, targeted media coverage, head hunting, social networking, event liaison and industry referrals, to identify the very best candidate in the market who are always looking for the right opportunity.