Recruiters need to offer more, now more than ever…

Let’s be honest, recruiters often have the reputation of being short-term thinkers, usually with closing a deal at any cost the top of their list. That needs to change. More now than ever we need to be here to support businesses of every size and make sure we are doing the job properly, but also protecting businesses. Is it fair that recruiters can place someone for a fee then 3 months later walk away without offering you anything back? The answer is no. That also needs to change. The fact is, we can get it wrong sometimes and things do not always work out, but that doesn’t mean we should benefit and leave our clients paying a recruiter again to find a replacement.

If the industry offered a free replacement for 6 months as standard, the quality of service would improve tenfold. Recruiters would be hesitant to send people they have doubts about and would complete more thorough references before submitting them to positions. If recruiters thought they had a liability for 6 months, I have no doubt they would ask more questions of candidates and think outside of the box. We need to go beyond the relevant career experience when getting the fit right for our clients. We also need to consider the following;

  • Culture fit- This is so often missed when submitting candidates for a role. Firstly, recruiters must take time to understand your company and office culture. The first step is to visit the office and appreciate the set up/layout, making note of the atmosphere and energy. Secondly, we must ask the right questions about what is important to you and then ask the candidates the same question. There is zero point in submitting a candidate who wants to work in isolation if you are looking for a real team player.
  • More examples please! I have heard time and time again assumptions being made when it comes to candidates. ‘Oh they are a Block Manager they must have Section 20 experience’. NO- they may not, ask for more examples about daily duties and look for evidence of experience.
  • Its not just about a CV. We also submit an additional experience checklist. This explores questions around culture and goes beyond the CV, helping you to ascertain if a candidate is worth meeting.
  • OFFER THE FREE REPLACEMENT! We offer the 6 months free replacement to protect your business, also pushing us to ensure we do everything we can to get the match right for you.

Now more than ever recruiters need to support clients and step up! One Property Recruitment are on hand to improve industry standards and no longer accept the normal.

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  • Anthony Bryan – Concierge

    Lucy was professional and genuinely wanted to find the best job to fit my needs. She was able to land me a progressive role within days, helping me throughout the whole process. I was extremely impressed with the dedication to regularly check in to see how I was doing after starting the new position. Thank you!

    - Anthony Bryan – Concierge

  • Jigar Savla – Property Manager

    Lucy helped me find my new job. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. Very attentive, she communicated very efficiently at every stage of the process giving me enough notice to prepare along with very useful tips. She never failed to wish me luck before every important juncture be it a telephone interview or the final interview with the Directors. I cannot recommend Lucy enough!

    - Jigar Savla – Property Manager

  • Funmi Akinwande – Property Manager

    Lucy is a fantastic recruiter, she really took her time to listen and find out my needs and requests. She is very proactive, attentive, friendly and very easy to communicate with. She helped me secure my dream job and I would highly recommend her to all my friends in the property industry.

    - Funmi Akinwande – Property Manager

  • Sampson Burrows, AIRPM – Block Manager

    I cannot recommend Lucy enough. Her professionalism & organisation are second to none and her knowledge and efficiency meant that the entire process of finding me a new role was stress-free and made simple. Lucy’s communication was brilliant and she was always available to answer any of my many questions. She is infinitely patient and nothing was too much trouble and I can’t thank her enough for that. If you are looking for a genuine and honest consultant to deal with, look no further than Lucy - she’s a superstar!

    - Sampson Burrows, AIRPM – Block Manager

  • Chris Peters – Head of Property Management, Inspired

    Inspired Property Management have been working closely with Zoe to find candidates to fill vacancies within our workforce. Zoe and her team have demonstrated high levels of professionalism and courtesy when sourcing candidates. They are always prompt to respond and honest and understanding of our needs. We would not hesitate to recommend them for recruitment services.

    - Chris Peters – Head of Property Management, Inspired

  • Dean Clarke – Director Lee Baron

    Zoe consistently provides us with quality candidates and exemplary standards of practice. Zoe is there for market advice when needed and without hesitation I would highly recommend her for your recruitment needs.

    - Dean Clarke – Director Lee Baron

  • Alannah Cairns, Operations Support Manager – Premier Estates

    Zoe has been absolutely amazing throughout the entire recruitment process. I have never met such an honest and dedicated recruiter. Zoe listens to you and advises based on her strong knowledge of the sector and your career/client objectives. I found Zoe to be supportive, motivating and highly professional during my job search and felt nothing but confident during every part of the process. I cannot thank her enough for believing in me- Zoe you are brilliant at what you do!

    - Alannah Cairns, Operations Support Manager – Premier Estates