A great compliment

Posted on October 24, 2018 by PaulHickey | Recruitment

I received a brilliant tongue-in-cheek compliment last week from a CEO in the manufacturing industry whom, had engaged us for 6 separate Sales Management assignments over the last year.

I thought it was worth sharing, but first, you need to know what I told him the first time we met:

“We can resolve your problem of poor recruitment selection however, will take longer than you are used to, we will send you less candidates then you are used to and we will cost more than you are used to. That said, I assure you we will save you time, effort and money and one day, you will thank me for it”.

Here’s what he sent to me in a text last Thursday:

“Paul, thanks to your efforts over the last 12 months I’ve realised that If I need to hire a great CV then I will use the cheapest recruiter however, when I want to hire a great person then I will only come to you. Oh, and thank you for charging me more than before, you’ve saved me a small fortune ”.

This wonderful message really did make me smile as he had taken what I’d said to him back in November 2017 and spun it around. You see, I’d helped him realise that, like us, he is in the business of recruiting people, not CV’s, and that once he changed his mind-set and approach to this, he would see vastly improved results and thank me for it. Well, there is the thank you and that’s what makes it all worthwhile.

The super good news is that ALL six candidates are still in situ, ALL six candidates are happy in their role and ALL six candidates have ranked their recruitment & induction process as a 9/10 or above.

Underpinning any successful business, is a tried and tested process. If you put in X you get out Y and that’s exactly what we’ve spent the last 12 years perfecting (well, 96% perfection that is).

By measuring our past performance and repeating a tried and tested process, we can with reasonable certainty, predict outcomes.

In fact, we are so confident that we put our money where our mouth is and offer an industry leading up to 24-month free replacement policy which, is a major risk reversal.

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