Finding a recruiter to work with can be stressful, frustrating and time-consuming. It’s important to make an informed decision – don’t just go for the first company to put a flyer through your letterbox or cave in to the pressure of an aggressive marketing campaign, make sure you make the right choice for you and your business.

If you’ve ever been hounded by pushy cold calls or a torrent of unsolicited emails, the chances are that these will have come from a recruitment agency rather than a recruitment consultancy. For these types of recruiters it’s quantity over quality and they will often send out information without much thought, bombarding you with as many candidate CVs as possible – regardless of their relevance – in the hope that one of them might somehow stick.

While this kind of agency might be competitive in terms of price, their rate is reflected in the level of service you receive. It may even end up costing you more if you have to start the process all over again because they haven’t done their job properly the first time around.

This scattergun approach isn’t much good for anyone – you, the candidate or the industry as a whole.

A good recruitment consultancy operates very differently. They will work in partnership with you to build a solid relationship, taking the time to get to know and understand your business, your culture and how a new employee might fit in. Instead of simply filling a position, a recruitment consultant will aim to add value to your company by making sure they find the perfect person for the role.

For this reason, a consultant will be very selective about who they choose to put forward for each position. They will screen their candidates rigorously and find out everything they need to know about their work history, their attitude, personality and what they are looking for in terms of the job and the employer. The client of a recruitment consultant won’t receive a barrage of inappropriate CVs for a vacancy, they’ll get a carefully considered selection that are tailored exactly to the job’s requirements. This expertise and quality is worth paying a little extra for.

We take this approach at SES Recruitment. Finding the right people for you is how we can help you to grow and develop your business. Our team has a wealth of experience not only in the recruitment industry but in the wider business world so we know how important it is to get things right. As an independent business, we also have the flexibility that’s so essential to react quickly to your needs.

We aim to make things as easy and as straightforward as possible, using our experience to clearly define the best approach for our clients. We interview our candidates in a private office rather than a distracting and public open plan area and meet everyone in person before passing on their information – something that’s vital when searching for the all important details that you just can’t get from a CV and covering letter.

If, after all this, we still don’t have the perfect applicant for your business, we’ll tell you. We won’t waste your time by trying to place unsuitable candidates or pushing you in a direction you don’t want to go, we’ll be honest and upfront and always keep you informed.

What really drives us is a desire to build strong long-term relationships with everyone we work with. It’s even quite common for the two sides of recruitment to mix and it speaks volumes about our service that many of our former candidates have since become clients.

We’re always on hand for your recruitment needs so please get in touch if we can help.