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Where is the top talent hiding right now?

Currently, the Consult team is the busiest it has ever been in our 11+ years of operations.  

In fact, we’ve currently got 54 jobs we still have to advertise on our website – such is the recruitment activity from our clients. Luckily (for us, and our clients!), much of our work today is spent passively talent pooling, so when times like these happen – we can reach our network of talent easily and quickly, without the need to advertise.

But it is not so for many organisations and recruitment agencies who are trying to recruit without talent pools in place.  They literally cannot find anyone for their roles. Why so?

The Best Talent Is Busy In Work.*

The majority of people that employers want to hire are currently in a role and really busy.  They might be interested in a new job, but frankly, most don’t have the time or energy to look.  That’s where a nifty agency like Consult comes in. We’ve spent over a decade talent pooling – we have extensive networks and when we are speaking with a client about a role, often we already have a short list of people we know would be interested.  

If you are trying to find your next great hire – you should be working with an agency with extensive networks.

The Best Talent No Longer Apply On Job Boards.*

The reality is that great people generally don’t go to job boards unless they are new to the country and don’t have networks in place.  The best talent are seeking out qualified, experienced recruiters to represent them to the market. Why is this?

Well, great talent know that a good recruiter can get them in front of a hiring manager – if they apply on a job board – they get stuck in a massive pool of applications – even though they might be amazing for the job, often their application is lost in a sea of people that aren’t great for the job.

Additionally in this talent short market – good agencies will have a number of roles for candidates to choose from  – and everyone wants choice right?

Finally – good people have realised the value and support that a good recruiter can provide – from interview tips to knowledge of the business and the people through to how to resign from their current role, how to start the new role well and how to ensure that the first months are successful.  The job search and job start process is nerve wracking so a good recruiter is a gem during this time!

So if you are struggling to find your next great accounting, finance, property, legal, HR or management hire – perhaps you’d better get in touch!

*I’ve learnt from people grumping at me in the past that I need to put a disclaimer here.  When I say “The Best Talent is Busy in Work” or “The Best Talent No Longer Apply On Job Boards” – I do not mean that if you aren’t busy in work or that if you have applied on a job board that you are not “the best talent” – I am totally generalising here, based on my observations of us placing loads of people over the years.  Hope that’s ok!

About the author

Angela Cameron - CA, CPA

Executive Director

A chartered accountant by qualification, she is a recruitment leader by nature.

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