Specialist Recruitment

Horses for courses - or, why one size recruiter does not fit all! Perhaps one of the most consistent problems we hear from hiring managers, when they are looking to hire someone with very specific skills & experience  is, 'how frustrating the whole process can be'. They engage two or three generalist recruiters and they just don’t understand why they don't receive quality candidate profiles. Of course the answer is they need to engage Specialist Recruitment and here's why. They have a ve...
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Antal-JFA Two levels of Search Solution

Antal-JFA provides two levels of Search Solution - Retained & Contingency Search The recruitment market is difficult to navigate, with many companies using internal recruitment teams or outsourcing their recruitment. Almost all companies we have spoken to, tell us that they have a great deal of difficulty filling specialised jobs. This is especially so in the technical recruitment market where there is a severe Skills Shortage.   In 2017 in the USA alone there was estimated to be 40,000 unf...
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It might not be a Rolex but I bet it’s not a Timex either?

If you’re a hiring manager in Cyber Security or ICT sectors, what is it that drives your decision about how you recruit, is it Recruitment Costs? And what if the hire you need is critical to your plans for your business success. Or perhaps you need someone that has rare skills and experience? (For both these sectors the talented, highly skilled people you need, are becoming increasingly difficult to find.) Well there is more than one way for sure, you can try to do it yourself. Or maybe yo...
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Recruitment Process – The End Game

So you have identified the person you want to hire and have made an offer. This is now the point when it can all too often go horribly wrong if mismanaged. And its the part of the recruitment process where most companies and recruitment agencies spend far too little effort. The result of this is all too often that the candidate backs out of the deal. (over 50% of recruitment process that reach the offer stage still don't result in a successful hire) The Decision, Brokering the Offer & Resig...
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Mind the Skills Gap

There is a Massive Skills Gap in Cyber Security & ICT that is hurting your business Employment in the tech industry is expected to grow at around 5 times the UK average over the next decade. So unless something is done the skills gap will only get a lot worse. There are many reasons for this but possibly the most worrying is that . This at all levels from schools and colleges to universities and its increased over the past 10 plus years. If this doesn’t change the skills gap c...
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Zero Risk Recruitment (Virtually)

Retained Search with (Virtually) Zero Risk Recruitment Hiring Managers would love to have Zero Risk Recruitment, especially when hiring the critical people they need most. Most hiring managers that I speak to in  Cyber Security & ICT market tell me they would always use Retained Search over other recruitment methods if they knew it would deliver. They see that, when it’s done properly, it usually provides consistent and predictable results. Retained Search usually delivers top perfor...
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5 Reasons Top Performers Leave Your Business

And this is in order of priority. As search consultants, we are always talking to our market's Top Performers and High Achievers. Key to our role is to get people to leave their current job and move to our clients business. As such, we need a deep understanding of the motivation for a person to leave. There has to be a positive reason why a person will leave their job that's not just dangling a carrot. We have to get under the skin of the job to understand what will push them away! So h...
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The Cost of Recruitment

Consider the Cost of Recruitment, if you think Professionals are expensive, wait until you see how much Amateurs cost you!! We have all seen this headline on various posts on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.  Most comments are totally in agreement with the sentiment, until it comes to Cyber Security or ICT recruitment that is! Then it's just about the Cost of Recruitment. It is astonishing how the IT and Tech world seem to be so taken by the Cost of Recruitment that they are totally reluctant...
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What Are Your Greatest Weaknesses?

We all know this question, Right? But what is the best way to answer it and what does the questioner really mean? So you have been offered the interview and for most people a job interview isn't something they do everyday, in fact most people will probably face a serious job interview between 6 and 10 times in their career. Which means on average an interview every 4 to 6 years, so not something we actually get that much practice at! So how prepared are you for your next interview? and ...
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