Challenging the London search and headhunting providers, a service that delivers confidence and reassurance as well as value for money to the client is about to be officially launched in Northamptonshire.
The ONE Group, which has offices across the East Midlands including Rushmills, Northampton, has redefined its recruitment offering to include a more flexible approach for those clients with any executive search needs. This new Executive Partnership service offers a tailored partnership with a lot more flexibility than traditional search firms. It will be supported by professional marketing services including adverts and videos that not only showcase the client and build brand awareness, but also ensure effective market penetration. The service is also backed up by a monetary guarantee, so all parties involved will obtain their desired outcome.
Marc Kent, Head of Commercial, said: “These aren’t new services as such, but we could see that we were offering something just as effective as the large London search firms, so we’ve taken all the best components and combined them, but we’ve done it our way, so there are even more benefits for the client.”
The ONE Group’s Executive Partnership has a transparent fee structure, with an initial payment taken when the client signs up. Significantly, the recruitment team promises the return of that initial fee if the client does not receive a shortlist of interview-worthy candidates. In addition, once the role is filled it is guaranteed on terms that are dependent upon the seniority of the role, up to an assurance that if a senior-level candidate does not stay in the role for six months, The ONE Group will repeat the recruitment process for the client free of charge.
The Executive Partnership service is offered on an exclusivity basis, so the client knows that The ONE Group is entirely in control of the process and that the focus is very much on filling the role or roles in question. The ONE Group can also offer the same guarantee for less senior recruits and give more time and services to
Jonathan King, Manager, Accountancy & Finance, said: “It’s a model that builds a true partnership between us and the client, starting with us helping the client to advertise the role in the best possible light. So, we might help them with salary guidance, job descriptions and their Employee Value Proposition – then our marketing team will get involved to create adverts and videos that will do far more to attract candidates than simply placing a job advert on a recruitment site.
“Alternatively, where there is a situation such as when a company is looking at an MBO or acquisition, we guarantee confidentiality. We can arrange interviews somewhere neutral and communicate with our client only at times to suit them, so there’s no risk of their conversations being overheard.”
Current job market conditions mean that the strength lies with the candidate, and many want to know that when they are approached for a role it’s through an exclusive service because it gives them the confidence that it’s only being handled by one recruiter, and that recruiter is committed to filling a role and genuinely believes they are worth putting forward for interview.
Marc Kent said: “Many candidates are passive, and in today’s market, expect to be approached about vacancies, rather than actively looking for work. If we can be targeted with our searching and make approaches at the right time, they could well be interested. We’ve had plenty of experience in finding the right candidates, not just locally but across the UK and internationally. This is why we feel confident about the guarantees we offer.
“And while we’re offering the same service, maybe even better, than the big search firms, we’re doing it with a clear fee structure, giving the client peace of mind that we are confident we’ll be successful, because otherwise they don’t pay, with a marketing team that is ready to showcase them in the best way possible, and all the time staying within their budget and time scales.”
If you are interested in finding out more about The ONE Group’s Executive Partnership visit the website or call 01604 210888.