Most people who have applied for a job in the past 5 – 10 years have probably met with a recruiter. Everyone who has been to one (or two, or three), has a story to tell. Sadly, some of these stories sound a bit like a broken record. Let’s face it… there is a lot of room for improvement in this relatively new profession.
Rather than starting a long diatribe about what is wrong with the recruitment industry, or asking everyone to write in about their horror stories, we would love to hear from people keen to share their views on:
- — How we (the industry) can do it better?
— Positive experiences you have had with a recruiter. How has a recruitment consultant demonstrated strong values, and used their expertise to make a difference to your organisation or career?
Why do we want to know this? At HorizonOne Recruitment we’re passionate about driving the recruitment industry forward and about the business we have grown. By focussing on our core values and doing our best to make a difference to the lives and organisations we work for, we have achieved rapid success in the market including:
Last month we were placed at Number 50 in the BRW ‘Fast 100’ list of the fastest growing companies in Australia
Two days later we were named the ‘Best Start-Up Recruitment Agency in Australia (2012)’ at the National Recruitment Excellence Awards.
We believe that it is the following principles that have afforded us this success:
- — We are specialists, we are not trying to be everything to everyone;
— We do as we say we’re going to do;
— We listen, and we pride ourselves on being genuine people, who don’t take themselves too seriously;
— We focus on being direct, open and honest with our communication, setting clear expectations wherever possible;
— We are not salespeople, we are consultants seeking to inform and guide decision making with the aim of adding value to people careers and organisations.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!