We were recently approached by a local business owner looking for a secretary/personal assistant. Initially they had advertised in a local newspaper. What they had not banked on was the 180 CV’s, letters and e-mails that came flooding in within a few days of advertising such a popular position. It was overwhelming. The client had neither the time nor the resources to painstakingly sift through each CV and letter in order to draw up a shortlist. They were worried that they would make the wrong decision and screen out the ideal candidates simply because there was too much choice and they had too little time.
What did we do? After the business owner accepted our very competitive fee, we stepped in and managed the entire recruitment process. We sent all the rejected applicants an e-mail or letter. In our office we interviewed and skills tested the applicants with the relevant skills and experience. From this we shortlisted three candidates and prepared the interview schedule for our client.
And the result? Much to his delight our client arrived very quickly at a decision and, we finished the assignment by handling the references and completing all of the associated paperwork.