Recruitment, and the Communications Industry
Our recent Communication Professionals Labour Market survey had a major outcome that the vast majority of communications professionals are interested in new opportunities. That does not mean that all of them are actively looking for new jobs. Some are, but most are not, and these people have to be actively invited to consider another job. These people are not pushing ‘apply’ buttons on LinkedIn and they are not spending their Monday and Tuesday lunch break session wandering through jobsites. No, they have to be called by head hunters and recruiters who understand their profession, who are well informed, and who make sure they take the time to have a good look at a job spec.
And then there is the other category. Still in a job and wanting to grow and develop, to get out of a daily routine that slowly starts to suffocate them, who are no longer happy after yet another company re-organisation, who are fed up with their bosses or who have been made redundant after an M&A process – all people actively looking for a new job. We like these communication professionals to come to us, to send us their CVs, to seek our advice. Even just to share their frustration when a direct application to a company did not generate any reaction whatsoever.
More and more they call us up to see whether we can provide a way around the feeling that they are throwing their CV into a tombola when applying directly, where they feel they are only one of many and where they sense that the selection process is not the most accurate.
We’d love to help, but the door is not always open to us. Often, HR partners have been tasked with handling recruitment themselves; however, we should all bear in mind that we are working to the same goal of supporting companies in finding the best available candidates. Also, most importantly, we are able to find people that are not actively looking at the present time, we know how to find them and involve them.
So, why not contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Willem de Ruijter
Director of Continental Europe
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