Randstad is a market-leading recruiter. With an exceptional list of clients to partner with, and entrepreneurial career opportunities, it’s an exciting place to work. The business attracts top recruiters who enjoy building relationships and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. Here’s how.
what’s your hiring process like for experienced recruiters?
Our process for hiring is about forming a relationship, like a lot of things at Randstad. Rather than look at specific experience, we want to get to know you. Your desires, wants and drivers. Where you’ve come from and where you want to take your career. For a select few, the final stage interview is a 1:1 meeting where I learn more about you. From your personal brand to your technical knowledge and how this can fit with our approach of delivering exceptional business to create the best outcomes for our customers. Our focus on relationships and entrepreneurship might not be for everyone, but we want those who are up for the challenge.
when you evaluate experienced recruiters, what do you look for?
The key attributes we look for, in experienced recruiters, include customer-centricity, individual drive and the passion to produce quality work. Randstad is a relationship-based business known for delighting clients with quality shortlists, great candidates and valued counsel. Often are best recruitment consultants are not the ones who only delight in ringing the sales bell, but love to spend the time learning more about their client’s business and understanding the career aspirations of candidates. Those with an innate curiosity to know more have got the stuff we’re looking for.
how do you make sure they are customer-centric focused?
We put emphasis on one-on-one time with our clients and candidates. Randstad recruitment consultants are keen to get out and meet their customers. It’s crucial for accurate briefings that our people spend time with their clients to learn what drives their business forward. We take time with our candidates because we want them to succeed - nurturing them along every step of their career journey. We see the value in connections, rather than the transactional relationships.
if you want to drive a high-performance recruitment team, what’s the best way to do this?
We focus on the total needs of our customers. We don’t have a traditional 360 model, as our account managers are set up to align with our client’s business at every stage. Randstad recruitment consultants have the ability to work with the customer to support their entire technology needs. As a global leader in recruitment services, our account managers also have access to resourcing, branding, acquisition and delivery support.
Our focus on our customers is only matched by the team’s ambition. Randstad consultants are encouraged to engage in a deep and meaningful way with our business and brand. We do this by creating a career path that develops leadership skills, understands your desires and helps you succeed whether your aim is to become a principal consultant, billing team leader, manager or regional leader.
At the end of the day, everyone has a unique, personal brand. So how we bring that together with our values is crucial to everyone’s success. how do you know for sure when someone fits your team? I need to get to know someone. I take time in the hiring process to make sure they align with our team’s culture. It’s not a 100 percent science, but we do look to mutually agree on expectations if everyone is keen to move forward. It’s about having an open and honest conversation.