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In December and January we often see recruitment advertisements with this heading as it

Bust of Julius Caesar from the British Museum

Bust of Julius Caesar from the British Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

seems to be considered a time of year when many people start to look for a new job.  Our own experience bears this out as we tend to have increased numbers of new candidates to work with in January but why is this?

The New Year is a time for thinking about new possibilities when we are attracted by the lure of something new.  Perhaps there is a link to making New Year resolutions as we tend to have time off with family and friends and think about setting resolutions or bettering ourselves in some way e.g. losing weight or giving up smoking.  It is thought that New Year resolutions were started by Julius Caesar as a way of honouring the Roman mythical god Janus whose two faces allowed him to look both into the past year and also forward to the New Year.

If, during this period of contemplation, you decide that you are dissatisfied with your current job perhaps the first step is to think about whether you can do anything to improve it – remember the grass is not always greener.  If you do decide to move on how big a change do you want to make?  How easy or difficult will that be?  How likely are you to succeed?  The diagram below demonstrates the different changes you could potentially make with Same Job, Same Industry being the simplest move and Different Job, Different Industry the most difficult.  Of course it’s up to you how big a change you feel you want to make but be realistic about how challenging a step it might be and think about whether there might be incremental steps that you need to take in order to reach your end goal.

Same Job

Different Industry

Similar Job

Different Industry

Different Job

Different Industry

Same Job

Similar Industry

Similar Job

Similar Industry

Different Job

Similar Industry

Same job

Same Industry

Similar Job

Same Industry

Different Job

Same Industry

If you do decide to take the leap do make sure that your CV is as good as it can be.  There is lots of help and advice out there including at www.macresourcing.com where there are also a large number of jobs which might just grab your interest!

 

 

 

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Most businesses choose to have one supplier for particular services e.g. they may have one stationary supplier, one facilities management company, one firm of accountants, one catering company etc.  They may regularly review and even change them but they will choose to work mainly with one supplier for one type of work.

Why will they do this?  Often they will get a good price from the supplier as they know there will be volume business, but also the supplier will get to know the business, the people involved, their needs, likes and dislikes.  They should be able to provide a more tailored, relevant and cost effective service to the business. So why when it comes to recruitment do so many businesses send their vacancies out to a huge range of different recruitment firms in what seems to be a scattergun approach?  We often hear from

in-house recruitment and HR staff how they are swamped with agency emails and phone calls to the point where they can’t get their jobs done.  This approach also often leads to a much slower process and in a market where there are skills shortages and high calibre candidates move on very quickly businesses can ill-afford to miss out on good candidates.  Could it be that their recruitment procedures are at the root of the problem?

At MAC Resourcing we believe that a partnership approach is the most effective way to work with our clients.  Apart from the cost savings often by our approach we believe the flexibility of our service can help our clients through the peaks and troughs in recruitment throughout the year, can provide specialist expertise, can use the client’s own brand to attract candidates who might otherwise not respond and allow their internal staff to get back to their own jobs. Our expertise also allows us to provide insight on the selection of candidates which his hugely important yet often overlooked. We can review the recruitment and selection process from start to finish and offer advice and support at each stage making the process smoother, more robust and quicker, benefiting the company and candidates alike.

Recruitment and selection are after all people based processes so why not build business relationships that work and last.

For an initial discussion on how our partnership approach could benefit your business please call 01224 577070 or visit http://www.macresourcing.com for more information.