Research – Study and research your potential employer. Explore the business’ website and social channels and educate yourself on what exactly they do, and how they do it. This will help to adapt your responses to their questions and exhibit your interest in the job role. 
 
Common Questions – Consider the questions you are most likely to face at your interview. Prepare yourself for these, and this way you won’t be struggling for a response. The most frequent questions can be prepared for, and therefore diminish any panic you might feel at a particular question. 
 
Plan – Allow plenty of time before the interview, to avoid rushing or in the case of online interviews, log into the call with time to spare. Also, ensure you are equipped with pens, notebooks etc. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your CV. Planning goes a long way. 
 
Appearance – Coming across as smart is a necessity, so you should consider what to wear to your interview, even if it’s online. Traditional office wear should be the go-to, as it creates a professional first impression from your potential employer. 
 
Be Friendly/ Inquisitive – Come across as confident, even if you feel nervy. A smile will make you come across as friendly and relaxed. Look your interviewer directly in the eye and listen to everything they have to say. Always ask questions in your interview; it may even help to plan some questions in advance. Converse with your interviewer and ensure it isn’t one-sided. You don’t want to come across as disinterested. 
 
Remain Focused – The interviewer may ask a question that throws you off, and it’s important to remain composed and move on. If something goes wrong, all is not lost; you will be remembered more for how to recover from adversity. Pick yourself up and continue trying to impress. Remember, other interviewees could have found it just as difficult as you. 
 
Make Notes – A good interview technique is to take notes, even if you’re taking everything in just fine. It suggests that you are paying full attention to the interviewer and have a keen interest in what they have to say. It tells the potential employer that you are attentive and diligent. 
 
 
1. Proven solutions to business needs 
 
More so in high turnover industries, employers need to continually scan the business landscape for the best candidates as well as fill skill shortages. Having a strategic relationship with a recruitment agency can provide a consistent stream of quality, qualified candidates in a timely manner based on the (long and short term) needs of the business. People are one of (if not) the most important resource in business, so developing strategic partnerships and solutions around it is key. 
 
2. Fast access to quality qualified candidates 
 
When there are skill shortages within a business, it can mean delayed timelines and projects and ultimately, potentially lost business. Quality recruitment agencies provide a stable source of quality qualified candidates in a timely manner, significantly speeding up the hiring process allowing business leaders to prioritise other key strategic areas of the business. 
 
3. Market knowledge 
 
By developing long term, strategic partnership with agencies, leaders can utilise the knowledge and expertise their partners have. Sourcing on a daily basis, recruiters are UpToDate on key market trends including skill supply and demand as well as market rates, empowering business leaders to develop business leaders to develop more informed business strategy around their human capital. By developing long term partnerships, it also conductive of best practice and transparent work from a client’s recruitment partner. 
 
4. Cost 
 
Many companies will be unaware solely managing recruitment internally can limit their ability to recruit quality talent and can be more costly. While recruiting internally is an important channel as well as time and resource that can be allocated elsewhere in the business are key reasons why firms partner a recruitment agency. This can be particularly important when looking to consistently fill temporary skill sets or support 1 or 2 specific hires. 
 
5. Access to key in demand skills 
 
Finding candidates with strategic or niche skillsets will often be a timely and difficult process. With talent shortages potentially restricting business growth, it is important businesses have access to skills required as fast as possible. Partnering a company with a proven track record for strategic and/or niche talent placement is an important step in combating this growing business challenge 
The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Totaljobs, reveals that almost three-quarters (73%) of businesses who attempted to recruit faced recruitment difficulties in Q3 2019, compared with 64% in Q2. 
Skills shortages were predominantly felt across skilled manual roles and professional roles, with 80% of construction firms and 71% of transport and distribution businesses facing difficulties recruiting the right staff. In the run up to Christmas, 70,000 transport and distribution roles were advertised on Totaljobs in Q3, receiving an average of 23 applications per vacancy. 
 
Benefits of using Recruit 2 You 
 
Temporary Recruitment 
 
Unhappy with your current service provider? 
Have you heard the horror stories? 
Do you refuse to work with a recruitment agency? 
 
Unfortunately, there is not magical formula to find the correct candidate every time. However, we listen to what you require as a client to get the best understanding of your business to make everything run as smoothly as possible. 
A Personal Service 
• We meet with all of our clients to get a better understanding of your business and relate that back to our workers (NO first shift surprises) 
• For larger contracts we implement a Super Worker who will help organise staff from the ground floor I.E. check ins and check backs 
• We want to be able to service our clients to the best of our ability with regular meetings, staff walk round and inductions. To do this we need to be on doorstep we would not travel anywhere we would not expect our candidates to. 
 
Face to face interviews 
All of the candidates that we put out to work for our temp or temp to perm assignments have been to our office to have a face to face interview. Their right to work documents have been checked and photocopied by one of our consultants, the candidate is also required to undertake a basic literacy and numeracy assessment to comply with standard health and safety requirements. 
 
Save time 
Hiring temporary staff is a great option for many businesses. If a member of staff has departed suddenly, or you simply have not had enough time to find a replacement, then hiring a temp can make this transition easier. An interim, temp, or contractor can minimise the loss of productivity during a transition stage 
 
Flexibility 
Temporary staff offer a great deal of flexibility because you can get a worker to cover specific periods during business hours. This might turn out to be a better or a more cost-effective option depending on the exact needs of your company. 
 
Less Risky 
You may have a career-focused temp that is eager to switch over to a permanent role. Those that do want permanent work, are often after willing to work extra hard to prove themselves an asset, you’ll also have the added benefit of seeing them work at close quarters, to better inform your decision. 
 
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