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Discover your ideal employee


What do you need this person to accomplish?

Our 4 key steps and Talent Guide will help you identify your perfect match.

1. Temporary or permanent?

At certain times, such as in the case of unexpected absences, busy periods, or skills shortages for specific projects, a temporary or fixed-term professional may be enough to help your organisation flourish. In more senior roles, interim managers can help the business take a next step, before handing things back to the permanent staff.

2. Define your role requirements

Identify the key requirements you need for your business by determining three essential skills you must see in the candidates’ resume. Remember - our expert consultants can help you with this stage if you're ready to write the advert.

3. Define your corporate culture

Think about your fit in terms of behaviours - what is acceptable and not acceptable to your business? Make sure you have a clear picture about the work environment in order to select candidates that will gel well.

4. Write a specification

Once you have decided exactly what you need from your new team member, you need to articulate this into a specification. Your recruiter will work with you to do this, offering insight into the candidate market to ensure you appeal to those most likely to suit you.

Read the talent guide to get further guidance on this.

Talent Guide

Hiring advice for successful recruitment.  Download our Talent Guide now. 

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