Finding a job and a fulfilling career has always been a difficult task. Both job seekers and employers have a need to match certain quali...
Finding a job and a fulfilling career has always been a difficult task. Both job seekers and employers have a need to match certain qualities with the requirements of a specific position. In recent times, this process has become even harder by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, I'd like to explore the approach that the Kavin Group Talent Management & Recruiting (KTMR) takes to match candidates to the right employers and vice versa, even in these difficult times.
With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with so many people forced out of work, finding employment is no easy task. Yes, COVID-19 has forced employers to lay off their staff and sometimes even halt business operations. However, it has also forced organizations to diversify their business, allowing for new opportunities and growth in an uncertain time. Companies are looking for new employees to help them come out on top of the new normal. It is more important now than ever for recruitment firms to place candidates in the right fit to help businesses succeed today.
Employment agencies act as intermediaries between an organization and a job candidate. A recruitment agency’s main function is usually to fill a job opening on behalf of an organization. At KTMR, we go a step further to help match job openings to a candidate's needs (the right fit). Employers and candidates are tired of the same old methods used by employment agencies to fill positions.
People seek a career that is meaningful. One that places them in positions where they are valued, have a voice, and can grow professionally. Similarly, employers are no longer satisfied with candidates who just match a list of qualities on a job description. Employers are looking for people who fit within their culture and add value to their organizations.
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As an experienced recruiter and talent manager, my objective is to clearly understand and align candidates with the right employers and vice versa. My team and I meet with both parties to clearly define position objectives, qualities and performance incentives. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the right chemistry exists between the job seeker and the prospective employer so that a long-term relationship can be made. It is our belief that a combination of art and science is needed to be a successful talent manager in a competitive recruitment environment.
During our first interactions with a job seeker and potential candidates, we must act like a sponge. Listening to the wants, requirements and aspirations of the candidate.
"Let them tell you what they want out of a job. Do not proceed with a position if it does not match what the candidate has told you. We always ask ourselves, is there another position that fits better?"
As an employment agency, we serve two clients — the candidate and the employer. We can't neglect either of their wants, requirements, and aspirations. Our goal is for both the candidate and employer to grow together. To achieve this goal we consider:
A recruiter should not operate in the dark. Transparency is key to making the right fit!
At KTMR, we always relay the clients' wants to potential employers, and we never hold back information about an employer from our candidates. In short, we don’t sugar coat anything - open and transparent communication should always prevail. Our clients on both ends are looking for guidance based on our experience in the recruitment and talent management sector.
Finding the right fit doesn't just fall on the recruiter or the candidate. Corporate culture plays a big role in attracting and retaining employees who will benefit the business. It is then the recruiter’s role to determine the candidate’s working style and match them with an employer who fits this style. Just as we strive to break out of the traditional framework of filling a position, employers must adapt to a modern business culture’s changing corporate social responsibilities.
Taking the Fit vs Fill approach to recruitment and talent management is three-fold both for the candidate and the employer.
When it comes to matching a candidate with the right employer, the best win-win solution for both parties is achieved by using the fit approach. This will save time and money while creating growth opportunities with a unified purpose to succeed both professionally and personally.