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From Sales Support to Senior Business Development roles, Precision have a very high rate of success in placing the top sales talent across the whole of the UK.
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We grow our clients' businesses by finding them amazing talent. Based in the Midlands, we have been growing since 2004 and have clients all over the UK and Europe.
Precision People is a specialist search, recruitment and consultancy services organisation, focussed on providing a range of recruitment and people solutions, to a wide spectrum of industry sectors, for client organisations nationwide and beyond.
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A dynamic talent management and executive search consultancy that provides an integral link between the directors of growing businesses and high achieving candidates. Combining in-depth industry knowledge with the latest in talent resourcing and search methods.
Our team is comprised of specialist recruiters who know their industry inside out, ensuring a deep understanding of the specific skills and experience candidates need in order to fill the unique requirements of your vacancy, whether temporary, contract or permanent, from design to engineering recruitment.
Learn how to seek, hire and retain amazing talent. The people part of your business is probably where you spend most of your time dealing with difficult situations and having the most headaches. If you want to grow your business, why not hire us to help you?
With the UK unemployment rate rising to 4.8% in the three months to September (BBC, 2020), it’s safe to say the job market is not what we’re used to. There are so many changes happening in the world which means job seekers and recruiters need to be prepared for interviewing in ways they aren’t used to. This blog looks at digital interviewing in particular and answers why your company should be using Zoom for interviews.
The Ease of Online Interviews
A lot of companies may be familiar with Zoom thanks to lockdown and working remotely, but Zoom doesn’t have to be used solely for team meetings. It’s one of the easiest tools for businesses to use in interviews. In fact, according to Indeed, more companies are choosing to conduct interviews over Zoom because “it tends to be more convenient for remote positions or initial screening interviews”. So what does this mean from the employers and the candidates perspectives?
From the job seekers point of view, Zoom interviews mean they get to skip the stress of getting stuck in traffic, trying to find the right building and arriving late. While, from the business’ perspective, Zoom calls provide a higher chance of smooth interviews, which reduces the time and money that it takes for them to find the right person for the job. From both perspectives, it’s easy to use, free and is a lifesaver during the Pandemic but it also allows the two parties to converse with each other organically.
Aside from the odd internet connection problem, Zoom is extremely reliable for both candidates and job seekers. With the current restrictions, some companies prefer job seekers to send in a video of themselves as part of the interview process. However, this may not give the recruiters the best idea of who the candidates really are. According to Twinemployment, 65% of interviewers said that candidates who failed to make eye contact didn’t get the role that they were applying for which can be a real problem with jobseekers recording themselves on their mobiles.
Unlike with these videos, Zoom calls are real conversations. Candidates are speaking to people and not into their phone, which can make it easier to focus on one object. It enables them to become more comfortable in the interview process and they interact as actual people, rather than reading from a script. This in turn allows recruiters to engage with them and assess how they are reacting to the questions being asked and the interview process as a whole.
While it allows the recruiters to determine whether the candidate is right for the job, it also allows the candidate to add to points the interviewer may have brought up, making the interview process smoother for both parties.
Record the interview to refer back to
Despite candidates trying their hardest to be the one that recruiters remember, it can be quite difficult for businesses to remember all of their interviews. Which is why Zoom is perfect for interviewers.
Zoom calls can be recorded, which allows companies to go back over all of their interviews and ensures they are selecting the perfect candidate for them. This also means that interviewers aren’t missing any telling signs (such as the body language of the candidate) when they’re making notes during the interview.
As we briefly mentioned earlier, a lot of businesses already use Zoom for remote work. With only 12% of 4,700 knowledge workers wanting to return to full-time office work after the pandemic (Future Forum Research, 2020), it seems as though there may not be a reason for employees to work in the office at all. Businesses are adapting to not having people in the office at all times, which means they can start to explore their options a little more when it comes to hiring.
By using Zoom, employees can work in different locations to the office and still be able to communicate with their co-workers. This opens up the interview process globally and ensures that companies aren’t missing out on talent from other areas of the country or even other areas of the world.
It’s clear that for a world that is constantly changing, employers and employees need to learn to adapt to changes in the workplace. These changes begin with the interview process, and adapting to Zoom interviews will not only benefit the candidate but will also benefit the company hugely.
A number of our clients have no taken on new staff using zoom interviews with great success. If your not sure how to go about it we would be happy to help you.
If you enjoyed this blog, check out our blogs on 'Above the keyboard dressing’ and ‘How to run a virtual interview and recruitment process’.
The Precision team can be contacted on 0116 254 5411 or email email@example.com
It's been a tough year; one of the toughest I have seen in my 13 years recruiting in the construction and building product industry. Would you agree?
I’ve written this blog post to share a few scenarios with you regarding my own clients and give you food for thought about your business and if any of these ideas might be right for you.
Since February as you know, Area Sales Managers have not been able to travel freely as they usually would in their normal role and sadly many have been furloughed or have been made redundant.
When the market is in a state of flux, adaptability is key. Many of my clients have looked at strengthening their internal sales and customer service proposition, to maintain the relationships with their clients.
For example, one client, unfortunately, had to make 50% of their external merchant team redundant. However, in its place we have strengthened their internal team with newly hired internal sales people, that are now covering 10 times more accounts than the externals previously were.
Early this year, another client asked me to recruit an E-Commerce Co-ordinator to maximise the sales from residential customers. Last year this division turned over £35k, this year they are on track to turnover £240k.
One other area that I have helped with is strengthening the project teams pipeline by finding candidates that can convert ABI and Glennigan leads, one person doing this for 6 months has added just shy of £1 million on to the pipeline for the next 12 months.
Other clients have also strengthened their customer service operations due to product shortages, by making sure they are going the extra mile to keep their clients happy.
If you need help strengthening your internals sales team or your customer service team, I can help. My clients are currently working with me to plan their 2021 recruitment strategies. Do you know what yours is?
About Natalie Chapman
Nat is a specialist in the niche area of building industry sales and marketing recruitment for all levels of jobs in the UK Building Products and DIY industry. Working with manufacturers, merchants, and distributors. Natalie has also built very strong relationships within the aggregate industries, placing many candidates in senior positions across the whole of the UK. So whether you need a Business Development Manager for your roofing business or a Sales Director for your flooring company, she can assist you.
Specialist Technical & Management staffing business Precision People has launched a new outplacement service to support HR teams managing redundancy programmes.
myjob.coach is an online platform, which enables businesses and their HR teams to support staff being made redundant with access to a range of services and information that will assist them in securing new jobs.
Also with the capability to support individual employees dealing with redundancy, myjobs.coach offers workshops, resources and coaching designed to help businesses and their workforce through the process.
Through its Outplacement Programme, the platform delivers online group workshops, which help staff gain the skills they need to find a new role including perfecting their CV and tips to improve their chance of getting a job offer.
An e-learning resource enables staff to access a wide range of job search tools and information 24 hours a day with video-based training and self-managed learning tools. In addition, myjobs.coach provides tailored support to each employee with one-to-one personal video coaching sessions.
The new platform has been developed by Precision People as it expands its services to clients beyond its core recruitment capabilities.
The Leicester-based business provides recruitment services in the areas of engineering, technical, consultancy and sales, alongside executive search and has been operating in sectors including aerospace, automotive and construction.
Phil Walker, Director of Precision People, said:
“Businesses and HR teams, no matter what their size, will find managing the expected wave of redundancies due across the country, a real challenge. myjobs.coach offers a range of support thatwill help businesses manage the outplacement process in a supportive way.
“Redundancy is a difficult situation for both employer and employee and having the ability to provide a programme of services that will assist with individuals’ future employment prospects will be welcomed by many businesses that regretfully have to reduce their headcount.”
If you would like to find out more about myjobs.coach please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 5700777
Redrow has announced it is holding a stamp duty holiday event across its active schemes this weekend, allowing potential home buyers the chance to learn more about the changes to stamp duty which were implemented in July.
Throughout the weekend, Redrow said that sales consultants would be on hand to explain the temporary changes exempting homes priced up to £500,000 from the tax which would save home buyers up to £15,000 on their purchase.
The housebuilder referred to Rightmove research showing the impact of stamp duty relief – nine out of ten people who buy a home before the end of March will pay no stamp duty, according to the analysis.
And Redrow’s own research reveals the effects of lockdown on people’s attitudes towards their home. When asked about their current property, 40% of UK adults said that spending more time at home had changed their level of satisfaction with it. And a quarter of future home movers are rethinking what they want from their next home.
James Holmear, Redrow’s group sales director, said: “Through our stamp duty awareness weekend on 26th and 27th September, we will provide a wealth of information for all potential buyers, whether they are prospective first-time buyers, next-steppers on the property ladder, or those looking to rightsize to a ready-to-go new home that better suits their lifestyle.
“There is a significant opportunity available to those looking to purchase before the stamp duty holiday period comes to an end in March 2021, whether that’s bolstering a deposit to purchase a more spacious property, or additional cash to tailor a new home with the ideal fixtures, décor and finishing touches.”
Precision People's recruitment specialist in the Construction and Building Products sector Natalie Chapman, who has over 13 year's experience within this field, welcomed the initiative.
"I think it's an excellent idea teaching potenitial buyers the advantages of the stamp duty holiday and can only help to boost the sector."
If you would llike to chat to Natatlie about your recruitment needs please click here to find out more, email her at email@example.com or call 0116 254 5411.