Why we're different

To be frank, only 40% of what we do is actually different, but that’s the part which usually gets missed and sets us apart from the rest.
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We’re not just an extension of your team, we’re part of it

We have sat on all sides of the table (recruiter, candidate, employer) and it never ceases to amaze us how little time people spend getting to know each other, instead just focusing on the candidate’s CV and skills required in the job description as they have a role to fill.

Skills, background and experience is 60% of the role and to be honest, it’s exactly the same as all of your competitors.

In fact, asking a recruiter to match the skills, is literally the bear minimum you should expect.

That’s why as well as the obvious, we focus on the soft skills, the skills that ensure a candidate stays with you for the future

By innately understanding a candidate’s career and personal aspirations, we can match them with your role, but also with your brand.

We analyse the match between where a candidate wants to go, and will your business growth plan will take them there

Our approach is designed to remove all the heavy lifting and provide you with a shortlist of candidates who have been rigorously vetted, pre-selected and assessed against your specific requirements.

Fitability journey

As we carry out bespoke searches we work with passive candidates who weren’t necessarily looking for a career change, this means our clients receive the best fit overall for their business rather the closest match from who happens to be looking through job boards.

We believe finding the right match for your business is a 2-way process between company and candidates. Helping candidates to know the difference between a client’s employer and consumer brand plays a vital part in increasing retention and therefore the recruitment process is as much about candidates interviewing us as it is us interviewing them.

TO FIND OUT MORE, CLICK THE JOURNEY STEPS ON THE IMAGE

Why we are different YOU search & select
Chemistry meeting Live Vacancy Briefing sessions Person & role profile Orientation NDA Brand match JD & Profile Fitability® session Behavioural profiling Bespoke overview Candidate consent Submission Fitability journey

Chemistry meeting

Before we get going, we need to meet you.

You need to meet us.

We need you to get what we’re doing for you and understand why it benefits you

Fitability is a two-way thing, and if you just wanna fill a hole, we’re not for you.

Live Vacancy

If you don’t have a fit for purpose Job Description don’t worry, we can write that for you

If you do, great, let’s get this show on the road

Briefing sessions

We’ll meet any and all stakeholders who you tell us will be part of the decision-making team as without their buy in up front, things WILL fall apart at interview stage

We have designed a suite of questions which enables us to read in between the lines and get to the root of your needs

This enables us to understand not just the culture of your business from the inside, but what the business really needs for the future with the role, rather than filling a gap

Briefing properly is a key part of recruiting properly and as such, we will never take an assignment on with an emailed job description and/or quick phone call, that’s not Fitability®

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” Abraham Lincoln

Person & role profile

A job description is vital for matching skills, background and experience, what it doesn’t provide is an in depth understating of what type of person would fit the role and the business.

This is where we come in by creating a bespoke profile focused on what type of personality traits, attitude and values the right candidate needs to have.

This profile also explains the relationships the candidate will foster, challenges, priorities and key objectives thus forms an invaluable research document for applicants too.

We believe finding the right ft for the long term is about matching applicants’ career and personally aspirations with a company’s growth plan and also a place they would like to work based on the people and environment.

Orientation

After an extensive search, advertising, database, network, referrals and social recruiting strategy, we compile our soft search list whereby we speak with everyone who has applied that falls within the role parameters.

How much, where’s is based and who is it working for?

These are generally the first question applicants would like to know and to be frank, this type of call is usually called pre-selection by our competitors.

We use this call to answer all of these starter questions and more without giving away the name of our client.

The reason we do this is to ensure all applicants are treated fairly whilst ensuring confidentiality for our clients as the type fo roles we are assigned to are business critical.

The aim of the session is to cross reference what the applicant is looking for personally, enabling us to clearly help them move forward.

NDA

After orientation we send an NDA/working agreement to those applicants who’s own requirements initially match the opportunity.

This stage protects the applicants as it guarantees their anonymity, our clients as we will be releasing sensitive information an also us, ,as it clarifies the applicant has entrusted their application to us (this prevents CV spamming by other 3rd parties).

Brand match

Once the NDA has been agreed we go through the agency name, brand, values and all-over relevant information to enable to applicants to decide if the company is a match for them personally.

To many people get a JD and focus on the nuts and bolts, rather than the company itself and we all know that’s what enables great retention figures.

This session is whereby we answer all the questions the applicants have around the opportunity, we in essence become part of the hiring team and due to our in depth briefing sessions, are able to answer everything as our clients would.

JD & Profile

The applicant receives these documents after deciding whether the brand is a match for them.

We let the applicants dissect this information in their own time, rather than immediately tell them want we want them to know, this leaves them free to question us on what is important to them.

Fitability® session

There’s no such thing as an ‘informal interview’, the whole point of recruitment is you are selecting people against others, so every stage is as important as the next.

We take away the part that is important but time consuming for all involved, the first stage interview.

We have developed a suite of questions designed to cross reference candidates against your JD and profile (remember that part?) which also allows us to get between the lines of their CV.

Yes, we ask all the standard questions, however, based on our briefing sessions with you, we’re able to go into detail about specifics and also in-depth analysis of their answers.

As Robert has worked in events, experiential and recruitment for over 20 years, he also understands who’s lying to get a job and who’s telling the truth to get a career.

All this frees up your time and also means your shortlist has been vetted properly, rather than a quick 10-minute phone call.

Behavioural profiling

We have developed our own profiling software which analyses and produces reports based on how it believes people will behave in the workplace.

It is BPS accredited and also provides a great insight into what the candidate needs both personally and career wise to succeed.

We recommend using our reports as part of the hiring and onboarding process and it’s not a management tool, but perfect for ensuring you hire based on facts, not fiction.

Bespoke overview

Yes, it’s a candidate’s CV copy and pasted onto our letterhead, but it’s also your security against counter offers and a change of heart.

We ask the tough questions around salary packages, what they are rather than what they say.

We discuss what they would do if they were offered your role, how they would leave and would they really go when push comes to shove.

It all means when you offer, they accept.

Candidate consent

A small but key part of making sure there’s no nasty surprises come offer time, is sending the shortlisted candidates their submission documentation for sign off.

This part plays two critical roles, it ensures everything is in order for clarity and also gives the candidate a chance to opt out before they move ahead and start meeting people who will then know their name and company.

Submission

The best part.

You get a shortlist of 2-4 candidates who have completed an extensive, detailed and focussed selection process based on an intricate brief which enables all parties to focus on what’s really important, the job, the people and the future.

Fitability journey

As we carry out bespoke searches we work with passive candidates who weren’t necessarily looking for a career change, this means our clients receive the best fit overall for their business rather the closest match from who happens to be looking through job boards.

We believe finding the right match for your business is a 2-way process between company and candidates. Helping candidates to know the difference between a client’s employer and consumer brand plays a vital part in increasing retention and therefore the recruitment process is as much about candidates interviewing us as it is us interviewing them.

TO FIND OUT MORE, CLICK THE JOURNEY STEPS ON THE IMAGE

Doing things differently…

We believe it would be beneficial for everyone concerned if we got to know the person behind the CV before we met them or started working with them. So, YOU search & select was born, with the aim of doing things slightly differently.

We match people with people as well as CVs to JDs and understand our role is an introductory service for people’s careers. This is very important to us and by focusing on quality not quantity we ensure all parties know they’re not just words on a piece of paper but a valued part of our company’s success.

Fitability®

We take the time to carry out a detailed analysis of our candidate’s leadership and personality traits as well as provide a video file or transcript of a candidate’s interview so clients have as much information at their disposal from the outset.

As a specialist boutique agency, we only work with clients who embrace the idea of Fitability® ensuring our candidates know they’re in the right hands.

CONTACT

YOU search & select
Because recruitment should
always be about you

Telephone: 01273 915 123
Mobile: 07710 681 980
Email: robert@yousas.co.uk

Office Location:
Brighton

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