The success of any business relies on the strength of its workforce, none more so than in the technical sector. The process of recruiting quality employees can be disruptive, diverting precious time and energy from core business. Outsourcing recruitment is the obvious solution, but is only cost-effective if your chosen recruiter is an industry specialist whose consultants take pride in a job well done.
At Conrad Consulting we work closely with our clients and candidates to ensure that their needs are understood and taken into account. The sector-specific knowledge of every consultant enables us to identify and source the type of candidate who is likely to be a good match for your organisation.
By doing your permanent recruitment we will take away all the stress associated with sourcing the perfect candidate, allowing you to be free to focus on your main business activities. By developing an ongoing working partnership with you and an in-depth knowledge of your business, we will maximise the probability of finding the perfect addition to your team. We will keep you informed at every step of the way so you remain fully in control of the process.
In all cases, we follow a highly effective process to develop our understanding of your business as well as of the type of person and skillset you need to positively impact your company performance.
We will initially work with you to completely understand the requirements and can assist in helping create the role profile if required.
We would use a combination of methods to attract the right candidates. These approaches will include;-
Candidates will be assessed against the role profile as well as their cultural fit within the organisation. We will screen all CV’s received to create an initial shortlist before going on to the first round of interviews. This stage will obviously include the careful evaluation of each candidate’s background and skills, as well as their overall suitability as a potential employee with your company. Relevant identification and eligibility will also be carried out on all potential candidates.
We will support you with your interview process as appropriate. Regular contact will be maintained with you to update on progress and feedback will be taken from both parties.
We will advise all candidates on the outcome of their application. Our aim is to provide every candidate with an exceptional experience that reflects positively on your company brand. The offer process will be fully managed by us and we will keep both parties updated throughout regarding start dates.
Once the successful candidate starts with you it really is just the beginning of the ongoing process as we want everyone we place to have a long and successful career. We will maintain regular follow-up calls to both you and your new team member to monitor success.
We have been working with Conrad Consulting for over 10 years, and have found this to be a very useful relationship in the complicated and ever changing recruitment market.Michael Feather, Director - Bowman Riley Architects (Client)
In recent years we have used Conrad Consulting exclusively to target many positions for our organisations from Graduate level to Associate Level. Their ability to understand our business and cultural needs enables the right candidates to be identified, and we are able to robustly and efficiently find the right people.
Compared to a lot of other recruiters we have used we find that Conrad Consulting are not overly aggressive in their approach, and are very friendly whilst retaining their professional integrity. So much so that we see them as an integral part of our business to be able to attract the best talent in our sector.
We have tried many ways of recruiting and whilst a standard advertisement and interview process would be economically efficient it is also very time consuming, therefore we find that by using Conrad Consulting it can save us time and money to find the exact talent for us.
James Wade was extremely attentive, professional and listened well to our requirements in order to source us with the right calibre of candidate. We would have no hesitation in recommencing Conrad Consulting in assisting with your recruitment needs.Toni Kelly - Office Manager at Stainforth Construction (Client)
I started working with Ruth when my company experienced a period of growth during 2018. We had previously had some bad experiences working with some recruitment agencies and so were naturally cautious to start a relationship. However Ruth made the effort to visit our offices to meet both myself and the Managing Director and sought to establish what our company were about and what we were looking for. As a result Ruth has managed to fill numerous vacancies for us, and the quality of the candidates that she sends our way has been exceptional. In addition to this, Ruth has sound knowledge of the construction industry and has been a great help to me personally since I joined the industry.Amy Upton, HR Manager - JPJ Installations (Client)
I have had the pleasure of working with Stuart Allsopp at Conrad Consulting for the past 9 months on all of (omitted)'s construction-related recruitment. Conrad are one of our few Tier 1 preferred suppliers for the recruitment of site and other construction staff. Whilst I have only worked with Conrad on these roles, they have also supported other areas of the business on engineering roles. Whilst I have been working with Conrad for 9 months, since I joined (omitted), the HR team and Technical Directors have been partnering with them for a number of years.UK House Builder (Client)
From my direct involvement with Stuart, I find that he has sought to fully understand the roles we are recruiting for, and to grasp the intricacies of our requirements such that he has been able to consistently provide high quality candidates for consideration. Since working together, Stuart has managed to help us fill some difficult roles where we have previously been struggling to find the right talent. Stuart has demonstrated tenacity and commitment to meeting our needs, and whilst he must work with a number of clients, we certainly feel a personal and dedicated touch.
Stuart and the Conrad team have become trusted recruitment partners, and we hope that the relationship continues in the future.
Conrad provided Arcus with a very professional and responsive service during our recent recruitment process. James Wade took time to understand our needs and provided us with candidates to enable us to fill our vacancies swiftly and I would highly recommend Conrad to other organisations similar to ourselves.Clive Sellers, Managing Partner - Arcus Consulting LLP (Client)