Recruiting the right candidate can take only seven days
[ 2008] Setting the
scenario of what companies are looking for when it comes to IT recruitment may
be a daunting task for some. However, Compuways, an IT recruitment specialist,
highlights that IT placements can be done quickly and efficiently if a client
outsources to recruiters who know what their clients need.
In an example
of what an efficient recruitment process should look like, Arnold Graaff,
managing director at Compuways, has highlighted the following steps as part of
the professional IT recruitment process, and how it can happen in as little as
with your organisation is always day one of the process, so an IT recruitment
scenario typically looks like this: lets say a software solutions supplier in
Cape Town requires a pre-sales engineer in an infrastructure, backup software
supplier environment, so they call Compuways to assist.
Day two is
where agreement of the terms and the details of the position that needs to be
filled are reached, it is at this point where Arnold and his team go about
identifying suitable candidates from their extensive database of external
sources that Compuways has built up. After compiling the list of potential
candidates they contact them individually and begin the assessment process by
discussing the position and confirming their ability, interest, and
step in the process is refining what the clients needs are and matching these
exactly with the candidates we have on our books. Once this process has been
done, we further refine the process and enter day three in the process, which is
identifying the two best candidates, confirm their said skills with previous
employers and references, and then only do we submit their details to our
client," adds Graaff.
It is at this
stage where the calibre of the candidate comes into play. The Compuways system
automates much of this process and negates the possibility that emotions may get
involved in the decision-making process.
"We have never
been told by a client that we got it wrong and that we need to go back and find
new candidates, day four in our process always results in our clients agreeing
on the suitability of the candidate suitability and then inviting the top
candidates for an interview. Which is often followed by a second interview,
which is done within three days of the first and then an offer is made."
really is this simple and pain-free, and on average takes no longer than seven
days to get a fully qualified candidate that suits the position, company and
work environment to the tee," adds Graaff.
highlighting factor is that placements can be made simple if outsourced
recruiters like Compuways know exactly what the client is looking for, but the
onus is on the recruiter to make the effort to get to know what their client is
looking for. The crux of the process lies in knowing which candidates to line up
for the position.
important to talk the same language as the client before we start searching for
candidates, so the resulting candidates are exactly what they are looking for.
This makes the experience on both sides so much more rewarding," ends Graaff.."