Following the same old recruiting strategies in today’s competitive and resource constrained market is a losing proposition. It’s not going to result in hiring the best candidates or improving recruiting metrics or have a positive business impact. It will just be more of the same.


You can’t turn around poor corporate recruitment strategies in a week, or can you? If your recruiting strategies aren’t producing the results you need to be competitive in your industry and get the employees you need to build your company and grow your business, you need to do something now to change them. Recognizing that your recruiting activities are outdated or lacking is the first step to developing better recruiting strategies.


The most successful recruitment strategies include support of hiring managers and executives rather than a support role to them. According to Katherine Moody in “The Consultative Recruiter: The Key to Faster….,” the key to recruiting success and a successful recruiting strategy is becoming a trusted advisor aligned with corporate strategy rather than just a paper shuffler and appointment-maker. Know what the business plans are for the next six months, 12 months, and two years and start planning how recruiting will be part of it, what positions will be needed, and how long have vacant positions be been open. When you’re working with corporate strategy you have a blue print for your recruiting strategy.


The sooner you view recruiting strategies as an important part of a sales process, the faster you’ll see hiring success. Today’s job market is candidate driven not employer driven, according to recruiting expert Dr. John Sullivan.  And that means you can’t sit back and wait for candidates to come to you. You have to go out and find them and sell them on your opening, your company culture and your work environment. Sullivan knows that recruiting strategies have to shift in a candidate-driven job market to focus on recruiting sales and marketing. You have to know what your competitors are doing to grab top candidates and start doing the same. Employer brand image improvement, candidate research and engagement, and changing job postings from job descriptions to selling propositions are just a few of the sales-oriented ways you need to focus recruiting strategies to selling.

At Mindset Search we have the right methodology to support your recruitment strategy in niche resource constrained markets.

At Mindset Search we work in partnership with our clients to sell their opportunity, culture and mission to prospective candidates.  We are expert exponents of pro-active headhunt orientated search. We have particularly strong experience of tackling senior, strategically important and hard to fill positions where the pool of potential candidates is small, highly specialist and hard to reach.

We manage your search assignment through our unique online assessment portal, My-Mindset. Our award-winning combination of advanced technology and cutting-edge methodology produces, in-depth candidate assessment that reveals candidate mindsets, reducing guess work, streamlining the recruitment process, and improving new employee retention.

Our clients use our behavioural profiler tool to create a benchmark person profile for each role. Candidates create and upload their own content, including an elevator pitch video, so they can highlight specific elements of their skills and experience that they feel are most important whilst behavioural assessments, video interviewing and competency questionnaires provide in-depth candidate analysis.

We conduct thorough due diligence on your chosen candidate gaining references from previous line managers, clients and from their previous direct employees. 96% of new employees recruited using my-mindset are still in place after a minimum of 12 months

We are so confident in our methodology that we offer a full 12 month replacement guarantee on the successful hire. Get in touch find out how we can improve the quality, culture fit and retention of your senior hires.

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Tony Talbot



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