Better Placed introduces great candidates to great businesses, something we have been doing for nearly 20 years now. A lot has changed in that time but the fundamentals of what we do remain the same… meeting people, understanding what makes them tick and building our networks.
We are one of the largest independent recruitment consultancy's in the UK and we are a Sunday Times Top 100 company to work for. Operating out of our three offices; Leeds, Manchester and London and specialising in marketing, digital, tech, sales and executive search, we are the experts in recruitment and we have the largest and most diverse network of clients and candidates.
What makes us different ? At Better Placed, we believe in building "real" networks. It’s our way of describing our guiding principles when it comes to resourcing and we’re convinced that it really sets us apart. But what exactly does that mean?
It’s like this. One of our fundamental beliefs is that a great placement isn’t about hurling masses of CVs at clients you don’t really understand. Rather, it’s about matching candidates and employers through deep insights and strong networks. You can’t do that reliably unless you take the time to create an understanding of both candidates and employers which goes well beyond the superficial.
So unlike some other recruitment organisations, we always try to go beyond online relationships and get to know people in the real world by talking and listening, preferably face-to-face.
We try to take the time to understand what really makes an organisation a great place to work. Similarly, we try to establish what candidates are really about, rather than lazily taking their CVs at face value. Understanding the ‘real’ side of things helps us to satisfy our promise of fitting people to organisations, not just CVs to jobs.
So, if you believe that the best conversations don’t start with a #, give us a call. We’ll invite you over (for a socially distanced meeting of course) and invariably put the kettle on.
Bring energy and positivity to your work and help create a business environment that inspires those around you. Take pride in your work and strive to deliver the level of service that you would be impressed with yourself. Approach all conversations with the long term in mind and build a reputation and a real network that prompts people to return to you for support throughout their career.
Never Lose sight of the importance of somones career and the impact it can have on their life. When it comes to your team, share in their success and support them when the chips are down.
Believe in yourself and your expertise, push yourself hard to reduce knowledge gaps, face into tough conversations with professionalism and empathy, don’t be afraid to share an opinion or go against the grain and know when to say “sorry, but we can’t help”.
Share your learnings with those on the upward curve and remember what is was like to be new to the business. Place yourself in the shoes of your clients, understand what really matters to them and work hard to exceed their expectations. When challenges arise, be innovative, own the problem and provide reassurance that you’ll deliver a solution.
Immerse yourself in your specialist market and continually seek learning opportunities, take conversations beyond the obvious, share your learning and Believe in your expertise, immerse your self in the detail, be commercial and most importantly be the difference.
What to hear more :
Leeds : 0113 236 4040
Manchester : 0161 238 6700
London : 0203 178 4685
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