Hello Kayla here, welcome to the site and my second post on the blog.
Today I am going to talk about an industry that has lead the service sector across many years. I’m talkig about recruitment.
However, during the recent recession, recruitment has taken a bit of a hit. Certainly traditonal markets like IT have seen a lot of rationalisation as well as change. For example, the rise of Recruitmet Process Outsourcing has made markets such as Investment banking much more difficult for the smaller player. Today I am going to take a look at a company that walked away from that very market. They did this so they could maintain personal relationships with decision makers.
However, that needed a fundamental change of direction and market. Doug Bates and Chris Mason of Intelligent People did just this. Here’s a litte bit about what makes them stand out from the crowd.
In industries that are notoriously ‘candidate short’, finding talent to fill positions at all levels can be difficult throughout the marketing, eCommerce and product management sectors. That’s where the recruitment specialists at Intelligent People come in.
As a market leading expert in the field, they have helped thousands of companies recruit the next generation of employees, and with a specialism serving the country’s most innovative and fastest growing sectors, companies like Amazon, eBay and Photobox know they are in the right hands. But how does this London-based service differ from the countless recruitment firms out there?
Early adoption of the digital marketing niche
Finding intelligent people to fill coveted positions within the company has been difficult for businesses of all sizes and niches, particularly those in the digital marketing sector. The online and new media industry has evolved rapidly in recent years, with the growth of many companies somewhat stumped by the limited access to quality candidates.
Intelligent People was founded back in 2002 to provide a solution to this widespread recruitment issue, and from the early days, their consultants focused solely on the digital marketing niche. As a result the firm and their clients now profit from an extensive and historic database of candidates. That have truly become a digital recruitment agency.
Full market access
Being privy to both passive candidates and those actively seeking opportunities is every recruiter’s golden ticket, and thanks to their scouring of the marketing, eCommerce and product management markets, Intelligent People provides full market access.
It’s not just clients looking to find the right candidates that benefit from the company’s historic status. Candidates wishing to develop and grow their careers in their respective fields have access to the very best opportunities. Intelligent People’s client base includes the industry greats and household names we are all familiar with, meaning candidates can get closer to working in roles that they love. This makes IP a “one stop shop” for all online recruitment agency matters.
Committed to quality
The recruitment process is more than just advertising a role and waiting for the candidates to pour in. Intelligent People’s high-end service always begins with a full, face-to-face briefing with the client and a meeting with every candidate to ensure their knowledgeable consultants gain a full insight into the client’s vacancy and wider company as well as the candidate’s experience and suitability. Intelligent People also takes up the role of careers advisor when it comes to their candidates.
Intelligent People takes a bespoke approach to developing the relationship between employer and employee from the outset.
They also provide a series of “public interest” style video trainings for candidates to help them in their job search. Here Chris Mason talks about the opening stages of a job interview.