‘It’s good to talk’ – how we find great people

Back in the 90s actor Bob Hoskins fronted a well-known British Telecom advertising campaign.

Bob explained why we needed to use our phones more (of course, we only had landlines in those days!):

“More often than not, what men call chatter really does matter.”

And that’s why we channel Bob in our work.

Talking to people is what we do best

We engage with people, talking to them in depth, understanding what makes them tick and what they’re looking for. That way, we know exactly the right ways to help them find what they want.

We work hard, and we’re proactive. And we get great people onto our books as a result.

Meeting candidates in person

We love to get out and about. It’s the perfect way to get on someone’s wavelength.

And meeting them face-to-face means we can more easily find out about the whole person – not just their career or work experience. We get to know their likes and dislikes and how they spend their time – we can get a real insight into them.

This gives us valuable information about their skills that we can use when we put them forward for a job.

Why we go to careers fairs

Careers and job fairs – such as this recent one at The Brighton Dome – are a great chance for us to get out and meet people. We get to chat to all sorts of potential candidates. And it gives them a chance to find out all about us, too, and the work we have available. There are usually goodie bags to be taken home, too! Photos below courtesy of The Argus.

Registering you at your local JobCentre Plus

Each week we go to a local JobCentre Plus (JCP). We have a rota which means we cover the JCPs in Bognor, Littlehampton, Worthing, Hove and Brighton.

Going to a JCP in person makes it easier for people to register with us. All they have to do is call into the JCP when we’re there and we can start the registration process then and there. It’s less effort for them, and we can talk to them in person and get to know them.

Of course, our on-line registration form is available 24/7.

Looking from both sides

We don’t just put people forward for random vacancies. We take the time to see the situation from both sides.

Having met our candidates in person, and knowing exactly what they’re looking for, we don’t waste anyone’s time. Employers only see people serious and skilled for their role. And we put forward the candidates who we know would be a great match.

It’s a win-win situation. Bob would be proud.

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