Posts Tagged ‘housebuilding’

Lego is just the start

Attracting Students into Housebuilding Housebuilding in the UK is big business. Government targets implemented by a considerable shortage of housing means the industry needs to recruit in over 35k new roles each year from now until 2021 if we are to be able to keep up with demand. This figure was determined by the Construction Skills Network in their report published in February 2017.  With such a massive void to fill attracting students into housebuilding is going to be vital, but how do we achieve this?

I Love Gatekeepers – (Receptionists)

GrabbingAttentionThe recruitment market must be getting busier, if the reaction of receptionists around the country, is anything to measure. I am a specialist headhunter within the housebuilding sector. Occasionally, I have cause to contact an office of a house-building group to reach a certain person. Although I like to think that I’m famous, it’s pretty evident that I’m not as well-known by reception staff. Much of my work is based upon referral and recommendation. I’ve been headhunting for nearly 15 years, following a decade at director level in housebuilding, the industry sector I serve. I’ve just made a call to a company that have recently employed my services, to speak with someone who is unknown to me. The gatekeeper (receptionist) quickly obtained my name and asked which company I was from. I explained that my company is called **face-fit**, a headhunting business.

How to end an interview with me in 60 seconds

DrawingRoomOfficeWhen I created my business in 2002, I wanted to differentiate from the majority of recruiters and headhunters who serve the housebuilding sector. This was achieved early on, just by tweaking a few things. Luckily for me, I had first-hand experience of how candidates are treated and managed by various companies. It was this great disappointment that fuelled my ambition.

In-trays or Inboxes can be dangerous

Who has your CV right now?ConfidentialHeadhunter Can you even remember who has your CV? I spent some time with a client recently. They explained that everyday, they receive 10-20 speculative CV’s from Uncle Tom Cobley recruitment groups. This practice of sending CV’s willy-nilly can be quite dangerous for those unsuspecting individuals, whom on most occasions, have no knowledge of their CV even being sent to a prospective employer. Recruitment seems to have missed out the discretion and confidentiality stage.

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Simon Wilkins

Simon Wilkins

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