Brian Matthews has 15 years recruitment experience across all sectors. Having managed and developed recruitment consultants and managers alike for 13 years, he takes pride in his long standing relationships with candidates and clients. This has let him develop his tried and perfected technique with Search and Selection.
With an unprecedented growth in digital, media & ecommerce over the last few years, talent creation is becoming increasingly more pressing for candidates at Director level. It's no longer only required in the middle management and executive market.
The growing demand for senior executives and business leaders from our clients has been down to the unstoppable growth of online businesses.
Given the nature of a senior management structure there tends to be a much smaller pool of active candidates in the marketplace.
We at The Candidate realise that it cannot be a contingency approach when recruiting these types of candidates as the roles tend be very specialised with likely only two or three candidates suitable for any one role at a time.
With this new demand for high calibre candidates in leading North West businesses, The Candidate has turned its experienced hand to Search and Selection recruitment for a number of clients in the region.
The search and selection approach is naturally methodical, focused and structured based on skillset and that 3rd dimension - personality. Working via networks and headhunting this is a sensitive and tailored approach. This requires and experienced approach and with over 30 years combined experience in Digital and recruitment we at The Candidate are perfectly placed to match any digital brief.
This stage of the recruitment process is were we at The Candidate will really make a difference. By interviewing each candidate face to face on the long list we can comprehensively delve into the executive's skillset and in turn we will match the core competencies of their skillset to the job brief.
This interview can almost be deemed as a first interview on behalf of the client. It will mean that the candidate will know what the brief is and ultimately whether they will be right for the client long term.
It's important that as a client and a senior candidate that when you come to engage with a recruiter they understand the brief and company as well as any potential pitfalls on the vacancy. The key factors in a successful engagement are the following;
Following a number of successful engagements The Candidate are striving to deliver an unparalleled service in the upper echelons of digital marketing recruitment.
If you are looking for a senior hire or as a senior executive looking for that next challenge please do not hesitate to contact Brian Matthews - Managing Partner at The Candidate.
Simon was amazing at helping me secure a role in Manchester when I was still living in Australia! Simon was really positive and upbeat about the opportunities and put a range of roles to me that were all fantastic. Most importantly, Simon checked in with me regularly as I went through the interview process, helped work around the time differences and technology issues with interviewing from overseas. I never had to worry about where the process was at, he was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. I couldn't have asked for a better recruitment process. I am really excited to be starting my new role, and when the time comes that I need new candidates in my team, I will certainly be asking for Simon's help.