Christchurch’s Affordable Employment Agency

Christchurch’s affordable employment agency, The Recruitment Alternative, recruits everything from Senior BDM to Accounts and Marketing positions, and more. Currently, in Christchurch, the key to finding the right employee for your business can be following a few important steps.

Creating a correct Job Brief

Recruitment for the role needs to be thought out and specific. So think about what you need the person to do. Make sure your job brief gives a true and correct example of what the role will entail.  Always share this whole job brief with your recruiter so we get the job done right the first time. “Time is money” and a placement carried out correctly the first time will save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

Pre-Screening Applicants

Also be wary of agencies that just pass on CV’s without conducting interviews. Your Recruitment Specialists should know your company, the vacancy, and the candidate. A Professional Employment Agency will only pass on the best candidates for you to interview.

 

Interview & Selection

So always act quickly if you get the right candidate in front of you. The recruitment market is competitive. Great candidates don’t stay looking for long. If you get the best candidate through in the first interviews don’t wait. They may not be available a few weeks later when you’re ready to select the successful applicant.

Engage an Employment Agency you can trust

Recruitment is a skill. Having a great Recruitment specialist that can identify a good match is key to retention. Therefore it’s good to understand that effective recruitment has a domino effect in the workplace. Employees see that you make wise decisions. As a result, this positive attitude will affect the quality of your products or services, and ultimately, your customers’ perceptions of your company.

The Recruitment Alternative is New Zealand’s Low-cost employment agency provider.

Currently recruiting across Christchurch various roles from Admin / Sales Support, BDM, Real Estate roles, and Factory staff.

Contact us on our Freephone line number: 0800 587 546 to book a no-obligation, free consultation for your companies’ recruitment needs.

Hamilton: How To Hire The Right Employee

From The Recruitment Alternative. Australia’s Affordable Recruitment Agency

Are you wondering how to hire the right employee? Whether you’re looking for Business Development ManagersReceptionists, Digital Marketing Coordinators, Accountants, Warehouse Workers, Physiotherapists, etc. the recruitment process is important to ensure you hire the right employee for the job.

Here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative on how to hire the right employee for you the job role and your business.

Define The Position

Before commencing the recruitment process, clearly define the parameters of the job role. Reviewing the requirements can help you collect valuable information about the skills and abilities needed to fulfil the job role requirements. Preparing a clear and accurate job description will assist you during the recruitment process. This may also be a great opportunity to review your previous requirements for the role if it is not a new role. Are there any changes or adjustments you would like to make?

Interview Process

Just as candidates need to prepare for an interview, so do you. To avoid rushing into making the wrong decision, plan the right questions, allow enough time to interview each candidate, tailor some questions to individual candidates especially if something jumps out on their resume and take some notes during the meeting to review during the decision-making process.

Salary Range

This can vary from industry to industry and also on depends on how many other roles of the same regard are currently available. By conducting market research and reviewing the competition, a ballpark salary range will emerge. From here, highlight benefits and perks and select a competitive figure to attract top quality candidates.

Highlight Your Value

Candidates often look for a work-life balance and cultural feel of an organisation. We spend 8 hours a day or more at work so why not highlight your value to prospective employees. What sets you apart from the competition? What growth opportunities do you have available? You will attract top-quality talent and set the tone of your business from the get-go.

Affordable Recruitment Solution

Many agencies will tell you what you want to hear and charge you through the nose. The Recruitment Alternative of Hamilton is different! We offer affordable, honest recruitment solutions tailored to your needs. You no longer have to pay high recruitment fees to find a great candidate! We consistently source great candidates for its clients at budget prices.

Check out our low-cost recruitment fees:

  • AU$2695 plus GST for roles with remuneration under AU$100K
  • AU$2950 plus GST for roles between AU$100K and AU$150K
  • AU$3950 plus GST for roles over AU$150k

If you are looking to add to your team, as a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! The Recruitment Alternative operates across New Zealand. including HamiltonAuckland, Wellington, Christchurch, etc. We can offer you affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 0800 587 546.

Why choose The Recruitment Alternative in Hamilton?

The Recruitment Alternative is Hamilton’s affordable recruitment agency. We recruit across all job categories at a fraction of existing prices. But why chose The Recruitment Alternative in Hamilton? Here are just some reasons why you will enjoy working with us on your next recruitment campaign.

Outstanding Customer Service

Here at The Recruitment Alternative, we pride ourselves on our customer service. In fact, we conduct frequent quality control checks to ensure our levels are top notch! Our clients score us on average a 9 out of 10. Here is what Sandra Catt (Practice Manager) from Zonaras Consulting Pty Ltd had to say about our services:

“I thought that there must be a “Catch” as the fee was so reasonable. Finally, we have found a recruitment agency that we can afford. A first-class service was provided and saved me hours of work. I would definitely use The Recruitment Alternative again.”

Proven Methodologies

Recruiting staff can be incredibly time-consuming and stressful. It’s not uncommon for business owners to spend hours of manpower recruiting for one role. It is far more cost-effective to get us to do the groundwork for you. And you’ll save yourself a load of stress too! Hiring the wrong person can cost thousands of dollars and waste time. Let’s work together to help you save and we’ll recruit the right person for you.

Our partnership approach allows us to get to know the culture of your organisation. We will work closely with you to build a relationship of integrity, trust and commitment. We offer flexible service levels that you can choose from to suit your business. Whatever you choose, you can be assured you are receiving the best service and best advice.

Budget Friendly Solution

Many agencies will tell you what you want to hear and charge you through the nose. The Recruitment Alternative Hamilton are different. We offer affordable, honest recruitment solutions tailored to your needs. You no longer have to pay high recruitment fees to find a great candidate!

The Recruitment Alternative consistently sources great candidates for its clients at budget prices.

Check out our low-cost recruitment fees:

  • AU$2200 plus GST for roles with remuneration under AU$100K
  • AU$2800 plus GST for roles between AU$100K and AU$150K (AU$150k inclusive)
  • AU$3400 plus GSTf or roles over AU$150k

What industries do we recruit for?

As a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! Here are just some of the various positions/industries we have successful recruited in time and time again:

Administration                                     Sales                                       IT – desk support/consultants/developers

Engineering                                           Marketing                             Graphic Design

Accounting                                            Lawyer                                   Senior Management to Junior positions

Project Management                          Medical Reception              Warehousing – Storeman/picker and packer

Human Recourses                               Retail                                      Legal Secretary

Another great thing about The Recruitment Alternative is that we operate New Zealand wide. We service Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch etc.  We can offer you affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 0800 587 546.

Recruitment Trick or Treat ?

Halloween is approaching, don’t let your new hire be a recruitment trick or treat lucky dip. As all employers quickly learn, there’s a world of difference between a new employee who’s correctly matched to their job and their organization, and recruiting one who is not.recruitment trick or treat

How do you find and match the right people to the right jobs?

By including, in your organisation’s people strategy, a well-structured recruiting program. So the key to successfully running such a program is to follow a recruiting process. Resist the temptation to omit steps, because shortcutting the process can short-change your results.

Here’s what you’ll need to do

1. Have accurate, current job descriptions.

Make sure you have an effective job description for each position in your company. Your job descriptions should reflect careful thought as to the roles the individual will fill, the skill sets they’ll need, the personality attributes that are important to completing their tasks, and any relevant experience that would differentiate one applicant from another. This may sound basic, but you’d be surprised at how many small companies fail to develop or maintain updated job descriptions.

2. Compile “Team member profiles”

It’s important to develop a “Team member profile” of the ideal employee for key positions in your company. This is critical to the execution of your organisations business plan. These might include such positions as team leaders, direct managers, and salespeople. The aim to be able to clearly identify any missing skills and attributes that you may have in your team. By using this information, you’ll be able to develop a profile to help you select the candidates most likely to succeed in any future vacancies.

3. Contact a Recruitment Agency that has a proven success record with small to medium sized business.

Recruitment agencies have more time than you do to contact potential candidates and screen their qualifications. They can also conduct pre-screening interviews and narrow down the pool to the best candidates available.

4. Draft the ad, describing the position and the key qualifications required.

Although some applicants will ignore these requirements and respond regardless, including this information will help you limit the number of unqualified applicants.

5. Post the ad in the mediums most likely to reach your potential job candidates.

Of course, the Internet has become the leading venue for posting job openings, but don’t overlook targeted industry publications and local business groups.

6. Schedule and conduct candidate interviews.

Once you’ve received a list of potential candidates, select candidates by matching the best applicant to the profiled job description. The “Team member profile” you created for each position will help you determine which behavioural traits are important. Use a consistent set of 10 or 12 questions to maintain a structured interview and offer a sound basis for comparing applicants.

7. Select the candidate.

Ensure to conduct at least two interviews with your top candidate(s). Sometimes personality issues don’t surface on the first interview. Plus, you want to make sure you have the right chemistry with the successful candidate.

8. Run a background check on the individual to uncover any potential problems not revealed by previous testing and interviews.

As a completed recruitment provider The Recruitment Alternative will conduct the reference check on behalf of their clients. If you are conducting this stage yourself visit our Employee page and check out our question Library link on questions that you could ask.

9. Make your offer to the candidate.

The information you collected during the interview process will provide you with important insights as to starting compensation levels and training needs.

Additional Recruitment trick or treat tips

So before you start the hiring process, determine your strategy. Make sure the successful candidate is a good fit with your company’s culture.

Do you understand your company’s culture? If need be, ask an outsider to assess the culture of your organisation. Your goal is to have a plan that will help you determine whether you have a the right person who will fit into your company’s culture.

Your goal is to have a plan that will help you determine whether you have the right person who will fit into your company’s culture.

In conclusion, your people strategy must include a recruiting and selection strategy that attracts and retains quality employees. So following a structured process will help you best match the right people to the right jobs. Recruitment trick or treat – No risk with The Recruitment Alternative.

The Recruitment Alternative – Low-Cost Recruitment Solutions for all size businesses throughout New Zealand

Contact: 0800 587 546

Keys to success – Staff

Keys to success – Staff Keys to success

We all know that one of the keys to success in business is having good staff. It’s no exaggeration to say that the difference between success and failure in many businesses is staff. Good staff not only make your life easier but they help you take your business to the next level.

Knowing how to keep good staff is an essential business skill without which you will forever struggle. So, it’s important to think about how to hold on to your good people. What follows are three critically important things that you need to know about when it comes to keeping your good staff.

Money

Of course, money is important. It’s important to pay your good people within market parameters, if not more if you can afford it. If you don’t there’s a good chance you will lose them to the competition. With the proliferation of online job networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook, you can bet people are looking at your staff with a view to taking them from you. Underpaying your good staff is definitely a false economy.

But money is only part of the equation. As a recruitment agency operating across all job categories we know this better than most. In fact, every recruitment agency in the county will tell you that thousands of businesses fail to hold on to good staff despite paying them large salaries.

Non-Monetary Staff Motivators

The truth is that people are motivated by more than money. If you’re serious about keeping your good staff and not constantly spending your valuable time on recruitment campaigns you should be aware of the following broad guidelines on what motivates staff. Keys to success can be achieved with some simple steps.

  1. Have good workplace systems in place

    There is a famous saying in Human Resources. It goes like this: If you get a good staff member and put them in a bad system the system always wins.

    Very few things frustrate staff more than not being able to get things done properly because of procedural or systems blocks (bad work systems). These blocks could stem from but are not limited to poor software systems, poor managers, too much bureaucracy and redundant rules.

    When your staff cannot complete their work properly their stress levels rise and their job satisfaction levels decline. It’s important to note that your staff enjoy success. They like doing a good job. When your staff is experiencing the same frustrations then not only do you have an inefficient work place but chances are you have a bad workplace culture wherein people are disgruntled and probably fighting amongst themselves.

  2. Good People Managers

    Successful workplaces are often characterised by good managers. Good managers need to be skillful in their area of work but they also need to be good with people. Having managers with technical skills but bad people skills is not good enough.

    People skills are critically important for not upsetting staff and keeping them happy. This reminds me of another well-known Human Resources saying: People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.

    If you want your good staff to stay you need to ensure that your managers have high-level people skills. If they don’t, there are plenty of training providers who can help!

    The Recruitment Alternative can help you achieve these keys to success. Contact us today.  0800 587 546

Best of luck!

Economical Recruitment in NZ – Sourcing HRM Professionals

Economical Recruitment from The Recruitment AlternativeEconomical Recruitment

First of all, are you looking for economical recruitment services for your Human Resource Management positions?

The Recruitment Alternative are a multi-award winning recruitment agency. In addition to being low-cost, we offer high-quality recruitment solutions. Currently, we are looking for recruitment staff throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Why pay more for Human Resource Management recruitment? We can recruit for you at a fraction of the price conventional recruitment agencies charge?

Join the recruitment revolution and save thousands of dollars on your next recruitment campaign.

  • The Recruitment Alternative, NZ’s low-cost recruitment agency.
  • Recruiting in the vast majority of job categories at a fraction of existing prices.  Why pay more?
  • As well as offering genuinely low-cost pricing solutions we offer a “Three Month Replacement Guarantee”
  • You don’t pay our low-cost placement fee unless we find you a HRM employee that you are happy with.
  • Proven time and time again
  • The Recruitment Alternative has over a 90% success rate in placing great candidates with employers.

All of our recruitment procedures undergo vigorous quality control procedures designed to ensure the best outcomes for all our clients.

Furthermore, our recruitment consultants are all seasoned professionals and dedicated to their work.

In addition, we have many satisfied clients who love our low-cost recruitment model. Therefore they keep on using us for all their recruitment needs. Check out our “Testimonials page”.

Our clients keep on coming back. Why don’t you try us today?

Nationwide recruitment solutions

Our recruitment of HRM staff extends to every city within New Zealand. Working in major cities near you in –  Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

So whether you’re looking for a Junior Recruitment Assistant or a Senior HR Manager The Recruitment Alternative can help you.

In conclusion, we want you to know “budget recruitment to suit your budget is our business!”

Finally,  Click here to contact us now or call 0800 587 546 for a quick response!