FULL RESPONSE HANDLING SERVICE OFFERING:Professional Sourcing offers the additional Service of Response Handling to our clients as a less expensive alternative to the full Permanent Recruitment service. Response Handling has the benefit of offering our valued clients the opportunity to gain media exposure through display advertising using your company logo and managing the complete administrative support function in order to provide you with a long list of candidate applications, matching your vacancy criteria.
Professional Sourcing is able to provide the following additional assistance on the Short-Listed Candidates for a nominal fee:
(This Service is delivered by a 3rd party service provider (LexisNexis / EMPS) and will be done at an additional nominal fee)
Pricing and Quotes Available upon Client Request
We discuss with the client areas requiring further clarity. Our role is to ensure that we not only source the right candidate but that we match the role with our candidates’ career aspirations, delving into growth prospects and benefit for the candidate moving forward. In addition we will seek to clarify salary band, departmental/company culture, immediate superior, technical fit and personality fit, amongst others. With all new clients we spend the necessary time to understand you and ensure that we are accurately au fair with your culture; sourcing talent from an informed perspective.
We work closely with our clients and advise and act on succession planning initiatives. We will establish beforehand if the candidate required will be in line for the next level and what is needed to achieve this.
Depending on the particular role a tailored attraction strategy will be implemented. This could include database search, headhunting, utilising online media, social media and/or networking within the industry. Our first port of reference will always be our database which records some of the finest talented leaders in South Africa and abroad. Positions are loaded onto our website and targeted portals, including online banners on targeted websites where required. Please note that client and candidate privacy will always be protected. At the levels we recruit our candidates often do not register with many agencies, rather focusing on a select few that fulfil their needs. Our reputation and word of mouth referrals therefore play a very important role.
Screening talent effectively is something that our consultants have mastered over many years’ experience within the industry. We understand what to look out for, how questions are answered and when to probe. Our interviews are detailed. We utilise a standard interview guideline which is customised to each role. Within the interview we ensure that we verify all CV details, probe critical criteria required by the client, technical depth of candidate expertise, aspirations, personality fit, what the person says and doesn’t say and body language. Clients can rest assured that after our team have conducted an interview all information is 100% accurate on a CV – we are pedantic about accuracy in fact. We get to know our clients very well and we can easily see whether a candidate will be suited to an environment – cultural fit is as important as technical skills. We understand this. We don’t take chances.
Majority of our clients have their own in-house psychometric assessment facilities. We are, however, considering launching our own assessment division in the near future. Clients will be notified of this in due course.
We conduct a minimum of 2 references, but are able to conduct further references should the client require or should we believe that further probing is necessary. We gain prior consent from our candidates before conducting reference checks. We follow a standard template which acts as a guideline; however, we do tailor this for each individual role. We also utilise the client’s template where requested. We will consult with clients to find out if there is any additional information they would like probed.
Verification checks as requested by the client are conducted through LexisNexis and EMPS. We have purchased a fingerprint scanner and are therefore able to offer this service to our clients, in addition.
We are focused on maintaining open communication, regular relevant interaction and delivering on what we promise. Our philosophy is to build long term relationships by delivering quality and not quantity; by providing a highly personalised service.
Clients are assisted by consultants who specialise in your industry. Service levels are closely monitored by the Managing Director, Patricia Koekemoer, who is highly involved and hands-on within the business.
REDUCING OUR CLIENT’S OVERALL RECRUITMENT COSTS
We get it right the first time. When our clients require a candidate who can add value immediately, they are assured that Professional Sourcing can and will deliver on this. We understand firstly the sense of urgency within recruitment, the critical necessity to find the right person who can hit the ground the running. We deliver productive candidates who do not become cost centres for our clients.
PROMOTING AND NURTURING YOUR EMPLOYER BRAND
We market our clients’ brand honestly and accurately. We will always gain an understanding of our client’s unique selling points and achievements in order to communicate this to our candidates. We are your ambassadors and we take our profession very seriously.
OUR FINANCIAL STABILITY
Professional Sourcing is financially sound. We have never needed to retrench even through the difficult recessionary periods. Financials are managed wisely.