You have decided recruitment is the way forward, good choice! The next step is understanding the different types of recruitment.
Both contract and permanent recruitment involve looking for candidates, networking and finding new clients, however, there are a few differences between the two roles depending on a client’s requirements.
Contract recruitment usually means the work is for a certain period of time. Here, we’ll explain what’s like at Whitehall.
When large organisations are implementing, upgrading or making changes to their software systems, they often hire specialists for the duration of the project. These ‘contractors’ are experienced professionals that are paid an hourly or daily rate, and are usually hired for weeks or months at a time. Contractors working on very large projects can find their placement extended and in some cases, contractors can be on-site for a year or two.
When you work in contract recruitment, you earn commission based on the day rate of the contractors you have placed with clients. The more contractors you have working on placements you have made, the more your monthly commission is.
What is a day like in contract recruitment?
- Time is precious. You’ll use our candidate database and your network to find candidates with the ideal skills who can start working at short notice.
- There will be instances in which some niche skills are required, the client has particular requirements or the job is in a new or difficult location. You’ll use your network to find the right people for the role. There is always someone who knows someone.
- Once your candidate passes the interview and signs the contract, you will communicate regularly with the client and the contractor to ensure that both parties are satisfied.
- You will build rapport with current and potential clients, finding out about new opportunities, following hot leads and getting new business.
- Forward thinking is the key. Keeping the database up to date and speaking regularly with potential candidates will keep you ahead of the game. You will already know who you will send to the next job before you get the request from the client.