Our technology recruitment consists of specialised methods in finding and placing hard-to-find experts for companies that need a unique combination of technical and personal skills. Our heritage and reputation has been in technology and digital industries, but we also have rapidly growing divisions focusing on business support roles.
A market-leading methodology
Understanding the requirements is key to the success of a recruitment campaign. But at Mortimer Spinks it’s not enough simply to understand; our consultants know how important it is to also advise. These aren’t empty words; in specialist technical markets a skill requirement considered ‘essential’ when in fact could just be ‘desirable’ can make a major difference to the success of the project, and the end salary paid to a candidate. Mortimer Spinks consultants have the skills and knowledge to advise, and occasionally challenge, what our clients are looking for. And it’s based on a combination of real life experience from thousands of successful assignments backed up by well-established practical tools like our salary surveys.
No other recruitment company invests as much in developing relationships with the very best candidates. We, of course, place our adverts out on all the key job boards (we use a tracking system called Broadbean to constantly evaluate which job boards are the best – a league table that does change over time), but we also do a whole lot of other things that allow us to reach places many other recruiters simply can’t reach. Here are just a few:
using techniques similar to our parent company’s Executive Search division, we can pro-actively headhunt into competitor companies of our clients
our own website generates over 10% of our candidates, which in turn generate almost 20% of our placements
through our mobile Apps we can reach candidates on the move
through our online magazine, Inside Track, we advertise our technology and business support jobs to hundreds of technical experts across the UK
we have invested heavily in using social media to gain access to candidates. Our consultants have, on average, over 500 LinkedIn connections and we have a growing presence on Facebook and Twitter
Interviewing and shortlisting:
Finding the right candidate is just the beginning; contacting them, establishing their interest and qualifying them, is at the core of what we do, and something we are very passionate about. Our consultants all receive in depth industry training of interviewing techniques, as well ongoing professional development to ensure their technical knowledge is cutting edge. Technical credibility is key to this process, and is absolutely essential when assessing a candidate, and establishing rapport with the candidates who are progressed. In short, if you don’t understand Drupal, you’re not in a position to place Dupal people in a Drupal job. It’s as simple as that.
We can also provide technical and psychometric testing.
For the selected few candidates, we provide their CV and summary interview notes to our clients and then help arrange relevant interviews. Whilst the selection process from here on in now lies with our client, Mortimer Spinks continues to play an important role acting as the liaison point between the candidate and client. Whether it’s having a late Sunday afternoon call with a candidate to calm their nerves or to have ‘reality check’ about salary expectations our job is to represent the client to the candidate, as well as act as adviser to both.
For the placement of a contractor, we can run the job timesheet, invoice and payment process through our unique Contractor Management System, which allows our clients a 360 degree view of their contractor base and costs.