A little white lie never hurt anyone, right? Wrong. When it comes to recruitment, being honest and telling the truth is vital from all parties.
We’ve seen what happens when candidates add qualifications to their CV that they don’t actually have. We’ve been asked to go against our values and compromise on employment laws. Being honest and having integrity matters throughout the whole recruitment process.
We pride ourselves in building a great relationship with all of our clients and candidates. Where possible, we like to visit a client at their premises to get a real feel for the company to help us match the right candidates. We also like to meet candidates (a coffee shop is our favourite location!) to get to know the real person and find out what they’re looking for in their career. We’re pretty good at asking all of the right questions, but equally, we rely on the person on the other side of the table to give us honest answers.
Honesty and clients
For clients, it’s important that we really understand what type of person you’re looking for and what skills and qualifications you expect your new employee to have. There needs to be a little compromise when it comes to searching for the right people. There is no such thing as the perfect candidate or the perfect job. Although, we like to think we can come pretty close to finding the perfect person. Our commitment is that we will always provide handpicked candidates. However, we won’t compromise on our values and selecting candidates means finding the best person for the job – employment law and discrimination is something we take seriously.
Honesty and candidates
For candidates, being upfront and honest gets you a long way. It’s ok if you didn’t get the best grades when you left school 20 years ago. It’s ok if you took a career break to look after a family member or go travelling. The important thing is that you don’t cover it up, lie about it or exaggerate the truth. We’ve seen what happens when it goes wrong and it’s not worth it. We love working with great people and being honest helps us to help you.
Our commitment to you
Our commitment is matching the right person to the right job in the right company. We don’t push clients into taking candidates that aren’t suitable and we don’t ask candidates to go for jobs that aren’t right for them. Building honesty and integrity in recruitment is essential to get to the right outcome for all involved. At Gifted Recruitment, you have an honest and trustworthy recruitment partner.