Search and Selection

Recruitment

With the length of time employees spend in a company decreasing, effective recruitment is crucial. You need a quality process, but one that doesn’t take too long. It’s important to spark a candidate’s interest right from the first contact and choose the most fitting new member for your team.

People Link’s search and selection model is suited to recruiting for even the most complex positions. It’s very rare for top professionals to actively seek employment, which is why we dedicate two-thirds of search time to finding passive candidates and interesting them in the offer.

We’ve discovered the most effective search methods and also stay in step with advances around the world while constantly enhancing our digital sourcing skills and tools. The channels we use to source candidates include target companies, social networks, databases, universities and professional associations or groups.

To evaluate candidates, we use a tested and proven performance-based employee assessment model which we continually update and enhance.

In conducting staff search and selection, we consider not just the types of employees you need today, but also how they’ll achieve your future objectives, how well they match your business plans. In other words, we take a progressive perspective focused on your strategic plans, not just today’s situation.

Talent sourcing

It’s very rare for top professionals to actively seek employment, which is why we dedicate two-thirds of search time to finding passive candidates and interesting them in the offer.

We’ve discovered the most effective search methods and also stay in step with advances around the world while constantly enhancing our digital sourcing skills and tools. Digital technologies change rapidly and so do candidate sourcing and search techniques. Our talent sourcing specialists advance their skills in seminars and workshops internationally on a regular basis.

The channels we use to source candidates include target companies, social networks, databases and professional associations or clubs. Our consultants are trained to approach the passive candidates directly in the most professional and discreet manner.

Assessment of your potential and/or current employees

For candidate assessment, we combine a performance-based model with Tripod professional psychological testing – a standardised methodology that makes it possible to compare a candidate against the norms for different countries adjusted for age and gender.

This reliable approach lets us not only determine the strengths and weaknesses of your candidates or current employees, but also determine their training needs, learning speed and growth potential, and predict how they will function on your team. Our consultants are certified users of this methodology.

Assessment will benefit you when:

  • You’re planning careers and training of your potential or current employees
  • You want to determine candidates’ and/or employees’ potential and set growth objectives
  • You’re conducting a reorganisation or plan to promote/dismiss employees
  • You seek to improve motivation and performance of your current and/or potential employee
  • You’re setting new goals for current and/or potential employees and want to track their progress
  • You don’t have a system for employee performance reviews

International Search

We can help you if you are:
– a London-based company looking to scale up your business locally and globally
– a foreign company looking to set up a subsidiary in London
– an international company based in multiple locations and want to ensure the same recruitment process across countries

To attract professionals to relocate to a different country or work for a foreign employer, we use direct search methods from the very start. Knowing the overriding importance of credibility and clarity for employees in this field, we make an effort to communicate the goals set for the new hire even more specifically and clearly. That ensures both a smooth selection process and solid long-term partnership with your new international team member.

We’re most experienced in searches for these international positions:

  • Executives and Senior Management across functions: CEO, Director, General Manager, Head of Sales / Wholesale / Finance /Operations / Production /Marketing / Communications / HR / Quality /Purchasing / Procurement, Chief Accountant
  • Sales, Marketing and Business Development Management and professionals: Sales Manager, Wholesale Manager, Key Account Manager, Product Group Manager, Account Manager, Marketing / Brand Manager

Countries where we have filled roles and/or sourced candidates successfully include:

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, the UAE, the United Kingdom