As reported last month, National Grid estimates 117,000 more people are needed in the energy sector within the next decade and a further 400,000 by 2050 to hit the ambitious net-zero target. So, what are the best ways to find the people you will need to achieve that target? Our answer, a specialist recruiter!
Find a Niche Recruiter
Unlike regular recruitment agencies who work across a wide range of sectors and skillsets, niche recruiters will have many years’ experience in their specialist field. And when you call a specialist recruiter for help to fill a role, the chances are they will have filled a similar role before. So they will know exactly what you are looking for. Trying to explain to a general recruiter the skillset required for a technical role such as a Settlements Manager, can indeed be very time consuming and frustrating. A specialist recruiter will save you valuable time and energy. Ultimately leading to far more efficient, targeted and effective recruitment process.
Identify the right channels for your recruitment process
The recruitment landscape is forever changing. You are now faced with a bewildering amount of job boards and online search options. Some of which can be costly if you choose the wrong ones. A specialist recruiter will know exactly where to look for your particular role. They know where candidates will go to find those roles and how to connect with them. That combined, with their own network of candidates really does stop that headache from ever starting!
Access candidates you will not find in the public domain
Niche recruiters network daily with highly qualified professionals. These are people who are probably perfectly happy in their current job, but just might consider a move. Especially if the right opportunity popped up. These candidates are not visible to general recruiters and you might miss out on the perfect candidate for your business. So, it makes sense to utilise a specialist recruiter who will help to connect you with that hidden talent.
Saves you stress so you can focus on your business
Sifting through hundreds of unsuitable CVs is time consuming and soul destroying, and quite frankly, is not going to be top of your to do list. How nice would it be to see just 3 or 4 CVs that are a perfect match for your role? This is exactly what a specialist recruiter does! They will use their knowledge and experience to understand not only the technical skills required for the job, but to help you find the right cultural fit for your business.