Establishing trust helps an MD recruit for a Number 2

As a recruiter, establishing trust is one of the most critical factors between a recruiter, job seekers and hiring clients. Developing a good rapport, taking a genuine interest, and successfully filling multiple marketing vacancies led this managing director approach Benjamin Edwards to find a Number 2.

The problem

The managing director came to Benjamin Edwards after we had previously placed several marketing staff with them.  They needed someone who could run the business both financially and operationally in his absence. It was a new post with no job description as such, just a desired outcome. He had built up his company and had new interests that he wanted to devote his time too but was finding it difficult in splitting his time effectively.

The solution

We had a good understanding of the firm from working with the marketing team and whilst this was helpful, this job was unique. We met with the MD to go through expectations and listened to the picture he painted for what a successful outcome would be for him.

We drafted a job description and job adverts, publicised the vacancy and started on a candidate search.

We had a good working relationship with the team and so we could put together a company pack to brief the candidates prior to interview.

All senior candidates who would be responsible for the finances or the running of a business are thoroughly checked out on Creditsafe. Any candidates forward for interview are fully vetted by us. We check their qualifications with the relevant regulatory body and run anti-money laundering checks. We also check IDs and qualifications as well as thorough referencing.

We organised for all candidates to sign a non-disclosure agreement.  It was important to build up a reciprocity of trust.

We set to work sourcing our local contacts as well as headhunting. We recruited a locally qualified senior financial professional who had the enthusiasm drive and background to help secure and grow the business.

So why choose Benjamin Edwards?

  • We are great listeners and offer an honest, refreshing and ethical approach to recruitment
  • Solid local knowledge of both candidates and companies in Lincolnshire & surrounding areas
  • We combine old school recruitment with new-age technology
  • Full end to end recruitment process
  • Advertising
  • Free local market analysis & advice
  • Free remuneration package advice
  • Search & Selection
  • Retained services for senior appointments
  • Outplacement support if making redundancies​
  • CV advice
  • Careers guidance
  • Proactive candidate promotion

 

If you want to know more, or have a difficult recruitment issue please do get in touch!

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Testimonials

Food/Agri SME

  Dealing with a new agency whilst going through a pandemic left me apprehensive.  Benjamin Edwards made it easy by delivering a high standard of professionalism and customer service throughout the process.  Claire delivered a number of exceptional quality candidates who had already been vetted for suitability to the role which made our interview process so much easier.

Margaret – HR Manager

- Elsoms Seeds

Group Finance Director

Claire offers a truly personal service that is very different to the CV pushers of this world. As well as a unique understanding and insight of the local market, she has that special skill of getting the cultural match right. Her hit rate has been 100% so far. The candidates I have recruited through her range from excellent to outstanding!

Gregg Fawcett

- SME in Lincolnshire

Assisting a Commercial Accountant in their career

Claire reached out got in touch with me via LinkedIn about a new role that I could be interested in. It was a step up role that I might not ever have had the confidence to apply for on my own, but from looking at my profile and CV Claire advised that I was in fact exactly the type of candidate the company were looking for! Claire was friendly and professional throughout the whole process, and also helped me to prepare for my first ever ‘Virtual Interview’. The interview process on the whole was smooth, and Claire was available for all and any questions that I had. I am now settled in my new role in a fantastic company with great career prospects, an extremely fortunate position during these trying times that I would never have been in if Claire hadn’t found me and reached out. Thank you!

Lauren – Commercial Accountant

- Food Industry

Benjamin Edwards Recruitment Lincolnshire