Read on for some practical examples of how Timewise Recruitment helped to solve employers’ recruitment problems.
Get the skills of an experienced professional, in fewer days
When SME Kingpin needed a qualified accountant for a stand-alone Finance Manager role, they decided the job would be more successful with a senior person working 3 or 4 days a week, rather than a less experienced candidate working full time. Read More>>
Experienced candidates for senior roles
Tamsin Levine, a Recruitment & Talent Manager at Tesco, found Timewise Recruitment through personal recommendation. She needed to find one half of a Training & Development Manager job-share in Group Finance, a department with revenues of £3.5bn. Read More>>
Two experts for the price of one
When Primetimers won a huge new contract that doubled its output, CEO Brent Thomas decided to hire in a new member of staff to manage projects and membership enquiries. He struggled to find one candidate with sufficient expertise in both skill sets. Read More>>
Increasing gender diversity at senior levels
Towry needed to find ‘the very best’ for a number of high level wealth advisor roles. It turned to Timewise Recruitment to help it reach a more diverse pool of talent. Read More>>
Kingpin is a marketing agency for the IT sector and works with some of the biggest names in the business including Microsoft, McAfee and Sage. Alan Waterfield, their Finance Director, usually fills his vacancies via one or two of the larger finance recruitment agencies and says:
“On this occasion, I heard the panic in the consultant’s voice when I mentioned the words ‘part time’. They didn’t have any matches on their books. I had heard about Timewise Recruitment through a couple of contacts and decided to give them a try. And I’m so glad I did. They returned the CVs of 6 ‘good fit’ potentials, 3 of whom I interviewed. From that shortlist, we hired a fantastic candidate with strong financial accounting skills and great business acumen, who had worked in both audit and industry.”
He continues: “In addition to having an excellent pool of talent, the service from Timewise Recruitment was spot on. Its consultants were straightforward and got to the heart of what I needed. I haven’t always had as good an experience with recruitment agencies in the past – but Timewise delivered an excellent service.”
Tamsin wanted to find someone with a true passion for nurturing talent, and a strong track record of delivering training to staff. She says: “Timewise Recruitment really got under the skin of the role. I was particularly impressed that they interviewed the incumbent, to ensure the job description was spot-on. Consequently, the shortlist they created was very strong – precisely on brief.”
“In the end, the candidate we chose wasn’t just the right person on paper – she was the right individual for the job, something that is very important to us here at Tesco. She had 20 years’ experience as a senior manager at BA in their Business Development and Communications department. The delivery of training to her 40-strong team was a focal point of the role – just as it would be in our role. It was a perfect fit. I was so impressed with the service and candidates that I am now issuing Timewise Recruitment with more jobs to recruit for.”
Tamsin adds: “In my fifteen years in recruitment, I have to say that Timewise Recruitment is one of the best agencies that I have ever worked with. They delivered 100% on brief, were prompt, thoroughly efficient and transparent in communications from beginning to end.”
Since the role’s functions fell neatly into two, Timewise Recruitment advised Brent to hire in two separate part time members of staff, who were specialists in each area, for the same budget.
We introduced Brent to a project manager with years of managing contracts for Shelter and Notting Hill Housing to deal with the projects side, and a candidate with high level HR and recruitment experience to manage the membership function.
Primetimers hired both candidates for 2.5 days a week, with an overlap to occur on one day.
Brent says: “Splitting the role into two functions made so much sense. It meant I could recruit a ‘specialist’ in each area, rather than one person with a ‘bit’ of general experience across the differing tasks.”
Wealth advice is a traditionally male dominated industry. With increasing numbers of female clients wanting female advisors, plus changes in the industry requiring new certification, Towry designed an innovative training programme. It offered highly numerate executives a lateral career change and part time hours.
Towry knew it had the perfect package with which to attract senior level ‘women returners’, but struggled to find a network with the right calibre of candidates.
Then Head of Employee Proposition, Alex Rickard, approached Timewise Recruitment, to run a bespoke recruitment day for the business with pre-screened candidates. Alex comments: “We knew there were many potential candidates in the market, hidden from view, who had left senior level careers to have children or simply enjoy a break. People in possession of a wealth of transferable knowledge. It was a joy to find Timewise Recruitment, who have thousands of such candidates on their books and are experienced, first class recruiters themselves.”