The job-market is a fast-moving and ever-changing. The last two years or so has seen a change in not only how we live, but also in how we work, too. At the heart of this is a renewed focus on improving the candidate experience by many companies and organisations who are seeing the benefits of putting potential employees at the very heart of their recruitment and HR strategies and plans.
But a candidate-centric mentality is nothing new for MDH Recruitment – it’s at the very core of what we do and what we are about.
From day one we have always focussed on being the go-to Scottish-based recruitment consultancy that specialises in providing superb roles and positions in the Warehousing, Logistics, Production, Manufacturing, and Engineering sectors for our candidates. To do this, we put them first. It really is as simple as that.
We say simple, but it takes a great deal of hard work and planning – but most importantly, it takes a real commitment and mindset of offering a recruitment process that is tailored to our candidates and their needs, not ours. At MDH Recruitment, we never take a one-size-fits-all approach with our candidates, because every client is different. They have different skills, experiences, backgrounds, aspirations……
At MDH Recruitment we are not job-fillers. We are a recruitment consultancy who partner with candidates, and are with them, supporting and advising, every step along the way. For this to happen, we ensure that we firstly understand the actual candidate journey and the candidate themselves. The process of finding the perfect role can be a long and stressful one, and that’s why we ensure that not only the role is perfect for our candidates, but they fit the culture and ethos of their potential employers, too. The candidate journey is far smoother from knowing all about them as a professional and a person, and through communicating in a proactive, positive manner. We address all parts of the journey – from screening to hiring, and from interviewing to feedback, and everything in between.
Candidate and client feedback is massively important to us. After all, we are only as good as the people that we work with, alongside, and for. If the candidate experience isn’t a positive one, then this can be hugely damaging to a company. It may result in lack of candidate and client confidence in what you do, have a negative knock-on effect on others, weaken your processes, and even reduce sales (if it’s a company).
Because the job market has been candidate-driven for some time, this means that the candidate experience has to be absolutely spot-on, especially as communication outlets such as social media only amplify positives and negatives in all forms of life. People talk: to friends, colleagues, peers, and whoever might see their thoughts online.
From even a tiny amount of internet research it is evident that many candidates still feel the process of gaining a job isn’t a particularly pleasant one. Indeed, it can be really stressful. MDH Recruitment understands this and that’s why communication and collaboration really are key to us in this process because they remove as much potential anguish and stress as possible. We’ll do the worrying for you.
We don’t have to go out of our way to treat candidates exactly how they should be treated – because at MDH Recruitment, this comes as standard. We don’t do it for plaudits or feedback, either – we do it because our candidates deserve the very best service from us. By doing that, the feedback takes care of itself. We want our candidates to feel supported and valued, and to instantly know that our core values will always put you at the heart of everything we do.
You may think we are joking, but we really do put the candidate experience before filling positions. Why? Because we want to build professional, honest, and transparent long-term relationships with our candidates and clients. Of course, first impressions are important, but we want an outstanding candidate impression of MDH recruitment from start to finish.
We have over a decade of experience in industrial recruitment and understand the recruitment process and the sectors we provide roles for inside out. And just as importantly we really do get to know our candidates too, so that their experience with us is personable, positive, and successful. Candidates are never just numbers or statistics to us, as the world is all about people.
MDH Recruitment’s reputation and success is based solely on the level of service that we provide. We never lose sight of that.