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Senior Consultant, Consumer

Top 2016 Trends in PA Jobs—Referrals Will Produce 50% of New Hires

Recruiting for PA jobs in London can be a challenging process. Companies strive to find the best candidate for the role, but in such a competitive economy, recruiters need to be savvy to succeed. Leading businesses like Google are now securing around fifty percent of their new hires via referrals. Benefits of referrals include increased speed of hire, less cost per hire and positive impact on diversity. With studies proving referral programmes commonly result in the best-quality candidates, highest volume hires and best retention rates, referrals are set to become a key trend in 2016.

 

Recruiting for PA jobs in London can be a challenging process. Companies strive to find the best candidate for the role, but in such a competitive economy, recruiters need to be savvy to succeed. Leading businesses like Google are now securing around fifty percent of their new hires via referrals. Benefits of referrals include increased speed of hire, less cost per hire and positive impact on diversity. With studies proving referral programmes commonly result in the best-quality candidates, highest volume hires and best retention rates, referrals are set to become a key trend in 2016.

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Improve Diversity

Hiring via referrals makes candidates aware of the company’s desire to find the highest quality candidates. By also including a focus on diversity, it highlights the company’s commitment to this. Diversity benefits business results, but also provides advantages to employees, such as improved job security, higher bonuses and better stock valuation. By harnessing a proactive approach to referrals, like including a focus on diversity, the company is likely to receive more referrals due to positive perception of the business.

Partner with Recruitment Agencies

A referral programme does not manage itself, so it needs to be viewed as an ongoing process that should be continually updated, managed and developed. For particularly competitive positions where top candidates are in short supply such as administrative, secretarial and PA jobs in London, it is well worth partnering with recruitment agencies that constantly engage in referrals and networking to secure and present the best talent on the market.

Agencies have specialist consultants that will implement the best referral practices on the company’s behalf in order to find the highest quality candidate for the job. Not only that, but they will have well-established contacts and systems to make participation both easy and worthwhile. For example, RMS Recruitment has an app with a specific referral function. Employees who provide successful referrals are rewarded with a £100 John Lewis voucher, making the programme valuable to both clients and existing candidates.

Best Practices

Best practices for referral programmes include educating employees on effective networking and the assessment of potential referrals. Employees need to have a good knowledge of possible candidates’ skills and work specialisms, and be able to assess their fit for the company and job in question.

To find the best PA jobs in the industry, referrals are clearly the way to go. Connect with a good recruitment agency such as RMS Recruitment to improve your chances of landing your dream job.

Sources:

(The Countdown to the Top 12 Recruiting Trends That Will Become Dominant in 2016, EREMedia.com)

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