The benefits of partnering with a Recruitment company are many. The main ones being that they are experts in talent identification, will have a large network of candidates and you can save resources not needing to deliver in house.
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Finding a perfect fit recruitment partner isn’t always easy. Like a personal relationship it’s important that there is mutual respect, the association is a happy one and there is a high level of commitment from both parties.
Here at TXM Recruit we understand commitment is a cornerstone value of successful partnerships. It helps create a rhythm in your work flow together, ultimately it works towards both companies becoming greater than the sum of their parts.
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But what does commitment look like in the recruitment world?
We’ve put together our top 10 tips on how to make a committed working relationship work.
Responsibility is clearly defined
Planning takes an inclusive approach
Involve business decision makers
Display empathy and perspective
Go the Xtra Mile
1. Set parameters
It is important at the outset of any relationship that all responsibilities for each action are defined. This helps in a number of areas:
- It will help break down the work flow into stages, avoiding cross over, doubling work and wasting time and resources.
- You can identify any work flow elements missing or that need development.
- It helps with communication between partners as each understands their responsibilities.
- Importantly it also gives you the ability to measure and adjust when and where needed.
2. Responsibility is clearly defined
Personal responsibilities for each action need to be placed with individuals on both sides of the partnership.
When individuals understand and accept that their output will have an impact on people further down chain or in the outcome of an objective they will be more likely to be motivated in executing it.
3. Assign time
Assigning time frames keeps everyone motivated, focussed and on task. Making the work flow timely also allows measurement and the ability to review output to either scale or refine.
4. Planning takes an inclusive approach
Nothing makes teams buy-in more than feeling like they have ownership of a campaign or activity. When designing the plan try to include as many of the delivery stakeholders as possible and encourage input from everyone.
5. Involve business decision makers
Give the relationship depth and make sure decision makers are present at the key milestone moments. It communicates to all key stakeholders that you care as a business and this partnership is important to everyone.
6. Share knowledge
Communication is key in all partnerships. So, it is important communication processes are set up so nothing falls through the gaps.
Many organisations will use email as it is easily tracked and stored, but consideration could be used for new age communication models like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Zoom and of course the trusty telephone.
7. Eliminate distractions
Once work is underway distractions in the work place can have a detrimental effect on a partnership. Whether it is another customer’s needs, a distracting work space or social media (becoming more pervasive than ever), productivity needs to be measured and maximised. If there is a problem, then find a solution.
8. Display empathy and perspective
Getting to know and understanding the partners you choose to work with is very important. By having perspective on what stresses impact on your partner will help you understand when they run into a road block. They say two heads are better than one so together you may be able to find a solution to whatever it is collectively holding you back.
9. Go the Xtra Mile
This goes without saying, there is no better way to show a partner that you are committed than by going above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done.
It shows you care and that what matters to your partner matters to you.
10. All in
Finally, both organisations adopt the mentality that they’re ‘all in’. This mentality needs to start from the top and it will flow down the organisation.
The quote ‘be fire with passion or you’ll be fired with passion’ expresses the sentiment of going all in. The perfect committed partnerships are where the lines are heavily blurred where one organisation stops, and another starts.