But there’s more to it than that and that’s why we buddy up in business. We’ll want to hear about the immediate role but we’ll also challenge you to give us more insight into your structure and hiring needs.
A holistic understanding of your culture and brand is needed if we’re going to find you the right candidates. And we want you to see us as an extension of your team so if there’s ever little bumps in the road you won’t find us niggling over money or arguing over heresy.
We cast our net wide and forage like crazy to find the gems. We’ll often look at more than 200 profiles just for one role. Then we’ll get our copywriter to craft compelling messages to send to anyone that fits the brief. We invest a lot of time in building our brand to attract applicants; writing thoughtful ads and creating eye-catching imagery to share. And we do all this as fast as possible for you.
If someone shows interest, we have to be careful not to be the pushy recruiter everybody knows and absolutely doesn’t love. There’s lots of discussions addressing queries and concerns before we meet candidates face-to-face. That is, if we’ve assessed that they have potential for your role.
We take quite a lot of time out of our days to meet with PR people. This speeds up the process for you and gives them a nice experience with us. We give them a full run down (pros & cons) of your offering and get an honest story on them too. If they’re happy and we’re happy, we start
a conversation with you.
You’ll never get a CV that’s not accompanied by a comprehensive profile we’ve put together on the person’s personality, skills, experience, strengths and areas for development. We put time and thought into these meticulous evaluations to ensure everything’s as streamlined for you as possible.
Your candidates will come fine-tuned and ready to share relevant examples. Their prep should generally complement the prep we’ve given you, so you’ll know how to excite them about the prospect of working for you. You’ll also be given insight into who else your candidates are interviewing with and how you rank against your competition.
It’s important to keep everyone’s interests at play to inspire a happy job offer. Our delicate management of the back and forth increases your chance of securing someone over the competition. It’s often a big decision for the individual and we do a lot of hand holding to ensure they make the right choice.
We stay tight with our candidates through their resignation so we can advise on counter offers and other communications with their current employers. This minimises the chance
of drop outs. We’ll also stay close to them after they start with you to make sure everything’s okay and to help out if it’s not.
We indeed work tirelessly to make sure everyone has a terrific experience with your brand throughout the process. The PR market is very small so we want all candidates – whether they get the job or not – to talk positively about their dealings with you.
We’re pretty tight with our clients so we can really get into the nuts and bolts and challenges of roles. We know who’s going be a good fit because we’ve seen the office, we know the culture and we’re totally across how they work. And just because some people ask – no, our services don’t cost you a thing.
Once we’ve got the job brief we advertise, search LinkedIn and hit up our database of fab PR people.
(Note: Sometimes LinkedIn profiles are a bit scarce, so please excuse us if we contact you about something not quite right.)
If the job sparks your interest, our next step is a casual phone chat to give you an insightful run down with pros and cons. If you dig the sound of it then we’ll try and set you up.
At a time and place convenient to you, we’ll get to know you over caffeine. Tell us your hopes and dreams, skills and aspirations; we’ll delve into salary expectations and experience too. From here we can put together a thorough profile on you. The intricacy of detailing your strengths and weaknesses for the client means you’re never thrown into something you’re not ready for. It also increases your chances of securing an interview.
There’s always plenty of bouncing between you and the client because they’re keen to hear all about top talent. We manage this process so it’s smooth, and make sure the scheduling of interviews isn’t a pain in anyone’s neck.
Although the first interview is mostly about personality, we still make sure you go in ready to share the most relevant points of interest. The inside scoop we have on our clients allows you a better experience because we tailor prep to match their expectations. All this ultimately increases your chance of getting the job.
If you’re not invited back for a second interview, rest assured that we’ll dig deep for constructive feedback.
Those who are invited for a second stage will get feedback that’ll shape the preparation for round two. Again, feed us questions and leave the negotiations and scheduling to us. Getting this spot-on is part of our package, we’re here to help you nail the interviews and get what you need out of your potential employer too.
We totally get the enormity of the individual’s decision making here and make a conscious effort to apply zero pressure. It’s your future on the line, after all. Once the job is offered, this is your chance to ask us to confirm details and get final dialogue down. We want everyone to be happy.
How exciting, congrats.
Don’t worry, we’re still holding your hand here. Candidates often need advice on the nitty gritty complications of resigning from current roles, choosing referees and dealing with counter offers they might receive because they’re awesome.
We get you the new contract and start-date details, and are all ears for any questions or concerns that may pop up. We’ll also continue to check in every now and then to make sure you’re happy. You’re part of the Latte family now.
We continue to look after our people because you are what make us.
Career guidance continues well after your start date; whether that’s one or twenty years down the track. We offer advice around promotions, salaries, sector changes and even help when you start looking for a job again. We’ll keep it totally confidential and look forward to restarting the process with you. So feel free to check in with us any time you want career advice.