You don’t have to be a member of a recruitment organisation such as the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) or the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) to know when you are properly representing the interests of individuals who are looking for their next career challenge. Neither do you need to be told that representing an individual into a client company without their prior agreement is fundamentally flawed, but it happens!
The pressure on many recruiters who are working without any client exclusivity continues to drive a first past the post culture of date and time stamped CV delivery. Whats worse is that the internet age and the associated ease of accessing nearly everyone’s personal and business profiles has led to a greater level of mis-representation of an individual’s interest in vacancies by 3rd party recruiters. We have heard of recruiters who are now downloading profiles from such respected business networks as LinkedIn, utilising the .pdf download as the person’s actual CV, such is the risk around un-checked accountability…
It’s time to reverse the trend and recruiters need to be at the forefront making difference. The Candidate Authorised CV Guarantee scheme has been a long time over due. With your help, ethical recruiters, recruitment companies and recruitment organisations who have a passion for delivering a high service level to both candidates and clients, can create an easily recognisable visual identity to be used for CV introductions to employers.
Don’t wait to see if the Candidate Authorised CV Guarantee scheme forces you or your recruitment business to take it on board. The word is out and with the power of social media individuals will start asking why your company has not embraced the candidate’s interest at it’s heart!
What does it cost us? Nothing but time in doing your job professionally!
How do we start? Just makes sure your Consultants ask for an individual’s permission to represent their CV into each employer.
What do we do? Create a template for candidates to sign giving you authority to represent their CV (Authorisation Template)
How do we let clients know about our commitment? Download the Candidate Authorised CV Guarantee logo and place it on a candidate CV’s after approval obtained for each client vacancy
Then what? Tell all your candidates and clients, blog about it and explain your decision to put candidates at the heart of your recruitment business on forum discussions, everywhere!