Are you getting the applicants you deserve?

Posted on 2019-04-15 by Abi Cunningham

We understand that recruiting new employees can be a frustrating process when you don’t have the time, resources or experience available to your organisation. We know that employers recognise the value of top talent – those individuals that can drive their business forward and boost the bottom line but there are rarely guarantees that you will find those talented people when you can’t dedicate a resource to your recruitment projects. In a buoyant jobs market, where employers are competing with one another for ‘top talent’ the hiring process can be even more difficult.

Hiring the best is your most important task’ – Steve Jobs

Using Dovetail to support you in identifying and attracting talent can relieve a huge amount of pressure on both you and your internal teams. This approach helps find the people you need to move forward, bring them to interview, and secure them on time and within budget. The reason our clients work with us is due to the additional benefits we provide outside of the “standard” expectations linked to an external recruitment provider.

  • Access to the best candidates – Some candidates are hard to find. We have built up exceptional candidate networks over the last 30 years and have access to candidates that aren’t considering a new position. ‘85% of the global workforce would be open to discussing a new role but only 12% of them are actively looking’.
    By partnering with Dovetail Recruitment we can provide access to candidates that are beyond your current reach.
  • Increases your business efficiency – What is the value of YOUR time? We reduce the time and in-house resource that you need to dedicate to recruitment. This will lead to a quicker turnaround on filling your vacancies, which will increase efficiency of your organisation and teams.
  • Our guarantee to you – Unless you are working on a retained basis you don’t pay a penny until we find you the perfect candidate for your business. What do you have to lose? We do the hard work so you don’t have to.
  • Offer additional services – We make it our priority to understand legislation changes that will affect local businesses. We can offer insight and salary bench-marking to businesses specific to their sectors and regions and have the ability to carry out background checks, DBS checks and DISC Profiling to enhance the recruitment process where appropriate.
  • Sector Expertise – By partnering with Dovetail Recruitment who specialise in the industry sectors your business is in, you won’t have to explain jargon or describe the roles function in the business.
  • Access to multiple job boards – This can prove very costly to individual businesses and in most cases businesses would chose one of many sites available to advertise their roles but this will only provide access to the 12% of people that are actively looking for work. Without broad exposure and the time to search for candidates in the databases you won’t be tapping in to all of the talent which could you mean you are settling for second best.
  • Experienced Job Advert Writers – In the current candidate led market a compelling job ad is vital to attracting the right candidates for your business. Many companies just post a job description telling the audience what they want to about their company. What about what the candidate wants to hear? When was the last time you read an advert and thought “I’d apply for that?”
  • Referred business opportunities – We get to know your business inside and out and speak to individuals on a daily basis who could be your potential customers. We are a very underutilised resource and source of information about businesses in your sector or area.

Are you maximising your chances of making the perfect hire? For a personal and efficient recruitment process that you don’t pay a penny for until we find the right person for your business contact Dovetail Recruitment today!! ?

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“We have used Dovetail on a number of occasions to recruit permanent staff. They take the time to find out about the role and feel that they understand our requirements. Dovetail are professional, efficient and have a great team, with a smile included. It is a pleasure to work with them and we would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Business Development Manager – for SeeBrilliance

Grosvenor Services

“We have always had very good results working with the Dovetail team. There has always been consistent attention to detail and flexibility in assisting us with key hires.“

HR Director– for Grosvenor Services.


“Dovetail have supported the growth of our business for several years. I know we can trust them completely to respond quickly and effectively to our staffing needs,
meeting our crazy deadlines on both temporary and permanent recruitment“

Meirion Anderson, MD - Aberley


“Dovetail have always been the ‘go to’ company for reliable trained resource. They have consistently provided quality staff even when the timescales have been tight. Great company”

Director – for Wherewework


“I have been working with Dovetail since 2005, every time my career path has altered, Dovetail have been my constant always taking them with me where ever I have worked. They provide a first class service and quality staff on whom myself and my business can rely. If you’re looking for Service with a capital “S” you will find it in abundance here”

Director – for Wherewework

Parkway Shopping Centre

“I have been using Dovetail for just over a year and can honestly say they are always helpful and proactive in finding the RIGHT staff for my site. Their staff are friendly and professional and always follow up calls as quickly as one would wish them to”

Site Cleaning Manager – for Parkway Shopping Centre

Fidelity Energy

“Dovetail have been hugely supportive in helping us to expand our team and are always at the end of the phone. Nothing is too much trouble and they continue to provide us with excellent candidates who have been carefully matched with our individual requirements. I’d have no hesitation in recommending their services and really appreciate the friendly and professional way in which they conduct their business.”

Manager Director – for Fidelity Energy

Dovetail Candidiate

“One of the unique benefits of working with Dovetail has been the practical contact it’s afforded me within many high-profile office environments for a variety of global brands. Being able to work so closely with teams that hold themselves to a golden standard and learning about the different ways they work is valuable experience you don’t really get at university. But it’s more than that – it’s also about people and relationships and trust and team-building and the team at Dovetail is, hands down, the most warm, dynamic, and professional team I’ve ever worked with.”

Candidiate – London

Citrix Systems

“Dovetail have provided contingent labour sourcing and payrolling to Citrix across Europe and the Middle East for several years. Their key strengths include:
Flexibility – adapting to the needs of Citrix as the organisation grows.
Engagement – willing to assist Citrix expanding into new geographies and markets.
Readiness – always available to answer questions and provide information on contracts through a single point of contact.
Integration – willing to share and adopt best practice developed between us.
Dovetail consistently outperform agreed service levels. They are dedicated to helping their customers build robust processes to manage temporary resources. They form a key part of our contingent labour strategy in EMEA, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. ”

Tom Dance, Manager – Procurement Systems Training & Communications for Citrix Systems

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