Making the decision to start outsourcing your recruitment comes to all businesses sooner or later. Whether you're undertaking a transformation project, going through sudden business expansion or are aware you require specialist recruitment skills working with an external recruiter is the right thing to do. The only question you need to consider is: How do you know when it's time to call in an external recruiter? When hiring for a highly specialised tech role, such as a SAP MII developer, with a very specific set of skills and truly specialized background it makes sense to use a recruiter who is just as knowledgeable. It allows you to hand over to someone who lives and breathes that area and can utilise their knowledge and expertise to the best effect for your business. If you’re working on a brand new cloud project and need to hire an entire team of Cloud experts you need to work with a recruitment team who have direct access to a talent base that can effectively fulfill the role. It’s even better when that recruitment team know exactly what skill set any potential hires need to drive your project forward. When a key stakeholder turns to your recruitment team and asks for something they've never heard of, what do you do? You find someone with the expertise to help you find what you need. Advantages of Outsourcing Recruitment Expertise Utilising the skills and experience of professional recruiters can help you to avoid many of the mistakes inexperienced recruiters make. In addition, specialist recruiters are able to bridge the gap between the specialist and the hiring manager. They understand the technical requirements you need and are able to source top technical talent. Cost cutting 59% of businesses who outsource business functions do so as a means of cutting costs. This is the primary driver for outsourcing because it removes so many ancillary costs from the business. Scalability Over time, businesses experience peaks and troughs in their staffing requirements. Project work starts and finishes, peak times come and go. Unlike a static recruitment team that experiences the extremes of workload, an external recruitment company can scale as the business does, ensuring efficiency and cost effectiveness at all times. This is also an ideal solution for organisations going through expansions or opening new locations where many hires are required by a strict deadline. However, Here’s A Couple Of Things To Consider Worried About Losing control? Some companies are wary of losing control over the candidates they ultimately end up interviewing. This can result from previous bad experience, or unwillingness to let go of control. The best external recruiters act as a true partnership, maintaining as much communication as you need for peace of mind, while working as flexibly as necessary to find you the right talent. What About The Wrong Cultural Fit? Recruiting a candidate who is the wrong fit for your team could result in low staff morale, which has knock-on effects across the business. This is why it's so important to hire a recruiter who takes the time to fully understand your business’ culture. However, many companies are aware of this and do their utmost to find you a good fit in every way. That's why 78% of businesses feel positive about their outsourcing relationship. Contact our team for specialist advice on how to make the right choice when it comes to external recruitment. Benefits of hiring external recruiters Recruiters can be immensely valuable to the recruiting process of many high-growth companies when used for the right purpose. The best recruitment consultancies are able to source unique talent from their sector or stage-specific network of candidates. Top tech recruitment agencies specialise in providing a big picture perspective of the industry and updates on the changes in personnel, pay scales, and competition over time. This ensures that you are hiring with the most up to date tools and information available and are able to be as competitive as possible in attracting top talent. If you're looking to expand your team, register a vacancy with us today. Why Use Montash For Your External Recruitment? Oliver does a great job at finding the right opportunities that end up as agreeable win-win situations. Assessing the desires of both employer and employee, and giving guidance by asking the right questions and being honest and open are his most remarkable traits. Oliver will find the right job for you and he will be there to accompany and assist you on the journey to claim it. Montash has provided me with multiple great opportunities that fit my skill set and expectations. Constant support, virtually all-time availability when there are questions and continued proactive communications helped me a great deal. It was always made sure that I knew the next steps and how to proceed. I recommend working with Montash on your next career steps. Montash has found the right job for me. Martin Wood Senior FICO Business Analyst
Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine have been ranked as some of the most employable degrees in the country, according to a HESA study. Choosing a degree is hard for any student. In today's competitive UK job market, students need to put serious consideration into whether the degree they get at the end of their studies is going to land them a job. Last year, 14 million graduates entered the job market and this year will see similar numbers of fresh graduates looking for work. According to the study, female students are more likely to select degrees related to medicine. Males, conversely, are more likely to take business or computer science degrees. Conversely, the least popular degree for both male and female students was veterinary science. Despite this, veterinary science holds an impressive 98% chance of employment within 6 months of graduation. Top 10 Most Desirable Degrees & Employment Percentage 1.Medicine & Dentistry: 99% 2.Veterinary Science: 98% 3.Subjects Allied to Medicine: 95% 4.Architecture, Building & Planning: 90% 5.Education: 90% 6.Engineering: 85% 7.Computer Science: 80% 8.Mathematical Sciences: 79% 9.Business & Admin: 75% 10.Law: 74% The Rise of Computer Science Degrees For years, Computer Science graduates topped unemployment tables. Even as recent as three or four years ago, the employment rate of a Computer Science graduate was just 14%. Most employers were looking for graduates with two to three years' work experience in a time when graduate recruitment schemes within businesses had largely vanished. This paradoxical situation was addressed in 2014 with the evolution of on-the-job training schemes and an overhaul in degree-level education. With a higher quality of teaching and hands-on experience, IT education was redesigned to meet the needs of the UK's future tech industry. As a result, the tech industry in the UK has exploded and the demand for skills has never been higher. As a result, Computer Science graduates enjoy a chance of employment within 6 months of 80%; that's higher than Law and higher than Business Studies, two of the most reliably employable subjects in the UK. As a result, Computer Science has been seeing a spike in undergraduate enrolment over the last few years. Last year saw a 4% increase, the largest percentage rise across all subjects. We've talked before about the rise in women in tech, and this trend appears to be affecting undergraduate statistics too. The number of female students in Computer Science has increased over the past three academic years. In 2014/15 the figure was 16,040 and last year it was 17,39o. This represents an 8.4% increase over the last three years. For both male and female students, the average salary for tech graduates across all disciplines, including Software Development, Computer Science etc. is £33,175, making it one of the top 5 highest earning graduate sectors after Finance and Architecture. Tomorrow's World By the time this year's crop of undergraduates get their degrees, the tech industry will have diversified further, giving even more opportunities to students and tech professionals alike. By 2020, A.I. will have created 2.3 million more jobs across all markets, but support and infrastructure of these jobs will lie in tech. So, if you're thinking about your future career, whether you're a graduate, a Fresher, or just about to start your final year in college, take a look at all the opportunities tech has to offer.
Recruitment is a vital profession that feeds fresh energy into businesses of all shapes and sizes. But what drives the people behind the profession? We spoke with SAP Recruitment Consultant, Ben Cockin to find out. What attracted you to the recruiting profession? Before working at Montash I was a self-employed Personal Trainer. After doing that for two years, I realised that there wasn't enough space for progression in the industry. My ambition pushed me to do more, so I started looking for a job that suited my skill set. Being self-employed, I had to learn how to sell myself and be self motivated. I discovered the recruitment was a perfect place to deploy those skills. It's an industry that rewards an entrepreneurial mindset; you work hard and get rewarded for it. It was a perfect fit! What is your favourite thing about working in recruitment? Working in recruitment is a real rollercoaster. But if you can deal with the lows, you'll get to enjoy the highs. What makes it worth it? When I first started, it was a bit of a shock to the system. In PT, you're on your feet all day and dealing with people face to face. Recruitment is much more office-based. Because I deal with German markets, a lot of the work I do is over the phone. You can't just pop over for a coffee when you want to meet someone! I got into recruitment because I wanted to find something more rewarding. I wanted to get more for all the hard work I put in, and this job really delivers that, despite the challenges. What's been your proudest moment as a recruiter so far? I only started at Montash in January, but I've already exceeded my first two big targets. That's a really proud moment for me. While I had a few knockbacks to begin with, it's really satisfying to know that I'm on the right track. It's a great feeling to know that you're doing the right thing and you're building something worthwhile for yourself. What drives you, as a recruiter? Recruitment is a high energy business and that need to do more, be better and smash targets is a really strong driver. I believe it's all about finding that thing that gets you to stand back up every time you're knocked down. The biggest drivers come from within. You need to have that self belief and personal drive to want to succeed. Recruitment is really good at rewarding that sort of mentality. What do you look for in an ideal candidate? As a SAP Recruitment Consultant, I'm looking for people with the right experience. SAP projects are looking for specific skills for specific jobs, so that's a must. The other thing is honesty. Working with a candidate is all about cooperation. It's a partnership and my job is to represent a candidate. The best way to do that is to have complete trust and honesty. At the end of the day, it's all about connecting with people; that's where the "consulting" part of the job title comes in. What would you say to someone interested in becoming a recruiter? Recruitment is a profession that rewards the ambitious. You need self belief and the energy to push yourself further if you want to do well here. People think that recruitment is but about finding a person and putting them into a job, but it's so much more than that. You need to speak to people, consult with them and understand their pain points and have the confidence to assure them that you will help them. You need the resilience to handle the knockbacks. As I said, recruitment is a rollercoaster so you need to be able to weather the lows. But the highs make it so worth it. If you're looking for a profession that rewards confidence, ambition and drive, this is it.