The jobs market is certainly experiencing a challenging time. The coronacoaster effect has meant that some sectors have seen a surge in demand, while others have been left reeling in its wake.
With our pivotal role in social care recruitment, we know it’s tough out there. Fortunately, we’re in a position to take a long view.
“When I started Pertemps Professional Recruitment in December 2016, I knew how important it would be to make the business robust and sustainable,” says MD, Andrew Anastasiou. “Growth has always been a priority, but it’s one thing having a really great idea, and another to execute and sustain a really successful start-up.”
Four years on, the business has grown dramatically, and so have our ambitions.
We’re delighted to welcome Graham Leatham to the business. An experienced recruiter who has built a career on the principles of the public sector, Graham has always been committed to finding the best people and building highly functioning teams.
New graduate team
At Pertemps Social Care, Graham will be heading up a new team who will reach out to the most exciting candidates. He’s determined to shake up the recruitment process by taking every opportunity he can see in social media and other channels.
A lot of graduate recruitment roles are heavily sales focused. This one is different.
“We’re looking to hire and develop imaginative and talented graduates,” says Graham. “We have a unique approach which goes against the traditional, heavily sales focused model. Rather than stressing the need for business development, this is a rounded role.”
“These people will experience candidate attraction, marketing and interviewing,” he says. “They’ll use bespoke IT systems to organise candidate and client data and the rigorous compliance process.” Additionally – and, says Graham, one of the most important aspects of the role - will be candidate aftercare.
"Rather than stressing the need for business development, this is a rounded role.”
Ground-breaking approach to work-life balance
The job market may seem bleak for graduates at the moment, but we’re not taking this cohort for granted. There will always be competition for the most talented graduates with the best imagination and highest energy levels, and Graham is keen to offer them something special.
His approach is innovative and entrepreneurial. It’s evident in his thorough education and development programme and a ground-breaking approach to work-life balance. His team will work four days on, three days off – a cycle that has been shown to be massively beneficial in terms of increased energy levels, happiness and productivity.
We’re delighted to be able to offer sabbaticals – the opportunity to take stock, travel, whatever.
And our commitment to personal growth isn’t confined to the office. We’re delighted to be able to offer sabbaticals – the opportunity to take stock, travel, whatever – and reassure graduates that their career will be waiting for them to come back.
“We’ve taken care to design a strong education and development programme,” says Graham. “We want to give graduates the opportunity to use their degree in lots of different parts of the business. Fundamentally, this is a great start to a career: one which will get the best from every unique skill set and which will be rewarding in ways that really matter.”
We’re keen to hear from candidates who are educated to degree level; ideally in a subject or combination that has significant exposure to Marketing, Media, Digital Media, Communications, HR, Business, Journalism or similar.
Successful candidates will be:
- experts with social media: able to see and articulate how social media tools can be used for recruiting.
- Strong in communication skills, both written and verbal.
- IT competent, and have the ability to learn new apps and interfaces quickly.
- Able to work to deadlines and under pressure, at times working independently.
- Committed to delivering excellent service.
If you would like to hear more about this exciting opportunity, please send your CV and a covering letter to Graham Leatham. It will help your application if you can focus on how you have used social media in your academic and work experiences, and how you think social media tools can be used for recruiting.