Job description of a recruitment consultant.

Generally speaking, recruitment consultant jobs require self-motivation, confidence, and the ability to articulate, communicate, and engage with clients, colleagues, and candidates.

Recruiters match candidates (job seekers) to open positions, temporary and permanent, within the client companies.

They are also responsible for attracting candidates and working closely with clients to build relationships that allow a greater understanding of clients’ staffing needs and requirements.

Recruitment consultants will make use of advertising techniques across a wide range of media. They will also attract candidates through referrals, headhunting and networking.

Jobs in recruitment.

Recruitment consultants are also responsible for screening and interviewing candidates, as well as conducting background checks and then matching them to specific positions. Moreover, they also provide advice on career opportunities, training requirements, and salary levels to both clients and candidates.

People occupying recruitment consultant jobs in London are a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is diverse and demanding.

Randstad is a company that wants their employees to develop and succeed; they have a successful, passionate  and determined team. If you are target driven and highly motivated, have the initiative and personality to develop business opportunities in a competitive market, a career in recruitment will probably appeal to you.  

The specific activities in recruitment roles include:

  • undertaking business development activities that include targeted outbound calling and client visits
  • building strong relationships through regular candidate and client contact
  • recruiting and maintaining a database of candidates for placements in temporary or permanent positions
  • maximising business opportunities with existing clients
  • running fast-pace temps desk
  • managing and prioritising your own workload in order to make sure that both candidate and client expectations are exceeded .

Salary and benefits in recruitment jobs.

The available salary is either basic or on-target-earning (OTE) and can typically start at £22,000 to £26,000 per year plus uncapped commission and traditional and flexible benefits.  Attracting the best talent is important to Randstad and this involves offering an attractive, top-rated range of benefit packages.

They  go the extra mile by offering more than just a generous salary, in order to make sure that their people get the most from their individual packages. They do this through the "Your Benefits" initiative, which combines traditional benefits that are typically expected by employees from their employers, as well as other benefits related to lifestyle choices. Members of the Randstad team are able to select benefits that are personally suited to their individual priorities and lifestyle.

Traditional benefits.

The traditional benefits are standard and can be explained by your talent acquisition specialist who will advise you when you can take advantage of them and which ones you are entitled to. The traditional benefits include:

  • pension
  • life assurance
  • generous holiday entitlement
  • share purchase scheme
  • long service awards
  • competitive commission scheme

Priority and lifestyle benefits.

There is a vast list of optional benefits from which you can choose that are in addition to the traditional perks. There are also more than eight thousand money-saving offers that you will be able to benefit from. The following is only a short list of available benefits with offers from some of the main high street brands:

  • holiday trading - buy or sell your holiday days
  • subsidised gym membership
  • wide range of salary sacrifice benefits
  • gadget insurance
  • cycle to work scheme
  • childcare vouchers
  • discounted mobile phones
  • purchase of electrical goods including laptops
  • travel insurance
  • savings when you book your next holiday
  • up to 40% off cinema tickets
  • up to 25% off selected new and used cars
  • discounts off your favourite high street retailers

Remember, recruitment consultants need to be highly motivated and target driven; they need to have the initiative and personality to be able to develop business opportunities in the competitive labour market.

When considering all of the benefits and career options, joining the Randstad team is a career choice that makes a great deal of sense. You will be joining a company that wants and will encourage you to develop and succeed.  This is a company of people who work within the framework of a successful, passionate, and determined team. For more information talk to your Talent Acquisition Specialist.