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Recruiting is easy, isn’t it?

You advertise a job, people apply, you pick one. 


If you’re fortunate, you can be done and dusted in the space of 72 hours. Advertise, person applies in first 24 hours, you interview next day, the accept the offer the day after.

Let’s be honest though, it never really works out like that.

You advertise a job, get loads of applicants (with a high percentage of them not being relevant), you get hounded by Recruiters, your hiring managers have their own day jobs and interviews are often delayed by a couple of days (weeks in some cases), people then go off the market, offers are turned down, and a month later, you’re having to refresh your advert and find yourself engaging with some of those recruiters that keep calling to see who they have available.

Let us ask you this, how often have you perfected a recruitment process (See third line)?

When you haven’t, how have you found that person?

What’s different about using a Recruitment Company?

If you’re working with the right one, your job gets put in front of passive candidates who aren’t looking at job boards.

You’re not having to sieve through all those applicants’ CVs, and you’re getting your own salesperson.

You have an intermediary dealing with the offer stage; negotiation can often be slightly awkward without one, we’ve all been there.

So, what are we offering that’s any different to that?

The truth is, the concept of recruitment is the same across the board. You tell us about a job, we find relevant candidates, we book interviews, you make the hire.

But reducing time & cost and tapping into the top quality is the key here. 

By engaging with Optima, your job role will be showcased to the passive market, people who might not have touched a job board for years. They’re in a stable position, they’d only move for the perfect role, which could be yours!

You don’t need to take up all you day(s) reading the CVs of all the applicants, wasting your time with most that are irrelevant. You just commit to an hour of your time to walk through your business and the details of the job, we do the rest. 

We’ll agree on a timeframe to have a shortlist to you, we agree on the days/times that your manager can interview them and then you present an offer to the best candidate to us. 

So, we pre-screen relevant candidates, send you the best ones, do first stage interviews using out Optimedia Platform, arrange 2nd stage interviews, deal with interview feedback (both sides), negotiate to make sure the offer will be right, present the offer and work with both sides to make sure the early days in the job are running smoothly. 

Oh, and you’ll agree on a rebate period, so you don’t need to worry about them starting, paying us the fee and them leaving straight after.

We know what you’re thinking, how can we possibly save you money?

Well, think about it.

Usually, you might interview over 2/3 days at a time, sometimes more if your ideal candidate rejects the offer. 

That’s a lot of hours where your manager is away from their day-to-day responsibilities. Potentially falling behind on work/projects, unable to help staff for a period of time etc. 

The rebate period is a big one here, too. It can be hard to judge whether someone is going to stay in the role for a long period of time, but we make sure that we do everything to test commitment and be as sure as possible that they see your role as a long-term one. 

So, you don’t need to worry about wasting a salary on someone for a few months, them leaving, then having to pay someone else for a couple of months while they get up to speed.

Latest figures have suggested that the average cost of a bad hire is >£120k when you factor in training costs, lost productivity etc.

Suddenly, that recruitment fee doesn’t sound so steep, does it?

How do you get in touch?

Oh yeah, we’ve not yet mentioned that we only cover certain roles within the manufacturing industry. Each of our Consultants cover their own market, so you can definitely guarantee that the Candidates will be relevant, as they’re discussing your kind of roles every single day.

So, if you’re making a hire within a Quality, Continuous Improvement, Production, Mechanical Design or Controls/Commissioning function, you’ve found the right Consultancy.

Give us a call on 0161 250 5326 and tell whoever answers what you’re looking for and you will be directed to the correct Consultant.

Speak to you soon.

My Testimonial

We approached Optima during our search for technical roles within the business, Kyle and the team were great in helping us shape our needs and hone in on the type of person we actually needed, rather than just what the job description had in its text.
From the outset, Optima presented us with candidates that really did not need shortlisting by ourselves, and the shortened our process significantly. Optima remained in contact with the candidates and us to ensure that any issues were managed, and that initial telephone interviews were conducted at pace, so we could down select.
Helping the candidates prepare for interview by giving them the “story” of our roles, meant that interviewees were well prepared before face to face interviews, and understood not only the current task, but the direction we wanted to go in the future, which ensured our side of the process was easy to conduct.
Post recruitment by managing candidate contact, Optima ensured we worked with candidates through to joining us, preparing them for smooth onboarding and reducing the time it took to get to know the business.
Ops Manager @ AE Aerospace
About Kyle Davies
I had the pleasure of working with Ryan for a contract position I worked through Optima. The process was easy, well communicated, and easy flowing. I would highly recommend Optima; their professional but friendly way of work is second to none!
Jamie W, Mechanical Design Contractor
About Ryan Lockett
Absolutely excellent! Initial call was with Kyle (he placed me in my previous role) Dani was just starting with Optima. Dani and I had a detailed review of what I had done, my experience and what I wanted! A Quality Manager role In Blackpool Great wage (no travel) Can go to gym in morning before work (but still won’t) Spot on all the way! Thanks Team Optima!!
Diane H, Quality Manager
About Dani Montgomery
In a competitive market, Recruitment Consultants need to stand out from the crowd, more so now than before COVID-19. The days of promising the earth but then disappearing the get the next quick win are gone for now and a more long term, considerate and personal service is required. After all, it’s the candidates that actually earn the fees and support the brands reputation. For me, Optima Consultancy Services, Grace in particular, has done just that. Grace communicates with me pro-actively, whether good, bad or indeed no news. Grace is always cheerful, trustworthy and insightful into market conditions. I look forward to success with Optima Consultancy Services and continuing this relationship for many years to come.
Nigel B, Business Executive
For Grace Brewer