Ask anyone who knows me they’ll tell you I don’t dance around the truth. So many recruiters (and I’ve dealt with many) talk a lot, but ultimately much like agents are transactional and seem to have a disconnection from the wreckage the wrong recruit can leave in your business. I’ve had recruits given to me who were literally unlicensed when having been mislead by recruiters that they had sighted the license.
So spending huge money to incur huge business disruption. We gave up. We even had other firms not uphold replacements of staff due to “sorry the person who made that undertaking no longer works here”. Really.
Then there is Steve and Paige from Oyster.
The cynical part of me probably was a little hard on Steve, I wanted to see them put their money where their mouth was about retention and they accepted the challenge and then some. Steve and Paige scoured the market, in a space not their primary focus and found not just one but two superb, contrasting recruits.
What impressed me most was Steve was not just trying to ram a random recruit down our throats, he would tell us to steer clear of 4 in every 5 people short listed after doing some due diligence on them. This is invaluable.
It’s evident though how much Steve cares about his clients, the staff he employs and the outcome, to the point where you can tell how much it grates every fibre of his existence if he can’t get a hold of an A+ prospect.
Forget the rest, just start with the best (and save yourself upwards of $80,000 in wasted fees). Give Steve a call today.
We can confidently recommend the services of Oyster People and in particular Steve to other businesses looking for top quality professionals. I do say to any business, be clear with what you want and give direct instruction so that they can deliver on your requirements.