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IT Recruitment – Our Recommendation

How recruitment consultancy Nixor found us a tech man fast

Published on June 30th 2011.

IT Recruitment – Our Recommendation

Usually when we want to recruit a new team member for Confidential, we put a job advert on the website and watch as the applications flow in. But when it came to appointing a technical lead for our production team, we knew it would be a little trickier than normal.

This was a specialist role that demanded a certain type of person as well as a specific set of skills and experience. Rather than spending months trawling through CVs and interviewing applicants who didn't quite hit the mark, we decided to make life easy for ourselves and get some expert help – in the form of IT recruitment firm Nixor Resource Consulting.

These chaps are based in Manchester and are the antithesis of the salesy, spiky-haired, recruitment consultants who we go to great lengths to avoid. They're not fresh out of uni for a start – they've got years of experience in recruitment and it shows. Gordo and Andy, who together set up Manchester Confidential aeons ago, decided to use them because in Gordo's words, “We liked them.”

They were very organised, very professional, and I could tell they'd do a good job,” said Gordo. “They're a business start-up and I know how hard it is to set up in business nowadays – the fact that they're doing well proves they've got the commitment and the drive to impress clients like us.”

1162614_86976776Said Andy, “They seemed more interested in forming a relationship rather than just finding someone and moving on to the next customer. We got the vibe that they were going to look after us, so that's why we went with them.”

It was a good decision. Nixor visited us to get to grips with what type of person we needed. Then they set about interviewing possibles from their database, and head-hunting through their contacts in the IT industry.

They sent over five really good CVs,” said Andy. “These were people they'd already vetted and interviewed – so they could tell us what they thought about each one and make recommendations.”

We interviewed our favourite applicants ourselves, and agreed with Nixor on who was the right man for the job. We appointed Matt – our new tech lead – within the space of a week. It was a lot quicker and easier than it would have been if we'd managed the recruitment process ourselves

Of course, it costs to use a recruitment agency but as Andy says, “If you get the right person, they pay for themselves. If they do some great work, they probably ended up saving us money as we saved so much time and now have someone managing a major project”

We could mess about for months or we could get someone to do it for us and say this is the person you need. It's saved us a lot of time and effort and we've found a person that we wouldn't have found who can really help us out.”

Given our positive experience we have convinced Nixor to run a competition to give away a free IT placement to one member of our readership worth up to £10,000 click here for your chance to win.

To find out more about Nixor Resource Consulting.

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