Employer issues ranged from high recruitment consultant fees to frustrations from wanting to be involved in the recruitment process but lacking the time and resources to do it properly. Jobseeker concerns included not knowing who they were applying to when responding to an advert and no response once they’d applied.
There are many online job boards and recruitment companies. But JVP Group founder Cath Harrison recognised the market lacked affordable online recruitment advertising services combining expert support from an experienced recruiter, user-friendly technology, wide yet targeted vacancy exposure and a completely transparent approach.
Delighted clients have commented on the ease of using the system as well as its time and cost-effectiveness. Cath provides consultancy every step of the way including writing the adverts to appeal to the right candidates. The carefully targeted adverts appear on over 200 job boards and are promoted on social media. This has led to a stream of client testimonials referring to the intuitive nature of the portal itself as well as the extensive benefits Cath’s recruitment experience brings.
One client commented ‘The service offered by JVP Group should not be confused with basic online advertising. The support was excellent and the actual portal used to manage applications was in a different league. With a couple of clicks we were able to respond professionally to all applicants… using this facility meant we maintained integrity and the professional image of our company without needing to spend hours on the responses.’
Cath says, ‘We’ve already beaten our original business plan to such an extent that I’ve had to bring forward plans for recruitment into my own team. The client base has grown incredibly quickly and the ultimate endorsement is the fact I’m getting repeat business. Employers are attracting the right applicants, recruiting the best candidates and are involved throughout the whole process without investing huge amounts of time. And all for a one-off affordable flat fee.’
This early success has allowed Cath to respond to employer feedback and make existing applicant testing services available to them to assess and support development of their employees. E-learning programmes are available to address any skill and knowledge gaps identified.