As a result of these strains, Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE), specialists in the manufacture of smoke and flame detectors, has to be extra vigilant when recruiting, as the candidate needs to have sufficient industry knowledge and experience to be suitable for the role.
Tracy Kirk, marketing director at FFE explains why she has changed her recruiting technique over the past 18 months to work with specialist fire and security recruitment consultancy, Fire and Security Jobs (FSJ) to help her find the best candidates.
“For many years my process of recruiting for the sales and marketing department involved networking across the industry and placing job adverts on platforms such as LinkedIn. However, in January 2013 when looking to fill the role of UK sales manager and after exhausting my usual options, I was having little success in finding the best person for the role. I realised I needed the help of a recruitment expert
“In what is a very congested and highly competitive recruitment market, FSJ stood out from the crowd because of their specialism in the fire and security recruitment market, industry knowledge and contacts, all of which led to successfully filling the UK sales manager role. I now recognise the value of working with a specialist recruitment consultancy.”
Since working with FSJ, there have been a number of benefits, such as:
– Efficiency – FSJ helps to whittle down a long list of candidates
– Expert screening – FSJ carries out initial interviews with the candidates
– Tenacity – FSJ has shown great perseverance when searching for the right person for the job
“Over the past 18 months FSJ has helped fill another two roles for the sales and marketing department at FFE. The most recent position was for a marketing executive role, a completely different role compared to those normally filled by the agency.
“Before working with FSJ I wouldn’t have considered a specialist recruitment agency to fill such a role, but as I was seeing good results, I knew that with their great determination they would be more than capable of finding the best person for the job. Overall, I guess you could say I have been converted.”
About Fire and Security Jobs (FSJ)
Cento Group is the parent company of two specialist recruitment consultancies, FSJ and liftandescalatorjobs and operate from their head office in Loughborough.
FSJ is the leading recruitment consultancy dedicated solely to fire and security recruitment. The company directors have over 50 years’ experience within the fire and security industry, specialising in the recruitment of permanent and contract engineers, sales positions, senior and executive employment into the fire and security sectors.
Founded in 2005, FSJ goal is to get the right people into fire and security vacancies. This is done by providing simple and cost effective solutions for employers with access to an experienced, flexible and reliable workforce.
FSJ has helped a wide variety of clients and candidates meet their employment needs amongst a number of different roles including fire and security systems jobs, security alarm jobs, fire alarm jobs, intruder alarm jobs, access control jobs and CCTV jobs.
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