While recruitment firms are constantly seeking alternative methodologies to attract talent, a gamut of techniques must be employed to ensure success, according to George Tabone, Recruitment Manager from Konnekt, one of the island’s largest recruitment firms, who stressed the need for firms to “adopt a holistic, and individual, approach to recruitment.” This includes — but is not limited to — the development of a diverse range of initiatives and advanced technology, ranging from machine learning to affiliated brands which provide support to both candidates and clients to make better-informed choices.
Indeed, Konnekt employs such a comprehensive approach utilising the latest technology while also integrating more traditional media, as they still hold sway. One of the processes undertaken is the analysis and segmentation of big data, which provides valuable insights into the journeys of job-seekers, Mr Tabone notes. “Utilised data analytics enable us to carry out a more accurate narrowing of the most suitable talent for a particular role,” he says, while also going on to specify that this analysis starts from the point of candidates beginning their job search — via a search engine or social media — to the time when they submit their application.
“We innovate and implement technology, a truly disruptive factor nowadays, utilising it for staying consistently efficient. However, efficiency comes out of both working hard and working smart, which we both adopt in order to remain successful in matching the right candidate to their respective employer, working both ways,” the Recruitment Manager states.
And, these methodologies have reaped their rewards for the company, Mr Tabone says. Indeed, the firm’s recruitment strategies have seen its operations grow from a two-person team in 2007, to “Malta’s largest recruitment solutions outfit,” specialising in finance, iGaming, IT and legal, as well as all generalist roles in various industries.
“Recruitment for us is always a priority. We make efforts for providing an impeccable service to each client and candidate. Being a leading player in the recruitment industry, we strive to ensure our people have the same passion and endorse the same values Konnekt was built on,” Mr Tabone notes.
“Our primary aim is to provide potential employers with all the relevant information they might need in order to be truly effective in their sector. At the same time, we are here to help them in recruiting the right talent to grow their respective businesses, keeping our core values in mind, the ones Konnekt was founded upon. These values include integrity, dedication and result-orientation — all of which remain at the forefront of our daily operations,” Mr Tabone continues.
This approach enables Konnekt to be more “grown-up” in their approach, the Recruitment Manager states, particularly “when considering where resources are utilised to attract candidates with a higher potential for placement.” To this effect, one must consider, not only “the required qualifications, skills and experience but also the best cultural fit and personality.
This article is one of a four-part series on recruitment, originally published in The Commercial Courier