Building links with recruitment experts

By Rebecca Thurlow, Compass Point Recruitment

There is an intrinsic link between the construction and recruitment industries.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

Recruitment: Compass Point Recruitment

There is no doubt that construction is a dynamic sector playing a crucial role in East Anglia’s economic growth. Demand for infrastructure projects is ever-increasing, and on the back of growth in industrial estates like Suffolk Business Park in Bury St Edmunds, the need for skilled workers is also rising.

As the construction sector continues to evolve, it is imperative that recruitment strategies embrace the changing needs and expectations of the industry and its workforce. Therefore, teaming up with your preferred recruitment partner is highly recommended.

‘Am I allowing a potential threat into my business?’

‘What benefits do recruitment agencies offer me?’ and ‘Will they exploit the information I provide about my company?’ are a few questions frequently raised; Interestingly, the opposite often happens!

If a candidate registers with us who already works for one of our clients, we ascertain why they want to move and what their next job has to provide. Because of our relationship with the client, we are often able to resurrect the employee’s motivations to stay, and coach them in airing any frustration with their managers. But if the candidate wants what a client can’t deliver, that employee is going to leave – with or without our assistance.

Where you can benefit is by having a recruitment partner that represents the candidate, so that we can aim to have CVs and candidates ready and lined up for you to meet. That way, the vacancy is filled as quickly and as stress-free as possible.

I personally feel your pain       

It may come as a surprise, but recruitment organisations often encounter similar approaches from other agencies. My staff are frequently approached by Recruitment-to-Recruitment agencies and our clients. However, at Compass Point Recruitment, we never proactively approach any employee working for one of our clients.

We successfully assist our manufacturing clients, who supply into the construction industry, with engineering, supply chain, production and warehouse managers, project managers, buyers and welders. We will identify suitable candidates, assess their qualifications and experience, but also guide our clients to ensure they are offering competitive salaries and benefits packages that will secure the talent needed.

It takes a lot of time to source and attract skilled professionals; a candidate has to feel confident in their consultant and that their personal data will be protected at all times. When we are searching the market for the best candidates, what is beneficial is Compass Point Recruitment’s good reputation, and the fact we have been successfully trading for 29 years within Suffolk.

Main photo of Suffolk Business Park credited to Jaynic & Sealand

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Rebecca Thurlow is MD at Compass Point Recruitment.  If you are looking for a recruitment partner that is passionate about connecting the right people and thinks outside the box to provide solutions and add value, contact:

T: 01284 765700
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