Established in 2005 Novate IT had two founding principles; firstly to provide the best possible service to job hunters in the IT and digital media sectors. Whilst the rest of the industry focused on treating applicants like a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder we saw candidates as individuals with their needs, fears and aspirations.
Novate IT – how recruitment should be done.
Our candidate-led approach has been at the core of our successes ever since, and over the years we have seen a great many of our candidates become our clients as their careers progress to being hiring managers.
Our second founding principle was to never waste our clients’ time. Employers engage with Novate IT to have the headache of recruitment removed to enable them get on with their day jobs. Our clients know an application coming from us is from a suitably skilled candidate who has been fully briefed on their company and role and who is someone they need to interview.
There are a great many Recruitment Agencies in the UK but we stand out as a true Recruitment Consultancy; our candidates are our clients too and they enjoy their interactions with us, we have established an extraordinary company.
From offices based in Bristol and Nottingham, our friendly Recruitment Consultants use their industry knowledge and expertise to support clients and candidates for a variety of technical and managerial roles within the IT and digital media sectors across the UK and Europe, covering disciplines and roles such as:
Software Engineering jobs
Software Testing jobs
Data Science jobs
Web Design jobs
DevOps / System Administration jobs
Database Development Administration jobs
Networking / Server Administration jobs
Technical Support jobs
Project Management / Business Analyst jobs
Product Management jobs
Web Development jobs
Mobile App Development jobs
UX / UI / AI jobs
Who, What and Why?
Who, What and Why? We speak to clients (and candidates) all day long, and boy, have we heard some horror stories over the years of how some of you have been treated, and we struggle to understand why. We, at Novate IT are people like you. We find sales calls annoying and love coffee. We treat people how we would want to be treated. When you start working with a recruiter you’re handing over the reputation of your company and providing a good candidate experience is a very important thing for your company, its brand, its message, its values. As of 2018, there were over 40,000 registered recruitment companies operating in the UK, so how do you pick a good egg? During a recent team brainstorming session, we asked the question ‘who, what and why?’. Who are we, what are we, and why are we here. Well, we know who we are, we’re a small, hardworking, diverse and eclectic bunch of people who like to go for a beer and something to eat once a week, where we don’t talk about work (much), because we’re friends. We know what we are; we are a Recruitment Consultancy that strives to be different by providing a candidate led service and we don’t like wasting peoples time. And it didn’t take very long at all to establish why we’re here. We’re here because we want to help people. We’d confirmed pretty quickly that our company values still do indeed ring true and felt no need to alter our company message as we entered the new year. 2018 was a record breaking year for Novate IT in terms of placements, we have a lot of happy clients and a lot of happy candidates who have taken their next step on their individual career ladder’s. We’re excited to be assisting returning and new clients this year already as they look to expand their teams. We ourselves are looking to welcome another Recruitment Consultant to our Bristol office so that we can continue to provide the same dedicated level of service as our client base expands. We believe these positives noted above are becauseof how we chooseto operate as a Recruitment Consultancy. We do recruitment, how it should be done. We’ll continue throughout 2019 to lead the crusade against poor recruitment practices, pushing for better treatment of candidates, and improving recruitment processes - join us! For help or guidance with your recruiting matters, contact Novate IT today! (firstname.lastname@example.org) We specialise in recruiting for permanent and contract roles within the IT and Digital Media sectors across the UK and Europe. If you’ve missed any of our previous crusade articles, you can catch up on them here: https://www.novate-it.co.uk/blog Our live vacancies can be viewed here: https://www.novate-it.couk/job-search
The Value of Recruitment
The Value of Recruitment Is Recruitment a noble career path? Of course it is! Let me paint you a scene: A graduate with excellent academic results who appears to have every indicator of a bright future has just finished university. Let’s look at their obvious options: 1) Getting a Master’s degree in an honourable trade such as Law, Medicine or Accounting. 2) Getting a prestigious graduate job with a big corporate organisation and obtaining a lanyard. 3) Recruitment. Now, I bet most of you reading this will think there is a significant difference in the value between option three and the other two options. I’m going to argue why there isn’t. The Duties of a Recruitment Consultant In terms of learning about business, you won’t get much better experience than working in recruitment. During the interview you conduct with every candidate you work with, you’ll be looking to understand the intricacies involved in their job. When you end up speaking to dozens of people every day, this will really help you develop your professional understanding of how companies and organisations operate. You’ll never be able to approach life admin in quite the same manner after working in recruitment. You’ll understand that life can happen fast, so you need to be prepared to keep up! If you’re inclined to leave things till tomorrow, then watch that habit disappear within your first month. Once you are used to dealing with client and candidate enquiries and requests in a timely fashion, anything from sorting out your next phone contract to buying a house will become second nature. What is… rejection? There is no escaping this, life is full of rejection and so is Recruitment. In the role you will eventually have to pass on the bad news to a candidate that they weren’t successful in obtaining a position, despite you getting them to the last stage of interview. If you are working in Business Development, there will be companies who won’t require your services at the time of your call. At some point a scenario will occur where you’ve submitted a candidate to a job, but the company aren’t interested. All of these rejections will make you stronger as a person and better at dealing with disappointments. You will also create strong bonds with the people around you who pick you up throughout the day. The Honour in The Role of a Recruitment Consultant Recruiters help people. Despite anything you hear, this is the truth. Every day as a Recruitment Consultant you will be speaking to people who want a new job. This could be for a variety of reasons, some of which will make you feel more useful than others, but no matter the reason for somebody wanting to find a new job, we are always on hand to help people do just that. It’s not just these reasons that make us valuable, though. Imagine being in a job that you hate, or isn’t paying you what you deserve, or where you simply don’t feel like you belong. You can’t talk to your colleagues about it, however, as this might lead to you having no job (and thus source of income). Close family and friends from outside work might have sympathy but this is of limited help when they do not really understand either the industry or your role. Now imagine if you had somebody who will listen to your gripes with your current workplace, who understands your workplace situation and your sector and then tells you that they will try and improve your life by finding you a better place to work. That’s what a Recruitment Consultant does. One of the best things about being a Recruitment Consultant is that we get to work with some wonderful businesses. At some point in your career you will develop a fantastic relationship with a client and you will support them to grow their organisation to match their dreams and ambitions. No company can have success without hiring the right employees and creating the right culture. So, when you are supplying the right people with the right skill sets and personalities to a company that is growing, there is tremendous satisfaction that you are changing lives on many different levels. So, choose Life, in recruitment. It’s a respectable gig, you learn a lot that you can take home with you, you make things better for people and you improve society by helping businesses doing amazing stuff grow. If you would like to discuss anything or ask any questions in regards to this article, then please feel free to send an email to: email@example.com