Newcastle recruitment firm launch campaign to end an industry-wide practice

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Award-winning company Talentheads aim to end a “transactional” recruitment trend.

A Newcastle-based recruitment firm has launched a brand-new campaign to end the industry-wide recruitment trend of ‘ticking a box’.

Recruitment firm Talentheads, who are based in Morpeth launched the campaign, which has been named ‘More Than a Number’.

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Talentheads founder Sam Spoors explained that the aim of the campaign is to end the “transactional and numbers based” recruitment trend of filling vacancies.

Spoors said: “Recruitment is a real skill, but far too many firms in the sector simply view their job as filling a job vacancy to tick a box.

“That’s unfair to both the candidate and the company as neither party benefits.

“Too often we find companies have been saddled with staff that don’t fit in with the firm’s values, and vice-versa, which suggests the recruiter has simply seen the candidate as nothing more than a number – and that’s why this campaign is so important.

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“It aims to serve as a wake-up call to those who are employing to do what has always been integral to Talentheads, and that is to find the right candidates – not just any candidates.”

Talentheads was launched by Spoors in 2020, and over the past three years has successfully grown, continuing to work with loyal clients who support their unique approach to recruitment.

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When recruiting for a company, Talentheads work hard to fully understand the client’s company, culture and needs, in order to find brand-new team members that will be the right fit.

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Due to the success of Talentheads and their recruitment approach, Spoors was recently awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the North East Chamber of Commerce.

Spoors further explained the approach of Talentheads and their new campaign, as she explained: “Recruiters can’t just keep putting bums on seats and then claiming that they’ve done a good job.

“The approach needs to change and those recruiting need to take a more rounded look at both the needs of the company and the employee, and I’m proud that we are leading the way.”

To launch the campaign, Talentheads took to the bustling city centre wearing t-shirts which displayed messages such as; ‘I am more than a CV’ and ‘I am more than 15% of my salary’.

Spoors commented: “The message really resonated with our team, and I think that there’s a real demand from businesses in our region for recruitment to be invested in for the long term.”

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