Recruitment is a job that can make you rich beyond your wildest dreams. Just look on a Friday night in your town centre and the fancy bars and restaurants are littered with the new Yuppies of today – the recruiter.
Recruitment is seen as a profession where someone who is a hard worker without any qualifications can become millionaire. You are told from the start to be money hungry and bash those phones and you will be a success.
But this attitude of working ‘hard’ not ‘clever’ has led to recruitment being seen as broken.
Recruitment is the world oldest profession. Raising an army, constructing a building all started with recruiting the right person for the job. Why is it then not an industry that has the most qualified workforce?
With the advent of review sites like Trustpilot, accountability is the main currency of any industry. Surely on that basis having your staff well trained and accredited is essential. Being a qualified recruiter sends a clear message about the quality and professionalism of the service you provide and enables you to stand out from the crowd.
There are a wide range of benefits to employers from investment in qualifications. As a sector, we need to raise ambitions for a skilled workforce demonstrated through qualification achievements.
Marketability – A qualified workforce is flexible, inspired and up to date and more able to respond to change. The achievement of accredited qualifications provides external validation for the quality of your workforce as they demonstrate current best practice to a benchmark in which you can have confidence.
Customer confidence and satisfaction is increased and the reputation of the organisation is enhanced both with new people you might support and when recruiting new workers.Customer confidence and satisfaction is increased and the reputation of the organisation is enhanced both with new people you might support and when recruiting new workers.
Retention – Workers who receive structured learning and development feel valued, supported and engaged with their organisation. They develop confidence, self-esteem and greater job satisfaction and are more likely to remain in their post. This can reduce staff turnover and means you are spending less on recruiting new staff.
Value for money – The investment your organisation makes in its workers is a significant part of ongoing costs. It is in the interest of both the organisation and individual staff that you make the most of their potential and realise the benefits. Qualification levels and achievements give considerable added value and assist workforce planning in the organisation.
Safety – You want to be sure that your workers contribute to the quality of care rather than making dangerous and expensive mistakes. Training and qualifications in the key areas of health and safety provide reassurance about their confidence and competence.
Quality service – As the manager or owner of a social care provider you will want to provide the highest quality service for the people who you support and that means having highly skilled and competent workers to deliver that service. Completion of accredited qualifications develops a professional culture within the organisation.
The beauty of recruitment is that you may not be the most academic but you can still be a success. However, with success comes ambition and confidence and where you once weren’t interested in developing your qualifications it may be something that you now have the ability and drive to achieve.
The government now incentivises employers to qualify and accredit their employees, so it is no longer seen as an expensive luxury but a low cost or free route (in many cases) to making their workforce the most qualified in their industry.
Whether you are just starting out, running a fast-growing business, looking for a change in direction or just wanting to cement your experience, Recruitment qualifications provide you with the very best platform from which to leap forward. Get yourself on the right professional track and build your program of learning today.
By Aron Myerthall – Business Development Manager – BIoR Business School. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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