Orchard Recruitment – The Home of ‘Forensic Recruiting’
I’m Graham Martin. Since 1988 I’ve managed Orchard Recruitment, personally recruiting more than 1,800 staff for many clients across a wide range of sectors, and a diverse range of positions. Alongside me, my team have also placed thousands of members of staff.
Having had the privilege of growing with many of my clients; I have developed a deep knowledge of what makes businesses ‘tick’. Additionally, I have honed a level of understanding of candidates that few other recruiters have been able to achieve.
Over the decades I have sat in front of nearly 500 business owners and Directors, working with them on over 2,500 vacancies. During this time, I have developed a comprehensive process, that I refer to as “forensic recruiting”. My proven system includes the psychometric profiling of both the vacancy as well as individual candidates. I invest my time into in-depth conversations with Directors, hiring managers and targeted candidates; significantly reducing the potential for wasted time. Fussy? Very…
My processes are rigorous and also include talking to candidates’ previous employers ‘off the record’. These conversations tell me much more than a standard reference will, such as simply confirming dates and titles.
My candidate searches are comprehensive: my focus is to identify truly exceptional people. I only submit potential candidates to employers whom I’d actually hire myself if I was in my clients’ shoes.
The results are startling, with my clients hiring 60% of all candidates that I introduce to them for interview. I offer exceptional guarantees that back up my candidate recommendations.
The employment market is currently incredibly frustrating; the results of Brexit and Covid have created a dramatic shortage of available talent. Basic salaries are on the up and some job hunters are receiving multiple offers. Gazumping is not uncommon.
So, for me, identifying each candidates’ true motivations is vital. Are they really looking to make a move; or simply collating job offers to improve their current standing?
My Fees & Guarantees
I work on an exclusive, sole agency basis, only.
Unusually, my fees are split into 4 payments, to be paid over six months, with robust guarantees to match.
Despite my research, I have not found anyone in the UK who has the experience and knowledge to offer such a payment or guarantee structure.
To enable me to offer this to you, I only work with organisations that (I feel) have strong values and are committed to their staff development. After all, I have a duty of care to candidates and their families to only advocate opportunities that I’d happily recommend to my own friends.
Sadly, many other search and recruitment firms chase ‘deals’ irrespective of their understanding of their clients’ and candidates’ priorities.
They might submit candidates who are simply not a good enough match – just to fill the vacancy and move onto the next placement. This conveyor belt approach might serve them – but not you, the client – nor indeed the candidate.
I, however prefer a more detail focussed, individual method, that I know fulfils everyone’s requirements and ultimately produces better results.
Why not engage several recruiters?
By using more than one agency, employers often end up ‘shooting themselves in the foot’. Competing recruiters have little option than to rush; they are not given the opportunity to invest the necessary time to source and qualify the ideal candidate – they are under pressure to ‘beat’ their competitors.
This means that clients rarely get the very best candidates; they get those that the recruiters can find the fastest! In reality, these recruiters spend the majority of their time devoting themselves to the clients who have shown confidence in them to engage them on a sole agency basis. They commit their time and resources to find the very best candidate/s fit they can. Sole agency is often cheaper too as the recruiter is almost guaranteed to make the placement.
What I offer
I source ‘challenging to find’ candidates including-
- Finance Directors/FDs/CFOs/Finance Business Partners
- Project Managers/Change Managers
- Operations and Commercial Directors
- HR professionals
- IT specialists
- And those with an MBA
If you have an immediate requirement and you want me to source the best candidates for your business or would like to know more about Forensic Recruiting – please do get in touch.
Alternatively if you are contemplating a move yourself, please contact me in absolute confidence.
07973 175882 / 020 8366 9014
For more than 32 years Orchard Jobs Recruitment have been working with exceptional candidates and outstanding companies. Our ambition is simple: to recommend people that we’d employ ourselves to organisations we’d recommend our close friends or family to.
Orchard Jobs Recruitment has placed over 4000 people in permanent work and tens of thousands in temporary work. Additionally, we have gone out of our way to recruit exceptional recruiters and researchers to work with us at our offices in the heart of Enfield Town.
At Orchard Jobs Recruitment we only have a limited number of hours each day so we choose very carefully which candidates to represent and which clients to work with. Fussy? Very…
We practice FORENSIC RECRUITING whereby we carry out in depth interviews (currently via Zoom) carry out psychometric profiling, assess potential employees’ IT and general skills such as numeracy and literacy and talk to their previous employers when ever possible.
Our exhaustive process means that Orchard’s clients enjoy a 3:1 interview:hire ratio. The national average is 10:1. Recruiting via Orchard saves you time and money.
We cover the following disciplines in North London and Hertfordshire.
We recruit for the following
- Business Support
- Accounting and Finance
- Property management (not resi-sales)
Orchard’s clients hire 1 in every 3 candidates we submit to them.
We know that clients don’t want to waste their or the candidates’ time. We’d rather send one or two exceptional people for interview than ‘padding’ out the numbers with average candidates.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org