Durham Recruiting is not your average recruitment agency
Our approach is different in that we tailor our service to fit your needs – literally. That’s why we’re earning the trust of many employers here in the Durham Region and GTA.
We take a very personal approach to every role entrusted to us, so you can rest assured that once you’ve brought us on board, meeting YOUR needs is our number one priority.
We have a business owner mindset
We are a privately owned and operated business which means you’re guaranteed to get the best service because we are truly invested in the success of your company.
YOUR success is OUR Success – Win-Win!
The right candidate is essential
Before we send a candidate out to meet you, we always screen, meet, and interview them first. We properly vet ALL candidates regardless of job type or industry.
Our Candidate charter is growing, and over 1 in 3 candidates have come to us by means of word-of-mouth referrals and 1 in 3 candidates come from our social media. Rest assured we are developing all of our channels to bring you the very best talent (local and surrounding) for your team.
With all the technology available to us to find great candidates the process should be faster, cheaper, better, right?
Wrong! In fact, hiring costs might be more than you realize.
According to Now Hiring Heroes, it can take nearly a full week (32.25 hours) of your time to dedicate to the hiring process.
Moreover, the average interview process now takes approximately 23 days, up from 13 just four years ago – this increases to months for some senior roles.
Finally, if you make a poor hire this could cost you dearly. A Harris Interactive poll found 41% of respondents claimed that cost of a poor hire to be greater than $25K and 25% of respondents said that the cost was greater than $50K.
Our experience tells us that these time and money costs are almost the same in Durham Region.
We understand how hiring costs you precious time and money.
It takes time to find one suitable candidate.
It takes on average 32.25 hours of YOUR time to hire one person!
It doesn't end there! It now takes over 1 month!
With todays competitive environment for sourcing top talent,
making a poor hire could have severe economic ramifications for your business. Remember it costs between $25,000 and $50,000 for such a mistake.
Companies have poor hires for a number of reasons.
Careerbuilder, a global recruitment company, has done a number of surveys over the years. In 2017, they asked employers how they came to find out they hired the wrong person.
This is what they said:
- While the candidate didn't have all the needed skills, thought they could learn quickly: 35 percent
- Candidate lied about his/her qualifications: 33 percent
- Took a chance on a nice person: 32 percent
- Pressured to fill the role quickly: 30 percent
- Had a hard time finding qualified candidates: 29 percent
- Focused on skills and not attitude: 29 percent
- Ignored some of the warning signs: 25 percent
- Lacked adequate tools to find the right person: 10 percent
- Didn't do a complete background check: 10 percent
- Didn't work close enough with HR: 7 percent
This is how they categorized a poor hire:
- The worker didn't produce the proper quality of work: 54 percent
- The worker had a negative attitude: 53 percent
- The worker didn't work well with other workers: 50 percent
- The worker had immediate attendance problems: 46 percent
- The worker's skills did not match what they claimed to be able to do when hired: 45 percent
The Kellow ApproachTM has a statistically
proven track record of getting better talent
Before we opened our doors, we met with several businesses to understand their pain points when partnering with recruitment agencies. Above all, we realized that the recruitment process was the problem, so we developed THE KELLOW APPROACHTM.
The Kellow ApproachTM is our proprietary hiring process that is the most rigorous and consistent based on client feedback. The best aspect of our approach is that it literally can be used for ANY role within ANY industry. The result: a success rate 300% higher than the industry norm!
We meet with you and team in-person (usually twice) to get deep understanding of your culture and operation i.e. our exploration goes far beyond the job description. We actively LISTEN to understand what YOU want. By investing significant time getting to know your industry, business and team this allows us to lay down the crucial groundwork in formulating our recruitment strategy.
Our deep understanding of your culture, operation and specific role allows us to develop our strategy i.e. profile the target, what will resonate, where to find them. We have mastered the art of messaging and with the detailed data we collect we craft specific messages that tells YOUR story.
We have a variety of channels to source local Durham talent in addition to job boards such as; networking, referrals, Facebook, LinkedIn, database of active and passive candidates, etc.
Our assessment is consistent across ALL SECTORS AND ROLES in that we take 4-step approach. Feedback from our partners and candidates is that it’s the most rigorous and efficient in Durham and is why we have a success rate of 97% for Permanent Placements and 92% for Temp-to-Hire Placements (past 90-day probation)
1) We filter 90-95% of all applicants 2) Provide best-in-class assessment(s) 3) Customized 45-60-minute phone discussion 4) 60-90-minute face-to-face interview
You trust us to match you with the ‘right’ candidate. We understand this, will never take this for granted, and take every precaution necessary to connect you with the very best candidates for YOUR company. We take all the information gathered by our candidates and develop profiles that contain a combination of our interview questions, spidey senses, and scientific results derived from our assessments.
We are truly passionate about being connectors in the Durham Community.
Once the candidate is placed, our job doesn’t end there. We stay actively involved with you and the candidate to check-in and help address any questions should they arise. We know most of our candidates personally! Additionally, we provide our expertise on retention strategies such as onboarding, mentorship programs, rewards systems, training, work-life balance and fostering teamwork.