Asking WHY as part of your recruitment process

Asking WHY as part of your recruitment process

Recruitment is so much more than finding a simple skills match – job and person. You always hear professionals sprout about the key fit in terms of culture. Making sure an individual fits the values of the organisation is imperative and I totally agree but I think as business owners and managers you need to also evaluate the motivation for application.

I am a convert to the Simon Sinek ways and so the first question you should ask is WHY?

  • Why do you want to work in this role?
  • Why do you want to work for this company?
  • Why do you want to work in this industry?
  • Why do you want to work in this geographical location?

These are really important questions that will lead to understanding the candidates reasoning and will lead to true employment fit. If someone is motivated in ways that do not match what you can provide or what is on offer the relationship is destined to fail.

At the screening phase of recruitment understanding the way to ask these questions is important to start to paint a richer and fuller picture to test if the fit is there to proceed to interview.

Validating the motivations or the WHY at interview is critical. Here is where you can read body language to understand if the candidates motivations are authentic and if they fit the need of your business.

You hear and read all about retention and how to motivate staff, personal motivation is the building blocks to getting this right. If you understand the WHY someone works for your business or WHY they work in the sector you can understand from the start if this employment relationship is going to be fruitful for both parties.

So next time you are recruiting be sure to add the WHY questions to your interview and this will help you become a more effective business through smarter placements.

If you want to learn more about how to incorporate this into your recruiting process HRG is motivated to find better employment fit, so start a conversation with us today.

Finance Manager

Finance Manager

  • Leadership role for a qualified CA/CPA in the community sector
  • Permanent, full time position with great salary package and benefits
  • Diverse and rewarding responsibilities

 

Hunter Recruitment Group are searching for a Finance Manager to work with a sector-leading community organisation.

The Role:

This position is an integral role in the operation of this altruistic organisation. Reporting directly to the CFO, this hands-on role will see you performing both strategic and operational functions to allow the business to scale and adapt in a rapidly changing business and social environment.

Duties include:

  • Lead, inspire and motivate a skilled team of finance staff
  • Contribute to strategic planning and forecasting
  • Establish and maintain financial control systems
  • Adherence to best practice, standards and regulatory requirements
  • Coordination of annual financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting
  • Support senior leadership team by providing financial insight and advice to aid in decision making. 
  • Oversee payroll and associated records
  • Build relationships with external organisations

About you:

  • Demonstrated experience in a management similar role
  • We are looking for a highly motivated, driven individual with a leadership and growth mindset.
  • You will be results oriented with the ability to skilfully respond and adapt to change.
  • You won’t be afraid to make decisions or initiate action
  • You will have a social conscience and understand the ‘why’ of this exceptional organisation.

Apply:

If you are the right mix of experience and motivation, apply now and include a cover letter outlining your reasons for application.

Part of the recruitment process will be a one-way video interview for shortlisted candidates to really illustrate your suitability and skillset.

Episode 38 – Greg Kerr

Episode 38 – Greg Kerr

Greg Kerr

Greg discusses his study and aspiration to join the Priesthood before moving into public service and eventually finding Industrial Relations. We also spend time discussing his passion of being part of a Choir and the heights and places this has taken him

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Qualified Butcher

Qualified Butcher

Hungerford Meat Co is a multi-award-winning specialty butcher and smokehouse at Branxton, in the Hunter Valley.

This is an ambitious business built on the foundations of absolute dedication to exceptional, ethical producers, unmatched quality, animal welfare and sustainability.

This dynamic role celebrates the art and skill of butchery, supplying both the general public, as well as wholesaling to the region’s best restaurants and caterers.

Essentially, you will be a fully qualified butcher who’s work is meticulous and you will have a deep passion for your craft. You will have had experience mentoring and guiding apprentices and enjoy the journey.

On offer is:

  • Room for growth – this business is on a steep upward trajectory
  • Expand your knowledge of food, working with amazing producers.
  • Stimulating role – whole animal, rare breeds butchery
  • In-house charcutiery and small goods production
  • Dry aging program
  • Production of terrines and pates at the in-house kitchen
  • Exceptional workplace culture
  • Excellent salary package and 5 day roster with flexible work options.

If you’re stuck in a small firm and know you are ready for more; if you have a desire to promote ethical farming and work with the best produce available, we want to hear from you.

Submit your resume along with a cover letter describing your motivation for application to this role and why you would be a great fit.

Tenancy Officer

Tenancy Officer

Working in Property Management is an amazing profession which avails individuals the opportunity to run a portfolio for a landlord, manage a rent roll for an agency, its about finding the best possible tenant for the property investor. A life in Community Housing allows a great Tenancy person to operate in s similar setting but you will forge lasting and powerful relationships with the knowledge that you can make a massive difference through affordable, safe and long term housing.

At Pacific Link Housing a Tenancy Officer is the:

  • driver of the personal relationship with clients
  • tenancy inspection expert
  • property damage negotiator
  • property care early interventionist
  • face of the business in the community

We want a tenancy expert with heart, someone with a passion for the business but a drive to help people sustain their tenancy.

Key aspects of the role:

  • All tenancy inspections – ingoing / outgoing and routine
  • Deal with complex housing and tenancy issues and refer client to support services as required
  • Tribunal attendance and reports as required
  • Build effective relationships with clients and key internal stakeholders

This is not a desk bound admin property role. You will be in the filled conducting inspections and working with tenants most of your time with usual working standards being 1 to 2 days per week in the office for team meetings and administration processing.

 

Pacific Link is a results focused progressive organisation with an award-winning culture. To fit this role and business you will need:

  • Understanding of Property and tenancy management
  • Knowledge of NSW Tenancy Legislation and Community Housing Policy (desirable)
  • Work experience in Community Housing is preferred
  • Ability to operate to high customer service levels for internal and external customers
  • Ability to drive your own timetable to ensure effective results
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Current NSW Driver’s license
  • Ability to work with individuals and groups from disadvantaged communities

 

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an excellent start up salary package including the Not For Profit salary sacrifice advantage but more importantly an ability to break into the industry with an award winning organisation and an opportunity to grow within the sector by learning from the best.

If you believe you have the skills and passion, we seek then submit your resume along with a cover letter describing your motivation for application to this role and why you would be a great fit