Helping to enhance careers

Alone we are smart, together we are brilliant

Steven Anderson.

Simply put, our value ‘Collaboration’ is about our consultants working together as a team – not just with their colleagues. But with the construction professionals who come to us looking for a new opportunity. And with the industry-leading clients looking to grow their teams with the best talent the sector has to offer.

First and foremost, construction professionals and clients need to put their trust in us to “do the work for them” – be that looking for a new opportunity or a new team member. And both essentially want their needs understood. Working with each as a team is the key to this. Our consultants look to build flexibility to the process and, importantly, adapt their style to mould with a professional’s or client’s preferred way of working, their information needs, and desired outcomes. Working in this manner forms successful and lasting relationships – the relationships we have built our company on. We believe our collaborative approach, along with our results, is a testament to the many relationships we have forged over the years.

Collaboration doesn’t just take place externally, it is also embedded in our team of consultants and how they work together. It is stereotypical of the industry to have consultants within a recruitment company vying over the best candidates, clients, or opportunities – the one who gets the deal over the line first is victorious! That is not true for Cityscape Recruitment. Each of our consultants is a specialist in their own slice of the industry. Be that Groundworks and RC Frames or Technical and Design within the Residential Sector, or any of the other sectors we cover at Cityscape Recruitment. They are well informed (more on that soon!) and are fonts of knowledge on all things to do with their sector. With this knowledge comes a realisation of how multi-faceted and intertwined the market can be. This, along with the removal of in-house competition, shifts the focus to simply delivering a good service. The need to collaborate with their colleagues on other “desks” becomes not only necessary but paramount to getting the job done (well). Sharing knowledge. Sharing professionals. Sharing opportunities. These are all vital. And, when done effectively, our professionals and clients benefit from being exposed to more options – be that career-enhancing opportunities or exceptional candidates.

It’s safe to say 2020 has become an interesting year. Professionally and personally, we have all had to cope with challenges that we never would have imagined. And it’s safe to say that the market at the moment is quite difficult. Unfortunately, this seems to be bringing out the worst of what the recruitment industry has to offer. The competition is fierce with some showing a level of desperation in their actions – hunting down clients for a fee for a speculative CV sent six months ago is never a good look. This is the time we have been most thankful for the collaborative approach we have – internally and externally. Internally – we have kept our team engaged and strong. Collaboration has contributed to the average tenure of our consultants being five years (something we are particularly proud of given that the company is only 11 years old). Our team has the experience to work through whatever the market has to throw at us and will do so with their colleagues and clients, together. Externally – we have kept the communication channels wide open. We are in this with our clients and will be navigating the changing climate, together.

The market may be changeable and a bit s**t right about now, but if our value quote is to be believed, if we work collaboratively, brilliant, career-enhancing opportunities can still be achieved.