28 November 2022
Rachel Dawson-Smith By Rachel Dawson-Smith

Recruitment Hacks for Growing Companies.

The Foundation of Recruitment

Whether you’re a start-up, or an established company facing a new period of growth, finding the best recruitment solutions is essential to healthy and sustainable company success and growth. I know that finding a recruitment company or consultant who is innovative yet approachable and easy to collaborate with is the holy grail for those seeking effective recruitment solutions. Whether you’re starting from a certain project need or a specific role, or you’re looking to attract a new demographic from outside your network, the right recruitment consultant will be prepared to get to know you better to find the perfect solution.

The Charlton Morris Ethos

With over 10 years of experience working in client services and global business development across various industries, I have picked up a wealth of nuanced skills to solve challenges across the spectrum. What led me to Charlton Morris in more recent years was their committed and innovative strategy to share knowledge, champion diversity, improve the client experience, and focus on talented individuals at the heart of all they do.

Working across the Medical and Life Science sectors, in joining CM I’ve happily joined a like-minded group of pioneering people who strive to change the way the world sees the recruitment piece of the business growth puzzle, by really giving everyone we work with the best possible experience. From this, I’ve developed a toolkit of best practices for rules I follow to plan for team and project growth. Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience, I might just have something useful for you…

My Top Recruitment Hacks

Know When To Ask For Support.

One of the hardest lessons I learnt along the way has - as the hard lessons always seem to - been one of the most valuable. Whilst a company founder or project leader may be the one with the overall vision; they may not be the person who best understands the task at hand. When researching your next steps in a recruitment project, don’t be afraid to look into outside advice or hire an expert recruitment consultant. Those who know how to navigate the marketplace, extend your network, and pitch for the best talent for your needs can save you time, money, and stress in the long run, whilst helping your team generate a reputation for building enviable teams, seemingly effortlessly.

Allow Teams To Develop.

Understanding that plans can change and that good recruitment is dynamic and adaptive is essential. Utilising the hidden talents of team members, funding changes, or project shifts, can all lead to changes in team scale, project speed, and talent requirements. Stay mindful of shifts and think laterally to trust and make the most of who you have, as well as who you're welcoming into the team, to keep ahead of the game and everyone working at their best. Change is inevitable; learning how to respond positively and embrace these changes is key to overall company culture and success.

Don’t Compromise on Talent.

The best step to ensuring a solid recruitment process and a team of the strongest talent is to define clear boundaries of what success and failure look like for you, what talent your company needs, and let this guide your decisions.

It can be easy to get distracted and feel pulled by deadlines or quick recruitment solutions - and whilst having room for manoeuvre is important, don’t sacrifice your core principles, as this is what determines your company culture and day-to-day success. Whilst other variables in the recruitment process may flex and change; don’t compromise on the specific talent your team needs to grow well.

Recruitment That Leads

From nurturing individual talents and expertise to recognising when to bring in outsider support, being flexible to change and knowing what talent looks like for your recruitment needs, the recruitment tactics that lead to results are diverse. I hope my top recruitment hacks are helpful for you and start the conversation; if you need that extra step of support, don't hesitate to get in touch with me using the below.

Contact me at rachel.dawson-smith@lifesci-cm.com or connect with me on LinkedIn to chat!

To find out more about what we do at CM Life Science, click here. To find out more about the wider team and how we can help, get in touch here.

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Rachel Dawson-Smith

Rachel has over 10 years’ experience in global business development. Her background is based on building collaborative partnerships, focussing on uniting teams to drive commercial success.

With previous experience in a similar role for a leading global clinical trial testing service, she is passionate about helping companies across the Life Science markets bring projects to life. In her role as Business Development Specialist she looks to partner with both start-up and established companies across in the Biotech, Pharma, Diagnostic, and Research industries.

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