A financial company in Budapest was searching for talent to meet the needs of its growing business, and as a longstanding client of Reed’s, naturally turned to us for help.
Their talent acquisition manager explained:
“We have been working with Reed for more than eight years – a testament of our satisfaction with their service. We’ve come to rely on them to find us the right people.
They understand what we want, ask the right questions, and have good ideas."
“Generally, Reed sends us CVs within a few weeks, even for senior roles. For our most recent recruitment drive, they sent us a polished shortlist of high-quality candidate profiles within two weeks, along with market insight including their Hungary Salary Guide, enabling us to stay competitive in the market.
Dóra Varga, Executive Recruitment Consultant in finance and accountancy at Reed, explained: “Our client was searching for over 100 professionals to fill various positions within their company over the past few years. Firstly, we always discuss our clients’ expectations of their ideal candidates’ professional experiences, including the soft- and technical skills they’re looking for.”
Reed works in specialisations, with a researcher and a consultant joining forces to provide a multi-stage screening process for prospective candidates. The researchers are responsible for pre-screening candidates and the consultants interview them.
During the search, Reed’s consultants continually update the client, providing feedback about the searches they’re making, relevant information about the market, and paying attention to their needs. Equal consideration is paid to jobseekers, with clear communication key to a positive experience all around.
Dóra said: “As part of our candidate preparation, we’ll ask them the necessary HR questions and ensure they know what to expect in terms of typical industry- and skills-based questions at their main job interview with the client. We also cover important details about the company and other professional information.”
As is often the case with Reed’s involvement, it was good news all around for the Budapest employer and their new, permanent hires.
All candidates have now passed their probation period, with one new financial analyst thrilled to have found a business so in tune with the hopes and aspirations of a modern workforce: “The company provides multiple opportunities to learn, has a mentorship programme, and takes care of its employees with multiple benefits, a cutting-edge office, and a carefully planned work-life balance. It was a nice recommendation from Reed and a good choice for me.”
They said of their recruitment journey: “Dóra and her colleague Luca explained every step of the recruitment process in detail. We discussed everything about the role, and they prepared me for possible interview questions and provided every tool to succeed. They kept in regular contact with the company too, checking for updates which sped up the process.”
Reed’s successful delivery of the client’s brief was complete: to provide high-quality candidate profiles within two weeks and good market insight. Not content with box-ticking, however, Reed strives to give great customer service every time, building relationships based on trust and honesty.
Of their overall experience with Reed, the talent acquisition manager said: “As usual, we received a quick service, great candidates who were all well-prepared for the interview process, and a professional attitude from the Reed team.
“We’ve worked with other recruiters in the past and noticed a few key differences between them. Reed picks up niche and complex positions other agencies reject, is more professional and has a better attitude in comparison. We can count on Reed with every position and highly recommend them as a recruiting partner.”
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