Everybody might have a moment of dreaming to become a super spy like Black Widow or James Bond. Of course, in order to be a part of the hero team, you have to attain a certain skill set that only one in a million can.
So have you ever wonder how do MI5 recuit their potential 007s. Sound like a joke, but there are certainly some effective tricks you can pull off yourselves right below.
1. Do not rush your recruitment process
It takes MI5 a period of nine months to make final decision about the hew hires, which is considered as quite a lengthy process.
This does come from an obvious reasons: there is a strict process required by the Secret Service, packed with a variety of screening processes and background checks. Therefore, the imporant point to be drawn here is that: you can not make good descision from a rushed process, so take your time.
It is advised that you should rather spend a couple of months to find the right match for your organization than hasily hire the wrong candidate due to time pressure. Make your you are 100% confident about your choice before offering somebody the job.
2. Create a talent pipeline
However, the long time “nine months” cannot applied for everybody and every case. For a really desperate for talent organizations, the process can make recruiter crazy, plus wasting a fortune.
Therefore, it is a must that your company can build your own pipeline of talent, which is a group of “passive” candidate that could make excellent choice with the right offer to engage with your brand. Creating your own recruitment resources will allow you more time beforehand to assess their personality and skillset, building a limited relationship to keep them updated with timely offer.
In this case, welcome you to the world of Social Media, LikedIn and company blog. They are powerful channel to help you build a passive candidate list, allowing you to further separating them out and communicating with them.
3. Do a personality check
It is inevitable that MI5 take great consideration into personality testing in order to hire the best spy. Checking if the candidates are good psychological fit is a necessary step in the recruitment process, even when you are not hiring a super hero for your country destiny.
In this case, the Secret Service focus on 3 characteristics: trust, confidentiality and mental strength. For you and your organization, it is advised to develop your own scale of skill based on specific requirement. However, do take emotional intelligence, logical reasoning and analytics into serious consideration. There are many model psychometric testing available on the Internet that you can use for references.
Faro Recruitment Vietnam is pround to handle the recruitment process with great focus just like the Secret Service. We are especially serious about the details, digging deeply into the candidates’ profile in order to carry out trusted analysis. Our specialists are required to be aware of every details on the CV and further asking them to confirm and expand on noted elements during the interview process. In that way, we are confident to find the most competent “James Bond” for your organization.