The UK arm of Gradu8 recruits commercial, operational, senior management and director level individuals for the building and construction industry primarily focusing on Building Material Producers and Distributors – that’s what it says on the tin and that’s what we do. The reputation of recruitment companies in the building material sector is, to say the least not good. There are numerous reasons for this – most are open to debate, but all come under the general banner of unprofessional. Gradu8 seeks to correct this reputation by providing a responsive, understanding, experienced and value for money service – in short a professional company with a professional approach to the business of recruitment.
For the client we offer a service which is responsive and realistic – a service aided by our knowledge of how the market for building materials work, enabling us to network the right people – people who themselves may not be interested in a move, but may know someone who is !! Overall Gradu8 is a recruitment company which is genuinely interested in its clients and their success – we take pride in our work and a great deal of satisfaction from the success our client can gain from recruiting quality people who make the difference. It’s a well worn saying that people are the most important resource of any company – well we at Gradu8 believe it. Above all we offer our clients good value for money.
For the candidate we seek to provide the same level of understanding and service. If we are interested in our client we must also be interested in our candidate-they go hand in glove. We are not interested in the quick fix, where candidates are provided with a misleading job brief in the hope that they may be persuaded to follow the interview trail –Gradu8 does not line up a succession of job interviews, hoping that the candidate will tire and eventually accept a position. Our interest in the candidate extends to meeting them and talking to them in order to understand the circumstances a candidate finds himself in and agree the type of role that suits the candidates experience and aspirations – we are not magicians if the right job is not there – it’s not there. We at Gradu8 will respect the candidate and do our best to offer a level of honesty and integrity – we do not misrepresent a vacancy, we do not send out CV’s without permission, we offer feed back at each stage of the process and if a candidate does poorly at an interview, we tell them why. Above all we offer our candidates help and guidance.
When the recruitment process fails it is bad news for everyone – bad news for the client who has wasted time and money. Bad news for the candidate whose CV has one more entry on it and lastly bad news for the recruitment company because they have probably lost an account. When the recruitment process works everyone wins – the company gains with a quality employee who can make a contribution. The candidate sees his career going in the right direction and the recruitment company has a happy client who will probably be a loyal client. At Gradu8 we understand the difference between success and failure and believe we have the knowledge and experience to maximise the successful recruitment.