Corporate Vision February 2017

46 CORPORATE VISION / February 2017 , Delisle-BarrowRecruitment (winner of Finest inHR and Training 2016, UK) is a consultancy company which specialises in recruitment and training within specialist sectors: Banking &finance, energy and natural resources and professional services. Natasha Delisle-Barrow talked us through the successes that boutique consultancies can have within the human resources industry. Tailoring Recruitment Solutions “It is always incredibly gratifying to see that our hard work has been recognised, especially as we are a boutique consultancy company”, Natasha told us upon news of Delisle- Barrow Recruitment’s place within Corporate Visions ‘Finest in HR and Training, 2016’ awards. “I attribute our success to the strength of our relationships with our clients - typically within the top 20 of their respective industries - by cultivating their individual attraction and selection processes and developing and delivering effective training programmes and strategies for their internal recruitment teams. Knowledge is essential and the commitment to understanding what drives and affects the sectors of our clients’ organisations is fundamental in developing the training courses, which address their specific recruitment needs. “We have always worked as advisors to our clients. The aim of our business is to further develop networks with industry thought leaders and influencers to create programmes that streamline our clients’ attraction and selection processes. By working closer with organisations such as CIPD, APSCo, IOR ARC and REC, we will develop programmes that can be used as an industry standard. We are also interested in working with trainers to develop programmes based on Belbin techniques and therefore creating a wider range of training.” The firm is proud to stand out from other recruitment consultancies in its approach to client tailored interview programmes. “Generalist recruitment training is aimed at developing interview techniques, such as competency-based or strength-based interviews. The training provided by Delisle-Barrow Recruitment is aimed at internal recruiters and focuses on developing an interview strategy which is tailored to the organisation’s long term aims. It takes everything into account from employer branding to behavioural science within interview techniques. In addition, we support recruiters to understand the motivations of the candidates they hope to attract based on demographics and social recruitment trends.” Regarding the current state of the recruitment industry as a whole, she was quick to point out that the biggest challenges affecting the course of future growth is, as always, people. “The movement of people will always be the biggest factor and future events will impact our accessibility to talent. It’s the number one question for every internal and agency recruiter: how do we engage with people in a candidate short market? I don’t see that changing but the ways in which we engage with candidates will continue to develop.” It is very apparent that, based in London, Delisle-Barrow Recruitment is well placed to branch out beyond its home countries borders. “Our clients are predominately based in London, although they tend to be European or internationally focussed in their activities. London is very much the centre of activity for Europe and is looked at as a leader and an innovator for business. Foreign companies will always look to invest or have a presence in the capital and London-based companies will always want to grow internationally. As multilingual consultants who have lived and worked abroad, we are well placed to support our clients.” When looking to the future, Natasha was keen to see the business continue to expand into these international markets. “We have strong aspirations to develop training programmes for clients across Europe. The clients we work with are of international or European focus and that gives us a different dynamic. Primarily we hope to do this by developing partnerships with accredited, specialist and respected trainers across Europe.” K Company: Delisle-Barrow Recruitment Ltd Name: Natasha Delisle-Barrow Email: [email protected] Web Address: 1702CV16