Logical recently worked with Matt Hill, Solutions Architect and Chris McLaughlin, COO at Cirrus Networks. We introduced them and placed Matt in his job at Cirrus Networks in a record breaking 48-hour turnaround. We spoke with both of them to gather information about the hiring process went.
Chris gave an overview of the process, “Debbie reached out to me on Wednesday to have a Q&A to define expectations. I met with Matt on Thursday morning, he had a second interview on Thursday afternoon, we put the offer out on Friday and he started the job on Monday.” This is a remarkably quick placement considering the average time from a CV being submitted to a final stage interview is around 4-6 weeks. Fortunately, Chris reports directly to the CEO which gives him a direct line to get the right approvals required to move things quickly.
Matt talked about the recruitment process is “very streamlined and efficient” and said he received all the information he needed to be successful. Chris also described the process as efficient and spoke about challenges that we overcame, “Getting references in such a short time frame was a challenge but Debbie turned this around very quickly and it wasn’t a roadblock for us.”
Chris described Logical as having “tenacity and the ability to reach the right market and get the right candidates”. He said in contrast to other agencies that we “have a desire to get the right candidates in front of us. A lot of agencies will just put anyone in front of you to show they are working on something but that didn’t happen.”
We can’t take all the credit for the successful placement of Matt. For things to run this smoothly, we need a clear overview of the candidates’ expectations and a thorough understanding of the skills required to be successful. Aligning what a candidate wants out of their career with clients’ business objectives coupled with open channels of communication ensures everyone is happy and gets what they want.
It’s a pleasure working with brands who recognise the importance of engaging with the right talent quickly and providing a good candidate experience. This is exactly the kind of engagement the market needs and we look forward to our continued partnership with Cirrus Networks. Congratulations to Matt for securing the role and thank you to Chris for helping make this process so seamless.
Logical are always striving for ways we can improve our services. As part of this mission, we’ve started reaching out to candidates and asking for feedback.
First up to participate was Ryan O’Connor. He works as an Enterprise Account Executive at Nitro in Sydney. Ryan is an Apple enthusiast, he’s got an adorable shih tzu named Fluffy and he’s moved house 12 times in the last 16 years within Sydney.
We asked Ryan to tell us what his candidate journey was like with Logical:
“It was a rigorous application process but I was prepared well for every stage by Debs. She called me most days to catch up on updates, to the point we became good friends. She was on top of everything and worked with such efficiency. She’d call me before interviews to get me pumped up and give me the energy to perform well. She always gave me feedback and could tell me all the information I needed to know throughout the process.”
Ryan then went on to say how we’re different to other recruiters:
“Recruiters fall into 3 categories; the worst category are those who say they have an opportunity, you send your CV to them and then you never hear from them again. The middle ground, average recruiter, puts you forward for an opportunity and once the decision comes back on whether or not you were successful, you never hear from them again. They don’t provide feedback on why you weren’t successful for the role or if you get the role, they never ask how you are getting on once you begin. Then you have the category Logical fall in to – with Debs the relationship extends beyond the active job opportunity. There’s a lot of contact throughout the whole process and even now after placement in the role – we’re friends. She takes an interest in everything, she would take into consideration fatigue from doing constant interviews and stood out amongst other recruiters when prepping me for interviews and bringing my energy levels back to 100% to give me the best possible opportunity to be successful.”
Ryan said his favourite thing about Logical was the energy and enthusiasm Debs had throughout the whole process. He was also very pleased he didn’t have to do any negotiations himself with regards to package. Debs worked on getting him the best possible deal to present to him which meant he could happily accept the first offer.
Thanks to Ryan for taking the time to chat with us – we’re happy to receive such positive feedback!