Recruitment Methods

Recruitment Methods


First of all, recruitment isn’t rocket science. However, done properly its a complex process, requiring an investment in time, training and the necessary tools. In short, hiring the best talent requires more than just attracting and selecting candidates. It also requires management of the recruitment process.

Pyramid Resource Solutions offer a comprehensive range of recruitment services, combining the most appropriate methods to suit your brief. We integrate traditional executive search / head hunting methods, with the latest search and selection techniques. Dependent on your individual requirements, we’ll select the best mix for you.

Our twenty years experience, and continuous investment in the latest recruitment tools, and training, gives us complete confidence in our service. Recruitment agency methods differ, however our approach reaches valuable passive talent pool. Likewise it increases engagement of active candidates. Furthermore our recruitment process manages each step, boosting your talent attraction, acquisition and retention.

Our recruitment methods include:

Head Hunting

Head Hunting reaches the highly valuable passive talent pool that other recruitment methods can’t.

Not everyone’s comfortable with the term head hunting. However, head hunting is the only way to reach passive talent. If the term doesn’t sit well with you, think of it like this. Head hunting is a way of directly advertising your job opportunity, to those who aren’t searching through job ads, registered with a recruitment agency or the specific job board you’re advertising on.

Over the last twenty years, head hunting techniques have evolved. Pyramid Resource Solutions have the experience and continuously invest in the latest training and cutting-edge tools, digital hacks, apps and extensions. We therefore use a combination of head hunting strategies to identify passive talent, before directly approaching and qualifying each candidate for your assignment.

Search & Selection

Our search and selection recruitment methods combine in-house and external candidate database searches.

Search and selection recruitment methods are when you search candidate databases to identify individuals that match your job spec. To ensure we evaluate the largest talent pool for your job vacancy, we search our in-house database as well as external CV libraries.

In-house database search & selection

Our extensive in-house database has continuously evolved over the last twenty years. Both in terms of our candidate network as well as our continuous investment in technology. Our in-house database consists of candidates sourced by all our recruitment methods, and includes active and passive candidates. Our investment in state of the art recruitment technology equips us with a cloud based CRM and ATS with innovative features including AI, social, digital integrations and other numerous extensions. All of which benefit the accuracy and efficiencies of our search and section recruitment methods.

External database search & selection

We also have paid access and support from external databases. This extends our search and selection recruitment methods to mainstream candidate databases. These high-profile jobs boards and CV databases can attract high volumes of candidates. This can make them a useful tool, but can be extremely time consuming, particularly without training and experience in using them effectively.

Our recruitment service is all about sourcing you the best candidates. Therefore, our search and selection recruitment methods combine internal and external database searches, ensuring we evaluate the widest candidate pool for your vacancy.

Recruitment Advertising

Recruitment advertising has always been hit and miss. Today it’s a saturated recruitment method, requiring skills and investment to reach and engage candidates.

Firstly, recruitment advertising only targets active job seekers. Therefore, job adverts only reach a small percentage of the talent pool. Secondly, with so many recruitment advertising channels, getting your job advert seen by, let alone to engage, candidates requires a number of factors.

We’re trained and experienced in writing recruitment advertising copy, optimising the content, format and structure for search engine algorithms and to engage prospective talent.

Our cloud based ATS uses AI to select specific job boards based on the location of, and required skills for, your vacancy, posting our job adverts on local and national platforms, including Indeed and Google Jobs with one click.

So, when we advertise your job vacancy it’s targeted and optimised to reach the widest pool of active job seekers, for us to then screen the best candidate responce for your job vacancy.

Social Recruitment

Our social recruitment strategy extends beyond just simply posting ad-hoc job adverts.

To get the most from social recruitment requires more than ad-hoc job posts on social media. Our social recruitment strategies combine job and other activities that support our long-term talent attraction strategy. Therefore, increasing candidate attraction for our live jobs, the ongoing development of our talent pools and network, increasing future exposure of our job postings and our search capabilities.

We also use social media as part of our digital head hunting recruitment strategy. Using Boolean search methodology, as well as conventional trawling of social media platforms, to identify and approach potential passive talent suitable for your vacancy.

Digital Recruitment

If you’ve got the time, inclination and know how, you can find most things online. Today digital recruitment strategies play a key role in our recruitment methods.

Digital recruitment methods features throughout our recruitment techniques. From our cloud based ATS, AI, apps and web extensions through to social media, online database and Boolean searches, we certainly use a variety of tools to aid our digital recruitment methodology.

Our investment, training and experience in the latest digital recruitment methods aids both proactive recruitment, candidate research and identification, as well as reactive recruitment methods. That’s not to mention the use of data, analytics, segmentation and profiling to improve our efficiencies, reach and the qualification of potential candidates. All of which help us to source you the best talent.


Networking is a classic recruitment method and is important today as ever. We spend all day, every day, networking within our core market sectors.

One of the many benefits of market sector specialisation is we’re constantly interacting with people within our core markets. So, as a result we’re constantly networking, physically and digitally, with people of all disciplines, skill sets and seniority levels.

Of course, this allows us to gain market insight, stay up to date with industry trends and developments. It also enables us to continuously develop active and passive talent pools.

Whether on the phone, face to face or through digital interactions, networking helps us identify talent for live recruitment assignments, as well as track and monitor passive talent and the rising stars of the future.

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