Currently hiring for your team? Flexibility with your job brief is key.

Jane Hassett 21.10.2017

It’s important to exercise a degree of flexibility when determining your job brief for a number of reasons. If you're recruiting for a new role it’s important to clearly express your expectations of the person, the implications on the business and the prospects the position presents to professional seeking employment.

What does flexibility with your job brief mean? This depends on the absolute essentials for the role. Professionals seeking employment have more choice on the job market with increasing numbers of vacancies arising and we at Morgan McKinley are seeing experienced professionals being offered multiple roles at the moment.

If you have budget restraints and an airtight job specification with all aspects deemed as essential, you may find that your ideal candidate(s) are in demand and outside budget. A flexible approach to your job brief (having key essentials with desirable skills/qualities) means you are more likely to find a suitable candidate in the current market and within budget.

Hiring new staff can be time consuming on a number of fronts. Determining the brief, the budget, the time frame, the interview process and scheduling. Not to mention the laborious task of finding talent. Finding talent at the right time, deciding on the right fit and convincing them that your company & opportunity is the best career move for them can be challenging. Particularly with changing market conditions. It’s important to think like a professional who is seeking a new opportunity and question, what is your employee value proposition? What are the career prospects?

It is essential to answer questions at the early stages of the process to determine what the non-negotiables of the role are, for instance: 

  • Where do we see this role going? 
  • Where do we want this person in three years' time?
  • Do we want to mould this person to fit our business, or should they lead out & make changes? If so are we ready for that change? 


At Morgan McKinley our specialist consultants are well placed to guide your recruitment process, taking rigorous steps to ensure we understand your business requirement. We remove the burden of trawling through irrelevant applications and countless screening interviews. We screen and reference check our candidates, in many cases we have long standing relationships with them as their Career Ally. It's in our best interest to get you the best talent.

Get in touch with us today to speak with one of our specialist consultants about your hiring needs.

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Programme Manager