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Are you holding out for a Golden Unicorn?

Are you holding out for that golden unicorn?

I recently had a conversation with a potential new client who has been referred to me as she was struggling to recruit. This lady had been recruiting for a role for 12 months. She has used numerous local recruitment agencies as well as the local press and had been unsuccessful.

I told her that I would be remiss if I was to take on the role as is. What she was looking for is just not available in her local market. They just don't exist. I advised her that she could keep on doing what she was doing and likely get the same results. OR she would need to make a compromise on what she was looking for and train on the skills that she cannot find.

If you have been recruiting for the same position for a long time and are just not getting the right candidates consider this: Are you looking for a golden unicorn?

Don't waste your time looking for something that doesn't exist. Instead look at what does exist and consider what elements you could train in-house and make your own golden unicorn :)

What our clients say

  • As with any business the right staff will make or break it, so recruiting the right people is vital. We met with a number of recruitment companies including Lyndsey who had been recommended to us via a Business Management Consultant. It became very apparent early on that Lyndsey was much more meticulous than her competitors. She made a point of delving deep into our company, the new position, the existing team and the environment into which the new starter would be coming into. We have recently awarded the position to an individual we believe to be a great asset to the company.

    Paul - HSSports
  • Lyndsey is truly an ethical recruiter. An amazing individual who inspires and motivates. She takes a genuine interest in her clients as well as her candidates and goes above and beyond to help. Her professional approach ensures that she understands her client's needs and how important it is to place the correct candidate for the role so as to create a perfect match. I can highly recommend her services and am so privileged to know her.

    Monique- Driver Hire

  • In my recent career search, I have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with recruitment companies who treat the candidates like second class citizens, never returning a call or email and even worse not knowing their client, how their business works and which transferable skills they are looking for. From the moment I applied for this position Lyndsey exceeded all my expectations, it wasn't a case of sending my CV straight to the client, I received an email explaining when she would be in touch to discuss my application and actually called me to do this. Lyndsey made the whole process very clear and amazed me with her knowledge and passion for her client when we met to see if I would fit in with her clients culture. This passion she demonstrated was infectious and I was delighted to meet the client and accepted the position.

    Chris Austin - Stoke-on-Trent
  • Exceptional Service and Dedication. MCS are very efficient and provide exceptional service. Lyndsey is friendly, approachable, helpful, knowledgeable and understanding. She demonstrates professionalism and passion in her work. I appreciate her quick response, efficiency and prompt follow-up to my requests. She always takes time to fully brief herself on our vacancies, putting forward only those candidates who closely match our requirements. I have no hesitation in recommending Meredith Recruitment Consultancy for their excellent, cost effective service.

    Beth - LEDVANCE
  • We have recently worked with Lyndsey for the first time and the experience has been exemplery. From understanding our brief, through candidate selection and reccomendation and on to offer and employment, Lyndsey has been exceptional. Her communication has been faultless. Lyndsey has helped us recruit a fantastic Business Development Manager who is an amazing fit for our business. We are now looking at who else she can recruit for us.

    David, Home Instead (Stockport)