Welcome to S-energy Consultants, the home of Strategic Manpower
We specialize in strategic manpower solutions, where we are able to quickly and efficiently cut through the noise that is out there in the recruitment space.
At the moment a HR manager or rig manager is often faced with a choice between 2 extremes:
1. The low cost – high time
The energy and time draining tasks of trawling through LinkedIn Profiles, jobs boards and other similar low entry manpower pools. The problem here is the massive time wasted in trying to find people who are available, interested and suitable for each role. This can be frustratingly inefficient, considering that when you do get to a short list of possible candidates, the real work starts, and days or weeks might have been wasted waiting for your outreach and filtering process.
2. The high cost – low time
This is the more common model. If you can find a good recruiter or headhunter they do practically all of the work for you. If you find one of the ‘good ones’ then you can be presented with a shortlist of suitable and available candidates within a week, and they will be ready for interview. The downside is the cost, a hefty finders fee and a day rate percentage that has typically been 10-30% in perpetuity makes everyone wonder if this is worth it for the convenience.
In practice, situations often occur where a company decision maker bounces between these traditional ‘solutions’ trying to either hedge their bets, or simply through frustration. If you are a responsible for new hires in your company you will understand our point.
You will be very familiar with trawling through jobs boards or social media for hours at a time, sending out introductory emails and getting nowhere. At the same time your superiors want results yesterday. Dealing with generic headhunters and recruiters can be just as bad. Most recruiters and headhunters do not understand the nuances of each job role, many or even most candidates forwarded will be unsuitable for one reason or another.
The best people don’t give their private details to the worst
Many of the most experienced and highly skilled technical personnel do not deal with recruiters, or have their resumes posted on jobs boards anymore.
Mainly because their private information has not been looked after. Recruiters can download every single resume from the volume jobs boards. Then individual recruiters can easily sell lists to their buddies at other companies, or they can take what they see as ‘their candidates’ with them as they move companies. Before long they are getting spam emails and nuisance phone calls from all over the world.
But that is not the only reason, recruiters in general have a reputation for over promising, misleading and not being there when needed. The best and brightest in the energy don’t tolerate this anymore.
So how do they get a job?
Simply by networking, by being good enough that any company would love to have them on staff. What has developed over the years is like a ‘gentleman’s club’ where members (like minded professionals) help each other out in order to fill the most valuable positions in the industry.
That is our ‘secret sauce’
OK, it is not a secret anymore, but this is how we will fulfill your manpower needs, through our network. Whilst we do have a database of available candidates at any time, our key differentiator in the manpower market is the fact that we can fill important positions, and put teams together by simply reaching out to our existing networks. Every person in this elite ‘manpower club’ is only a couple of degrees separation from the others. We do this through private email and telephone, no cold calling by fast taking salespeople, just a welcome phone call from an old friend.
How can jobs boards and recruiters compete with that? The strategic manpower solution model is the future.