Our process

Bringing top talent to the hiring table

Our capability to, and passion for, solving your staffing issue is the focal point of our endeavours. Our highly experienced, professional consultants with many years expertise offer you a low risk, high quality service and bring the talent you desire and demand to the hiring table. Our desire and aim is to exceed your expectations. Scroll down for full information.

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Reach/Attract

Local focus, global reach. At Zelda we have the tools, capability and brand to target, source and build expansive talent communities through multiple avenues.

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Connect

Zelda consultants are committed to establishing a valid, genuine link with each individual in their talent community. We seek to understand individual drivers, hopes, dreams and influences and together build a ‘dream job’ profile.

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Nurture

At Zelda, we have a passion for people. Nourishing and nurturing our talent communities and our business relationships is the best part of the job! Engaging with, supporting and encouraging people and, ultimately assisting them reach their career potential, is what excites us.

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Sourcing

Individual job briefs require a tailored approach. Not one size fits all. On occasion, a database search may be all that is required for a one day, reception job. Alternatively, we may have identified target talent is embedded in other organisations, and it may be a significant investment of time and energy to pinpoint the unique individuals required for a particular specialist role.

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Assessment and Validation

At Zelda, our consultants have honed the art of recruitment over many years. We are highly experienced and have professional insight and highly developed intuition. But art and science must come together in recruitment to ensure a valid, thorough, transparent process has been executed to remove as much risk to the process as possible.

Reach/Attract

 

Local focus, global reach. At Zelda we have the tools, capability and brand to target, source and build expansive talent communities through multiple avenues:

Brand

Zelda is a well-established boutique brand (inception 2002). Individual consultants have over 25 years’ experience and a strong personal brand for quality service and proven track records in their specialist areas.

Advertising

Zelda has a consistent presence with on-line job boards. On occasion, we will suggest print media as a preferred attraction tool if we believe there is a sound return on the client’s investment.

Social Media

Using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter takes recruiting back to its grass roots of networking, but for the digital age. At Zelda we couple the latest technology with a very large dose of good old fashioned person to person communication. We just really like to get to know people. We also use social media to get a better insights into potential job candidates which that may not be immediately obvious at interview.

Networks

Many years’ experience to their credit, Zelda consultants have access to an enviable network of talented people. Our focus has always been long term enduring relationships so we have extensive knowledge of whom to target, and where to source, top talent.

Website

Search engine optimisation is a key priority for us and a constant undertaking. Zelda’s aim is to be on the front page of relevant job seeker searches on a consistent basis. To date we have achieved this effectively year on year.

Industry Forums/Events

Being part of our professional networks includes participation in industry relevant events and forums. Our consultants regular attend and sponsor relevant industry events.

Primarily working with QUT, Zelda has developed a strong network within the university community. Donald McAllister, a director of Zelda Recruitment, participates with university leaders in a developmental program for graduates.

Connect

 

Zelda consultants are committed to establishing a valid, genuine link with each individual in their talent community. We seek to understand individual drivers, hopes, dreams and influences and together build a ‘dream job’ profile.

 

Our knowledge of each individual is extensive and comprehensive. We capture individual’s information on our database, (Fastrack), which we spend many hours every day updating. Critical to our ability to deliver is ensuring information is valid, relevant, up to date and easily accessed within in suitable timeframes. Prompt service and delivery of the best talent in the market is our commitment and we invest heavily in maintaining our records for accuracy and validity.

 

Our consultants have maturity. They are seasoned professionals with years of expertise in their specialist areas. Our consultants understand the art of recruitment. They have the style and know-how how to access, reach out to, and connect with, professionals in a well thought out way to bring prospective talent to the hiring table. Zelda consultants are well versed in the craft of recruitment and have a high ‘hit rate’ when approaching target candidates for potential opportunities.

Nurture

 

At Zelda, we have a passion for people. Nourishing and nurturing our talent communities and our business relationships is the best part of the job! Engaging with, supporting and encouraging people and, ultimately assisting them reach their career potential, is what excites us.

 

Nurturing people with regular communication, consistent contact, providing opportunity and assistance is what we do all day every day. Quality regular, consistent, timely and accurate communication – it’s a straight forward formula for building trust and a solid foundation for nurturing talent.

Sourcing

 

Individual job briefs require a tailored approach. Not one size fits all. On occasion, a database search may be all that is required for a one day, reception job. Alternatively, we may have identified target talent is embedded in other organisations, and it may be a significant investment of time and energy to pinpoint the unique individuals required for a particular specialist role.
The strategy for sourcing often is multiple prong and concurrent sourcing techniques are required to source the top talent for the candidate pool and the ultimate short list.

 

Zelda consultants have years of experience. We have honed the art of recruitment. We understand the need for a timely outcome and a through and comprehensive process to bring the top talent to the hiring table. The digital age has given us ways to find and engage talent but key word matching and racing to get resumes in front of clients is not a good formula for engaging with, and securing top talent.

 

Our consultants work in consultation with our clients to deliver the outcomes our clients deserve. Our shortlists will be the top talent for the role. Our reputation and brand has been built on our proven delivery. Our track record for quality processes, timely outcomes, and the right placement is why our clients turn to us time and time again when they have a staffing requirement.

Assessment and Validation

 

At Zelda, our consultants have honed the art of recruitment over many years. We are highly experienced and have professional insight and highly developed intuition. But art and science must come together in recruitment to ensure a valid, thorough, transparent process has been executed to remove as much risk to the process as possible.

 

Interviews

 

Interviews are conducted by consultants in every instance and are a key assessment tool. In their specialist dedicated areas, the responsible consultants will be the professionals conducting the interviews. In selected instances, potential candidates may be interviewed a number of times by our consultants before meeting with our clients. This occurs primarily when a candidate has had an initial general interview (to proactively register with Zelda) and subsequently a role specific interview is necessary.

 

Proactive/general Interview – Before we register any candidate they must be interviewed by our professional consultants. Often this is in our offices, or if, preferred over a coffee in a café. This initial interview connects the candidate to Zelda and our process of engagement begins. General interviewees’ information, desires and requirements are recorded on our database and we nourish and nurture these relationships.

 

Role specific Interview -Targeting top talent is not just about a database search. When our client provides a specific brief, we use multi prong sourcing approach. Interviews are very targeted and behaviour based interviewing techniques are our preferred approach. A structured interview, with specific questions relating to competencies required, is undertaken and the answers assessed and evaluated for selection purposes.

 

In addition, with a role specific brief we may need to proactively approach target potential candidates potential target candidates who are embedded in other organisations.  This requires a slightly more sophisticated approach in the initial instance, as the potential candidate may not have considered themselves a prospect, or contemplated, seeking a new role. Once we have engaged them to be part of the process they are required to be part of a more comprehensive evaluation and assessment.

 

Skype/Facetime Interview – In recent years, technology has enabled boutique agencies, like Zelda, to be locally based but globally connected. The digital age has offered the tools for Zelda to source top talent from anywhere in the world. Offering our clients, a broad global reach results in deep candidate pools from which top talent may be selected.

 

Validation checks

 

Managing and reducing risk to the recruitment process is our highest priority. From the initial candidate connect and significant touch points in the candidate’s job seeking journey, Zelda seeks to validate and verify relevant information. Every relevant element that can be validated is subjected to scrutiny.

 

Qualification checks – At candidate registration, our consultants require candidates to produce original, or authorised documentation to validate qualifications and/or relevant memberships. These are copied and recorded on our database.

Right to work and identification checks – At candidate registration our consultants require appropriate official documentation to be presented (and copied for record keeping purposes) the candidate’s right to work and identification documents.

 

Reference checks – We rigorously check candidate’s work experience by speaking directly to referees to understand candidate work history, strengths and weaknesses and to gain a further insight into the candidates’ capabilities and work style. At Zelda, this is not an administrative procedure. The specialist consultant undertaking the recruitment process personally reference checks the candidate and makes specific enquiries relevant to the proposed role.

 

Two reference checks are performed for each short-listed candidate. Reference checks are verbal and normally take approximately 15 minutes. A transcript of each reference is sent to our client.

 

Skills testing – If relevant we skills test candidates to validate their skill level. This often includes Excel, Word, Powerpoint etc.

 

Psychometric and Personality profiles – Upon request Zelda can initiate and co-ordinate psychometric and personality profile testing with our selected external provider. This offering differs according to client requests.

 

Police checks – Local police checks may take up to 3 days and international police checks take significantly longer. These checks are undertaken by request only and are an additional fee.

 

Medical checks – Upon client request we can initiate and co-ordinate appropriate medical checks.