Seltek Consultants was established in 1985 and the partners Guy Buncombe and Rod Lock have been providing science recruitment services since the 1970s. Since our inception we have specialised in technical sales and marketing recruitment. Our service includes:
Our Goal : Service and Results. We understand that the calibre of a company’s staff is probably the most important factor in determining their success. And for sales and marketing personnel, it’s critical! Therefore our goal is simple – to introduce candidates who have consistently performed at higher levels than average within your industry. Candidates who will go the extra mile to close that order, and who can work within your culture.
The Difference: The majority of our candidates are sourced through recommendation, referral and direct approaches to key individuals and high performers, not through advertising. Although advertising has its place, our clients are telling us that for those positions where specific skills and experience are required, advertisements can be expensive, time consuming and ineffective. And the reasons are clear. Most of the applicants replying to your advertisement will be unemployed, unqualified or unhappy in their work. Committed high calibre individuals are too busy producing results to be reading the situation columns in newspapers or magazines. However, if approached in the proper manner, these people will seriously consider career moves.
Market Specialists: Our consultants spend many hours each week getting to know and updating information on their market sector. So, whether it’s biotechnology, molecular biology or clinical research, they can advise on salary levels, skill availability, and may well be aware of specific individuals who meet or exceed your specification.
High Technology Systems: The human skills that we apply to our work – perceptive questioning of people and an in-depth understanding of their requirements – are amply backed up by one on the most powerful and sophisticated software systems available. The number one seller in America, it has an exceptional search engine specifically designed for the recruitment market, enabling us to identify suitable candidates from the 50,000 records we have available to us.
Three Levels of Science Recruitment Services
Executive Research: For difficult-to-fill positions, or positions where absolute discretion is required, or when an exact skill-set must be found, then retained search is the method of choice. Only by approaching recruitment in a focused and dedicated manner, can one discover not just the best of the people who are currently available in the job-market, but the best person in the relevant field altogether.
Advertised Selection: If you have several positions to fill simultaneously, or if you are looking for people in several geographic locations, then we recommend advertising. We are happy to handle the entire project and present you with the final shortlist, or to work hand-in-glove with you at every stage, whichever approach suits you best. In these cases we work on a retained basis, but we reduce our standard fees and charge in three tranches – one third upon acceptance of the assignment, one third upon interview and the final third upon offer/acceptance. Advertising costs are borne by the client, but we are happy to pass on the discounts enjoyed by recruitment companies.
Database Search: Our database is not a list of hopeful applicants who have sent in uninvited CV’s. The vast majority have been fully interviewed and assessed, and in many cases reference checked. As described above they have been sourced from referrals, recommendation or previous advertising campaigns. Many of these successful individuals do not need to move, but have made clear to us the type of career opportunities for which they would move. With over 50,000 records searched in seconds we can identify candidates from a huge spectrum of industry sectors.
One of the key benefits of using Seltek Consultants’ retained services, is that we can, if necessary, use any combination of the three methods simultaneously, to provide the very best results for our clients, both in terms of speed, accuracy and value for money. Therefore, when we are engaged to conduct an Advertised Search, we will augment the results of the programme, by targeted headhunting, and of course an extensive database search as well.