Ortolan Group was formed in response to feedback from both employers and candidates. We had realised that many people were frustrated with conventional recruitment companies who lacked any real understanding of their industries. Granted, some of these companies were expert recruiters, but being all things to all people meant they could not truly understand the specialist needs of businesses and candidates in certain sectors. HR professionals and line managers alike told us they were becoming increasingly frustrated with having to reject streams of unsuitable candidates who were being sent to them for consideration. Equally, candidates themselves were weary of being put forward for inappropriate positions.
Our business model is based upon expertise, simplicity, integrity and transparency. We provide our services to industry sectors which have historically been poorly served by the recruitment industry. And in those sectors we will deliver an expert service to clients and candidates alike. That service will be straightforward and to the point. We will be honest and straight-talking with you. You won’t come across hidden extras or half-fulfilled expectations with Ortolan. We will only be satisfied if you are completely satisfied. Like any business, we exist to make a profit for our shareholders. But unlike many businesses, we appreciate that real long-term profits flow from long-term partnerships. We will, therefore, put in the time and effort to develop those relationships, knowing that you will be reviewing our partnership every single time we deal with you.
We understand how important it is to fit the right candidate with the right job. That’s so much easier to say than to do, and is one of the reasons we believe it is critical to have a good understanding of the industry sectors in which we operate. Our candidate acquisition and vetting process means employers can be sure their requirements are being met accurately and specifically. Technical skills and qualifications will be verified and where CRB checking, vetting or SIA licensing is needed we will carry out these checks routinely. We interview using a competency based methodology to clearly identify suitable short list candidates.
Our people are different. They don’t come from a conventional recruiting background – instead they have held management roles in a range of different businesses. So they understand what you are looking for and their emphasis is on giving the best possible service to clients and candidates. We don’t employ aggressive sales people simply because we don’t need to and we don’t think that is what you want either. We prefer to believe that if we deliver what we promise, then business will follow. So we are an eclectic bunch of professionals. You will find that our team really know the industry they are recruiting for and they speak your language. Many of us have direct working experience in the industries in which we do business and we find that gives us a real advantage in understanding the specific needs of our clients and the capabilities and potential of our candidates. Regular training as well as participation in industry events such as conferences and exhibitions keeps us current with the latest initiatives and issues and we are active members of and participants in all the relevant trade bodies. Try us; you’ll be surprised what a difference we can make for you!
Ortolan operates throughout the United Kingdom. From our head office in the north-west of England we coordinate the provision of temporary and permanent staff across the country. Our central London office in Oxford Street provides additional support for the south-east region. Full contact details for our offices are available here.