BlogThursday 04th October 2012
In the 12 years since Spa Staff started as a traditional recruitment service I have seen a significant change in the all-important interview process in the International market.
One of the frustrations of international recruitment was the inability to interview a promising candidate from outside the UK where our offices are based. Occasionally we were lucky enough to find a job seeker who was already in the region so they could be interviewed by the employer directly, but all too often great staff could not easily meet and be matched up with their interviewers.
Recent advances in technology have done much to solve this problem with the invention of Skype. This isn’t quite the same as a personal meeting but being able to be seen during a Skype call has increased the number of international vacancies being filled well.
It has always been a firm belief and passion of mine that the quality of a treatment is more important than a spa’s luxury or location. I believe too that treatment quality is not entirely due to the therapist’s qualifications and years of experience - their personality and natural ability to perform is what employers should be looking for.
In most places therapists must hold formal qualifications to satisfy employment terms and insurance policies – but how does an employer know how to pick the best? What is the best? The ideal match may differ from one employer to another. Whereas Skype offers the opportunity for a face to face personality match it doesn’t help with hands on trade testing. In an ideal world all candidates should have their skills observed and tested – not just to categorize them but to see if they fit with the unique and specific needs of that particular employer. But if this can’t be done the employer should check references from previous employers and follow their instinct. If they see on the job seeker’s CV that they have worked for a good length of time at a similar type of work place a quick call is likely to influence their decision.
We aim to play our part in providing quality CVs to employers seeking spa staff. We have approved CVs of job seekers from over 43 nations longing to be contacted directly by interested employers. We realize that our self-service approach is a new concept and a change from the usual route of expensive advertising and agencies. But it is much faster and more affordable giving employers direct access to job seekers. Registration, posting job ads and searching our database is free and for a small fee* contact details are released, Skype calls made and vacancies filled!
Miranda Allard, CEO SpaStaff
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