8 top tips for job searching
January 29th, 2021
Our proactive approach sees us engaging the best people in the market, not just those actively looking for work. Our expertise means we provide a consultative service, delivering insight into market conditions and trends.
of our clients came from a referral or recommendation.
of all placed candidates stay with our clients for a year or longer.
Guarantee that working with KDR will lead to us finding you the right person.
We provide our team with industry specific training, enabling them to fully understand your hiring requirements, so that we don’t waste your time with unsuitable applications. Our industry presence means we can be found at leading industry events, providing us with an unrivalled network from which to fill your vacancies. Since our birth in 2003, we have built up a database of circa 17,000 closely managed candidates and we market to a network of 35,000 industry professionals through our diverse social channels. We offer a number of different hiring services, depending on our clients’ individual needs. From standard contingency to retained executive search, and more.
Retained / Executive Search.
You might have an urgent vacancy, you’re new to KDR’s services and you have yet to move onto our other services or you need CV’s on an urgent basis.
Your brand is important to you! You want a Recruitment company to understand your business and your vacancy and represent this in a clear and concise manner.
We will arrange a time to discuss your requirements in detail, so we can act as a trusted recruitment representative within the market
In addition to our standard contingent services you get the following additional benefits:
You require a level of service beyond typical recruitment services. This might be because you have a business-critical hire, need super niche skills or have higher volume with tight timescales, all of which needs an executive search approach.
Benefits of retained / executive search
In addition to the exclusive services, our retained clients get the benefit of the following:
A tailored/personalised recruitment partnership, which entirely outsources your recruitment process, including the marketing and branding of your organisation.
Cheaper and hassle-free alternative to building an internal recruitment team
Benefits of RPO
When you need to bring in extra resource for a project, don’t have a skillset in-house, or need to backfill your permanent team while they work on a project.
We can provide day rate contractors to short timescales.
When you know exactly what you need to achieve and to what timescales we can provide expert consultants on a fixed price project basis.
KDR Recruitment has exceeded my expectations having successfully recruited for our Deal Analytics function over the past 18 months.
I engaged with KDR to assist in expanding our Data & Analytics practice with Deal Advisory which isn’t an easy task as we need to balance deep analytics and deals/consulting backgrounds. Their specialist industry knowledge became apparent in their methodical approach in qualifying the requirements, providing relevant candidates and insight into current market conditions.
KDR successfully placed 4 high-calibre mid to senior level candidates into my team and the quality of the profiles received from KDR surpassed what we had seen elsewhere. KDR brought a good blend of technical as well as consultative skills.
KDR has been extremely thorough throughout the recruitment process, taking the time to visit our business and understand key details about the positions and our company culture. KDR not only provided us with high quality candidates quickly, but candidates were also well informed and prepared on what to expect from the position which kept them engaged during our hiring process.
If you’re hiring for data, technology and analytics professionals and want to partner with someone who genuinely cares about your needs as a hiring manager, I definitely recommend using KDR.
I regularly have to recruit for both full time and contract resource in order to keep up with the ever increasing demand on my department. In order to fill these roles as quickly as possible, I rely heavily on external agencies with differing levels of success. KDR is by far the best agency that I deal with and I put this down to the fact they specialise in the data and analytics space. It is not an exaggeration to say that for every good CV I receive from other agencies, I get 10 from KDR. Of these 10, each candidate has already been pre-screened ensuring that I only conduct interviews with truly capable candidates.
I can also testify to this from a candidate perspective as KDR recruited me into my current position at Lv=.
It is safe to say that KDR is top of my preferred supplier list and I intend to use them for all of my recruitment needs for the foreseeable future.
During the course of 2018 KDR Recruitment were selected to help the Group Data Office fill a number of permanent Data Governance vacancies having exhausted our luck with agencies on our preferred supplier list. KDR were engaged due to their data expertise and access to a solid candidate base in the immediate and surrounding areas, key criteria we felt were necessary to attract talent in a challenging market.
This choice proved to be an excellent one as within days a good selection of candidates were presented to us that had been properly screened (NOT keyword filtered as some agencies do) and briefed on the roles available. In fact, KDR as the first real point of engagement between prospective candidates and NFUM understand the need to create a good first impression and had taken the time to visit our offices, understand our organisation, its culture, our team ambitions and of course the specifics of each role.
As a result of this approach we were able to fill the vacancies in relatively short order with high quality candidates and found that KDR were quick to respond to process issues and requests to keep the process moving efficiently.
I would highly recommend using KDR for specialist data recruitment.
It’s not unheard of for us to make a job offer to the first person they send us. This has saved us so much time and hassle, it’s invaluable!
I can’t imagine a point in the future where we’re not working with KDR
KDR is the definition of a specialist agency. The high quality of the candidates they have supplied, in an organised no-nonsense way, has resulted in a number of successful hires to my team.
I asked KDR to find an interim BI manager on a Friday. By the end of Monday I had received three relevant CVs. We interviewed all three and could have offered the role to any of then. The consultant we hired has been superb; a real asset to us and credit to KDR’s specialist market knowledge. Great work!
It’s quite difficult to find good candidates with the required skills in biology and coding that we need for all our bioinformatics positions. We noticed a distinct increase in the quality of candidates coming through Max when compared to the other agencies that focused on either coding or biology but not both together. Not only was this useful for our hiring pipeline, but also gave us confidence that we didn’t have to lower our high standards for the people we were looking to hire.
Steven Richardson is a fantastic recruiter. He is a hard worker, and continues to follow-up on your behalf. He is tenacious in his efforts, and it is clear he bases his success on making other people successful as well. If you have the chance to work with him, you will get a fantastic business partner
Ste is one of the most thoughtful and diligent recruiters I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He is always working hard to bring us the best technical and team fit candidate profiles. I have the utmost confidence that any candidate working with Ste and his team will be treated with respect, kindness and personally engaged with. This ensures the candidates come away from the process with a positive outlook, no matter the outcome.
We are proud to work with some of the world’s leading advocates of the use of data. We work with early stage tech start-ups, household brands and all points in between. All of our clients have used us more than once and most of them started working with us on the strength of a recommendation.