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A company that knows what it stands for, and what it can give people, is cream of the crop when it comes to a mid-level hiring initiative.

Take area managers, for instance. They’ll be bearing a lot of responsibility, and as a rule, they’ll want a few things in return. This goes far beyond a good salary, too, if you’re seeking top-of-the-line candidates.

Since our job is partly about expressing, distilling and advising on your offer, let us give some tips for bringing the best area managers in the UK on side.

Spare the Time to Meet People

No-one likes a cold shoulder. If you want someone to truly get under the skin of your business, it’s so important to meet them in person.

Let’s say a candidate is intrigued when we lay out the role. They’ll research the brand, review their skillset, and start to think about their potential impact on what you do. Yet this enthusiasm may wane if the employer is unresponsive. A couple of meetings is all it takes for someone to feel a connection to your culture. It shows you’re approachable, interested, and willing to describe the opportunity in your own words.

Give Flexible Hours, Holidays and Maternity or Paternity Leave

There’s no getting away from it – we live in a world in which corporate perks, more so than ever, shed a golden light on your role. Area managers may have to put in a fair amount of overtime. To give them the incentive to do so, it’s best to grant rewards or flexi-time when the moment calls for it.

Split maternity/paternity clauses; working earlier or later shifts depending on their lifestyle; bonuses for great performance across several sites. There are so many incentives to explore.

Set up Financial Securities

Health or life insurance is never a bad addition to the contract. Furthermore, it may be good to explain what may happen if – hypothetically – the company goes bust in the future. Will the candidate have a guaranteed redundancy package?

Some employers skip these details when they’re preparing an official hiring document. But the small-print definitely matters. It’s useful for calming misgivings, especially from a wife or husband who may want their partner to stay in the same, safe job, rather than pursue a new challenge.

Find Management Headhunters with a Difference

At the end of the day, managing a recruitment drive can be very difficult. At least the most rigorous kind. That’s why a tailored recruitment firm, such as SPE Connect, can really help you for an area manager role.

We see ourselves as a conduit between you and them. Instead of adding more pressure to your in-house team, let us handle the process from the very first call to the final shortlist.

Over weeks, months or years, we’ll come to know your business as if we’re a part of it. Then it’s simply a case of translating the values and culture well enough that people get the gist of what you represent. This is how the best candidates are discovered…

Keen to gain that deep, lasting attraction for area manager placements? Speak to us today. We’re more than ready to play matchmaker.