Anyone that has worked with Sportspeople Recruitment will know if you can measure it, we usually do and have! This includes the number of jobs we recruit, the number of candidates we screen, the number of views for each job, the number of candidates we target and those converting to an application, where the candidates are geographically based and, well, virtually everything and anything that helps us understand trending in our business.
One of the more important measurements recorded by Sportspeople Recruitment includes the gender mix of applicants, along with flow-on from the employer referral point through to the actual appointment.
Over the past decade for roles where Sportspeople Recruitment was responsible for the search, development and referral of a shortlist, 57.6% of final appointments have been male and 42.4% female. This includes roles across the full spectrum of responsibility, from entry-level to Chief Executive and virtually everything in between.
2012 has been a record year for Sportspeople Recruitment, managing our highest ever number of global executive search assignments, including Chief Executives and High Performance Directors for clients in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington.
While the number of applications received for all these jobs has increased, it is disappointing to see the relatively low number of females applying for some of these senior roles. The same trend is not evident for entry level to middle management roles, where men and women are equally represented in the candidate pool.
We know the number of females on our database and generally within our entire network, are at an all-time high; while our targeted approach for all recruitment assignments includes contacting female candidates within this network and of course, others identified as strong prospects for the role. Naturally our merit approach to all our recruitment work ensures we have the same practices for male candidates.
Sportspeople Recruitment’s commitment to each and every candidate is that we will consider you on factors of merit and factors of merit alone. We have well defined and clearly articulated recruitment standards, including a policy that we never accept work where the employer has a stated gender preference for the final appointment.
So, if you are the best at what you do, regardless of gender, please apply for roles you believe fit your career goals. Find the time to register with one of our networks (facebook, twitter, LinkedIn or Register as a Sportspeople Job Seeker) so we can keep in touch and alert you to new opportunities as they arise.
And remember that old saying.... if you’re not in it, you can’t win it! Don’t hesitate applying if the only concern you have is that you may be unsuccessful.
RM - Sportspeople Recruitment
First Published 2012