The art and science of making the little things count

Differentiation and cut-through are hard to come by. You’ve heard it before. But the thing is, it’s a cliché because it’s true. And it means the little things are more important than ever.

Consider that in 2000 the average human attention span was twelve seconds. In 2016, it’s just eight. Whatever you’re doing or saying to a jobseeker in that time had better be earth-shaking if you’re going to earn their interest.

And the thing is, jobseekers have no end of options. A few small interventions can be the difference between them choosing you or your fiercest rival. Marginal gains are everything, because the gap between success and failure is often yocto-thin.

Go broadbrush and you’re looking at a bunch of disaffected prospects and a stifled organisation. But throw in the right little interventions at each candidate touchpoint and suddenly you’ve got someone’s attention, maybe you’ve found yourself a great hire, a snowball effect in your organisation and a lot of happy people making your business work.

So whether we’re helping smaller companies to bring in 5 people or larger organisations to recruit 5,000, we don’t stint on the detail. We make the minutiae matter, turning standard communications into social media firsts, and giving assessment and onboarding the emotive experience treatment.

Our clients are committed to their talent. And they understand that it’s the little things that add up to high-performing, motivated, brand-loving people.

Is anything more important than recruiting and retaining talent?

Jon Porter, Managing Director - Yocto RPO

Attention to detail is the secret of our growth. In the past ten years, TMP Worldwide UK has evolved from a leading recruitment communications and employer branding business into an inspirational talent management business, consulting and delivering throughout the candidate journey. And as the business has changed, our recruitment outsourcing has grown rapidly.

We now have more than 200 extremely talented resourcing professionals supporting RPO clients across a whole range of sectors. Our clients hire more than 11,000 people a year across multiple sectors, job families and with seniority spanning apprentice to senior executives, both in the UK and across the globe.

Long story short, it’s why our RPO business is now big enough to warrant its own identity – brilliant news for us, and, we like to think, great news for you.