Why is Orchard so different?
16/05/2012

Having graduated almost 3 years ago, I was released into the working world just in time for the recession. Brilliant. I know only too well of the hurdles, obstructions and down right rejections graduates face on a daily basis. After 3 years of being encouraged into believing the future is bright, I slowly realised that the world may not be my oyster after all. I digress; this blog was not intended to highlight the economic climate of the time, neither was it to belittle university. It is simply a personal opinion about how Recruitment agencies should treat it’s candidates, no matter what their background. On reflection of my own experiences with recruitment agencies, and those of the friends I have asked, the answer was always the same; We got no reply. Not even a rejection. A rejection would be better because at least that’s something. But alas, the applications of thousands of candidates lie vacuously in the recruitment abyss never to be spoken of again.

And then there’s Orchard. Prior to being plucked from obscurity by Orchard, I researched the company I was to be interviewing for and was impressed; the relationships they build and maintain with their candidates are unique. It is probably this quality that ensures Orchard remains the largest digital, creative and marketing company in the North.

My job as Resourcer allows me to communicate with applicants, challenge myself and learn new things daily. I am inundated with applications from graduates, just like myself seeking recruitment in the sector they feel so passionately about. How ironic that just 6 months ago, I was in their shoes. I was the one manically applying for jobs and harassing recruitment agencies until they were forced to reply to my desperation. It is such desperation that has made me determined to give these applicants the time and consideration I wish I had been given. Admittedly, this sounds incredibly twee when you put it in writing, but it remains a subject in which I, and thousands others, feel very strongly about. If someone is going to take the time to log onto your site, fill out their personal details and apply for a job, the least we can do is acknowledge their application.

That is why Orchard is so different to many agencies.

Katy Mullen

@orchard_katy

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