Question:  

What are the costs involved to use the services of Lifting Placements?

 

Answer: 

Permanent Placement Fees are calculated at a percentage of the employee’s commencing annual package (includes commissions and all other benefits) and become due for payment when the introduced candidate commences employment.

 

Question: 

Does Lifting Placements offer a guarantee?

 

Answer: 

Lifting Placements offers a 90 days free replacement guarantee on appointed candidates. To qualify for the guarantee, full payment of the fee must be received within 14 days of invoice date. 

 

Question: 

Can I get my money back?

 

Answer: 

Should Lifting Placements not replace the candidate for whatever reason, the full placement fee will remain in credit for future recruitment.

 

Question:

What if the staff member does not work out?
 

Answer: 

One of the best reasons to use Lifting Placements is that a free replacement is offered, should a staff member leave your employ within the guarantee period.

 

Question:

Can we terminate a candidate’s services within the probation period?
 

Answer: 

On appointment, an employment relationship governed by the BCEA (Basic Conditions of Employment Act) is formed between your company and the employee. It is easier to terminate services during a probation period (if specified contractually) due to non-performance or related issues, but guidelines for dismissals in your Disciplinary Procedure as regulated by the LRA (Labour Relations Act) should be followed. Performance appraisals and corrective training should be offered before dismissal. Make sure that the performance appraisals and corrective training are documented.

 

Question:

Where do you source your candidates from?
 

Answer: 

One advert in one publication is not enough to source the best candidate. For each position a recruitment strategy is formulated. Depending on the position, adverts are placed on up to 8 of the best electronic job boards and the Lifting Placements website and/or printed in local and/or relevant national newspapers.

 

Question:

How big is your active database?
 

Answer: 

News letters are sent to +1000 clients whom we have done business with in the past.

 

Question:

What differentiates Lifting Placements from other agencies?
 

Answer:

We select the top 5% of candidates in their fields of expertise.

  • Rather than just following the motions, we team up with our clients for the duration of the recruitment process, visit them on site to get a feel for organizational fit and devise a recruitment strategy for every job spec we agree to work on.

  • Every candidate is interviewed and profiled before submission and we assist in negotiating appointments on your behalf.

  • Clients draw on our wealth of experience to make good hiring decisions.

  • Lifting Placements honor their guarantee.

 

Question:

Can you do Criminal, Qualification and Credit Checks?
 

Answer:

Lifting Placements can perform Criminal-, Credit- and Qualification checks on request. Additional test e.g. Drivers License, ID Verification, Employment History, Professional Association Membership and Permanent Residency checks are available.

 

Question:

Do I have to sign a contract?
 

Answer:

An acceptance of the Lifting Placements  Service Agreement is required, but placement fees only become due once the candidate has commenced employment. Appointing a candidate through Lifting Placements automatically signifies acceptance of Lifting Placement’s Professional Service Agreement.

 

Question:

How long will it take to find a suitable candidate?
 

Answer:

Depending on the seniority of the position and the availability of candidates, 10 working days are required to scan the market for the best available candidate. In a skills-short market it can take longer but when candidates are available and with your cooperation, it can be much faster. As a rule of thumb 3 months should be allowed between releasing the job spec and commencement of employment in senior positions, but lesser positions may proceed swiftly.

 

Question:

Will you discriminate on my company’s behalf?
 

Answer:

Yes. Less than 5% of candidates considered for a position by Lifting Placements get placed because of stringent vetting procedures. Your company deserves the unfair advantage.

 

Question:

Do you provide contract staff?
 

Answer:

Lifting Placements recruits staff for Limited Duration Contracts (LDCs). The employment relationship is between your company and the employee, and Lifting Placements charges a referral fee.

 

Question:

What is the advantage of using Lifting Placements instead of filling the position yourselves?
 

Answer:

Using Lifting Placements to recruit on your behalf allows you to focus on your core business instead of working through many CVs, drawing up shortlists, interviewing unsuitable candidates and perhaps not getting it right after all. We only provide you with the best, verified candidates for the position. Our 90 days guarantee means that you will not have to start all over again in the case of a falloff.

 

Question:

How soon are we liable for costs?
 

Answer:

Placement fees only become due on commencement of employment. Payment should be made within 14 days in order to retain our guarantee.

 

Question:

Why should we give Lifting Placements sole mandate?
 

Answer:

You don’t have to, but if you do we will pull out all the stops to fill your requirement, feel more comfortable to pay for expensive advertising and have your full attention (and you will have ours). Giving the specs to two other agencies means that you will have to manage three separate processes, saturate the market with the same advert and manage a flood of CVs.