Thanks for visiting our website and giving us the time to explain to you how we do things differently.
I remember when we first started recruiting many many years ago, a well known studio approached us and said the following:
"....and of course our reputation is all about quality, we dont just hire anyone, this is why we let recruiters know that we will be very picky when it comes to choosing. We make sure we get the right people in place at the studio"
And it seemed so odd to hear that. It is still a common line you hear now and again from studios. I always thought "what kind of studio just hires anyone? Who wouldnt want the right people at their studio?" Every studio no matter how big, small or famous should expect to get the best person for the job/studio when recruiting people. The problem studios faced was that they simply advertised the role on a few websites, in a few magazines.....they would go to the same old agencies. It was no surprise then that they recieved the same old candidates, the recycled pool of people who applied directly for roles, the people that had applied to 9 other studios already or had been looking for 6 months without success and were simply in the larger agency "databases". It was no wonder people were just settling for the best of a familiar network of people,
At Gamesrecruit we dont have any recruitment software. I know, what a bunch of Philistines we are!!. We do have Outlook and Social Media, we of course use Linkedin but it is just a small part of our armoury. We look at the role and we approach people direct. We might put the odd shout out in places to see if anyone can recommend anyone but generally we will take out the rolodex and start working through our network and go to places outside of the conventional search areas. We also know that we are representing your studio out there so we make sure we are always polite and we dont push people.
Thats what makes us different, for us this is our normal service....we dont charge or expect extra for doing this for you. For us this is the very basic recruitment service you should expect. We have worked inside studios and for studios as much as we have worked externally so we know that you guys want quality over quantity so you dont waste your time.