How we Find Candidates

Candidate attraction is the most important and essential part of our role, good architects are hard to find so most of our time is spent on sourcing and building relationships with passive candidates, even on the contract side.

 

Database

Currently we have 16,000 Architects on our database.  These are categorised into 9 main domains, with over 70 individual architecture job titles.  Our core architecture domains are:

 

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Business Architecture
  • Application Architecture
  • Data and Information Management Architecture
  • Network and Infrastructure Architecture
  • Solution Architecture
  • Telecommunications Architecture
  • Security Architecture
  • COTS Architecture
  • Integration Architecture

 

How is that different?

 

  • Our database is purley architecture focused
  • We take time to classify architects according to our classifications not theirs.
  • We keep in regular contact with our candidates through our architecture news letter and regular phone calls.
  • At least 30% of candidates on our database do not have CVs and are waiting to be contacted by FMC regarding an opportunity to entice them from their current position.
  • At least 90% of the permanent database are passive candidates

 

Networking

 

  • We built good relationships in the architecture market, candidates trust us and refer FMC to their colleagues.  
  • We are regular attenders at architeture conferences and host breakfast meetings for architects.
  • We are a trusted recruiter in architecture and nearly every candidate who we have worked with has had a positive experience. 
  • As we advise candidates on their CVs, interview techniques etc they are more than happy to help us. 
  • Relationships are very important and we can only be successful in such a candidate driven market if we are able to utilize the candidate relationships that we have.

 Head Hunting

 

  • We are always gathering names from a whole variery of different sources, not just LinkedIn!. 
  • Often candidates are only called when we think we would have something that would be of interest. 
  • As we recruit solely in architecture it makes perfect sense to be focused on constantly gathering names.  We want our database to have as many passive candidates as possible.

 

Why FMC?

  • We understand architecture recruitment
  • We find candidates that are not looking
  • We are focused on two things: delivery and relationships
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