February/March 2020

NQB guarantee to recruit your A-Team

NQB Recruitment are a niche recruitment consultancy based in Manchester working predominantly in the technology sector. They offer a multi-cultural perspective bringing candidates across the UK and beyond through a holistic recruitment process to their clients. We spoke recently with both Aamer Ayoob, Chief Operating Officer, and Musa Ayoob, Chief Executive Officer, both co-founders of the family business, on how the consultancy offers a unique approach to recruitment:

Musa: “Getting the right person who fits in with your existing team is critical. Here at NQB we offer a no quibble guarantee to show our confidence in finding, screening and placing candidates. We have more than 15 years combined experience as a family run business providing a bespoke recruitment service. The NQB approach of matching technical, cultural and overlooked emotional requirements provides a 360˚ perspective for businesses. Looking beyond the usual pre-screening, psychometric testing and a flood of CVs, the focus is not just doing but how to improve the recruitment process for our clients.

“Our experience of working within multi-cultural environments has helped us to understand people better and to focus on finding the most suitable employees for our clients. We offer a no quibble guarantee to our clients that in the event the candidate leaves or is terminated within the first 2 months we will provide one free replacement.”

NQB have been operational since May 2018, building and establishing the recruitment process in a structured manner. Musa’s recruitment and IT outsourcing experience was at Corporate Services Group, MSB, Mobica and more recently the online portal Totaljobs.com. His overall experience of recruitment has honed his skills in understanding client requirements as well as sourcing and managing candidates during the recruitment process.

Musa: “My background has provided the starting point for our 360˚ service and, if needed, offers an extension to our client’s HR team. This means businesses can receive a customised package from retainer based recruitment to a fully managed service.”

Aamer previously worked within sales and operations, most recently for the multi-national networking and telecommunication company Ericsson based in Dubai. He managed both the recruitment and ongoing support across the Middle East and beyond. He was responsible for placing more than 2,000 contractors spread across the region. It was this period in the Middle East and neighbouring Africa and Eastern Europe where he refined his multi-cultural skills.

Aamer: “In 2019 the business has focused on building stronger relationships with companies and candidates. This starts by understanding the client’s team culture and how this fits with the new role offered. NQB support clients during the entire interview process and we have even sat in on interviews to give an alternative perspective for our clients. NQB are very much quality led which is why they we found that providing a limited number of pre-qualified candidates gives much better results. The extensive background work done with candidates ensures the recruitment process is time and cost efficient. This can include sourcing candidates from abroad giving access to a larger pool with extensive technical skills. As part of our services, help is available in obtaining work permits and a license to employ skilled migrant workers. We provide significant support for the first 3 months to resolve any potential problems. This means the required fit between candidate and business extends beyond the interview and ‘honeymoon’ period.”

Musa: “The demand for candidates is likely to increase as Brexit bites. According to Tech Nation’s Bright Tech Future Jobs and Skills 2018 report, Manchester’s tech sector employs over 100,000 workers but also has around 164,000 vacancies. The arrival of Brexit day on at the end of January marks the start of the transition period until the end of 2020. The uncertainty and impact of not finding the right candidate is likely to increase as a result of these factors. In a changing world it is worth looking at our no quibble guarantee for your next hire. Whether you need advice on market availability, planning your future growth or plugging an unexpected gap in your team, contact us on 0161 291 9196 or www.nqbrecruit.tech/gmbcoffer