Ethos Corporation – Our People, Our Priority
Our people make Ethos everything it is.
Whatever role they play it is our highest priority to provide them with the environment, tools, development and support they need in order to meet their professional and personal goals. We pride ourselves on our tenure, achieving leading metrics in our industry by making Ethos a great place to stay.
We are extremely proud to receive regular feedback from new starters that the experience of becoming a member of our team is exactly what we promise it will be. We believe in full transparency throughout our engagement process with potential candidates for our business.
In that spirit, we would like to share the views of our latest recruits regarding their own experience of joining our business. We hope this might help give the next generation of Ethos Consultants confidence that a move to us is the right one.
Here’s a few of the questions we asked, and what some of our newest team members told us….
Why did you choose Ethos over the other agencies you interviewed with?
“I chose Ethos because out of all the agencies I interviewed with they were the business who showed me what they could do to help me be successful. So many agencies speak to you about a space in the market that they are lacking and that you can come in and make it your own, Ethos were different in that they presented me with a business case that made it clear that there was success to be had. It’s refreshing to interview with a business that looks to see what it can offer you as opposed to what you can offer it.”
- I chose Ethos because of the clarity around capability, product offering and mission. This was a clear differentiator for me. The others I met with were much the norm’, as I see it. Ethos stood out as a business who strived to raise the bar in terms of vertical specialisations and consultant capability.
- I felt that as an agency you were very defined in your specialisation so there was a real opportunity to work in this way. For me I was also keen as there was no-one really covering my space so an opportunity to work as an individual as well as in the office team.
- For me the choice of Ethos over other agencies was the experience within the business. The reputation as a specialist consultancy within the market is unrivalled
- The vertical market and bespoke/search speciality of Ethos was more aligned to my experience and aspirations. The role was also in my vertical (MS) so was an easy transition. The average recruitment experience for consultants was about eight years which was a major factor. I actually enjoyed the recruitment process and everyone I met was interesting and easy to relate with but more importantly everyone seemed genuine, professional and intelligent.
- Professional development opportunities – the opportunity for me to expand my knowledge into different technical areas
- The work environment and culture – adult environment, independent in that you take control of your own desk however the support structure is still there
- The fact that I met so many people from the business and they all had positive reviews on the work environment and that they had all been with the business for a couple of years
- Types of people in the business – professional, experienced, approachable, similar outside interests
- The team that I would be working with – well-established Manager with a good candidate and client network as well as like-minded colleagues
What benefit did you feel we would offer you in career terms?
“Ethos had a strong reputation in its specialism’s and a strong client base also. To me that made sense because as a recruiter you need to ensure you have the market footprint to attract good talent, and strong client relationships to generate business. Delivery and customer experience was then all I needed to worry about. I think Ethos allows recruiters to truly become recognised specialist consultants with their own individual reputation in the market.”
- The fact that there is a dedicated L&D professional to assist staff gives the impression the organisation focuses on an individual’s personal development and that it is prescribed individually rather than a “one size fits all” approach
- There are opportunities to develop into other markets (e.g. nationally) other than just Sydney/Melbourne.
- The opportunity to expand knowledge into different areas.
- More exposure to retained work and executive level roles
- I could see I would be able to learn from the experience within the group in general terms. Adam, Andy, Kevin and Damian were clear indicators of that at my interviews. Also, I could see I would need to become more of a specialist in a subject area which I hadn’t before.
- I was really impressed with in-house learning and development and the fact that there is not the pressure to conform to operating the same way as everyone else does. You are very much encouraged to find the way that suits you best.
What was/is your first impression? Has it been consistent with your expectations?
“My first impressions were that the business had a clear focus and drive, passion for what it delivers and that it was populated by capable and experienced recruiters who are experts in their sectors. I’ve found the reality to be in line with this.”
- First impressions of Ethos was that the businesses’ success could be credited to a bunch of self-motivated recruiters who were given the support they needed, along with freedom to work in the style that suited the individual. Having been with the business a short while now I see this is still the case. Whatever I need to run a successful desk, Ethos has given me.
- First impression – everyone works quite independently and appear to do what they need to do to get things done
- My expectations have been exceeded since day one. I felt that it was very much an adult business where everyone actually wants to help in any way that they can
- First impressions were that the team in general are people who get on well, out-going, ready to help and assist new recruits. The specialist focus is also as I thought initially
What does the value proposition and business model means to you? (i.e. what benefit you get from it?)
“The value proposition of knowledge, specialism and application of true expertise is a clear differentiator from our competitors and that gives me the confidence to pitch Ethos to new customers as a partner, safe in the knowledge that we can deliver on a number of levels and really add value to their businesses.”
- To be the go-to consultant for vacancies that arise
- The ability to target one area of the market and be a specialist in that sector
- To gain an in-depth knowledge of my client base and a strong network of candidates
- The value proposition is something that unites a room full of recruiters, it’s essential for us to have a common “ethos” not only around the work we deliver, but the way in which we deliver it. The Ethos promise is closely aligned with how I have always recruited and, in order to deliver that promise, our 4 quadrant model is the obvious solution.
- It allows me to have a brand to work with when meeting clients and candidates who have a firm value proposition, one that I believe in and that the company are well known in the market for delivering on. The brand is one I am proud to associate my name with in the market.
- The 4Q model is unique and does make us stand out from the crowd which is impressive. The combination of our promise and 4Q means our message is clear and concise for clients to understand and this reflects in the way the whole company operates. I actually believe in the service we provide because it’s a well thought out message and that is important to me.
What has the social context has been like?
“The environment seems very flexible and it is evident there is a lot of trust involved”
- Everyone wants to be here and wants to be successful – I like the “adult” environment
- Working at Ethos has genuinely introduced me to some great friends. There is a definite sporting connection within the business whether played or watched. Running, Cycling, Footy (both Aussie and the “proper” English type) seem to be the dominant mode of working off that client lunch. After hours Ethos has already had a number of social events in my short while in the business. It’s a hard life!
- Teams are structured so we all have people to bounce ideas off and ask advice of. I find work life balance good for me as a mum as I always work all the hours I can but when it comes to my son being ill there is no concern over letting me dash off to pick him up (thankfully doesn’t happen often but nice to know support is there).
- I have a good work/life balance and coming from a very strict ‘lunch is at this time’ environment I really enjoy the managing my own daily workload. Everyone is very friendly and genuinely supportive.
- The fact that quite a few who are into their fitness shows another common ground I like and can relate to.