Sympraxi was born from a desire to change the way the recruitment industry is perceived. One interaction at a time.
The name comes from a Greek word meaning, contribution, cooperation and collaboration. For me, these are the cornerstones of successfully helping businesses find the right people to create winning teams and in assisting people to find the right team and manager to progress through their career goals.
Getting personal, I wanted the name to mean something to me personally and let people get a bit closer to me by sharing my history. Using the word Sympraxi is a nod to my father who passed away over 20 years ago. He fell in love with the country, language and people, subsequently, so did I. His nickname for me, Marthikimoo (my little Martha) is his legacy as are his core values and beliefs I still hold fast to. One of these is to be useful, this is also how I see my role, to be of service to our society and bring empathy, joy and skill to the recruitment process.
I only work with customers (candidates and clients) who want to work with me. This is the collaboration part. Customer experience is at the heart of everything we do and we can only deliver this through cooperation and collaboration of all parties. Through mutual respect and regardless of time constraints, doing the right thing each and every time by each other. This also facilitates smooth processes with much less risk of nasty surprises. My goal is to ensure my contribution to the process makes each hire and person considering a new role enjoy the process as I seek to educate, nurture, develop confidence, empathy and mutual understanding for everyone involved.
Our Process: Clients
Understanding the Vacancy
A detailed meeting to uncover the “Black Swans”For each role we commit to working with you to uncover the true needs of the role. We will dig deep with you through the discovery phase of understanding your vacancy and together we will often come up with small nuances that end up having a major effect on the short and long term success of this hire. We are more than just recruiters and want to understand your long term vision and strategy for your overall team and how the new person will be able to contribute. It is essential that we understand not only the role with short and long term goals, but team, environment and the strategic direction of the company. The people you want to hire want to know this information. Hiring is a critical part of any manager’s role and it is so important to get it right. Getting it right starts from the initial briefing on the role and the way potential new employees are engaged and nurtured through the process. We will also provide a full overview of market trends during this stage and provide data and insights around availability of talent for the position.
Our Process: Candidates
Understanding your Career Aspirations
A detailed meeting
We may be introduced in a number of ways, most likely an introduction through a mutual connection where we may “tap you on the shoulder” when you aren’t actively looking for work. Many of our candidates have become friends over the past 10 years and we may have a long term and ongoing relationship that adds value over the long term.
We commit to working with you to uncover your short and long term career aspirations.
We commit to providing coaching to every candidate to ensure you are set up for success during the interview and have the presentation skills to frame your experience in the most effective way.
We also commit to providing you feedback from each interview you attend to enable you to refine your interviewing skills and take something away from each interaction.
Our interaction with you and support does not end as soon as a successful offer has been achieved, we will support you through your resignation process, the “dead period” which is often between resignation and your new start date and then throughout the onboarding process to ensure those important first few months in a new business run as smoothly as possible. We are your confidential ear, outside the company to provide impartial advice and to help resolve any initial issues or teething problems that may occur.