Spotlight on Kate Fancourt of Fancourt Agency
After months of being ‘liked’ by Kate whenever we posted anything on Instagram, we managed to finally put a face to a name when I visited her in person. Kate single-handedly runs her business, Fancourt Agency out of a beautiful serviced office in Double Bay.
Keep reading to see what her thoughts are on the current recruitment industry trends and how she feels about JobAdder.
- What feature of JobAdder makes your life easier and why?
Kate: There are so many great features of JobAdder, it’s almost impossible to choose! JobAdder’s Dashboard makes my life so much easier, being able to see at a glance how each role is progressing by candidate’s status. My other favourite feature is candidate submissions – seeing whether our client has viewed the submission and allowing them to rate each client and make relevant comments in one central place.
- What is your favourite quote that applies to recruitment?
Kate: ‘Hire Character, Train Skills’ is the unofficial Fancourt mantra.
- What feature of JobAdder was the best discovery when you found out about it?
Kate: The magnifying glass next to the candidate’s name – being able to review their application and notes at a glance, even adding relevant notes without leaving the current page
- What trends are you observing in the recruitment industry now?
Kate: Candidates want to know about a client’s workplace environment and culture when considering a position more now than ever. It’s no longer just about the salary, it’s about what it’s like to work there and what the company stands for (values and vision). They’re doing their research – looking up the website, social media, looking for connections in their network that have worked there. As a result, companies really need to look at how their employer brand – their reputation and what they can do to become the employer of choice in their industry.
- What’s been your favourite part about working with JobAdder?
Kate: How user-friendly it is. I have used a number of recruitment softwares over the years and JobAdder is the easiest to navigate by far! There are so many amazing features that are easy to use, while other software left me feeling frustrated. Also the great support available via live chat is a blessing, not having to wait for email responses or callbacks is a dream!
Having worked in these industries in Management roles, we understand running your business and managing a busy salon/spa/studio is time consuming. That’s why we take the time and guesswork out of finding your new team members, so you can focus on what’s important – your business.
Fancourt Agency is a boutique HR Agency with a focus on recruitment servicing the hair, beauty, fitness & wellness sectors. The agency provides recruitment solutions for your business needs from front-line staff (hairdressers, therapists, sales and customer service) to Corporate (any head office role).