Front-line sales people have rarely been in higher demand than in the recently booming UK housing sector, where a fleet of well-trained and affable personalities can make the difference for hitting annual sales targets. For the last decade and beyond, property recruitment specialist Maitland Selwyn has been a principle partner for many of the UK’s top housing developers, in helping to build and nurture their on-site sales forces.
For Persimmon, for whom Maitland Selwyn has been a trusted provider of temporary and permanent staff for 65 years, it boils down to consistency and quality. Sharon Gilder, (Sales Manager for Persimmon Homes) comments:
“We find Maitland Selwyn offers a great service; they make it effortless to arrange a temporary member of staff, sometimes with very little notice. All the people they provide hit the ground running, are well trained and eager to make themselves useful.”
Through its industry-leading, nationwide training programmes Maitland Selwyn can maintain a quality of candidates higher than any other provider in the industry, but often, it’s the people on the other end of the phone that makes life so easy, as Tim Ridges, Sales Manager at St. Modwen, can testify:
“The service levels have been great, and I really appreciate the support from Rob Procopiou (Resourcer) and, more recently, Jackie Ireland (Area Manager). Both really go the extra mile and nothing appears to be too much trouble. They really are a super team.”
‘Going the extra mile’ is something that seems to resonate with many of Maitland Selwyn’s clients. The team, constructed from a plethora of previous positions within the new homes sector, are expertly positioned to offer more than just a cold list of potential candidates, as Sally Prince, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey Southern, explains:
“We like the process Maitland Selwyn operates where their candidates are interviewed first by one of their own regional account managers. This offers us the reassurance that when we meet a candidate, they have gone through the process of pre-qualification by an industry expert first, making our interview and subsequent placement of candidates that much easier.”
Of course, the supply of new temporary and permanent staff is just one of many strings to Maitland Selwyn’s property bow; any developer with an existing in-house sales team can utilise their experience and expertise to optimise their staff with a dedicated sales training programme. Rippon Homes is one such example, and Sales and Marketing Manager Joanne Shaw is pleased with the results
“We have successfully used Maitland Selwyn for in-house training as well as recruitment of staff, and I would recommend their services to anyone in the housing industry. Having worked with the team for a number of years, I’ve always found them to be open, honest and helpful in whatever I have asked of them.”
For more information on any of the developer services offered by Maitland Selwyn, including temporary/permanent sales staff, training, mystery shopping and more, visit www.maitlandselwyn.co.uk or reach out via social media.