Natural Resource Professionals Limited was created as a bespoke recruitment service to connect technical consultants with major Oil and Gas Operators, Exploration and Production Companies and Drilling Contractors.
Depending on your experience, you might think that many, most, or even all recruitment agents are disconnected from the consultants that they should be serving. With the advent of the Internet in general and Social Media, in particular, there are far too many recruitment companies who are out of touch with the industry itself. CV’s are often collected and passed around to other businesses, or speculatively submitted to employers ‘locking-in’ a relationship with the speculator. The whole process has become casual and impersonal, and all but a few specialist companies now routinely ignore any ethical considerations.
Technology can be a blessing and a curse. It’s far easier to network and connect than at any time in history. This makes it easier to stay in the loop even when working in remote or desolate areas. Unfortunately, it also makes it easier for companies to data mine & automate processes that really should have more of a human touch.
We combine the best of technology with the human touch. We believe in an accurate segmentation & tagging of our candidate details. For matching the right candidates to the right jobs, we believe in a high touch process where we carefully select the best fits. It helps when we can access exactly the right sections of our databases.
As CV’s are collected, they need to be reviewed, verified then filed correctly. When a job comes up, we already have a candidate shortlist. Our process runs hand-in-hand with getting to know the people we serve. Just as importantly, short-lists of highly suitable handpicked candidates are passed on to the companies who are offering real employment opportunities.
If your CV is part of a ‘perfect fit’ package of specialists put forward into a tender, your application likely to be more successful. You’ll also end up being part of a team that has a complete set of intermeshed skills.
There is no substitute for having an industry professional with decades of experience handpicking the best possible team to put forward. This is good for you, good for your teammates, and good for the employing company.
This high touch, professional, tailored process can’t happen without having a high-quality network of candidates. Our modern Internet marketing, automation and segmentation campaign was developed with this process in mind. As much as we prefer the human touch, modern technology can help us be faster, smarter and more efficient than ever before.
Finding that right balance of human oversight and ingenuity, while harnessing the power of technology is crucial.
We believe that it’s high time recruiting caught up and fully understand/deliver to your exacting specification, matching other supply chain processes. Boutique, personalised skill pool management is our underlying business philosophy. We use the best of the Internet to achieve a global reach but maintain a highly personal touch.
Steve Hauxwell is the “Oil and Gas Guy”.
With three decades of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry across the globe, he knows the exact requirement for each role. With recent technical advances, there are many nuances of positions that used to be colloquially referred to as ‘Drillers’, ‘Engineers’ or ‘Geologists’. Steve understands the vital differences between the dozens of new classifications.
Steve’ team meticulously review each and every CV we receive. Together with verifying education/job experience, calling on references and where possible getting to know candidates personally we can create ‘ready to go candidates’ for every conceivable client and role.
We can eliminate a whole costly & time-consuming cycle of advertising, screening, and short-listing. In addition to candidate screening, Steve aims to maintain contact with Drilling Managers, Rig Managers, Drilling Superintendents, Exploration Managers and other key decision makers in order to position Natural Resource Professionals Limited as the industry’s preferred specialist recruiter.
When asked why Steve started the company he replied:
I believe that this high touch approach by someone who has the required experience will win over Oil and Gas Operators, E&P Companies, Drilling Contractors and Consultants alike. From both an employer and employee perspective I’ve all too often been on the receiving end of miscommunication with recruitment agents who exhibit little understanding, or have no real connection with the industry. I’m passionate about implementing a step change, and it’s my way of giving something back to an industry that’s given me so much over the past three decades.
Jason Lavis is the “Internet Guy”.
Jason has been involved in Sales and Marketing since the age of 16. While studying at College & University, he also worked part-time in call centres and at exhibitions. As soon as he passed his driving test, he took his sales skills on the road and sold products and services ranging from legal services to advertising.
Over the last ten years, he’s moved from traffic jams and stifling offices, to the World Wide Web. Jason has been experimenting with all aspects of Online Marketing while living as a location independent Internet Entrepreneur.
When asked where his office is, the reply might be “everywhere and nowhere”. Office spots include beaches, cafe’s, hotel lobby’s and anywhere else with a WIFI connection, and in this respect, his job follows him wherever he happens to be.
At Natural Resource Professionals Limited Jason is responsible for our online presence where we interconnect with the people who we want to do business with, and who want to do business with us.
You can also find Jason over at Out of the Box Innovations where his company helps oil and gas companies with their internet presence. Jason’s online skills are the driving force behind the enterprise using the Internet and in particular Social Media to accurately connect employers with potential employees, without losing that all-important personal touch.
At Natural Resource Professionals Limited we share one motto:
Global Reach, Personal Touch.