Question 1: Is NatResPro ‘just another’ oil and gas recruitment company in an already overcrowded market?
Answer: No. While you wouldn’t expect any other response, we’re proudly different. We’re not an employment agency. We’re not about to revolutionise recruitment. We are an online executive search company, and to our best knowledge, the only oil and gas recruitment company that offers an online verified skill pool candidate database, where candidate identities remain anonymous.
Also, we continue to develop practical tools to help the industry at large, such as the ability for a candidate to create and to download work and rig histories. Our in-depth constructor, contractor and rig databases offer a wealth of information to the industry, as well as our community feature that’s available for the betterment of the industry.
Question 2: What exactly is a verified skill pool database?
Answer: A verified candidate database. Our robust candidate screening ensures consistent data entry and a very objective and meticulous process applied across the board. We question anomalies and seek to fully understand the skill sets and career aspirations of all our candidates. All our anonymous candidate profiles are searchable, and not hidden behind a password-protected firewall.
Question 3: Wouldn’t it be considered reckless to have candidate profiles on the public side of a firewall?
Answer: If the identity of the candidate weren’t protected, then, of course, this would be unwise. Our candidate identities get located in a separate part of our database, and as such, are only visible to site administrators. We include age, address, contact details, exact career history, and of course the candidate CV as private, and as such password protected in a secure area on our server.
Question 4: You claim to be independent, but are you?
Answer: Our company consists of two Directors, supplemented by a core team of Skill Pool Advisors. The only individuals with full access to the candidate database are the two company Directors.
Question 5: We often see articles from NatResPro on other company social media blogs, so does that compromise your independence?
Answer: No. We believe in active partnerships where cooperation in complementary product offerings, and a shared online platform help to promote our respective independent company offerings. NatResPro offers the verified skill pool database, and one of our partners provide a jobs board. Candidate registration independent. Our cooperative platform avoids overlapping services.
Question 6: Why do we not see opportunities for job openings on either the NatResPro website or across the partner platform?
Answer: Our cooperative platform is such that our partners offer the job advertising element. The skill pool model is very proactive and could get likened to a ‘candidate funnel’, where candidates undertake a robust pre-screening before our database entry. The philosophy of healthy candidate pre-screening is not compatible with last-minute job board advertising.
Question 7: Isn’t a skill pool database just a fancy term for a candidate spreadsheet?
Answer: At NatResPro, we’ve developed proprietary software, and our unique database is bespoke, not available elsewhere and as such is our intellectual property. The development phase of the database fields and the coding represent a three-year project, with expertise and inputs spanning three continents. While we fully understand the format could be ‘mined’ or ‘scraped’ by other companies seeking to reproduce our system, there’s an absolute satisfaction at being early adopters and pioneers in the field of online candidate verification.
Question 8: It has been said that your CV service is over meticulous and off-putting.
Answer: To and extent, we agree! In the context of the modern recruiter relying, almost exclusively on keyword matching, we cannot avoid ensuring appropriate keywords are present on all of our candidate CVs. The second critical element is consistency. When a client downloads a NatResPro Work History or Rig Profile, there’s immediate familiarity, and evidence that the profile is not the end-product of a quick cut and paste exercise. Our full drop-down menus, and attention to history limits anomalies, gaps or details that don’t stack up, we endeavour to resolve these with the candidate.
Question 9: These days all recruitment companies employ Technical Specialist Recruitment Agents, so why do you consider NatResPro to be anything different?
Answer: Two terms are abused in the line of recruiting; technical and specialist. In the vast majority of cases, recruitment agents don’t possess the skill sets to fit either of these terms adequately. At NatResPro all our Skill Pool Advisors have performed previous roles as Technical Hiring Managers, and have careers in technical oil and gas fields which span several decades.