Building a Recruitment Engine for Construction: CarmichaelUK + Firefish Software

Building a Recruitment Engine for Construction

CarmichaelUK + Firefish Software
Partnership in Action.


Carmichael are a specialist civil engineering recruitment agency, trading for over twenty years and working with most top tier clients in the construction industry. Like most agencies recruiting within this industry, Carmichael face a shrinking candidate pool: they recruit in a sector where it’s difficult to reach new talent and engaging with passive candidates has become increasingly vital. 

Carmichael UK Stats

Firefish have been helping Carmichael reach and engage with new candidates within that shrinking pool, and are working together to develop new features that maximise their current database.


Firefish was the Obvious Choice

When initially choosing their recruitment software, Managing Director Rod Carmichael put together a panel to choose from a shortlist of eight systems they were evaluating: 8 out of 10 members voted for Firefish. “They listened,” said Rod, “and they seemed to be as excited by our ideas as we are.” 


Quote from Rod Carmichael, MD of Carmichael UK

“From day one, it’s been a partnership,” says Operations Manager Dan Power. “They treat every customer like an actual customer and not a number.” The marketing capabilities within Firefish made it easy for Carmichael to reach new talent, and the candidate status display meant they were able to engage current candidates efficiently – so much so that active candidates increased by 200% and dead data was halved.


Created by Recruiters for Recruiters

“The support function has been amazing, really,” says Dan. The fact that the Firefish team are not only ex-recruiters, but includes ex-recruiters specifically from the construction sector has allowed the partnership to scale new heights.


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