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We recruit for roles predominantly based in Staffordshire, Cheshire & Shropshire.
There are 4 stages to the recruitment process:
1. Advertising your vacancy
2. Resourcing and screening candidates
3. Interview and selection
4. Placement and follow-up
The recruitment process typically lasts between 1 and 4 weeks, from the day we start working on your vacancy, to the day a candidate starts working for you.
Sometimes, the process can last a little longer if the candidate needs to give notice to their current employer.
We will keep you informed of proposed start dates or delays throughout the process to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Depending on the role being recruited for, candidate applications can start coming through within the first 24 hours of a vacancy being advertised. More specialised roles may take a little longer to start receiving applications.
On receipt of a candidate application, their CV is screened manually to decipher whether their skills and competences match those required by the role.
The candidate will also be searched for on Google and social media platforms (such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) to check whether their online presence is of an appropriate nature, before they qualify for a telephone interview.
During the telephone screening process, a candidate will be assessed on how well they communicate, as well as:
• Why they feel they are suitable for the role
• What transferable skills and competences they have
• Any relevant work-related achievements
• Their current employment status and any notice period
• Travel arrangement
• Preferred hours of work
Suitable candidates are then short-listed for consideration by the client.
Candidates invited for interview by the client will be ID-checked, their qualifications and DBS status will be checked where necessary, and references will be followed up.
Whatever interview support you need, we can:
• Assist in writing the interview questions
• Sit in on the interview should you require a second interviewer
• Lead the interview and ask the questions
• Take notes whilst you ask the questions
• Be a sounding board
• Assist with the selection process
• Provide an interview room
• Meet and greet candidates on arrival, and see them out afterwards
It is good practice to have at least two interviewers present when interviewing candidates to reduce the opportunity for any unsuccessful and unhappy candidates seeking legal action against you or your business.
If you require interview support or simply need a second interviewer, give us a call on 01782 976976 for a no obligation chat.
The costs depend on the level of service and support that you require. We will create a bespoke package to match your recruitment needs.
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