When a new candidate registers with us there are mandatory processes that have to be completed. This allows us to obtain accurate information on the jobseeker and therefore provide us with essential detail to ascertain their suitability for a client.
These processes include:
When being instructed on a new vacancy it is important for us to carry out the following:
By doing this we are able to work efficiently to provide the client with candidates who possess the necessary experience and are fully briefed on the organization and position that they are being submitted for. By obtaining the necessary documentation, as soon as practicable we are able to reduce the time to hire for the client.
For permanent assignments we use full assessment tests, knowledge based tests, psychometric tests and others assessment tools. Given the speed of response which is normally required in the interim staffing service, these sorts of tests are deemed not to be appropriate.
Competency questionnaires are used which require the applicant to provide real life examples as the basis of their answers. Candidates should explain why they made certain decisions, how they implemented these decisions and why certain outcomes took place.
Examples of key competency question areas are teamwork, responsibility, leadership, commitment to career, commercial awareness and career motivation. Please find attached an example of a competency questionnaire used in a recent recruitment campaign.