Talented people are the cornerstone of any successful business, but we are operating in markets where it is becoming increasingly difficult to harness such talent. It is therefore essential to present your company as an attractive option in the eyes of the candidate.
Once we have agreed to work with each other, we form a very close working relationship. We gain a thorough understanding of your business, culture and values, business model, and most importantly, we recognise, emphasise, and convey your main attributes as an employer in a highly competitive market. We then spend our time proactively promoting your business to our network of candidates.
Where possible, every assignment begins with a meeting. Whilst a job specification is a good starting point, there is so much more information that we need in order to bring your project to a satisfactory conclusion. We want to be passionate and excited about your employment opportunity. Only then, can we confidently present you with suitable applicants.
With our in-depth investigative approach, we will not bombard you with irrelevant CVs. Our pre-selection techniques will guarantee a strong match for your vacancy. Where geographically possible, we endeavour to interview all our candidates ‘face to face’. We undertake an extensive career Review, and investigate long-term ambitions, strengths and weaknesses, technical skills and personality profiles. Our interview notes are available to you, should you agree to meet one of our
We will always provide open and honest information about our candidates, and any areas of concern will be discussed with you.
No assignment is the same — each one presents its own challenges, according to the supply of experience within the specific market and the nature of the role. We use various methods to source the best candidates for you, including either, one, or a mixture of the following:
Various resources are used in order to attract the best candidates for your company. This will include searching our own extensive database, advertising on major recruitment websites and trade magazines, and taking referrals from within our existing network. With this method of recruitment, you will not incur any fee unless you appoint one of our candidates.
Search and Selection
For the more unusual and generally more senior roles, particularly where there is a limited supply of experience within the local market, this method can be highly effective. After you have briefed us on an assignment, we will conduct extensive research in order to identify prospective candidates within your specific market. It is important to remember that most of the top people in the industry are very well looked after by their existing employers. As a result, these individuals are generally very happy in their jobs and not actively looking for alternative employment. These people are certainly very unlikely to be looking at job advertisements, therefore, it is our task to proactively approach them with an exciting opportunity that they are simply unable to ignore.
This is becoming the preferred method of recruitment by our clients for more senior positions, as it guarantees the best return on investment. We will structure an agreement whereby you pay a percentage of the fee on engagement, which allows us to dedicate our time to work solely on your assignment. You will then pay the second instalment of the fee once we have presented you with a pre-agreed number of shortlisted candidates to interview, and finally the balance will be paid once
you have appointed the successful candidate. Depending on the nature of the assignment, we will structure an agreement tailored to your specific needs.
Working in Partnership
Recruitment can be a huge drain on a company’s resources, particularly where the hiring managers involved have other more urgent priorities. Working with Aston Charles as your recruitment partner allows you to concentrate on your core business, whilst we manage the resourcing process. We can help design and handle the screening and assessment procedures, create branded advertisements, design bespoke marketing campaigns, and even manage single or multiple agency relationships on your behalf, ensuring that you source the best available talent with minimal cost.