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Recruitment Approach

We work in niche disciplines where we understand the market dynamics of recruiting from experienced team members to senior executives. The recruitment approach that we suggest is based on the specific demands of any particular position, including the requirements for particular skills, the level of seniority, confidentiality required and the resources needed to undertake an assignment effectively.
Our approach can include:

  • Interim solutions – we can provide specialists in the short or longer term on an interim or contract basis.
  • Contingent – permanent recruitment with a fee on successful placement.
  • Exclusive search – retained on an exclusive basis with staged fees, where more dedicated resource is required.

Whichever method is employed, clients will benefit from our sophisticated international database and network of contacts built up over many years in our niche markets.  These highly effective resources are supplemented by dedicated research and mapping with wide use of the latest digital media, gaining referrals from trusted industry specialists, and networking at a wide range of industry events and conferences.

We can also offer personality profiling and aptitude testing for selected candidates if requested.

Barclay Simpson is committed to equality of opportunity and promotes diversity in the sourcing of candidates on behalf of our clients.  Please review our Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy.

Contingent recruitment 
Client led process
  • Meet with client for vacancy briefing
  • Utilise resources to find suitable candidates:

  • Proprietary database with 90,000 candidates
  • Search through recruitment media
  • Referrals sought through existing networks
  • Formal submission of candidates to client
  • Assessment of candidates through market contacts
  • Regular communication with clients with regards market conditions and challenges

  • Candidate led process
  • Selectively introduce unique or stand out candidates to receptive clients

  • Interview process
  • Frequent communication with client
  • Manage interview and offer process
  • Exclusive search
    Market mapping
  • Research and agree candidate pool with client
  • Develop ‘long list’ of candidates
  • Assessment of candidates, interviewing to client’s parameters
  • Develop ‘short list’ for review with client
  • Assessment of candidates through market contacts

  • Provision of candidate packs
  • Biography and cv
  • Market assessment
  • Perceived challenges/requirements
  • Logistical issues
  • Bespoke benchmark report

  • Interview process
  • Weekly call with Hiring Manager & HR
  • Manage interview and offer process
  • Interim solutions 
    Client led 
  • Briefing with client to confirm requirements
  • Thorough search of available consultants, fully engaging with the market to ensure full coverage
  • Submission of initial candidate profiles/cvs, within a target of 24 – 48 hours
  • Regular communication with client with regards market conditions and challenges

  • Interview/offer management
  • Keep client informed of availability/timings/potential issues
  • Manage interview and offer process

  • Payroll management/customer care
  • Prepare interim contracts
  • Referencing/PES screening
  • Support and advice to contractors
  • Benchmarking information/market intelligence
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